Every couple of years or so, a game will pop up seemingly out of nowhere to become an absolute pop cultural phenomenon: Rocket League, Clash of Clans, Pokemon Go, and now Fortnite, which may end up as the biggest of them all.
Played by the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the famous and the civilians, Fortnite has reached all corners and demographics of the Earth, making it one of the most played and talked about video games in years (Chance the Rapper, Joe Jonas, Finn Wolfhard, Roseanne Barr, Norm Macdonald, and Drake have all said they play the game). And despite the heights that the game has already hit, it seems to be showing no signs of slowing down, as the latest update may be the coolest: the inclusion of Thanos.
In addition to the likes of Drake and Chance the Rapper, the Russo brothers — the directors of Avengers: Infinity War — also revealed that they are Fortnite fans, claiming they played during breaks on the film’s development. One thing led to another, and next thing you know Thanos has been written into the Fortnite code.
But how does it work? Simply: the Infinity Gauntlet is randomly spawned on the map and any player that equips it becomes the ultra-powerful Mad Titan Thanos. Needless to say, the videos are bonkers.
Oh my god Thanos in Fortnite looks sick!😱 https://t.co/wU2qDEbWqU
— Jake (@JakeTWiiN) May 8, 2018
Crazy First Game as Thanos getting those BIG BOY Ws!!! OMG The POOOWWWWEEEERRRRR!!!#ThanosDemandsYourSilence #Thanos#FortniteBattleRoyale #Fortnite@FortniteGame Well done!!! [+] pic.twitter.com/mWEV8AYWDo
— Ceez [+] (@CDNThe3rd) May 8, 2018
As if getting my ass kicked by 10-year-olds in Fortnite wasn’t enough … now I have to get my ass literally evaporated by Thanos. That said, if my Fortnite success is the price I have to pay for hese clips of Thanos milly rocking, then that’s totally fine with me:
— Angel (@__angelrivera) May 8, 2018
— JinxazuMarai (@AsahiDemonyx) May 8, 2018