Fortnite Season 8 is now live, smuggling itself online and bringing a pirate theme to the battle royale masterclass.
The headline addition is a brand new volcano that has sprouted up from the ground, creating two new locations in the form of Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps. There are even Volcanic Vents to help you hop across the map, but be careful, as the volcano has also bought rivers of lava, which can damage you if you end up in it. Yes that’s right, the floor really is lava in some parts of the battle royale map!
The pirate theme also brings with it a fun addition that’ll let you wreck havoc plays and/or their structures… cannons! Launch cannonballs at structures and other players to cause damage, or hop into the barrel yourself and go for a soar. You’ll cause damage too!
There’s also the battle pass too, which brings in new skins, emotes, V-bucks to earn, and even more goodies. Head here to see what you’ll be getting with the battle pass.
On top of the new pirate theme, there’s also two returning limited time modes: 50v50 and Close Encounters.
In 50v50, two teams of fifty players will board their separate buses, soar in from opposite directions, and fight to the finish. Watch out for the dotted line on the map – if you cross it, you’ll be more likely to run into the opposite team.
In Close Encounters, meanwhile, you’ll start off with just a jetpack in your inventory. Grab a shotgun (whichever type you like, but they’re all shotguns) and take each other on. Watch out for the Storm though, as it speeds up later in the game.
With all these additions to, Season 8 is shaping up to be a swashbuckling adventure like no other in the game. Arrr you excited to start earning Victory Royales on the new map?
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