Epic Games has unleashed Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 upon the gaming public, and with it are a whole bunch of new features for players to enjoy. With the new update inevitably come new Fortnite items, new locations, factions, weapons, and even the introduction of Deadpool. However, there is a variety of new gameplay changes that you should know about in the battle royale title. Patch notes are no longer released by the developers for Fortnite Battle Royale, though several changes have been published to bring players up to speed with what’s new.
What’s New in Season 2
In Chapter 2 Season 2, there have been a lot of new additions. Everything from Fortnite skins to new areas have been added, with the latter featuring NPCs that will need to be defeated before you can take their prized weapons. Teleportation seems to be a neat new feature too, as you can use toilets and dumpsters to navigate your way around the island. There’s new gameplay mechanics of interest as well, such as the ability to sneak around the map in a cardboard box, and you can now also share your healing items by throwing them to fellow players. So, if you have any shields or medkits handy, be sure to do so when needed.
Another major change in this season is the weapons that have been brought back from the vault, and those that have been vaulted as a consequence. Players who like to take a stealthy approach will be delighted to hear that most suppressed weapons have been brought back, as well as remote explosives and the mini-gun. However, damage traps have now been vaulted until further notice, much to the dismay of the player base. Joining them will be the bolt action sniper and the P90.
Changes in Gameplay
On top of the fresh content, there are a number of new gameplay changes in Fortnite Battle Royale. Five new points of interest have been added, including the Shark, the Yacht, the Grotto, the Agency, and the Rig. At each of these locations, you will find NPCs that will drop Mythic items upon defeat.
Key cards have also been added, which will help you locate vaults that house several crates. You can also use ID Scan to open certain crates if you choose to. Another change worth noting is that upgrading weapons now takes longer, so keep this in mind to manage your time better.
Naturally, it can’t all be about the excitement of fresh new content for the battle royale title. It may be the less glamorous side of Fortnite news, but there are some bug fixes that will be of interest. The developers have implemented a fix in which there had been issues with selecting friends and scrolling. Players also noted that they were getting stuck on the loading screen after accepting invites. Meanwhile, others had been unable to select traps when prompted to do so while using a controller.
The Battle Royale mode seemed to bear the brunt of the issues, where there was a fault in which players saw a blank controller set up when choosing controller settings. Other issues included a message stating that players could not join a party when they could actually do so, and being unable to move after emoting.
There is an air of sheer excitement surrounding Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. With a wealth of new Fortnite items, locations, factions and more being added, there‘s plenty for players to be getting on with. Not only that, but there is also a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks. There are Deadpool challenges still to run, as well as the reveal of the impact of the new Agent factions, and how they will ultimately shape the future of the game. That’s what it appears the game is working towards at the moment if the section of the lobby that states ‘Coming Soon’ is anything to go by. In the meantime, we can enjoy the new content, browse the Fortnite item shop, and dive into battle to see what Fortnite still has to offer!
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