Fortnite has officially collided with the Marvel universe. As revealed in a recently-released trailer, the wildly popular video game has kicked off a new crossover event, the Fortnite Nexus War, which brings heroes and villains from the pages of the comics onto the battlefield. Namely, Thor and his comrades are tasked with taking down Galactus. Have a look.
It had long been rumored, and recently confirmed via a teaser, that Thor was coming to Fortnite. Though the details and scope of the crossover remained mysterious. Fortnite Nexus War is part of Chapter 2, Season 4, which has officially kicked off. Those who wish to maximize the fun can grab the Battle Pass, which will unlock a slew of Marvel Heroes.
Marvel Heroes part of the Battle Pass include:
- The Herald of Thunder. The son of Odin, Thor will do whatever it takes to protect Asgard and fight evil throughout the Nine Realms.
- The Armored Avenger. Genius inventor and billionaire, Iron Man is the original founder and leader of the Avengers.
- The Weather Goddess. As a storied X-Men member, Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth.
- The Mad Scientist. Scarred by an experiment gone wrong, Doctor Doom now uses his brilliant mind to seek out power and world domination.
- The Deadly Shapeshifter. Elite assassin and undisputed master of disguise, Mystique’s loyalties can change as quickly as her looks.
- The Gamma-Powered Lawyer. Transformed by a blood transfusion from the Hulk – She-Hulk’s savage strength and wit, make her an elite ally in battle.
- The Loyal Guardian. This hyper-intelligent, alien tree’s heart is only outmatched by Groot’s bravery to help the Guardians of the Galaxy defend the universe.
- The Fierce Fighter. Born in the Canadian wilderness in the late 1880s, Wolverine’s mutant powers have helped him win many wars. Will they be enough in the ultimate battle to defeat Galactus?
Additionally, Marvel Comics has enlisted writer Donny Cates for a comic book that ties directly into the event. You can read it right now for free here.
Here is the synopsis for Fortnite X Marvel – Nexus War: Thor #1.
“Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, is on a mission to consume the universe’s most powerful energy sources. Thor, the King of Asgard, has reluctantly agreed to serve as Galactus’s herald in order to stave off an even greater threat. But when the two discover an extremely powerful, mysterious source of energy known as the Zero Point, it will take more than the mighty Thor to save reality from Galactus’s deadly conquest! Prepare for an epic battle that will shake the foundations of the Marvel Universe and Fortnite!”
The Fortnite Nexus War is happening now. Season 4 is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Android and Nintendo Switch.