Fortnite’s Season 4 Battle Pass trailer shows the new Marvel superhero characters will come with … [+] super powers.
So this is interesting, and Iâm not sure if I mean âgood interestingâ or âbad interestingâ just yet. It appears that the new Battle Pass skins coming to Fortnite in Chapter 2, Season 4 all have some sort of special super power.
That makes sense on one levelâthey are, after all, superheroes. Thor, Mystique, She-Hulk, Storm, Wolverine, Groot, Dr Doomâthese are all comic book characters with a bevy of special abilities of either the magical, alien or technological variety. Mutants and billionaires with fancy tech, alien plants and Norse gods.
Butâand itâs a big but!âFortnite isnât a game about special powers. The only time weâve really had special powers in the game was facing off against Thanos, or that unfortunate stint with the Infinity Blade. Introducing a Battle Pass full of characters with crazy powers seems like it could tilt the gameâs balance in favor of paying players over those who choose not to purchase a Battle Pass.
That makes it pay-to-win, the biggest taboo in any free-to-play shooter (or pay-to-play shooter, for that matter).
Iâm not sure what to make of this, or what to think if we really are getting new characters with super powers. Iron Man hovering, firing off his blasters. She-Hulk making impossible leaps with ground-pounds at the end. Mystique transforming herself to look like other skins. Groot turning into a rolling ball of roots. How does this impact how Fortnite is played and will it be a welcome change or will it throw everything off?
Oh, and it looks like the Helicarrier may be a new location on the map unless itâs the new spawn island which would be kind of cool.
In any case, you can watch the cinematic launch trailer for Season 4 right here. Weâll know a lot more once downtime is over in two or three hours or so.
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