Fortnite’s excellent Zero Point event continues to add characters from other universes. Just a week after presenting Ripley and a Xenomorph from the Aliens movies, Epic Games once again dives into nearly bottomless Marvel comics to bring Ant-Man to the battle royale.
Epic games says the Ant-Man costume is designed but Hank Pym, but doesn’t say who’s in it. We have to assume it’s Scott Lang, as he’s joined by friend Ant-Tonio Banderas, who has forged a strong bond with the growing and shrinking hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. It’s Fortnite after all, so there might be a sentient banana in the costume as well. Who knows.
Ant-Man also comes with a toopick pickaxe with a large olive on it. The oversized item (and the ant friend) are unfortunately the only items that are not the correct size. Ant-Man can’t grow or shrink like he does in the comics and movies. Epic Games is asking its player base to take photos that make it look microscopic. If you’re up for such a challenge, tag your photos with the Twitter hashtag #Fortography.
The arrival of Ant-Man also summoned most of Fortnite’s other Marvel characters. You will need to pay for them all, as they can only be found in the store. These heroes include the return of Captain America, Venom, Blade (who will get his own MCU Movie soon), Daredevil, Silver Surfer and two three packs including Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Taskmaster, and the other with Cable, Psylocke and Domino.
Fornite’s Zero Point season ends in mid-March, which means you only have a few weeks to help. The Mandalorian assemble full Beskar armor and unlock Grogu as a companion. In the coming months, Fortnite and DC will launch a new comic series, and a new line of Fortnite action figures is on the way to Hasbro.