Thanos Returns To “Fortnite” For New “Avengers: Endgame” Mode

The countdown to “Avengers: Endgame” is ticking away quickly, as the film premieres tomorrow night in the US. All sorts of tie-ins are happening to promote the film, as if it need advertising, but this one takes the cake. Much like they did with Infinity War, Fortnite has a new Thanos-inspired game mode for their players that sounds like a lot of fun.

As revealed on their blog, Fortnite Endgame brings a new infinity war to the battle-royale shooter.

Last time, the mode was everyone VS Thanos, but this time Fortnite Engame features warring teams fighting to gain control of the Infinity Stones.

The hero team attempts to beat the Chitauri soldiers and defeat Thanos when he shows up (more on that below), while the villains must recover the six Infinity Stones hidden around the map.

Check out the trailer below to see Thanos and his goons in action:

On the villains’ team, the first Chitauri who finds a stone can transform into the Mad Titan himself. The more stones the baddies find, the stronger they become as a team. Meanwhile, the good guys mus stop them while seeking out a powerful Avengers item, courtesy of a helpful map.

Here is what the stones do for the Chitauri:

  • Reality Stone (Red) = Heath & Shields doubled (1000->2000)
  • Soul Stone (Orange) = Siphon activated (grants Thanos shields only)
  • Mind Stone (Yellow) = Jump height doubled
  • Space Stone (Blue) = Ground Pound AOE size tripled, damage x6
  • Time Stone (Green) = Big knockback added to each hit, damage x3
  • Power Stone (Purple) = Laser damage x6

Players can complete challenges to unlock Avengers-themed rewards like sprays and a sweet quinjet glider, and costumes like this Black Widow skin.

The blog post does not say how long the event lasts, but I would get in now while you can. After all, it just takes the snap of a finger to make everything go away…

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