Earlier today, August 21, Epic confirmed rumors of Fortnite Season 4 having a Marvel Comics theme. Since then, we’ve seen additional leaks that point to Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and even a Wolverine/banana meme skin for Peely.
What else will Fortnite Season 4 bring us? With a full theme revolving around Marvel, we have to assume that some heavy-hitters will be included in the Battle Pass. Ahead, we’ll give our top six picks for Season 4 Battle Pass skins. Sure, they won’t all come true, but there’s always the Item Shop.
Spider-Man is, and always has been, the most popular Marvel hero in the lineup. There isn’t a person alive who doesn’t know who Spider-Man is, and we think he’d make a perfect addition to the next Fortnite season.
There are very few popular male skins within the Fortnite community, since males have larger character models. The only exceptions to this trend are the skinny male skins like the Chaos Agent. Spider-Man is slender in stature, making a popular Fortnite skin more viable.
You may say, “Spider-Man won’t come to Fortnite. The rights are owned by Sony.” This is true, but Sony also has a $250 million stake in Epic Games. Never say never.
Iron Man, like Spider-Man, is one of the most popular Marvel heroes in existence. This wasn’t always the case, however, as Tony Stark only exploded in popularity after he kicked-off the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Alongside Thor and Wolverine, we think Iron Man is the most likely hero to come to the Season 4 Battle Pass. He’s incredibly popular and offers some obvious upgrade potential through his suit.
Unless Epic decide to go the route of a specific group of heroes like the X-Men, Black Panther seems like a no-brainer addition to Fortnite Season 4. He’s one of the most popular heroes on the MCU roster and still boasts the record for the highest-grossing solo Marvel movie to date.
In all of the replies we’ve read since Epic confirmed the Marvel theme, Black Panther has to be among the most-requested skin. Let’s see if he enters the Fortnite Battle Pass. If not, we expect an Item Shop addition.
We’re almost certainly going to have at least one female Marvel skin in the Battle Pass, but who will she be? We already heard rumors about Storm coming to the new season, but will she be the lone female? The most popular female hero is probably Black Widow, and she already has a skin. We think that Mystique would make for a perfect fit for the Battle Pass or Item Shop.
Not only is Mystique extremely popular, but she offers a ton of customization options. She’s a shapeshifter, after all, and could even be a reactive skin that changes throughout the match. A Mystique skin opens the door to a bunch of possibilities.
Epic have been touting their thicker skins in recent seasons, and Hulk would be the best extension of this. Sure, he might be bigger than Cable in the films and comics, but a Cable and Rippley-sized hulk would be perfect for Fortnite.
The best part of this skin is that Epic could add a Bruce Banner variant as well – even making it reactive in some way. Maybe, when Bruce Banner takes enough damage, he transforms into Hulk. How cool would that be?
The Punisher might seem like a random selection, but Marvel fans know that he’d be a perfect fit in the world that Fortnite is building. He’s one of the most popular heroes in the lineup and loves his firepower. He’ll fit in perfectly with Fortnite.
What’s more, The Punisher had frequent run-ins with Deadpool in the Comics. When you combine this with the immense success of the Punisher show on Netflix – possibly, the most successful show in the Marvel/Netflix universe – it makes a lot of sense for Epic to add Frank Castle to the Battle Pass.
Obviously, there are a ton of options in terms of Fortnite Marvel skins, which is what makes this seasonal theme so exciting for Marvel fans. As we were writing this article, data miner, Hypex, tweeted that Groot would be coming to the Battle Pass.
Which hero would you like to see in Fortnite Season 4 – Battle Pass or Item Shop? Let us know on Twitter @FortniteINTEL.