Fortnite fans who’ve been going through withdrawal for the past couple of days after the unexpected shutdown of the game can now relax. Game servers are back up after a 2-day outage that took the player community by surprise even though Epic had been teasing “something big” for a few days beforehand. Enter Fortnite Chapter 2.
The good news is that players have SO much to look forward to with today’s launch of Chapter 2: Season 1. There’s a brand new island map for players to explore alongside four brand new characters. Players will also find a new fishing feature and even swimming for those who need a quiet break from the killing. There is so much new that players will be busy for quite a while.
Some things that have already been discovered:
- Bandage Bazooka to heal friends;
- new weapons;
- upgraded combat;
- haystacks to hide in;
- explosive barrels;
- “more fun, less grind”;
- secrets, secrets, secrets to discover!
You can check out the patch notes on the Fornite official site.
About Fortnite Chapter 2
Drop Into a New World: Choose your landing spot and explore an all-new island featuring 13 new locations.
New Water Gameplay: Swimming, fishing, motorboats, and more!
Support Your Squad: Heal your squad with the bandage bazooka, carry your fallen teammates to safety, and celebrate with new group emotes like high fives!
Hideouts & Explosives: Hide in haystacks and dumpsters to get the drop on your opponent or go in blazing by blowing up gas tanks and explosive barrels.
Upgraded Combat: Get back to basics and battle enemies with a streamlined weapon arsenal. Upgrade weapons using resources at the upgrade bench.
More Fun, Less Grind: Level through an all-new battle pass featuring a brand new XP system and medals you earn in the match.