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Marking 244 years of American Independence on 4th of July tomorrow, Fortnite has launched a very special Season 3 skin of Marvel’s ‘Star Spangled Man with a Plan’, Captain America.

As a cinematic flag-bearer of American military heritage and good ol’ fashioned righteousness, Captain’s tri-coloured suit and shield will be up for grabs for 2000 V-bucks (about $20) from the Fortnite in-game store. The iconic vibranium shield is a part of the same package. More so, you’ll be able to wear it on your back while running and even use it as a staple pick-axe.

Along with these, players can also get the Grand Salute emote, which features Captain America-themed fireworks.

Before this, we saw Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman avatar make an appearance in Fortnite, Keanu Reeves back in June of 2019, Deadpool, and many more celebrity and comic cameos. We clearly see a trend here, and Fortnite makes a point that anybody can be an in-game character. A Batman or Joker character too could be very interesting choices for them. However, we did spot another superhero in the game. Well, not wearing his glorious Asgardian battle suit but in a very human ‘dad-bod’ form. While Fortnite hasn’t officially confirmed it, it sits as a part of the line-up for Season 3.

We, however, have a hunch that Thor will at some point unite with the Fortnite franchise, thanks to a tiny Easter Egg within the Captain America teaser itself. We can clearly see that the Super Soldier arrived onto the Fortnite island using the ‘Bifrost’, the same portal machinery Thor used back in Asgard. The information is quite limited in this matter but there are tons.

The special Captain America skin is available at the Fortnite store right now for a limited period only for 2000 V-Bucks while the fireworks cost an additional 300 V-Bucks.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.