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Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2 is here with new island changes, skins, and more

After weeks of subtle teasing and potential reveals, Epic Games has finally lifted the lid on Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2, showcasing everything that’s coming with the massive new update. 

Taking inspiration from the likes of James Bond and Mission Impossible, Season 2 will feature a variety of secret agents, spies and other elements of espionage that honestly feels like a breath of fresh air in the world of Fortnite. 

“The Island has been taken over by covert operatives – members of Ghost and Shadow. Will you join the fight?” reads an official description from Epic Games, showcasing that a narrative of sorts has also been tied into this update, although we imagine only the most hardcore of players will take it seriously.

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As you’d expect, this season’s battle pass reflects the theme of spies rather well, with recognisable characters such as Peely returning, but this time the fruit is donned in a dashing tuxedo. There’s also a couple of newcomers in the form of Maya – a character who can change her appearance at will into millions of different variants. 

Our personal favourite is Agent Meowscles, a man/cat hybrid of sorts who has been teased by Epic Games since Season 7, and now it’s finally time for him to occupy the spotlight. He’s incredibly charming and cute, and should do a good job helping you stand out on the battlefield. 

New items will also be introduced with Season 2 in the form of deployable mines and cardboard boxes you can hide beneath to get the drop on enemies, taking clear inspiration from Konami’s Metal Gear Solid franchise. You can likely expect a smattering of limited-time modes as well.

In terms of map changes, an Oil Rig has appeared nearby Slurpy Swamp, while a large, likely spy-related base has appeared in the centre of the island. Here’s hoping it continues to evolve as this season progresses with some unexpected surprises.

Downtime for Fortnite has ended, so you can now dive into Chapter 2: Season 2 across all platforms. We’ve got high hopes for you, agent.

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