Fortnite's Infinity Gauntlet Thanos Mode, Is Now Live
Grab the Infinity Gauntlet and transform into Thanos.
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Fortnite's v4.1 update has arrived, and along with an assortment of bug fixes, it marks the start of a new limited-time mode in Battle Royale. The Avengers-themed Infinity Gauntlet Mashup event is now underway on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile, giving players a chance to play as the Mad Titan Thanos.
Infinity Gauntlet Mashup is a solo-only mode that plays much like a typical game of Battle Royale. 100 players are dropped onto the island and must vie to be the last one standing. However, early on in the match, a meteor will crash within the storm safe zone and leave behind the Infinity Gauntlet, and the first player to find and equip it will transform into Thanos. Here's the best way to get your hands on the Infinity Gauntlet.
As Thanos, players will no longer be able to build or use weapons, but they'll receive some significant powers from the Infinity Gauntlet that can completely devastate opponents, including the ability to leap high into the air, fire a powerful energy blast, and deliver an earth-shaking punch that can destroy structures. Thanos is also immune to fall damage and has both health and shields; the latter will regenerate each time Thanos eliminates another player. He's so strong that Epic has already nerfed him. You can see all of Thanos's special abilities below:
- Ability 1 -- A mighty punch that knocks enemies back and destroys structures.
- Ability 2 -- Thanos flies towards the ground, hitting an area for knockback and damage.
- Ability 3 -- Harness the energy of the Power stone to fire a blast that deals damage over time.
- Ability 4 -- A super-jump that can vault Thanos over all but the largest obstructions.
Thanos's location is displayed on the compass at all times, and to counteract his power, only Rare, Epic and Legendary weapons will spawn during an Infinity Gauntlet Mashup match. The drop rates for the Chug Jug, Port-A-Fort, Boogie Bomb, Slurp Juice, Bush, and Remote Explosives have also been increased. If players manage to topple Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet will drop, giving other players a chance to pick it up.
"This collaboration started as a simple phone conversation between Epic and Marvel over a mutual appreciation for Fortnite and Avengers," Epic said. "We worked closely over the following weeks to bring these two worlds together and landed on the Limited Time Mashup, Infinity Gauntlet. This is a collaborative experiment between friends from start to finish."
The maximum match time in the Infinity Gauntlet Mashup mode is about 15 minutes. Additionally, each match starts with the storm circle already closing in on the map, and the storm inflicts more damage than it normally does. You can find more details about the Infinity Gauntlet Mashup mode in the full patch notes for update 4.1. Epic hasn't announced how long the crossover event will remain in rotation, but previous limited-time modes have typically run for about a week.
In addition to the Infinity Gauntlet Mashup mode, update 4.1 introduces a new set of weekly challenges for Battle Pass owners. Seven new objectives are now available to complete, ranging from dancing in front of film cameras to searching chests in Greasy Grove. For more, be sure to check out our guide on how to complete the Week 2 challenges.