The Spider-Man and Gears of War franchises aren’t normally associated with one another, but Epic Games has figured out a neat way of bringing them together.
As revealed in a new promotional video that was accidentally posted too early by the game’s Polish YouTube account, Epic Games’ hugely popular battle royale title, Fortnite, is getting not only Spider-Man as a guest character, but also Gears of War protagonists Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz. The addition of Gears of War content is notable in that Epic Games previously owned the IP before selling it to Microsoft in 2014.
A translation of the Polish narration courtesy of now-suspended account PeQuLeaks, which centers on the addition of Spider-Man:
The island you’ve known, has flipped!
Welcome to Chapter 3, where you’ll find brand new places to discover and previously unknown ways of experiencing Fortnite. Start to earn Battle Pass XP beyond Battle Royale. Play and level up as you like, to unlock the battle pass outfits, including Spider-Man!
New features are also waiting to be discovered. Move around the map faster and avoid enemies with the new sliding mechanics. And even set up camps where you and your squad will heal yourself and store items between matches. In addition, new weapons and items have been added to Fortnite to help you win the Victory Royale and the prestigious Victory Crown. Keep winning and keep it.
Besides these features, the island is completely new. Explore the Sanctuary, the hidden house of The Seven and the Spider-Man Neighborhood – The Daily Bugle, as well as other locations. Remember, due to the new weather conditions, anything can happen. Also check out the Season 1 Chapter 3 Battle Pass, where you’ll find Spider-Man, The Foundation, and other visitors.
Fortnite’s most recent guest character is Nick Fury, director S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s available as part of a new bundle called the S.H.I.E.L.D. Set, which includes the F.I.E.L.D. Pack Back Bling, Director’s Scythe Pickaxe, and First-Strike Infiltration Glider items.