What is Nexus and what does it mean for Fortnite?

Fortnite Season 4 is only a couple of days away. As is customary, Epic are releasing daily teasers to lead up to the end of the season and the start of the new one. We know that Season 4 will have a Marvel theme and that Epic are tying the worlds together through the in-game comics that are developing as the days pass.

We’re not focusing on the comics, here. Instead, we’re taking a look at the simpler teasers that Epic are releasing on social media. They’re releasing a letter each day, so far spelling out N-E-X-U. Most fans assume that the finished product will read “NEXUS,” which is a fair assumption, at this point.

This word bears more significance than anything we’re being shown in the comics leading up to the season. In fact, it’s one of the primary reasons that some fans think that Season 4 will be the final season of Chapter 2, as we outlined in a separate article. Take a look at that theory here.

Despite “Nexus” being the central focus of the Season 4 teasers, a lot of players don’t know what it means – nor the significance of the term in both Fortnite and in Marvel Comics. That’s what we’re going to explore, below.

“It’s ALL connected. Pay Attention.” – Donald Mustard

Let’s start with the definition of Nexus: “A connection or series of connections linking two or more things.” This is pretty straightforward; Nexus = connection. Marvel and Fortnite are connecting. It doesn’t go deeper than that, does it?

Well, of course, it does. Nexus is significant in Marvel Comics as “The Nexus of All Realities.” There are several Nexus connections present across Marvel comics – each connecting the intertwined dimensions with one another. We’re no scholars in Marvel Comics, but are aware of several Nexus points across multiple storylines in the comics.

These Nexus points are what allow the multiverse to exist. In many ways, they serve as a plot device that allows writers to expand outside of the cannon Marvel Comics timelines…