It’s no secret that Epic Games and Disney have an exceptional partnership when it comes to Fortnite. It goes without saying that it was one of the best in the game and the positive feedback was far greater than anyone could have expected.
With Fortnite currently in Chapter 3 Season 3, loopers are now wondering if Epic is done with Marvel on a large scale. Well, according to Donald Mustard, things have only just begun.
Since the beginning of Chapter 3, several Disney-owned characters have been featured in the game via the Battle Pass. However, the crown jewel is their continued partnership with Marvel.
Considering the popularity of the MCU, the demand for in-game cosmetics has increased over time. All of this can be traced back to a singular event in the metaverse known as the Nexus War. Everything this season was also Marvel-themed.
The Marvel saga seems endless on Fortnite
In 2020, during an interview with This week in Marvel, Donald Mustard hinted at his grandiose plans to fill the metaverse with MCU content. During the conversation, he said this:
“We call this season (Chapter 2 Season 4) Nexus War because it’s just the beginning. It is the beginning of many things that we have been planning for many years in this Marvel integration. This is not the end. It’s only the beginning.”
As promised, the Nexus War was really the start of things unfolding in Fortnite. Over the next few months, more and more MCU assets were introduced into the game, and currently 52 Marvel characters can be found in the metaverse. According to leaks and theories, many more are on the way.
The mustard went on to say:
“Even now, we are planning what are some of the great interesting things we will do next year and next year. I have so many favorite characters and it will take years to bring them into this world. “
Since the characters and storylines have to be integrated organically, construction will take some time. That said, things are going well this year.
By the end of September 2022 the six issues of Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War would be released. Based on speculation, Zero War is a kind of continuation of the original Nexus War.
While it may seem meaningless at first, the comic’s storyline parallels the game. According to leaker iFireMonkey, main stories are presented in comics to help build narratives. If the rumors are true, another full-fledged Marvel season is just over the horizon.
All of this is just the tip of the iceberg. Based on how Epic works, a dozen new Marvel outfits are expected to be added to the game in the coming months. The first has already been added via Crew. We can expect to see more when Chapter 3 Season 4 is released.
Is having so many Marvel links good for Fortnite?
While good or bad is subjective, what can be said for sure is the hype factor. With the MCU building towards its next stage, there is a lot of anticipation and anticipation from the franchise. If some of this can be transferred into the game and presented correctly, it will also bring a lot of revenue and new players.
In this regard, Fortnite is increasingly dependent on collaborations to tell the story with each passing season, which diluted a bit of originality. Then again, given how infinite and open the Metaverse is, who can tell if the MCU isn’t part of Fortnite in the grand scheme of things?
All in all, while Epic Games has taken its time with crossovers and done things neatly, not everyone is happy with so many crossovers. Many believe the time has come for Epic Games to take a break and focus on bona fide original content that doesn’t involve partnerships.
Considering how things have changed since the Nexus War, Marvel has become an indispensable feature in the game. Like it or not, as long as the MCU exists, it will be in Fortnite over and over again.