Epic Games has announced the date for the Fortnite Avengers: Endgame event – to tie in with the movie that’s out this week. The Fortnite Avengers event release date is the 25th of April and it could feature players using Captain America’s shield. The last event featuring an Avengers tie-in had players donning Thanos’ gauntlet. Barring a teaser image that shows off a Fortnite character using Captain America’s shield, there’s little else that’s known at the moment.
According to files datamined from the Fortnite update 8.30, references to Thanos have been found. New kill and death feed messages clearly mention Thanos. This could result in either a new game mode for Fortnite in time for Avengers: Endgame or simply a return of the Mad Titan just like how he appeared the first time around in time for Avengers: Infinity War.
Last year, Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet would spawn on the Fortnite map. Whoever would pick it up would turn into Thanos. It was ridiculously powerful and had to be nerfed twice. Hopefully, this time around there would be skins for members of the Avengers as well. This was missing during last year’s Fortnite Avenger’s event.
Fortnite now has nearly 250 million registered players, Epic Games announced at GDC 2019. At its peak, the game also hit 10.8 million concurrent players, the company revealed.