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6 Marvel heroes we want to see in the Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass

Our wishlist for the Marvel-themed Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass and Item Shop.

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Earlier today, August 21, Epic confirmed rumors of Fortnite Season 4 having a Marvel Comics theme. Since then, we’ve seen additional leaks that point to Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and even a Wolverine/banana meme skin for Peely.

What else will Fortnite Season 4 bring us? With a full theme revolving around Marvel, we have to assume that some heavy-hitters will be included in the Battle Pass. Ahead, we’ll give our top six picks for Season 4 Battle Pass skins. Sure, they won’t all come true, but there’s always the Item Shop.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man is, and always has been, the most popular Marvel hero in the lineup. There isn’t a person alive who doesn’t know who Spider-Man is, and we think he’d make a perfect addition to the next Fortnite season.

There are very few popular male skins within the Fortnite community, since males have larger character models. The only exceptions to this trend are the skinny male skins like the Chaos Agent. Spider-Man is slender in stature, making a popular Fortnite skin more viable.

You may say, “Spider-Man won’t come to Fortnite. The rights are owned by Sony.” This is true, but Sony also has a $250 million stake in Epic Games. Never say never.

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Iron Man

Iron Man, like Spider-Man, is one of the most popular Marvel heroes in existence. This wasn’t always the case, however, as Tony Stark only exploded in popularity after he kicked-off the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Alongside Thor and Wolverine, we think Iron Man is the most likely hero to come to the Season 4 Battle Pass. He’s incredibly popular and offers some obvious upgrade potential through his suit.

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Black Panther

Unless Epic decide to go the route of a specific group of heroes like the X-Men, Black Panther seems like a no-brainer addition to Fortnite Season 4. He’s one of the most popular heroes on the MCU roster and still boasts the record for the highest-grossing solo Marvel movie to date.

In all of the replies we’ve read since Epic confirmed the Marvel theme, Black Panther has to be among the most-requested skin. Let’s see if he enters the Fortnite Battle Pass. If not, we expect an Item Shop addition.

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Mystique

We’re almost certainly going to have at least one female Marvel skin in the Battle Pass, but who will she be? We already heard rumors about Storm coming to the new season, but will she be the lone female? The most popular female hero is probably Black Widow, and she already has a skin. We think that Mystique would make for a perfect fit for the Battle Pass or Item Shop.

Not only is Mystique extremely popular, but she offers a ton of customization options. She’s a shapeshifter, after all, and could even be a reactive skin that changes throughout the match. A Mystique skin opens the door to a bunch of possibilities.

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Hulk

Epic have been touting their thicker skins in recent seasons, and Hulk would be the best extension of this. Sure, he might be bigger than Cable in the films and comics, but a Cable and Rippley-sized hulk would be perfect for Fortnite.

The best part of this skin is that Epic could add a Bruce Banner variant as well – even making it reactive in some way. Maybe, when Bruce Banner takes enough damage, he transforms into Hulk. How cool would that be?

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The Punisher

The Punisher might seem like a random selection, but Marvel fans know that he’d be a perfect fit in the world that Fortnite is building. He’s one of the most popular heroes in the lineup and loves his firepower. He’ll fit in perfectly with Fortnite.

What’s more, The Punisher had frequent run-ins with Deadpool in the Comics. When you combine this with the immense success of the Punisher show on Netflix – possibly, the most successful show in the Marvel/Netflix universe – it makes a lot of sense for Epic to add Frank Castle to the Battle Pass.

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Obviously, there are a ton of options in terms of Fortnite Marvel skins, which is what makes this seasonal theme so exciting for Marvel fans. As we were writing this article, data miner, Hypex, tweeted that Groot would be coming to the Battle Pass.

Which hero would you like to see in Fortnite Season 4 – Battle Pass or Item Shop? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.

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This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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