It’s been practically every week for the reason that first situation of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point debuted, bringing an action-packed crossover between the DC Comics universe and the favored Epic Games battle royale. As the identify would counsel, the six-issue comedian miniseries sees Batman thrown smack-dab in the center of Fortnite Island, having to combat in opposition to his lack of reminiscences and the schematics of the sport in order to discover a approach to security. Given the very conceit of Fortnite — in which the battle royale resets roughly each 22 minutes — it was secure to imagine that Batman’s time in the sport would contain him dying and respawning a variety of instances. During a current press occasion attended by ComicBook.com, the Zero Point crew of author Christos Gage and artist Reilly Brown addressed precisely what number of instances Batman “dies” inside Fortnite — and whereas there is not a transparent reply, it is undoubtedly loads.
“I have not actually counted it up,” Gage revealed. “But doesn’t everyone die when the storm covers the entire island?”
“He dies every 22 minutes,” Brown answered. “So it depends on how long he’s in there. While I was drawing it, if you pay attention to his facial hair, you could see how long he’s in there. So he’s definitely in there for at least a week. So I don’t know how many times 22 minutes happens in a week, but that’s how many times and I guess it won’t be more frequently than that. If we figured out exactly how long he’s in the loop, we could figure out exactly how many times he died.”
“The real question is, is it guys like Ruckus and Big Mouth that are killing him? Or is it the storm?” Brown added. “Who has the most kill points racked up on Batman? That’s the real question.”
The time restrict that naturally comes with Fortnite‘s respawn undoubtedly lends itself to some fascinating storytelling prospects — one thing that Gage mentioned posed a compelling inventive problem.
“For me, the challenge was the same challenge that Batman faces, which is given these obstacles — once he finds himself in the loop and time resets, or his memory resets every 22 minutes — how do you get out of that?” Gage defined elsewhere in the press convention. “It took some creative thinking. But he is Batman and he figures that he’s probably gonna figure out a way out.”
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1 is now accessible for buy at comedian retailers and digital platforms, in addition to without cost for subscribers of DC Universe Infinite.