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It appears that Epic Games is planning on introducing every Marvel superhero possible into Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4. Yesterday, the new season went live with seven Marvel skins featured in the Battle Pass. However, leaks started rolling in throughout the day that hinted at additional heroes coming soon. There were rumors of Spider-Man, Carnage, and maybe Venom making an appearance in the Item Shop. Although, those might pale in comparison to Black Panther, who had some new abilities leaked through the Fortnite game files. This “99% confirms” the hero will make a debut in Season 4.
Black Panther coming to Fortnite Season 4
This leak comes from a few different reputable sources within the community. These sources were correct about nearly everything prior to Season 4 releasing so while their word isn’t official, it’s as close as we’re going to get.
Two dataminers, @HYPEX and @ShiinaBR are behind this leak regarding Black Panther. Apparently, files were added to Fortnite yesterday that confirm the hero’s arrival. Two new ability icons are now present in the files that would only be there if Epic Games were planning to have Black Panther make his debut.
Along with the abilities for the other superheroes, there were also abilities for Black Panther added to the game yesterday. This 99% confirms that Black Panther will also come to the game!
The abilities are called "KineticAbsorption" & "WhirlwindBlast"!
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) August 28, 2020
There's a good chance we might get a Black Panther skin this season, Here's his abilities and the sounds of one of them "Kinetic Absorption" pic.twitter.com/njmZBsy0VA
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) August 28, 2020
These ability icons look exactly like the ones currently in Season 4 for both Groot and Doctor Doom. So while Epic Games hasn’t confirmed it, Black Panther looks to be a certainty at some point. It also appears he won’t be just an Item Shop skin, as other leaks indicate we could be getting an entire POI based around the hero.
When Season 4 was just beginning yesterday, HYPEX datamined a location named “Panther Monument.” Of course, this directly correlates with the Wakandian hero and could be a mid-season addition. The location would likely feature the watery battleground where new Black Panthers fight against challengers in the Marvel movie.
A landmark called "PantherMonument" will be at this place at some point pic.twitter.com/eF8RnzebjJ
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) August 27, 2020
At this point, we have no further details on Black Panther. However, more files are being added every day, so make sure to stay tuned to Daily Esports for all updates.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.