Fortnite and Marvel are planning a major crossover event for gamers to earn some unique rewards by playing cool games. There’s a new in-game event headed to Fortnite that will allow players to pick up a special Hulk Smashers pickaxe skin, styled after either the Hulk’s fists, or Hukbuster Iron Man’s gauntlet. Either way, it’s really great to see.
There is some bad news though. The Hulk Smashers pickaxe is only available for some players. To get the unique cosmetic, you need to participate in the closed and open betas for Marvel’s Avengers. The open beta is available for both PS4 and Xbox One, and is free for all. The bad news is that the closed beta is only for those who pre-order the game itself.
There is a way around it though, as you can always pre-order and then cancel it after you’re done. This may be considered a bit underhanded, but it is a potential way around the paid requirement. Also, PC players don’t get a beta or the shot at the unique item in Fortnite, so sad news there.
The beta times and dates for both consoles are as follows:
- August 7-9: PlayStation 4 Pre-Order Beta
- Marvel Avengers PlayStation 4 pre-order players only
- August 14-16: PlayStation 4 Open Beta
- August 14-16: Xbox One Pre-Order Beta
- Marvel Avengers Xbox One pre-order players only
- August 21-23: Open Beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
There are additional requirements beyond the beta participation as well. The Hulk Smashers pickaxe will only be given to those who complete three HARM challenges throughout the course of the beta test. You’ll also need to link your PSN or Xbox Live accounts to your Epic Games and Square Enix accounts to claim the reward from that account.
There will eventually be an option to purchase the unique pickaxe skin at some point in the in-game store, but if you want it right away, this is how you get it.
Fortnite is available now on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Switch, Android, and iOS.
Marvel’s Avengers will release on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Playstation 5, Playstation 4, and Stadia.