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From Epic Games and Marvel: A Zero Point shard lands in the Marvel Universe, causing their worlds to collide as the hunt for the Zero Shard begins. The story is told in a new, five-issue comic book series called Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War.

The Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War issues will be available in print at comic stores and digitally via the Marvel Comics app and Marvel Unlimited. Each issue includes a code for a Fortnite cosmetic item redeemable at fortnite.com/redeem. The first issue releases on June 8, 2022, and includes a code for a Spider-Man-based Outfit.

Fortnite Zero War
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The five-issue limited series is from Marvel writer Christos Gage, Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard, and artist Sergio Davíla, and will tell a new, in-continuity tale.

Here are the in-game items Marvel and Fortnite fans can look forward to unlocking in the coming issues:

  • FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #1 – New Spider-Man Outfit – Exclusive to comic buyers for a limited time
  • FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #2 – New Iron Man Wrap – Exclusive to comic buyers for a limited time
  • FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #3 – New Wolverine Pickaxe – Exclusive to comic buyers for a limited time
  • FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #4 – New FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR Spray – Exclusive to comic buyers
  • FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #5 – New FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR Loading Screen – Exclusive to comic buyers
  • Any fan who redeems all five codes will receive a new bonus FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR Outfit

This is a follow-up to the 2020 crossover FORTNITE X MARVEL – NEXUS WAR: THOR.

An interesting possibility about this idea is that it’s not limited to the Marvel Universe. Fornite actually made it into DC continuity with the Batman/Fortnite crossover Batman: Zero Point, meaning that thanks to Fortnite and Zero Shards, Marvel and DC are near to crossing over together!

For now, Epic Games is leading in building a metaverse with famous intellectual property. They have accumulated $2B in outside investments so that they can pursue the grand McGuffin that is the Metaverse. It might be a little confusing for consumers right now, seeing that Metaverse buzzword bandied about so freely but with no actual product to attach it to, but that will change.

David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.

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