For the past couple of months, Fortnite has been releasing steady streams of Marvel-themed skins and it doesn’t seem like it has any plans of stopping soon. Although, this doesn’t come as a surprise given the fact that Fortnite’s current season is all about Marvel.
While Epic Games took a quick break from the Marvel-themed content during the game’s Halloween event, it appears that things are back to normal with this latest addition to the free-to-play title: Black Widow.
The new addition was teased on the official Fortnite Twitter account. From what we can infer, players who participate in the Marvel Knockout Super Series tournament will be first in line in getting their hands on Black Widow.
This is reminiscent of the way Daredevil was introduced to the game as well, as he was a reward for those who won the tournament’s first bracket. Shortly after, he was made available to the rest via the in-game item shop.
If this is the same way for Black Widow’s addition to Fortnite, then we assume that she will be made available to the rest of the players more or less a week after the next phase of the tournament.
At this point, many Marvel fans are looking forward to the release of the Black Widow movie, and playing as the character in Fortnite should be a sufficient enough distraction to pass the time.
As soon as Black Widow officially makes her way to the game, she will be joining a roster of powerful Marvel characters – from other members of the Avengers like Thor and Iron Man to X-Men members such as Wolverine.
Although, we’re still not sure if Black Widow will be joining the game as her own character with her own abilities, or if she will simply be a skin for players to use. In any case, it will still be a great addition to Fortnite either way.
The image posted by Fortnite’s Twitter account is more of a silhouette of Black Widow, thus her design and appearance are obscured. That being said, we highly doubt that Epic Games will drastically change her design.
After all, Fortnite has been following the traditional comic book designs of the characters, so we expect Black Widow to wear her classic outfit as opposed to the outfits she sports in Marvel’s Avengers.
We’re definitely excited to know who’s joining the roster after this, especially since Ghost Rider recently arrived in the game through the Marvel Super Series competition. At this point, all we have are guesses and theories.
For one thing, it’s noteworthy how both Captain America and Captain Marvel, two iconic characters in the Marvel universe, are not present in Fortnite’s lineup. It’s also possible that the Fantastic Four will be making an appearance as well, given the fact that the villain Doctor Doom is already in the game.
Perhaps Spider-Man will be included too since there have been countless leaks that indicate the addition of Venom to Fortnite. Without a doubt, there’s a lot of possibilities. For now, though, we can all look forward to the addition of Natasha Romanova a.k.a Black Widow.