Another epic battle royale game
The immensely popular battle royale game is back with fresh skin, a new map, and a whole lot epic battle. Fortnite Battle Royale – Chapter 2 is the new offering of the globally acclaimed survival game. This action-packed game boasts updates a lot bigger than usual, with a visual overhaul to make your gaming experience all the more exciting.
A reboot of sorts
Fortnite Battle Royale – Chapter 2 has replaced the expected Season 11, bringing a ton of new skins and a welcome makeover for the game mechanics. To be clear, this game still very much a Fortnite game. Your goal of eliminating or avoiding the other 99 players who have parachuted into a vibrant remote island is still the core of the game. However, with this new title, the task will become more challenging. Aside from the new map and new ways to win rewards, the game also boasts better graphics. Sure, it still carries the Dreamwork-esque vibe that completely belies the tactical depth of the game, but the new island feels a lot more vibrant. The game looks cleaner and more vivid, making it genuinely look like a brand-new game.
Even the game’s layout was updated for easier gaming. The small health and shield bars are shifted to the side and made bigger instead of its typical location at the bottom of the screen. More so, the countdown is displayed prominently in the middle of the screen with you consume a shield potion or apply a Med Kit.
New world, new ways to play
Perhaps the biggest change showcased in Fortnite Battle Royale – Chapter 2 is its new game map, which features a brand-new island that allows players to play around in 13 different areas. The island comes with a lot more mountains and water features that go along with the brand-new swim and dive mechanics. There will also be motorboats that players can use to zoom and shoot around. Some of the island sections will also remind you of the Savage map in PUBG, which also had boat-based warfare.
But, while the game offers a new way to move around the island, it will have fewer guns. Fortnite Battle Royale – Chapter 2 streamlined their arsenal of weaponry to keep things simple. Mainstay weapons, like the pickaxe and assault rifle, remain, however.
The game makes up for the cut in weaponry by introducing new combat moves. In classic Assassin’s Creed style, players can now hide in hay bales or dumpsters to get the jump on your enemies. You can also put a fire underneath them by blowing up gas tanks and explosive barrels from afar. More, players can now use the Bandage Bazooka, which lets you fire healing bandages at your pals to patch them up in a pinch. You can also carry your fallen teammates and celebrate your victory with new group emotes like high-fives.
Seven is for good luck
Chapter 2’s seasons aren’t lacking in updates either. Season 7, in particular, amps up the narrative with a more in-depth look at the alien themes and various cool crossovers with other media. You get new skins, weapons, and other goodies either through the new Battle Pass or the loot boxes. The competitive side of the game holds more of the update, however, as the seasonal Fortnite Champion Series returns.
The FNCS All-Star Showdown begins on June 23 and will feature matches done in Trios again. After that, a two-week break on all competitions will happen from June 28 to July 11 and then the FNCS Qualifier will finally start on July 29. The Reboot Rounds return here, as well, and will be used on events that have 3 or more matches.
For the weekly competitions, you can participate in the different Cash Cups—and even join in on the Console Cup if you happen to play on console, as well. However, Friday Nite Bragging Rights has been discontinued so other Friday events will occur.
With the core gameplay fans have come to love, combined with the new skin and game updates, Fortnite Battle Royale – Chapter 2 brings the series a fresh start. The tasks are more challenging, and the new mechanics make the game feel new even for a seasoned player. And while these upgrades will require hundreds of hours to get fully used to, the time you spent will be totally worth it.