Galactus Comes to Fortnite

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Galactus, from the Marvel universe is coming to Fortnite Battle Royale. An ambitious crossover event beginning on December 1st, 2020. For the end of Season 4, Fortnite fans are in for the biggest boss battle in video game history.

Fortnite may be falling out of fashion, but it is still a huge deal. Its player base has been declining for at least the past year, but this might change things.

Galactus, a major villain from the Marvel universe that literally eats planets, will be the biggest boss battle ever faced in a video game. Both literally and figuratively.

Galactus is set to be huge, even compared to previous Fortnite boss fights. Last time Fortnite had an event like this, players teamed up to fight a giant Travis Scott performing his music live (yes, apparently that is a thing that happened). With that said, Galactus is slated to be nearly double the size of the already gigantic Travis Scott. Reddit user u/Ponzip provided a helpful graphic for the boss’s massive scale.

This world boss thing isn’t new for Fortnite. The concept was introduced years ago, with players simultaneously fighting against a glacier. The game later introduced original named bosses. Needless to say, this is their largest event yet, by sheer scale. Galactus comes on the heels of a long Marvel-focused season in Fortnite.

Crossover events have been a staple in Fortnite, as of late. Disney properties were introduced some time ago. Specifically, Marvel heroes have been in the game for quite a while now. Epic Games introduced a ton of Marvel characters to the game several months ago. Players were able to actually play as their favorite superheroes and villains, along with, of course, Marvel-themed skins for sale on its in-game shop. Initially, Thanos was the toughest boss fight, but Epic Games have ramped up the scale of their fights since.

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Fortnite has lost some of its popularity over the last year.

The Galactus boss fight event is cross-platform, and while the details of the fight are still unclear, it is likely that players from all gaming platforms will be able to fight Galactus at the exact same time. I haven’t played a lot of Fortnite, but I have to say that this is pretty ambitious. This means that millions of players will be fighting the same boss simultaneously. Completely redefining the concept of a world boss event like in the old days of Everquest or World of Warcraft. Millions of players will be chipping away at the same exact health pool. That’s a lot of health.

Epic Games has not given a lot of information about the boss fight on their official website, saying “It was only a matter of time. Galactus is closing in on the Island and the fate of all Reality lies in the balance. Join the ultimate fight against Galactus in the one-time only Nexus War finale event.”

Fortnite players will be able to face Galactus starting at 4pm EST on Tuesday, December 1st. Epic Games recommends players log on at least an hour before. With that said, it is probably safe to assume that there will be lots of players on at once, and potentially, server issues will arise. Players can queue up for the fight 30 minutes before it starts.

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By Nathan Grant

Nathan is a freelance writer, and avid video game player. He claims to have "gotten good" at Dark Souls, and 100%'d Breath of the Wild.