Epic Makes Fortnite's Thanos More Powerful, But Less Healthy

Epic Makes Fortnite's Thanos More Powerful, But Less Healthy

Epic giveth, Epic taketh away as Avengers fans finally get a more deadly Thanos, with a catch.

Introduced just earlier this week in the limited time Infinity War Mashup event, Fortnite's Thanos has been the subject of several statistical changes from Epic, with the most recent one actually buffing his attack power.

Earlier this week, shortly after the crossover between Avengers: Infinity War and Fortnite launched on Tuesday, we wrote about how the new Thanos isn't that powerful. After Epic initially decreased the Mad Titan's attack power on the same day that he launched, it's now made the following changes to the guest character:

  • Increased Beam attack power from 12 to 20.
  • Increased Punch attack power from 80 to 100.
  • Decreased Thanos' health from 800 to 500.

These changes are actually quite significant if you delve deeper into the numbers. A 100 power Punch attack for Thanos now means that he can kill Fortnite players without a shield in merely one attack, whereas before it took two solid hits.

There's also no way to regenerate the health of Thanos in Fortnite Battle Royale, and you can only recharge the shield of the guest character by killing other players. This means that while the shield portion of Thanos hasn't changed, he's definitely easier to kill once his shield is down and he's vulnerable.

Fortnite and My Hero Academia? Yes please.

Epic still hasn't announced how long the Infinity War Mashup event will be sticking around for in Fortnite Battle Royale, but play it as soon as you can just in case it's rotated out when Week 3 kicks off in-game, on Tuesday, May 15.

If you want a good idea of how to play the role of the Mad Titan to perfection, head over to our Fortnite Thanos guide, but otherwise, we compiled a list of the top few dream Fortnite crossover events that we'd like to see.

Hirun Cryer

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