After the longest wait in the game’s history Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 finally gave way to the Chapter 2 Season 2 update. Usually, every new Fortnite season lasts around 10 weeks, but the developers at Epic Games were forced to delay the release of the latest installment in Chapter 2 due to the Christmas holidays of 2019. At last, following an entire week of golden-themed cryptic teasers that appeared throughout Fortnite’s social media channels and even billboards from all around the globe, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 made a head start on Thursday, February 20th, 2020. Here’s a brief look at what the Fortnite fans can expect to discover in the newest update!
Spy theme and updates to Fortnite map
The launch trailer of the new Fortnite season greets players with a musical score that would not be out of place in The Incredibles 2004 movie but the latest Fortnite installment is surely not about superheroes. Speculations ran wild throughout the week, with people even trying to associate the masked golden head from the teasers with Thanos from Marvel cinematic universe but in the end, this did not turn out to be the case. Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 carries the “Top Secret” title and aims for a James Bond-like vibe featuring covert agents and espionage.
First of all, the new Fortnite season updates the battle royale map with new Points of Interest. This was truly a breath of fresh air, as the island has become quite stale after the longest season on record. Now survivors can infiltrate one of the five new locations on the map to get special weapons and XP boosts. These new POIs include an oil rig, a yacht, fortified agency in the middle Eye Land and the Shark mansion. Here Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 will have players fighting hostile NPC henchmen, avoiding armed turrets, hiding from security cameras and interrogating enemies for useful information.
How about new Fortnite skins?
Naturally, new Fortnite season means an introduction of new character-based Fortnite outfits. Coinciding with the “Top Secret” theme of the latest update, new Fortnite character skins represent various secret agency operatives: human-cat hybrid with steroidal muscles named Meowscles, tier 100 legendary rarity skin with golden hands called Midas, muscle mountain Brutus who had the fans confusing him with Thanos during the teaser releases, and a tuxedo-wearing banana named Peely among multiple others.
Maya skin is exceptional in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 as it is the first Fortnite outfit ever that features actual customization options! Every owner of the Maya skin can customize this female operative according to their liking. The outfit has 10 aspects upon which the look of this new Fortnite season skin can be tweaked, ranging from haircut and face paint to various types of clothing. The customization options will need to be unlocked through completing a series of challenges, just like it was with obtaining different styles of the same skin in the previous season.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 circled around a conflict between two antagonistic character factions: the E.G.O. and A.L.T.E.R. each of which corresponded with different skins. The same applies to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2, only this time around the two opposing factions are rival agencies called Ghost and Shadow (corresponding with the previous E.G.O. and A.L.T.E.R opposition). Completing new Fortnite season challenges will grant players the opportunity to choose between these two camps, in turn unlocking skin styles specific to their respective agency. One must keep in mind, that this choice is permanent and can’t be changed in the future, therefore it is important to choose wisely.
Last but not least, the secret unlock of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is non-other than the Deadpool outfit! That’s right – the loudmouth, 4th wall-breaking mercenary from the Marvel universe can be obtained in the new Fortnite season along with his unique set of challenges. As for the rest of the skins, the Battle Pass price hasn’t changed from the previous season, costing 950 V-Bucks and just like before, one can also purchase the Battle Bundle to unlock 25 tiers and all their content for the same price of 2,800 V-Bucks.
Any new tweaks to Fortnite’s gameplay?
Throughout the week leading up to the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Epic Games announced that Fortnite 11.50 update will move the game to the Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system, which is known for allowing dynamic destruction of environmental objects. Aside from the new content, the new Fortnite season hasn’t seen major upgrades to the game’s physics as of yet. Building mechanics and environmental elements still work the same as before, but there are certain gameplay tweaks that further elaborate the battle royale experience.
Firstly, as it can be seen in the launch trailer of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2, some of the new gliders are actually rideable! Now the players can not only hang bellow their gliders but also ride right on top of their gliding equipment. Another new feature is the ability to throw consumable items like shields and bandages – this will be especially useful playing in squads. However, the most notable of latest gameplay mechanics are based on the new Fortnite season spy theme as NPC henchmen from new POIs can be interrogated, forcing them to temporarily reveal information like the locations of other henchmen, treasure chests and even other players that are nearby! There’s definitely a lot of new things to try out!
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 launch!
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