Here’s a look at Fortnite’s latest season, and some of the biggest Marvel heroes to help save the island of War Royal.
The new season Tivu – technically Chapter 2: Season 4 – is called “Nexus War” and is a comic book-style event where the main characters come together to fight the villainous Galactus that destroys the planet. Buyers of Fortnite’s seasonal Battle Pass will be able to unlock the likes of Iron Man, Storm, Mystic, Doctor Doom, Groot, and She-Hulk with Amnesia Thor. Developer Epic says that X-Men will be available after X Tue: “Be warned, Wolverine is spotted on the island and he doesn’t come quietly.”
We know Fortnite’s new season has been a Marvel-themed thing since last week, and Epic followed suit by releasing a comic book in-game that describes the upcoming story. The comics explain how the crossover happened; In essence, Fortnite Island’s powers lured Thor and Galactus, and Thor eventually called on other heroes, including Iron Man, Wolverine, and Captain America. At one point Thor dropped his traditional hammer, and a hole appeared on Fortnite Island where it landed. The comic ended with the phrase “going on in the fourth quarter”. Epic describes conflict as a “war to save reality.”
Fortnite has long been home to licensed superhero characters, from the Avengers and Batman to the latest additions to Deadpool and Aquaman. However, the whole thing’s season finale is new territory for the Battle Royale game. The new update follows Season 3, in which a massive storm flooded the island for a time.
Of course, there are more things than just new in the Fortnite world. Epic is currently in a legal quarrel with app store fees on both Apple and Google. In the mobile versions of Fortnite, the developer first got a new payment option; Both Apple and Google responded by kicking the game out of their stores, resulting in a lawsuit by Epic. The developer also released a parody video and Fortnite tournament to generate support.
For this reason, Fortnite’s new Marvel-themed season tiers are the first to be unavailable on all platforms. Those who play the game on Apple devices – which include the iPhone, iPad and Mac – do not have access to the latest update.