Fortnite: Chapter 2 released with new features
Fortnite Chapter 2 introduces a ton of new content into the free-to-play title; most importantly, it adds a brand-new map for players to duke it out as they fight for the title of sole survivor. Based on the original reveal trailer, the new island is exceptionally lush and spacious, with plenty of forests, mountains, and lakes as far as the eye can see.
Of course, one of the few constants in Fortnite is change, so we are expecting future seasons to change the island’s appearance. The video also shows the notable return of the flying battle bus that carries players into the fight.
Chapter 2 also delivers new ways to play the game with the debut of a few new activities such as fishing and swimming. Or, if you are into hiding during the match, the latest update now allows you to duck in dumpsters of haystacks. Modern vehicles have also been introduced.
There are also new multiplayer emotes that allow you to collaborate with your friends to pull off slick new moves in the battle zone. A new battle pass is up for purchase for 950 V-Bucks.
Players who purchase the battle pass can earn bonuses such as new character skins, including this new blue blobby character (above). While it remains similar to previous battle passes, Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 1’s battle pass makes tweaks to progression. It allows you to earn an additional 1,500 V-Bucks from completing tasks, as well as more leisurely ways to gain experience by allowing you to do various tasks, including killing opponents or opening chests.