'Fortnite' Chapter 2 is here: New map, boats and 'less grind'

'Fortnite' Chapter 2 is here: New map, boats and 'less grind'

Just when people had started believing that the game has ended, Epic Games has dropped a new trailer titled "Fortnite: Chapter 2". This new Fortnite patch is rolling out across PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, and Android devices. There are 13 new locations for players to visit, but the map is grayed out until a player actually travels to that area. Millions more logged in to Fortniteservers to watch the event unfold themselves from within the game. Some past favorites, like Risky Reels, are also back. There are also new hideouts (like haystacks and Dumpsters) and the ability to blow up gas tanks and explosive barrels. The Season 1 Battle Pass has also been introduced, and the lasts until December 12.

If that wasn't enough, players can heal their squad with the new bandage bazooka, carry their downed teammates to safety and even upgrade weapons at the new "upgrade bench" using their materials.

The facility station appears to be leaking one thing into the water, which ties in with the commonly water-based theme of the brand new season, which permits for swimming, boats, and fishing for the primary time. In short, this is Fortnite like we've never seen it before, and that's a very exciting prospect despite the game's unparalleled success in its first iteration.

Fortnite is known for revamping with a new theme every few months, so what happened this week is no shock (though this is by far the most drastic stunt pulled by Fortnite).

And China Push Pause on Trade War
Tom McGregor, a Beijing-based political analyst, senior editor for China's national broadcaster CCTV and the author of USA vs. Trump did agree to suspend a tariff hike scheduled for Tuesday on $250bn worth of imports from China.

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins had a simple tweet about Chapter 2. Now that Save the World is no longer on sale, is the PvE mode going free soon too?

However, it looks a strong possibility that these are the new Fortnite map POIs. All the default skins now sport a new look with a green jacket.

The way in which the game's makers have managed to build the hype around the update has been a masterclass in modern marketing - now they wait and see if the product they've made will live up to it.

Related News:

  • Google Stadia launch date revealed, controllers shipping soon

    Additionally, all Founder's Edition or Premiere Edition users will instantly gain access to Destiny 2: The Collection . And seconds later youll be playing those games – because of the way Stadia works, theres no download necessary.
    Modric injured and Bale in the wars in Wales-Croatia qualifier

    Modric injured and Bale in the wars in Wales-Croatia qualifier

    Speaking after the final whistle, Wales supervisor Giggs claimed James made basically the numerous collision. The Chelsea midfielder did not return for the second half but Dalic said: "He seems to be fine".
    Convicted pedo allegedly walked 564km to have sex with girl, 14

    Convicted pedo allegedly walked 564km to have sex with girl, 14

    After deciding to walk, he allegedly sent selfies and photos of exit signs to show he was getting closer. When she said yes, he later told her he had begun walking from Whitestown, Indiana, to where she was.
  • Duchess Kate Middleton & Prince William Enjoy Night Out in Pakistan

    Duchess Kate Middleton & Prince William Enjoy Night Out in Pakistan

    As William and Kate visit with organizations and people in Pakistan, they will be trailed by a very heavy security presence. The Duke of Cambridge also looked dapper and elegant in a dark teal traditional sherwani by Pakistani brand Naushemian .
    NDP leader Jagmeet Singh trying to capitalize on newfound momentum

    NDP leader Jagmeet Singh trying to capitalize on newfound momentum

    Then just like that, Singh tried to walk it back on Monday saying, "my focus is not on a coalition". However, one of the parties involved in this reported coalition has kept quiet about it.
    President Trump insists whistleblower must testify, demands to know identity

    President Trump insists whistleblower must testify, demands to know identity

    Democrats have nonetheless alleged, without evidence, that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to pressure Zelensky. He is expected to tell us that his message to him was that it was not quid pro quo in their interactions with him.
  • Rams surprisingly trade Marcus Peters to Ravens

    The Rams exercised a fifth-year option that is paying him just over $9 million this season, but they had not offered an extension. The trade comes a day after the Rams placed their other starting cornerback, Aqib Talib , on injured reserve with a rib injury.
    Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Nominees

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Nominees

    To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. Judas Priest earned a first-time nomination in 2018, but got passed over.
    Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win Nobel economics prize for studies on poverty

    Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win Nobel economics prize for studies on poverty

    Economists may not build big atom-smashers or gene-sequencing facilities, but they can still perform rigorous experiments. The researchers found that merely demonstrating the benefits of fertilizer would not induce farmers to use it.
  • Explosive device blows up at Montana school, no injuries

