Epic Games has worked with a number of celebrities, brands, and creatives to bring amazing new collaborations to Fortnite. Now the game is seeing the addition of a Captain America outfit / skin, allowing players to take on the role of the first Avenger himself, even if it is in a completely different universe. In a weird way this ties in with Fortnite‘s overarching story events, since Thanos completely mixed up the game with the launch of Infinity War and Endgame.
This outfit was teased by the official Fortnite Twitter account prior to its launch. Some players even found elements of the outfit in the game’s files, leading to quite a lot of anticipation around what it includes.
Since the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3, many players jumped back into this battle royale phenomenon. Any who have waned since then, growing tired of the repetitive gameplay loop, could see this as a reason to jump back into the game if they’re fans of Captain America.
The outfit is making its debut on the Fortnite item shop right now and includes his Proto-Adamantium Pickaxe and Back Bling. This allows you to use Cap’s shield as his pickaxe in any match, but of course you can also wear it proudly on his back. Finally, the outfit also comes with the Grand Salute Emote, cool regardless of how your character looks.
Unlike Cap’s shield in the Avengers limited time event in Fortnite, this outfit’s shield is purely a pickaxe skin. This means that you won’t be able to throw it at other players and get in some quick kills as soon as you land, though that would be incredibly unbalanced if it were allowed. Hopefully we’ll be able to use that shield again in a future Marvel event, but for now a pickaxe is good enough.