Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame Predicts the Return of the Original Fortnite Map in 2023
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame was released back in 2019 and numerous fans of the MCU left extremely positive reviews for the film. After the recent decision made by Epic Games to bring the original Fortnite map back into the game, several Marvel fans took it upon themselves to point out that the return of the first map was predicted by this movie. Regardless of this supposed prediction, many gamers are jumping in to experience the nostalgia that the original map provides. Here is everything you need to know.
Avengers: Endgame Momentarily Features Fortnite's Salty Springs
Considering the 5-year time skip in the movie after Thanos’ snap, we see many characters reuniting once again and during this time, we get a scene where we can spot Thor playing videogames and seems to have gained a large amount of weight along with being on the verge of developing a serious video game addiction. Fortnite seems to be the title of his choice and we momentarily see the gameplay of the original map in the background where the character seems to be in the Salty Springs area.
This was pointed out by a large number of Marvel and Fortnite fans on X / Twitter and there are numerous such posts that can be found on Reddit's r/FortNiteBR as well.
Following the return of the first map, Epic Games has reported that the game now has a colossal player count of over 44.7 Million, accumulating a total of 102 Million hours in gameplay. This map will be available only for four more weeks but this number might increase considering how successful and lucrative this decision has been.
Although Fortnite has been one of the most influential video games released in the last five years, CEO Tim Sweeney recently admitted that the popular Battle Royale title has not been generating the same revenue as it did in its early days.
The company made an announcement back in September that they would unfortunately be laying off 16% of their employees and that this would be the only way to stabilize the company’s finances. Sweeney added, “ While Fortnite is starting to grow again, the growth is driven primarily by creator content with significant revenue sharing, and this is a lower margin business than we had when Fortnite Battle Royale took off and began funding our expansion.”
The studio also made a post on X / Twitter, thanking its players for their tremendous response.