The Complete Guide to Fortnite's New Marvel-Themed Season

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It’s time to get flossing — and not the kind you remember to start a week before a dental cleaning. On August 27, 2020, Epic Games released Chapter 2: Season 4 of its online player-versus-player (PVP) game and global phenomenon, Fortnite. To say that Fortnite is popular might be the understatement of the century. It's attracted millions of players from all over the world, topping 350 million users since its original gaming mode was released in 2017, and the game keeps things fresh with periodic updates that fans can’t resist.

Missed all the news about the game’s viral dances and massively successful eSports tournaments? Fortnite’s battle royale mode drops 100 players onto a virtual map, either individually or with a team. A Hunger Games-style battle ensues, with the last player standing becoming the winner of each round. Similar to a TV show, new versions of the game — featuring fresh challenges, rewards, themes and locations — are released as "seasons" every three months or so. The fact that the game might be a little different every time they log on keeps players on their toes, especially when those new surprises are as big as Fortnite’s latest.

The battle game’s newest season may be the most irresistible yet. It features a storyline centering on popular Marvel Comics characters who band together in a fight to defend reality in the Nexus War, and it’s already taking the Fortnite servers by storm. So, what can players expect from this collaboration between two much-revered media franchises?