    Explosive device blows up at Montana school, no injuries

    The 490 students walked to a nearby location where they could be picked up by their parents, said Superintendent Tyler Ream. Authorities also are conducting sweeps of other schools, along with the state Capitol and government buildings.
    Trump's lawyer dismisses impeachment subpoena

    Trump's lawyer dismisses impeachment subpoena

    According to Hill, Bolton characterized the actions taken by people around Trump as being like "a drug deal". But he told Bolton that other staff wanted to wait until there was something more substantive to talk about.
    Bixby button remapping now works on the Galaxy Note 9

    Bixby button remapping now works on the Galaxy Note 9

    Still, Samsung shipped the Galaxy Note 9 with Google Assistant , a far more capable and powerful virtual personal assistant. Supposedly, not all units have this due to the way that the phone is painted during the manufacturing process.

Most liked

Iran oil tanker damage from apparent missile attack captured in new photos
Washington accused Tehran of attacking the vessels with mines and to be behind the drone assault, something it strongly denied. Technical experts on the oil tanker and experts in NITC headquarters are still investigating the cause of the explosions.

‘Avicii Invector’ Rhythmic Video Game Coming Soon [TRAILER]
A new video game celebrating the life and work of Avicii is to be launched across multiple gaming platforms this coming winter. Users will guide through vocal melodies, sweep through each fade and attack every beat in 25 of Avicii's biggest hits.

Arizona Cardinals Beat Atlanta Falcons 34-33
With veteran Matt Bryant kicking, a tie game was assured, right? With the miss, the Falcons trailed the Cardinals 34-33 . Matt Bryant missed an extra point late Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals when he lost 1 point, and felt very bad .

Elizabeth Warren Seen as Nominee by 70% of Investors, Bank Survey Says
Cindy Baumgartner, a Westerville resident, said Buttigieg is now her number one candidate because of his intellect. HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 12: Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen.

Google Tips Upgraded Nest Mini Smart Speaker, Nest Wifi
The Google Nest Mini and Home Mini share the same cute puck-like design and they offer the same dimensions too. Price wise, the Nest Mini will retain the same price point, which it to say it's super affordable at just $49.

International Monetary Fund cuts 2019 global growth estimate to 3%
It said: "A credible fiscal consolidation path is needed to bring down India's elevated public debt over the medium term". It called for a strengthening of governance of public sector banks and greater efficiency of their credit allocation.

'Fortnite' Black Hole: What Does It Mean? Is A New Map Coming?
We're hoping that will happen sooner rather than later, but some reports have suggested the game may be down until Thursday. But after all the waiting and social media blackout surrounding the black hole, this feels a little anticlimactic to me.

37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona airport protests
Crowds of pro-independence supporters have clashed with riot police at Barcelona's airport as they protested against the verdicts. The trial featured more than 500 witnesses, including former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and 50 nationally televised hearings.

Despite loss, Eagles have hope in NFC East
That sets up a first-place showdown between the Eagles (3-3) and the reeling Cowboys (3-3) in Dallas on Sunday Night Football. Veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins took the blame for leaving Douglas out to dry on the second touchdown by Diggs.

There's a new Silent Hill game coming…
Facepalm: The cancelation of Silent Hills in 2015 came as a huge disappointment to fans of the long-running horror series. At the moment, we only know that the Japanese developers would roll out a casino game - Silent Hill: Escape.

Meesseman, Delle Donne lead Mystics to WNBA title
This was the seventh series in league history that had gone to a deciding Game 5, and the home team has won five of them. CT led 43-42 after a first half with six lead changes and 11 ties, as neither team pulled off a run larger than 6-0.

10-year-old girl fatally ejected from ‘Extreme’ ride at NJ festival
We have learned from the State Police that the young person involved in the accident has succumbed to her injuries. Friends and family of the victim, however, described her as a fifth-grade student at Deerfield Elementary School.

Redmi K30 will bring 5G connectivity and punch hole display
Starting from Rs29,999, the new Redmi phone reinforces Xiaomi's commitment to offering high quality smartphones at honest prices. The Redmi Note 8 Pro retails for P11,490 (around $222) for the 6GB/64GB option and P12,990 ($252) for the 6GB/128GB variant.

Anthony Bourdain helped get Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein exposé to the public
Both she and Lauer have acknowledged that they had a subsequent sexual encounters after their first in Sochi, but they described those differently.

Camila Cabello Makes Her 'Saturday Night Live' Debut and Channels Marie Antoinette
She stated that this was inspired by Madonna's Vogue VMAs performance for the movie " Dangerous Liaisons " in the 1990s. Earlier, Cabello had admitted that she had grown a lot "as a songwriter" while talking about her upcoming collection.