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Fortnite Season 2 battle pass, map changes, and more

Updated: August 27, 2020 11:11

Fortnite's latest season is Officially here. After months of waiting, Finally the second season of Fortnite: Chapter 2 is finally here, and it proposes a secret agent theme in the battle royale segment. That adds all-new "top-secret shelters" spread across the island, more stealth gameplay features like "decoy grenades" and secret passages, as well as the usual collection of new characters and skins to unlock if you purchase new season's battle pass.

The all-new battle pass skins carry the likes of Peely the banana in a tuxedo, a cat henchmen named "Meowscles" who can make his pecks dance, and a man with golden hands. Deadpool character is also here in the newly licensed superhero to join Fortnite's cast, though it's not clear yet that how you will going to unlock him.

There are some exciting new twists when it comes to customizing the character. Season 2 includes two factions Shadow and Ghost and you can unlock many new characters by completing missions. However, you can only unlock the variant from one team, and your choice is permanent. So you have to think carefully if you want a white or black muscle cat. Similarly, a new character called Maya, and you can customize 10 different looks of her appearance, including the hairstyle, clothing, and even tattoos and face paint. It's a big shift for Fortnite 2, which historically has only featured premade character skins.

New lobby with more options:

A new Fortnite second season always expects a new lobby but there's more than a background change this time thankfully to Fortnite team as there's a full base, full of agents, and various options to access. Moving from left to right in the screen these are followed as:


The first menu comes with access to the five different agents that have come in Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 2. So far that’s only Brutus, with the rest unlocking in 14-day intervals. By reaching each agent you're able to see more challenges you'll need to complete to access each agent their final Ghost or Shadow faction mission.

Daily Assignment

You can look at your Daily Assignments on a notice board. Little else has improved - but it's still things like eliminations and searching chests, and you can swap out if you don't like.

Challenge Table:

In the middle of your screen, you'll be going to find the main challenges displayed on the map. You can filter these challenges between Agent and Maya challenges (Maya being the character you can massively customize in this new season), "recommended", "daily", "style", and "all", as well as check into your progress.

Battle Pass:

Above the Challenge Table, you'll be going to find the good old's Battle Pass. Nothing's improved much here other than the big shiny doors that slide open to unveil it. All your tier rewards and progress to 100 are shown here.

Deadpool Challenges

Just on the right side, in the middle, you'll be going find an air vent that leads, inexplicably, to Deadpool's nest. Inside you'll find a letter to read about the new Deadpool theme Battle Bus, as well as a computer to track the new Fortnite Deadpool challenges which so far as you read the letter and don't thank the bus driver.

Upgrade Vault

At your top right of the screen, you will be going to find the Upgrade Vault where you can see the new challenges and unlock Maya. She’s a new highly customizable character in the Fortnite S-2 you can make your own by changing a deep breath her hair, sleeves, tattoos, boots, vests, collars, helmet, pants, face paint, and scarf.

"Coming Soon" (Limited time operations)

How the Ghost and Shadow fight will play out over Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 continues to be seen. But this computer screen on the very right will be tracking it, and the fate of the island via a Limited-Time Operations. This is where you will choose your devotion to either team Ghost or team Shadow. We Don't quite know how this will happen yet but the battle pass official trailer mentions that during the season we"ll have a limited time operation that will change the shape of the island permanently. If we had to guess we say that this will take the form of small things like voting items back into rotation and more influential in the game events.

New Fortnite named locations:

The Fortnite S-2 battle royale island map is extremely more crowded in this new season with five recently named locations available. These are all in increase to the already existing areas that haven't changed much, bringing the total 18 points of excitement.

While many of these new spots are smaller than we are used to, the new locations offer something unique from watery areas to underground sections.

The Shark

It is located on the northwestern side of the map, we have the Shark. This hidden base took over one of the islands there and that is built as a huge shark building. There are two main sections of this point of interest. At the center of the titular shark, there is a prestigious estate and a couple of smaller buildings.

