This week, we’re all pretty excited as the next instalment of Avengers is about to hit our screens. It seems that ‘Avengers-fever’ is taking over the world, as Fornite has announced a partnership with the movie.
Yup, we’re going to be getting a whole load of Avengers content in our favourite (or least favourite) battle royale.
Fornite announced the news as a Tweet, which has over 164k favourites at the time of writing.
Whatever it takes.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) 22 April 2019
The Tweet reads: “Whatever it takes. 4.25.19.#FortniteXAvengers“, which means we have just two days to wait.
Some of you may remember that last year, the game ran an event featuring our favourite villain, Thanos. Although, this image doesn’t show him at all. To be fair, it doesn’t show much so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. The only thing we can really conclude from this teaser is that it has something to do with Captain America.
Sadly, those in Iraq won’t be able to enjoy the new content, as it is now illegal.
The Iraq parliament has voted to ban both Fortnite and fellow battle royale game, PUBG “due to the negative effects caused by some electronic games on the health, culture, and security of Iraqi society, including societal and moral threats to children and youth.” [via GamesIndustry].
Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the leader of an Iraqi political alliance, said PUBG in particular it is addictive serves no purpose in life.
“What will you gain if you killed one or two people in PUBG? It is not a game for intelligence or a military game that provides you with the correct way to fight,” he announced.
The news comes after Nepal officially outlawed PUBG in its country.
Internet service providers were issued a warning from Nepal’s telecommunication authority earlier this week, and were told to block PUBG.
The instructions came from the Kathmandu district court.
Senior police official, Dhiraj Pratap Singh, told AFP [via Daily Mail]: “We sought an order from the court to ban PUBG after floods of complaints from parents, guardians and school organisations to block the game citing psychological impact on teenagers and students.”
This follows the death of a 16-year-old in India, who died by suicide after being told by his parents to stop playing PUBG in favour of his studies.
It’s not the first time that PUBG has been blamed for such heartbreaking news in India. Earlier this year, two men in their 20s lost their lives when absorbed in the mobile version of PUBG too close to railway tracks.
Some parts of India (more specifically, a number of cities in the state of Gujarat) have already banned PUBG after concerns of it encouraging violent behaviour and distractions from schooling.
Two dozen young people have since been arrested for violating the ban and playing the game.