Fortnite creators Epic Games today announced Marvel’s Nexus War, a single-player, six-on-six online mode featuring Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. The Battle Royale arena has replaced the circular course track in previous Marvel Badlands instances. The mode will be available only for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this week.
Nexus War is the first title to be released for Epic Games’ Cloud Realms game-building tech since May’s Star Wars-inspired Battle of Jakku. Players who already own Rise of Iron, Star Wars: Galactic Assault, Infinite Warfare, COD Black Ops 4, Doom, and the recently released Marvel’s Secret Wars will be able to download the game directly through Epic Games’ cloud capabilities, without any transfers. The server will be compatible with PC, Xbox One, and PS4 consoles.
The new mode will be available on PlayStation 4 for six weeks, with server maintenance scheduled for Thursday and Friday. PlayStation 4 players will also receive in-game discounts and sweepstakes. Epic Games is also offering season-pass holders access to a special event on both platforms.
“When we were discussing future content, we knew there was a Marvel-themed battle royale hero, and that there would be a match where the player’s weapon would allow them to fight with their allies, and that it would be a battle royale that was packed with fun and energy,” John Varazdi, senior producer at Epic Games said in a statement. “I think we managed to capture that feeling perfectly. Fortnite’s ever-popular team-based mode, Battle Royale, is getting a big change and with the addition of Nexus War, it’s just the beginning of a new chapter for the ever-expanding Fortnite franchise.”
Nexus War will feature six of the Hulk’s greatest creatures, two of Thor’s, and one of Colossus. Each team will feature a first-person-shooter (FPS) mode built using Epic Games’ own Battle Royale engine. Epic Games is still working on redesigning other earlier hero skins, Doom tanks, and Destiny-like last-man-standing specters for action-RPG format. This is the second card-based mode that Epic Games will release in 2019. DC Universe Online’s Magic: The Gathering War Of The Cards feature launched earlier this month, which features the same style of game-building technology found in its single-player, a PvP PvP mode built around decks of cards that do not include wizards or wizards.