The biggest movie and game of the moment are about to collide. Today, Epic Games revealed a new, limited time event coming to its battle royale game Fortnite, which will feature Avengers: Infinity War baddie Thanos. The crossover will come in the form of a new mode — creatively called “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” — where players will be able to scour the map to try and collect the Infinity Gauntlet containing all six Infinity Stones, which when equipped turn you into Thanos and grant a significant boost of power. We don’t yet know if the gauntlet will be randomly placed on the map or found at a distinct location.
According to Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the pair are big fans of the game, and they would often sneak in rounds of Fortnite while editing the film. This, in turn, led to the idea for a mashup. “Out of the blue, I get this call from Joe. And after a bit of geeking out over each other’s work, we start brainstorming these crazy ideas,” Epic creative director Donald Mustard told Entertainment Weekly. “It was really important that whatever we did, it had to be super authentic to both Fortnite and the Avengers: Infinity War, and something that fans of both would be excited about.”
The new mode will be available for free on all platforms starting tomorrow, though it’s not clear exactly how long it will last. But it does fit well with the recently launched fourth season of Fortnite, which introduced a new superhero theme with a massive meteor strike that dramatically changed the game.