After, Epic Games live-streamed a particular Season 11 occasion that noticed Fortnite‘s map blown up by rockets, a meteor, and warped into a black hole, Fortnite has returned within the type of Fortnite: Chapter 2.
There’s rather a lot that is new on this model of the sport. However, the largest change is undoubtedly the sport’s “new” map. We put new in quotes there because the map really does share some similarities with the earlier one. There are even some landmarks and areas which have survived the transition left within the wake of that meteor that hit the unique map.
Joining these acquainted areas is a plethora of map design additions that embody solely new zones and an emphasis on water. That final bit leads into the addition of some contemporary mechanics that embody driveable pace boats and the power to swim so far as you need within the recreation. Naturally, although, you’ll finally hit an invisible wall for those who resolve to swim too far out into the ocean. You may also fish and eat your catch for a fast well being increase.
Also combating for the aspect of “new” are options resembling having the ability to bodily decide up downed teammates, a gun that permits you to heal your teammates from a distance, pogo sticks, and the power to cover in issues like haystacks. It appears that fairly just a few weapons have been faraway from the sport as properly, however gamers are nonetheless discovering the specifics of what’s, and is not, accessible. There’s additionally a reference to having the ability to improve weapons utilizing a weapons bench.
Interestingly, it appears that evidently Fortnite now has a brand new battle go system that Epic says is about “more fun, less grind.” The particulars are nonetheless being discovered, however it appears that evidently progress is extra intently tied to your XP within the recreation and that you just earn multiplier metals for performing sure in-game actions resembling discovering new areas.
While Apex Legends not too long ago unveiled a brand new map and PUBG has launched new maps for years, Fortnite had beforehand relied on making modifications to its present map ever because the launch of the sport’s battle royale mode. It makes a whole lot of sense that Epic would contemplate a extra substantial change to the sport right now, although, given the quantity of blowback the Fortnite crew has been receiving over a few of its inventive selections which have added controversial thematic alterations to the unique Fortnite zones.
In any case, this seems to be the beginning of an thrilling and substantial new period for Fortnite. We’ll see the place Epic takes the favored battle royale shooter from right here.
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