Fortnite, undoubtedly one of the largest games in the world right now, is teaming up with Avengers: Infinity War, one of the highest earning movies of all time. In this Fortnite Infinity War event guide, we’ll be going over all you need to know about the Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet Mashup event, including when it comes to an end, as well as how you can take full advantage of Fortnite's Thanos and his destructive Infinity Gauntlet.
The Infinity Gauntlet Mashup event has been introduced as part of Fortnite Season 4, and if you need help with any of the other content introduced through the event, as well as a full slate of the Weekly Challenges and all the brand new character skins that you can obtain, head over to our Fortnite Season 4 guides hub.
Is the Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet Mashup Thanos Event Finished? Is it Coming Back?
Sadly the Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet Mashup Thanos Event was a limited time event and finished on May 15, 2018. While fans seemed to enjoy the event, there's currently no word on it returning. Perhaps we'll see a similar mode in the future, but with a generic superhero in place of Thanos.
Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet Mashup Guide
No one saw the crossover event between Fortnite and Avengers: Infinity War taking place, and it’s even more surprising that it was announced over the weekend, and available today, on May 8. The Infinity Gauntlet Mashup event basically functions as a standard Fortnite Battle Royale match, except with one twist: the Infinity Gauntlet will be available as a weapon.
During the Infinity Gauntlet Mashup mode beginning on May 8, the usual one hundred players will drop from the Battle Bus on the Battle Royale map. From here, there will be just one Infinity Gauntlet on the map, and whoever picks it up will immediately appear on the radar of every other player in the game.
Upon finding the equipping the Infinity Gauntlet, there’s another twist: you’ll turn into Thanos himself. The supremely powerful Marvel supervillain will take to the battlefield of Fortnite Battle Royale in this way only, as he unfortunately won’t be an unlockable character skin in any way.
This unprecedented crossover event between Fortnite and Avengers: Infinity War actually came about while directing brothers Anthony and Joe Russo were in the editing process on the latest Avengers. “We started thinking, how cool would it be to have some Avengers-Fortnite mashup? So we stalked Donald (Mustard, Epic Games’ creative director). Mustard then got a call from the directing brothers “out of the blue”, and roughly an hour later they had the plans for the crossover event outlined.
As of right now, we don’t know for certain how long the Fortnite Infinity Gauntlet Mashup event will be on rotation within the game for, with Epic only announcing the start date for the event. However if past Fortnite events are anything to go by, this Avengers-themed event should be sticking around for roughly a week, until May 15.
Fortnite Thanos Guide
As we recently wrote about here at USgamer, Fortnite's Thanos is considerably less powerful in this iteration than the formiddable character is in Avengers: Infinity War.
If you become Thanos while playing Fortnite Battle Royale, you'll notice that you have full shield and health meters. Every time you kill an enemy, you'll regenerate the shield meter entirely, but there's no way to build, pick up items, or heal as Thanos, meaning there's no way to replenish your health.
- Thanos' primary attack is a simple quick punch with the Infinity Gauntlet.
- This attack kills most players in roughly three hits, more if they have a shield.
- Thanos has a laser beam that he can activate, and although devastating, it'll only stick around for a short time before needing to recharge.
- You can do a simple jump, or a powered up version of the jump, if you're willing to wait for it to charge.
- While in the air, you can either perform the laser beam attack and hover, or smash down to the ground below with the Infinity Gauntlet, killing anyone caught under it.
This might be everything you need to know about the brand new Fortnite and Avengers: Infinity War crossover event, but make sure to head over to our Fortnite Week 2 Challenges guide, where we’ll walk you through how to complete all the brand new challenges launching alongside the new Avengers event. Elsewhere we've got guides to the Fortnite Week 1 Challenges and the Fortnite Week 3 Challenges.