Fortnite Season 8 released a few days back and with it come many exciting new things in the map and gameplay of the battle royale.
Just like the last season introduced a new snow area in the map and the very first flying vehicle, the X-4 Stormwing, Season 8 brings out a huge Volcano, volcano vents, pirate camps and Lazy Lagoon with a new water body.
The new season also brings the week 1 challenges. However, the challenges section appears to have gone under some changes. Now, it looks much more organised.
The most noticeable update in Fortnite Season 8 is the new locations, mostly in the north-east section of the map.
The Battle Pass
The players that completed all 13 free Overtime Challenges during ‘Share the Love’ event can claim a free season 8 Battle Pass, available in the Battle Pass Tab or upgrade to a Battle Bundle at a discount.
There are almost 100 new rewards with the new Battle Pass waiting for you to unlock, costing 950 V-bucks.
The new Ping System
Perhaps Apex Legends‘ one of the best features is the ping system that they introduced, to ping enemies, loot, death boxes, way points etc. Apex is trying to go neck-to-neck with Fortnite so presumably, Epic Games is doing everything to remain at top. With Season 8, you can now ping nearby loot, enemy players and other squad communications. It is a good decision to add this feature in Fortnite.
Cannons are now at the pirate camps available across the map. You can use them in a couple of ways to your benefit. Not only can you fire cannonballs at enemy structures to cause massive damage, you can yourself climb inside the cannon and launch into the air. The cannons are not fixed, they can be moved around too.
Lazy Lagoon is one of the new locations in the map. This lake with a pirate ship loaded with chests, buildings all around etc has replaced Lazy Links. There are pirate camps all over the map, thanks to the pirate-themed season 8.
The Volcano is here
Towards the end of season 7, the volcano in Wailing Woods erupted and gave a range of mountains and hills to that area of the map. The exploration area due to that has become much larger. You can use the many vents to shoot out of the volcano and into the air.
There is an upward draft in the volcano, so you can jump up and go into the skydive mode to move around inside the volcano. You can also use the glider with the draft to go out of the volcano completely. The area has significant amount of loot but equal number of enemies. The lava doesn’t kill you instantly. It is kind of a bouncy layer, that injures you a little.
This is a new drop location in the map, full of many colorful pyramids, which is sure to be crowded by players wanting to check out the new location. A lot of good loot is available in this drop area so it makes for a good starting point of the match.
The new Asset Pack of Fortnite Season 8
The new Fortnite Asset Pack is now available, loaded with art from season 8. You can use the contents of it in the various projects and creations.