It looks like the next Marvel crossover skin in Fortnite Season 5 will feature Ant-Man, if the latest hunter portal and a teaser from Epic Games is anything to go by.
Chapter 2 Season 4 of Epic Games’ wildly successful battle royale was basically a giant Marvel takeover, with the likes of Black Widow, Iron Man, Venom, and Storm getting their own skins in the game.
The game’s map also got a superhero-themed renovation, with locations based on many of the franchise’s most beloved characters, including the ominous Doom’s Domain and a Black Panther monument.
Players were left a little confused, though, when Ant-Man didn’t get a skin. He had his own landmark called Ant Manor, after all, so it only seemed fitting that he’d appear in the game eventually.
While that didn’t happen in Season 4, it seems now is the time for the fan-favorite Marvel character, as new leaks — and a clever teaser from Epic — suggest he’ll be making his long-awaited arrival on The Island before Season 5 is over.
Fortnite Ant-Man skin revealed
Throughout Season 5, various hunter portals have appeared across The Island to hint at new pop-culture crossovers, as Agent Jonesy brings in hunters from various franchises to help secure The Loop.
New portal decrypted, Ant-Man soon! pic.twitter.com/88tK943rri
— VastBlast – Fortnite Leaks (@VastBlastt) March 5, 2021
This also lines up with the box of hunter ‘hints’ that was sent out to prominent Fortnite players like Ali-A, as one of the only remaining clues that hadn’t been ticked off yet was an Ant Farm.
On March 6, Epic Games fueled the hype and speculation with a tweet from the official Fortnite Twitter account. “Over the seasons, many Marvel Heroes and Villains have made their way to the Island. But it looks like we may have forgotten one,” they teased.
Over the seasons, many Marvel Heroes and Villains have made their way to the Island. But it looks like we may have forgotten one.
Any guesses who it might be? pic.twitter.com/OZpVWg2HSC
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 6, 2021
Some perceptive fans quickly spotted a hidden teaser: a tiny Ant-Man can be seen standing on Cable’s arm. This reveal sent players into a frenzy and practically confirmed their suspicions that Ant-Man would be joining the game before the end of Season 5.
Fortnite Ant-Man skin release date
We don’t know exactly when players will be able to purchase the Ant-Man skin and any potential cosmetics. While Epic has continued releasing hints and teasers for the superhero’s tie-in, they haven’t officially announced his addition to the store.
However, we’d expect Ant-Man to arrive in the in-game Item Shop at some point over the next few days. Usually, when a skin leaks, that means it’s coming out fairly soon — and with Epic all but confirming Ant-Man’s arrival, it’s likely to be happening in the near-future.
We’ll update this article as soon as an official Ant-Man outfit release date and price are announced.