The Way to Play As Thanos In Fortnite

  • Call it the most ambitious crossover event ever if you want, but the upshot is the same. Thanos has arrived at Fortnite: Battle Royale, indicating both the games' first foray into branded material and, appropriately enough, one of the best forays into branded articles this side of Goldeneye 64. The mode drops the Infinity Gauntlet onto the normal Fortnite map also allows one lucky player choose the mantle of this huge supervillain -- until they die.

    To begin with, you'll have to select the exceptional mode from the menu in the reduced right-hand corner of this screen. If you couldn't suss it out, Infinity Gauntlet is what you're searching for. It's a solo manner, since Thanos isn't actually the squadding kind.

    With the match chosen, things will start essentially like any other game, so just pick a place, drop down, and loot up. Whether or not you will become Thanos at the beginning of the game largely comes down to fortune: that the Infinity Gauntlet will fall down someplace on the map, and whoever is nearby will probably go catch it. It shows up on both the radar and map, so expect a struggle if you are close to it. Whoever picks up the Gauntlet transforms to the Mad Titan: huge, tough, and strong.

    If you're not Thanos at that point, guess what you've got to do? Kill Thanos. Like the Gauntlet before him, Thanos seems on both the radar and map, so he won't be that difficult to discover. He is also larger than a normal player, so it's a bit easier for your aiming-impaired to have a shot at him. Still, don't expect to live. He's got a standard punch, a ray that flames out of his gauntlet, along with the ability to leap in the air and slam down using a crackling blue effect. He also can hover up there and fire his laser -- he is surprisingly nimble for a such a large monster.

    A tip: when there are other players near Thanos, do not kill them. The main issue is to get a shot at catching that Gauntlet, which drops following Thanos drops.

    In the event the Gauntlet drops into the floor, expect another fight: if there are players around, they'll probably shoot you on your way over to this item. If you can make it, however, you become Thanos, and so any harm you require becomes less of an issue. You will spawn back above the map together with 300 shield and 700 wellbeing, crashing down with your fist slam rather than the standard parachute. You'll have all the moves that you fought against moments past, and naturally, you'll become a target too. Surviving as Thanos involves staying portable, doing plenty of leap slams rather than letting an enemy get a bead on you for too long. 300 protect and 700 wellness feels just like a lot Fortnite Items, however the character's massive frame means that way more of these bullets out of weapons like assault rifles and SMGs end up finding their goal, and he could take damage as rapidly as he can dish it out.

    It's a triumph of a style, and playing as Thanos is by far the greatest departure from the conventional moment-to-moment gameplay that Epic has generated yet. It makes me very curious about what's coming our way into Season 4.