Avengers: Endgame is out this week, putting an end to the ten-year Infinity Saga arc. And just as it did with the previous blockbuster, Infinity War, Epic Games has introduced a crossover event into its little multiplayer game Fortnite.
The new Endgame LTM splits players into two teams. One team will be aligned with Thanos and the Chitauri, while the others will be taking on the role of the heroes. Team Thanos must find all the Infinity Stones and power up the mad titan so he can decimate the enemy forces, while the heroes can locate and equip weapons used by the Avengers to bring Thanos and his army down.
Just like the last Marvel crossover event, though, Epic has quickly noticed some balance problems and issued a hotfix to address them. This time it’s the Avengers getting the majority of the changes. Thor’s ground pound, bash, and throw damage have all been increased. Iron Man’s gauntlet blast damage was lowered, as was the health gain per infinity stone.
Tying into the LTM is a set of challenges which, when completed, will unlock some really cool cosmetic rewards. Arguably the most exciting is a new Glider that is modeled after the Quinjet. There are also sprays, emoticons, and banners themed after the franchise. The initial three challenges are available now, and involve using Iron Man’s repulsors to do damage, collecting three Infinity Stones, and playing seven Endgame LTM matches. More challenges will become available every two days, and you can take a look at the rewards on offer below.
Fortnite’s Avengers: Endgame Challenges
- Complete any 10 challenges to earn the reward item — Avenger’s Quinjet Glider
- Deal damage while hovering with Iron Man’s repulsors (100) — 500 XP
- Collect Infinity Stones (3) — Fortnite Endgame Loading Screen
- Play matches of Endgame (7) — Captain America’s shield Banner
Separately from the Endgame LTM, Epic is also selling some Avengers-inspired cosmetic items through Fortnite’s in-game store. First is a Black Widow skin, harvesting tool, and emote, but those will only be available until later today, April 25. However, Epic says that a second Avengers set will be added to the store “early next week.”
In our Avengers: Endgame review, Michael Rougeau described the movie as “a love letter to the entire MCU–the whole thing.” He continued: “It’s messy and confusing, and there’s going to be a lot of discussion about whether the ending even makes sense … but holy hell is it an emotional, fulfilling ride. I have no doubt we’re going to spend the coming weeks picking and pulling it apart until we’ve over-analyzed every single aspect imaginable. But right now, in the aftermath, Avengers Endgame feels like a win.”
If you still have some time before you’re able to see the movie, we recommend checking out our guide for how to avoid Avengers: Endgame spoilers online. Staying unspoiled is trickier than you might think, but we’ve got some very handy tricks that will help.
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