Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost upon us. However, the details for the new season are still a mystery to everyone. While the previous seasons have revealed teasers ahead of their release, the new season offered an entire comic strip that an upcoming Marvel crossover is in the works.
Before the season starts in a few days, here is everything fans should know about Fortnite’s new season:
Season 4 launch date
Epic Games, Fortnite’s developers, have announced that Season 4 will officially launch on August 27, 2020, Thursday.
THEY cannot defeat HIM without working together.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 24, 2020
The developers revealed the new season’s release date via a blog post which also talked about the upcoming Free Fortnite competition. The competition is another bold move from the developers to pressure Google and Apple by giving away exclusive rewards. The tournament was held last August 23, Sunday.
Since the legal dispute between Epic Games and mobile giants Google and Apple began, the developers utilized the upcoming launch of Season 4 to encourage its players to complain about its removal from the App Store.
For now, the game will not be playable on iOS devices but will still be available for Android users thanks to other downloadable options aside from the Google Play Store.
Season 4 theme
Every trailer released points out at that Fortnite Season 4 will have a massive crossover with Marvel.
Rumors started circulating online when Fortnite posted a hammer emoji, lightning bolt, and rainbow on their official Twitter account. The emojis represented Thor’s weapon, his powers, and the Bifrost – Asgard’s rainbow.
The new Fortnite logo posted along with the tweet revealing Season 4’s launch date also included a photo of Thor. It seems the photo is taken from the Norse superhero’s first comic book which was released a few months ago.
He threatens the fate of all Reality.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 25, 2020
Fortnite has had a few crossovers with superheroes in its past seasons. This includes heroes from both DC and Marvel to promote movie releases thus, a Thor crossover event wouldn’t be much of a surprise.
Aside from Thor, data miners also claim that the new season will also feature a Wolverine skin and collectible comic book pages scattered around the map.
New Battle Pass
Epic Games haven’t confirmed anything yet but rumors revealed that the Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass will contain Thor’s special skin similar to the ones with Aquaman and Deadpool.
As usual, the Battle Pass will be available to purchase as soon as the new season is released. The Battle Pass costs 2,800 V-bucks which can be bought for $19.99.