Fortnite has partnered with Marvel for the upcoming season of the game and has teased Thor as the main character of Chapter Two, season four. Players can now find four comic book pages in the game that explain how Thor and Galactus ended up on Fortnite‘s island.
The first two pages were added on Aug. 22, while two more came on Aug. 23. The series is teasing the launch of Fortnite’s Chapter Two, season four on Aug. 27, so more pages should be released showing the new plot.
The story begins with Thor as the recently-crowned King of Asgard and the new Herald of Thunder, which also makes him the newest herald of Galactus.
Galactus crashes on Asgard beaten down and warns Thor of the “coming of the Black Winter, of the death of all things.” Black Winter is the name of a multiversal cosmic entity with a power similar to Galactus, but stronger.
They work together to find five planets for Galactus to absorb and push Black Winter away. After Thor evacuated the first planet’s inhabitants and Galactus devoured the planet, they noticed a new source of power in the distance, which causes Galactus to lose track of the mission.
Thor goes to the planet to warn the inhabitants of Galactus. He arrives on Fortnite’s island and sees characters that players are familiar with and tries to speak to them. But things get out of hand.
Epic Games released the next pages on Aug. 24, which showcase a quick fight between the characters as Thor unsuccessfully tries to explain himself.
As he passes time in Fortnite‘s island, he loses his memory and drops his hammer, creating a crater on the island. By the time the hammer is on the ground, Thor seems to be ready to fight whoever he sees in front of him, the only person he remembers.
On Aug. 25, the following pages were released in-game and fans could see Thor unleash his lightning powers on Fortnite‘s characters. But as he looks to the sky, he remembers why he was there in the first place” “Galactus, Devourer of Worlds, is coming.”
Thor then sends a message to Sif, the Unstoppable Daughter of Asgard, to help him since he can’t focus on his mission. She could be one of the other Marvel heroes to be added to the game when season four arrives.
Sif uses her power of Goddess of the Bifrost and sends a team of heroes to help Thor. Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Dr. Doom, Storm, She-Hulk, Mystique, and Groot arrive on Fortnite’s island—and possibly as skins for players this season.
The heroes don’t know why or where they were teleported to, though. The series of comic pages ends with the group ready to meet and probably fight the Fortnite characters.
The new season will reveal what happens next in the story as the Marvel heroes try to save Fortnite‘s world by joining forces to stop Galactus from devouring the planet. The planet’s energy might end up consuming their memories, like what happened with Thor, which could cause them to fight before Galactus arrives.
This story follows the beginning of the Battle of the Black Winter arc from the Thor (2020) comic series. This arc has already closed in the comics and other characters, like the Silver Surfer, have a role in the story.
The new season of Fortnite will be Marvel-themed, bringing new hero skins based on their comic versions and not the actors from the live-action movies. So far, all previous skins have been based on the actors.
There are other Marvel characters available as skins in Fortnite, such as Captain America and Deadpool. With the comic book version of Captain America appearing in the new season tease, perhaps a new version of the skin can be added for players to use.
Fortnite Chapter Two, season four launches this week on Aug. 27. The update will be available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and the Nintendo Switch.