If you were playing Fortnite last year, you likely remember the Fortnite Avengers: Infinity War event that was released around the same time as the movie, which allowed you to play as Thanos. Now a Fortnite Avengers Endgame event is coming to promote that movie, this time with Captain America.
The event was announced on the official Fortnite Twitter, showing off a player character wielding Captain America’s shield. We don’t know what that shield will be able to do, but hopefully we’ll find out in the next few days before or when the event finally kicks in. With luck, it will be just as powerful, if not more so, than the Infinity Gauntlet.
Last year, if you were able to pick up the Infinity Gauntlet wherever it dropped on the map, you’d become Thanos, allowing you to super-jump, fire huge blasts of energy, do a ground-pound, and use a hugely powerful punch on opponents. You also got increased health and shields, However, you couldn’t build structures.
Captain America’s shield will likely have similar effects in the Fortnite Avengers Endgame event, though they may at the same time be quite different. We won’t know for sure until the event starts, but it will likely make you be a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield just like the Infinity Gauntlet did.
Avengers: Endgame, in the meantime, will be coming to theaters on April 26, this Friday, and will end the story arc that’s run throughout the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, which revolved around the collection of the Infinity Stones and the Mad Titan Thanos’s efforts to retrieve them and kill half of all life in the universe, which he succeeded in in the previous Avengers movie, Infinity War.
Endgame will show the remaining Avengers, with the aid of Captain Marvel and surviving other superheroes from around the world, attempting to undo Thanos’s Snap.
If you want to play the Fortnite Avengers Endgame mode, however, you can start that on April 25 on all of the game’s many platforms.