Fortnite Salutes Captain America And His Trusty Shield Just In Time For Independence Day
is the latest in a growing line of comic book superheros to burst into Fortnite
, the hugely popular free-to-play game that has made developer/publisher Epic Games a boat load of money through similar tie-ins to pop culture. Cap arrives with his iconic shield, not Thor's Hammer this time, and you can actually use his shield in-game, if you buy the skin of course.
You can display the proto-adamantium shield on your back or wield it as a Pickaxe. When you run with a weapon or item in your hand, like a gun, the shield serves as Captain America's back bling. But when you're empty handed, it transfers over to the superhero's right hand/arm. Over on YouTube, King Mystic
offers up a pretty neat demonstration of the shield in action.
And of course Epic Games
has uploaded its own launch video highlighting the new skin. Have a watch...
The skin with shield costs 2,000 V-bucks, which works out to around $20 in real dollars. You can also purchase a Grand Salute emote with a fireworks display blasting behind Captain America, for an additional 300 V-bucks. If going all-in, your best bet is purchase 2,800 V-bucks for $24.99.
Incidentally, while this is the first time Captain America has made an appearance in Fortnite, his trusty shield has found its way into the game before. Players could use it as a throwable weapon during last year's Avengers: Endgame crossover event
As far as superheroes and comic book characters go, there have been several others that came before Captain America, including Aquaman
, Black Widow, Catwoman, Deadpool
, Harley Quinn
, and Star-Lord.
Captain America's timely arrival comes just ahead of Independence Day in the US. And with that, we'd like to wish our readers a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend!