Fortnite gets Nick Fury as its latest Marvel crossover character

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Update: Nick Fury has made his grand entrance to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Earlier today, it was rumored through a leaker that Marvel's Nick Fury would be making his debut in Epic's battle royale game. As of right now, the former SHIELD director has officially arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale, and you can purchase his base skin, along with a variety of other cosmetic items like back bling and pickaxe, in the item store.

Original story: Fortnite is apparently recruiting Nick Fury as its next Marvel guest character.

Earlier today, renowned Fortnite leaker @iFireMonkey posted the image seen below on Twitter, depicting former SHIELD director Nick Fury transported into the world of Fortnite Battle Royale. The leaker doesn't provide any details as to when Fury will be entering Epic's game, but this is pretty clear evidence that the former director is on his way.

However, what the leaker does reveal is that there'll be a whole host of items accompanying Fury into Fortnite. There'll be other items themed around the SHIELD organization, including a FIELD back bling, special Director's Scythe pickaxe (does Fury ever have a scythe?), and much more besides.

It's a little surprising that a renowned Marvel Cinematic Universe character like Nick Fury has taken so long to join the ever-expanding ranks of Epic's battle royale game. We've seen the likes of Wolverine, Iron Man, Thor, Groot, and many more transported into Fortnite over the last few years, and Fury is just the latest in a very long line of Marvel characters to grace the game.

You can be pretty sure Marvel crossovers with Fortnite won't end at Nick Fury. Last year in late 2020, Epic president Donald Mustard revealed that there are plans in place for "many, many, many years" of more Marvel characters debuting in Epic's game, so you can probably expect a fair few more Marvel characters over the next few years.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.