In case you hadn’t heard, Avengers: Endgame is out now in theaters in most territories, at long last bringing the Infinity Stones story arc to an end. The momentous occasion that it is, Fortnite developer Epic Games has, in collaboration with Marvel, been planning a special in-game event to coincide with the film’s release. Similar to Thanos’ surprise appearance on Battle Island last year to celebrate the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the maniacal supervillain is back, once more, to cause trouble, only this time things are a little different.
The aptly-named Endgame Limited-Time mode is available now for all Fortnite players and pits the forces of good and evil against each other in a winner takes all conflict. Those of you yet to jump in-game and experience the superpowered brawl should brush-up on the rules here before reading on, as we’ve got a whole host of challenges and rewards to pore over. Leaked just shortly preceding the event’s start by data-miners, these special tasks (not to be confused with this week’s standard challenges) can only be completed by participating in Endgame, the full list of which can be perused below.
That’s all well and good, of course, but if there’s no carrot being dangled in your face, surely there’s little point committing the time to complete each and every challenge? You’re right, which is why Epic has come up with several unique cosmetics earnable only via playing Endgame. Sprays, Banners and – the highlight – the Avengers Quinjet Glider, are all up for grabs free of charge, so they can all be yours without spending a dime.
Players eager to drop some cash during the event, however, can visit the in-game store to pick up a premium Black Widow Outfit, as well as several accessories themed after the hero. Epic intends to make at least one further outfit available on the store next week, though remains tight-lipped on who – or what – it’s themed after, so best place your bets now.
In regards to an end date for Fortnite‘s latest LTM, Epic has yet to provide one, though with Season 8’s end fast approaching, I can’t imagine it’ll be long before Thanos is sent packing yet again. Stay tuned.