The alien invasion is over, and now FortniteThe island is … full of cubes. Season 8 of the second episode of Battle Royale has just been released and is simply called “Cubed. “The premise is quite strange: According to developer Epic, the cubes that used to power the giant alien mothership have now been released to wreak havoc on the island. As with all new seasons, the update means a combination of new characters. , locations, weapons and even portals to transport players to a realm full of monsters.The launch follows an explosive live event that took place over the weekend.
First, here’s the basic story, via Epic:
The alien and IO war is over, but a new war has taken shape, one in which you are a combatant. After Slone betrayed you and let you die on the mothership, the buckets that powered her are now free. These things are a bigger threat to the island than those aliens could have been. They have no face or speech, but they are sensitive and have six faces of malice.
If you think the corruption they have caused is bad now, you have no idea what will happen if we let them trample the entire island. It doesn’t matter if you were pro-alien or pro-IO, it will take all the help we can get to keep the island from falling. It’s up to everyone including you, so take my information below and put it to good use.
The cubes also seem to be sensitive now, which is fun.
(Long time Fortnite Fans will remember that cubes have always been an important part of the game’s lore, dating back to when Kevin rolled around the original island in 2018 before, well, melting away.)
The biggest change in Chapter 8 appears to be a new item called “The Sideways,” which is described as a “dark, malevolent, monster-filled reality” that spreads through the cubes. Players can access it through portals, in addition to monsters, it features low gravity and no buildings, and it will affect different locations on the island. Players will be able to obtain a new crafting component from these areas to create “side” weapons with super powers. This season also brings back some classic weapons, including the Automatic Sniper Rifle and Harpoon Pistol.
There also appears to be a new focus on collaboration between players, who can now work together to enforce the island. Here’s how Epic describes it: “With other Loopers across the island, donate the rods you earn to the construction sites where you want to see the turret stations built. In the future, we’ll need you to join in and decide which new weapons to develop, which ones to undo, and more. “
Lastly, a new season means a new battle pass to buy, and this time that includes the addition of characters to unlock like Carnage, a monster hunter named Torin, and a soldier named JB Chimpanski. So, an amateur unicorn named Fabio Sparklemane. Just look at this guy.
Season 7 originally started in June and, in addition to featuring aliens, it was quite eventful, adding a new Among usstyle mode, an Ariana Grande concert and characters ranging from Loki to LeBron James.