Fortnite Won't Add Avengers Skins As Part Of Thanos Crossover Mode

Marvel skins aren't on their way to Fortnite: Battle Royale, at least at this point.

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In surprising news, Fortnite: Battle Royale has introduced a limited-time mode themed around Avengers: Infinity War. The crossover event will give players the opportunity to actually play as Thanos, but if you're expecting what would appear to be the obvious complement to this--Avengers skins--you'd unfortunately be wrong.

As soon as the Avengers mode was announced, players began wondering if we'd also see new Marvel character skins released. After all, the sale of cosmetics--along with the Battle Pass--is Epic's primary way of making money from players of Battle Royale, which is a free download. But Epic's agreement with Marvel apparently doesn't extend to such content.

An Epic staffer confirmed on Fortnite: Battle Royale's subreddit that Avengers-themed skins aren't in the works, at least at this point. "[J]ust because I've seen lots of folks asking, we have no plans for Avengers outfits in the store," JustMooney1 wrote.

That doesn't rule out the possibility of such skins being introduced in the future; perhaps the new mode will be so popular that Epic and Marvel are convinced to make it happen. But for the time being, you'll have to make do with the existing skins in the game--and after all, there is already one that bears more than a subtle resemblance to Star-Lord.

Fortnite's update on May 8 brought with it a new limited-time mode, Infinity Gauntlet Mashup. This plays out much like a standard match of Battle Royale, except that the Infinity Gauntlet will be located somewhere on the map. Whomever can find and equip it will be transformed into Thanos, allowing them to wreak havoc--so much so that he's already been nerfed.

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