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Miles Morales: The Next Spider-Man Swinging into Fortnite’s Universe

Fortnite Chapter 4 Spider Man
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Fortnite has sparked excitement among its player base with a teaser suggesting an upcoming tie-in with Spider-Man, adding a fresh skin to the game’s already extensive catalogue. This latest partnership signals Epic Games’ continued commitment to mingling Fortnite’s universe with other cherished entities from the broader realms of gaming, anime, cinema, and popular culture.

Fortnite’s history is punctuated by a rich tapestry of such collaborations, with icons from Dragon Ball Z to Dead Space to Indiana Jones gracing its world. The inaugural Spider-Man partnership emerged in December 2021, coinciding with the launch of the Chapter 3: Season 1 Battle Pass and the introduction of three unique Spider-Man suits. Moreover the No Way Home Set allowed players to step into the roles of Zendaya’s MJ and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, complete with a novel unmasking emote. Chapter 3: Season 3 saw the arrival of Spider-Man Zero, joining forces with Wolverine and Iron Man in the Zero War. Spider-Gwen leapt into action in Fortnite’s Chapter 3: Season 4 Battle Pass, celebrating the release of the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film.

A New Web-Slinger in Town: The Teaser for Miles Morales

A recent tantalising post on Fortnite’s social media channels has hinted at a new Marvel collaboration, with the cryptic question “where is Miles?” This points to the possibility of introducing Miles Morales, another incarnation of Spider-Man who has gained popularity through the Spider-Verse animation and the 2020 action-adventure game Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Although Fortnite already boasts a variety of Spider-Man attire, the addition of Miles Morales to its superhero lineup would certainly be a welcome development.

Aside from the brief video teaser, the specifics of what a Fortnite and Miles Morales partnership would involve remain under wraps from Epic Games. However, it’s likely that players can anticipate a fresh Spider-Man skin, potentially part of a package featuring new emotes and items. Reactions to the prospective Fortnite and Spider-Man collaboration have been largely enthusiastic, with many players setting aside their V-bucks to snap up the forthcoming skin. Some have also voiced their anticipation for the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, set to debut on PlayStation 5 towards the end of 2023, featuring both Peter Parker and Miles Morales.

The Timing: A Strategic Alignment with ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse’ Release

The timing of this potential Fortnite and Spider-Man crossover aligns neatly with the upcoming release of Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse, due in cinemas on June 2nd. More information regarding the Fortnite and Spider-Man collaboration is expected to be unveiled by Epic Games in the near future. Additionally this will allow players to construct their own multi-dimensional narrative inspired by the animated movie, taking on the personas of various Spider-Man iterations, including Miles Morales, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, a Symbiote suit-clad Spidey, or the traditional friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.

Fortnite is available to play on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mobile, PC, PS4 and PS5.

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