Fortnite’s most recent season is all about Marvel, with the game currently adding all kinds of skins and cosmetics as well as Marvel-themed areas and landmarks to the map. Recently, Epic Games has added “Panther’s Prowl,” a statue dedicated to Black Panther.
You can find Panther’s Prowl on the west side of Misty Meadows, and it showed up a few days after the death of Chadwick Boseman last August 28 due to colon cancer. However, a spokesperson for Epic told Kotaku that this was all purely timing, as the addition was already planned beforehand.
“As with the rest of the world, we were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman. The Black Panther monument arrived this morning as part of a previously-planned narrative for the new Chapter 2 – Season 4 season.”
That said, the appearance of this monument could not have come at a better time, though. After discovering this statue, Fortnite players took this opportunity to pay tribute to the well-loved actor. They have been sharing pictures and clips of the monument all over Twitter and Reddit.
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On a related note, dataminer HypeX has recently predicted that Fortnite will be releasing a Black Panther skin. As such, some fans have been suggesting that the proceeds from this skin should be donated to charity.
We’ve seen a surge of changes in Fortnite since the Marvel season was released. This Black Panther monument is only one of the additions planned in this epic Marvel and Fortnite crossover.