Fortnite Credit: Epic Games
The new season of Fortnite is upon us and there are many changes, most of which make Chapter 2, Season 8 one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory.
Season 7 ended with a bang, as Dr. Slone 's Dr. Shadow of the Imagined Order sent players on a suicide mission to bring downre the Alien mothership. What we didn't realize was that Kevin the Cube was on board, and it was the real target that Slone wanted to destroy.
The mission unfolded crooked and the players too. Like Kevin and a number of other Cubes, all of them crashed into the island below. The mothership now rests in smoldering ruins, huge pieces of which dot the Fortnite map.
Here's all of the new stuff for Fortnite Season 8, which is titled Cubed.
A new Battle Pass
With a new season there is always a new Battle Pass but Season 8 is particularly good . Part of this is because Epic has used the Battle Star system again, allowing you to unlock rewards out of order. You can't unlock them in any order, but it's less linear and gives pread of choice to players.
The Battle Pass is also quite good due to the excellent original skins, including the vintage cartoon character Toona Fish (see more below) and the fabulous Fabio Sparklemane, one of the best skins in Fortnite. Read more about these new skins here .
This season also returns to Fortnite the seasons of days gone by with a true mystery skin that appears to be an original character rather than a licensed character.
Bottles of color and rainbow ink
Toona Fish Credit: Epic Games
Last season we had alien artifacts. Finding them has allowed us to unlock customization options for the Battle Pass skin, Kymera. This season we have bottles of color and rainbow ink that allow us to customize Toona Fish.
I have an explanatory "with the locations of all the different color bottles and how Rainbow Ink workstion here . The short version is that this is a nifty way to get a lot of cool styles for Toona Fish, which is a nice touch.
The image above is what Toona Fish - which is black and white originally - looks like with the CODENAME ELF skin style.
Seaosn 8 card Credit: Epic Games
The biggestChanges to the map come from the ruins of the crushed Mothership. At each of these ruins there are new purple air trails, similar to what we had for a while in Chapter 1. You can fly over these, although they won't get you very far. Each is confined to its location, so they won't be a fast way to travel like the previous air tubes.
There are purple cubes near these crash sites, but there are also other large cubes in different places. Blue is between the mountains and the sea in the south-eastern part of the map. This is the one that players have restarted on the mothership, and it is at a POI called Friendly Forest. It seems to be a "good " cube now, whatever that means.
The golden cube is in the western part of the map, but in the blog post of Epic on the new season we get this line: "The cubes are down to something,bet your bananas on it. I'm not sure what the Golden is, but the others seem to almost… follow him. Keep an eye on that for me, will you? "
Slurpy Swamp has been changed to Sludgy Swamp and Corny Complex is now Corny Crops, but most of the locations are the same minus everything who is alien: Holly Hedges is in her original form after becoming Holly Hatchery, occupied by aliens.
More about the Season 8 map changes here.
The Sides Credit: Epic Games
There is now a giant orange bubble on the map. It changes locations with every match, but you can see it on the map quite easily and it's big enough that you notice it sliding off the battle bus.
It's basically about 'a portal to another dimension called The Sideways (much like Stranger Things al ' Upsidedown). Inside you will find monsters. These Sideways monsters are basically makeover Fortnitemares monsters (but barely).
Fighting against these monsters (and often against other players) can yield some fun rewards, including special side weapons. You can also find cofSpecial side fresheres that usually have above average loot.
Side arms Credit: Epic Games
The best thing about Sea son 7 was the alien arsenal we were able to play with. I haven't used the Sideways pistols enough to say if they are that good, but so far I have to lean forr "no". The Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun probably aren't the only new weapons we'll have this season, but so far I don't like them as much as their alien counterparts from last season, although I like them a lot more. than the Primal. season 6 weapons.
Anyone can participate in new weapons
Turret defense fund Credit: Epic Games
Led by JB Chimpanski, there is now a way to donate gold bars as a community to unlock new weapons and items in the game. The first of these is the turret gun which we haven't seen for a very long time. Once players have given enough bars, the item will be added back to the game. Maybe we can also add Domination Disco and Food Fight!
The challenge system is now a disco system! punch cards
Punchards Credit: Epic Games
Epic spoils the challenges of every system, tweaking and iterating and generally making them more confusing and overall a little worse all the time. Nothing new in Season 8: We now have punch cards linked to NPCs across the island. Go talk to the NPC to unlock a series of challenges that give you XP and Gold Bars.
So far the challenges are all pretty basic and boring. I'm not sure if we'll have any additional Weekly or Legendary challenges on top of that, but it looks like simple punch cards right now. Maybe they will keep adding new punch cards as the season progresses.
The New Victory Royale Umbrella: Last Reality
Last Reality Glider Credit: Epic Games
This one has a clever tagline: "We'll always have Cubetown." "
This is, of course, a quote from Casablanca, although in the film it is " Paris "not " Cubetown ". If you haven 't seen Casablanca yet , you really should do it. It's old and black and white and not as exciting as winninga victory royale, but it's a classic and you should do yourself a favor and watch a lot of classic movies.
Casablanca Credit: Warner Bros
And that, dear readers, is all new in season 8.
Obviously there is has other small changes. The menus are a bit different. There are so many game modes to choose from that you can choose from.It is honestly a little overwhelming. Most of them are player-made, but we have the normal Battle Royale, Tired Team Rumble, and Epic's Among Us knock-off mode. Hope more to come.
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