Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Taskmaster just arrived in the Fortnite Item Shop.
A Marvel portal appeared on the map earlier today, similar to The Walking Dead portal that Michonne and Daryl slipped out of a week ago.
The three new Marvel skins feel a tad bit out of place in our Bounty Hunter themed season. They would have made more sense last season, which was all about Marvel superheroes and villains.
It’s likely the case that plans to release Black Panther were put on hold when Chadwick Boseman passed away, though simply waiting a couple months doesn’t really change matters much. As I noted earlier, the Black Panther skin really should have been a charity skin collaboration between Marvel, Epic Games and Boseman’s family. Raising money for a good cause—like the fight against cancer—would have been a better way to memorialize the actor than a paid skin in an Item Shop.
Captain Marvel and Black Panther each have alternative skin styles as well, and Taskmaster has a variety of “copycat” items which are pretty cool.
In any case, all three skins are part of the Marvel Royalty and Warriors Pack. They land just hours after the Wakanda Challenges were released in the game. You can read about those and the free reward for solving them here.
The entire pack is $24.99, which isn’t bad when you consider these skins often cost 2,000 V-Bucks by themselves (not quite $20 now that V-Bucks are cheaper) and would cost a lot more than $25 purchased separately. Of course, buying skins is a frivolous and silly way to spend your money, but I’m not one to talk.
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The new pack includes all three skins, plus Gliders, Pickaxes, Back Bling and so forth. Here’s the full list of items:
- Black Panther Outfit With Kinetically Charged Style
- Vibranium Daggers Dual Pickaxe
- Wakandan Skyrider Glider
- King Cowl’s Back Bling With Kinetically Charged Variant Style
- Captain Marvel Outfit With Empowered Variant Style
- Alpha Staff Pickaxe
- Power of Mar-Vell Glider
- Kree Backplate Back Bling With Empowered Style
- Taskmaster Outfit
- Mimic Shield Back Bling
- Copycat’s Sword Pickaxe
And here’s the trailer:
Clearly this was meant to be released last season. The trailer is filled with last season’s Battle Pass characters and even the Black Panther monument on the map. Oh well, better late than never.
Source: Forbes – Business