In this new part of the island, players will be going to find luxurious rooms and plenty of treasure chests to open up.

The mouth of the Shark is open in the ocean, which allows players to drive their boats inside. Inside it, the players will find a vast underground base, complete with hidden chests to discover.

The Agency

At the center of the screen the Agency headquarters. Home to the spies who give Fortnite season 2 its theme, this location is found right in the middle of the map. Previously known as the Eye Land, it is now a complex structure with secret areas, multiple floors, and lots of loot.

The Rig

Above the coast of Slurpy Swamp in the southwestern quadrant of the island, there is the Rig. This new location is not easily accessible given its offshore placement, so players are better off landing here at the start of a match. The new towering oil rig is broken into two sections: the central rig and a smaller one adjacent to it.

While there aren't many buildings on the new Rig, the insides of them are narrow and difficult for battling opponents. This is countered by the open nature of the outside area where mid to long-range fights will command most surpassing.

The Yacht

A large ship, called the yacht, in the top right of the screen. It got an Agent Meowscles written all over it with a giant ball of yarn and a litter tray, watched over by a security camera. There's also a gym with a cat-themed exercise regime on aboard. Again, like the Rig, it's off the coast, so a risky area to get too and from BUT defeating Meowscles gets you his Peow Peow rifle, a gold AK variant.

The Grotto

The new Grotto is the most isolated location in season 2, located on the east coast between Retail Row and Dirty Docks. When you first come here, it will seem as if nothing is here except a giant hole. As you jump down, though, you will find a cavernous underground base.

New Fortnite weapons and items:

The new Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 2 official trailer has revealed a range of new weapons and gear, as well as cleared a few. The new Damage Trap, a Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle, and some rarities of the Rocket Launcher and SMG guns are gone. While the unvaulted stuff includes:

  1. Boom Bow
  2. Heavy Sniper Rifle
  3. Remote Explosives
  4. Grappler
  5. Drum Gun
  6. Sword

You can also get special unique variants of certain weapons from defeated partners:

  1. Suppressed Assault Rifle
  2. Suppressed Submachine Gun
  3. Suppressed Sniper Rifle
  4. Suppressed Pistol
  5. Minigun

Other important additions include a box that acts like the slightly less exclusive version of the old bushes when used against anything other than partners. There's also a Sneaky Snowman v2, and the Invisibility Powerup, Smoke Grenade, and most notably, Decoys. These grenade-like throwables create a jumpy, mobile copy of your character to confuse enemies.

New and highly customizable character skin, Maya:

The new Maya isn't just a customizable skin in terms of unlocking levels and colors, she is a character that you can change in ten different elements. The idea is that all the possible combinations will let players create their unique skin. The options you can unlock include upgrades the hair, tattoos, boots, sleeves, collars, helmet, pants, face paint, vest, and scarf. So far the challenges expected to look fairly basic, including things like dealing 250 damage with the Assault Rifles in a single match.

There are unique special Agent weapons:

Each of the new Agent characters appears both as character skins and mini-bosses at some locations. Taking one of them will get you an ID card to a vault filled with high-level loot, as well as a unique gold tier character weapon:

  1. Brutus Minigun
  2. Meowscle's Peow Peow Rifle
  3. Midas Drum Gun
  4. Skye's Assault Rifle
  5. TNT's Ka-Boo Bow

New Fortnite Ghost and Shadow factions:

At this time it is not clear exactly who these secret organizations are but they've taken over the island with a huge range of new secret locations, challenges and NPC bosses and henchmen are as capable as taking you down as any player. Meanwhile, their plans for the island aren't clear yet - its "fate is in your hands" states Epic it looks like you'll be able to unlock outfit variants and probably influence the future of the game. You can also grab some high-level gear by taking out operatives on their bases to open special chests and vaults.

Note: All images are taken from epic games.

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