Fortnite’s subsequent season, which kicks off on August 27th, could be a full-season collaboration with Marvel, as prompt by a teaser launched by Epic Games on Friday. But as a consequence of Epic’s public dispute with Apple over the iPhone maker’s App Store insurance policies, Epic at the moment isn’t in a position to replace Fortnite on iOS. That means iPhone and iPad players will miss out on the brand new season until one thing modifications between Epic and Apple earlier than Thursday.
Apple yanked Fortnite from the App Store on August 13th after Epic added a direct payment system into the sport, which matches towards App Store guidelines. Epic then sued Apple, launched an in-game short parodying one among Apple’s most well-known commercials, and started telling iOS players that they wouldn’t be able to play the upcoming season as a result of Apple pulled Fortnite from the shop (a message the studio repeated this week).
A Fortnite and Marvel collaboration wouldn’t be the primary between the 2 powerhouses. In truth, Marvel characters have appeared in Fortnite many instances already. Fortnite featured Avengers-themed modes in 2018 and 2019, and quite a few Marvel superhero skins have appeared within the sport, together with Black Widow, Star-Lord, Deadpool, Captain America, and X-Force members Cable, Psylocke, and Domino. (Fortnite has additionally featured DC Comics characters, together with Aquaman, Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn, and Epic can be promoting a bundle with the Joker and Poison Ivy skins in November.)
The character proven in Friday’s teaser seems to be Thor within the fashion of his 2020 comic book series. In the previous, Epic has launched a number of teasers on social media main as much as a brand new Fortnite season, so it looks like a protected wager that we’ll see extra hints within the days to return for different characters presumably showing in Epic’s vastly widespread battle royale hit.