Thanos Comes To Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale is getting an Avengers: Inifinity War mode – but it won’t last for long.

The mode, named “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup”, isn’t simply a case of adding some licensed characters but instead will affect gameplay.

While the movie centers on Thanos’s attempts to complete the Infinity Gauntlet, in the game it already contains all six Infinity Stones. The Gauntlet will be somewhere on the map and the first player to find and equip it will turn into Thanos.

The good news is that this player will have gameplay advantages described as “all the power that comes with [Thanos].” These include enhanced jumping abilities, extra shooting options and a health boost from 100 to 700.

The bad news is that every other player will be alerted to Thanos’s position, no doubt leading to many of them ganging up on him. If Thanos dies, the player leaves the game as normal, but the Gauntlet drops to the floor where it can be picked up by another player who will also turn into Thanos, a cycle that continues throughout the game.

That might mean it’s better to hold off on scrambling for the Gauntlet until near the end of the game when there are fewer players to come after you.

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