Fortnite Season 2 has arrived, and although we weren’t expecting another seismic shift after the significant pivot to Chapter 3, there are once again some huge changes being made to the battle royale. After some low-key appearances last season, the Imagined Order have burrowed out of the ground to return in force, deploying airships, tanks, and turrets to stake their claim on control of the island. Several key mechanics in Fortnite have been altered, including the removal of the ability to build, which is sure to shake up the meta and keep players on their toes. If you’re ready to join the Resistance and fight back, then these are the biggest changes for Fortnite Season 2.
Building has gone in Fortnite Season 2, but new moves are here
Thanks to the actions of the Imagined Order, building is currently blocked on the island, so you can’t place any of the usual walls, ramps, or other handy cover items. To compensate for this, players have several new moves at their disposal to avoid enemy fire and reach more difficult places. Running speed has been increased to a sprint you can trigger in short bursts, and if you hit a door you’ll shoulder bash through it. You can also mantle and climb up to higher ledges you wouldn’t normally reach by pressing then holding jump by a suitable edge. If you’re wondering how to sprint in Fortnite, then we’ve got all of the details.
What are Red and Blue lines on the Fortnite map
As well as some new or updated POIs appearing such as Command Cavern, The Fortress, and Synapse Station, you’ll also see red and blue lines on the Fortnite map, which indicate if the areas within them are controlled by the Imagined Order (Red) or the Resistance (Blue). In IO areas you’ll find airships, tanks, siege cannons, and IO guards, while the Resistance areas contain armored battle buses, turrets, and sentry guards.
You now have Overshield protection
To further compensate for the lack of building to shelter yourself, you now have an Overshield that offers 50 protection before your regular shield and HP starts to take damage. This gives you a brief window to find cover when under attack, and over time this extra shield regenerates to renew its protection.
There are several new vehicles in the battle
You can’t really miss the giant IO Airships hovering in the sky above areas controlled by the Imagined Order, which you can access by riding ziplines up to them. You’ll also see Titan Tanks patrolling these locations, which have both a cannon and mounted guns on top – if you can defeat the IO guards and take control, this makes a formidable weapon. On the Resistance side you can access Armored Battle Buses, which provide heavy protection while you smash your way through enemy lines.
You can use the Repair Torch to fix vehicles
If your vehicle has taken some heavy hits, then the Repair Torch is a handy way to restore its HP so you can keep on driving. This is particularly useful for the Titan Tank, as its treads can get damaged to prevent it moving but the Repair Torch will get you up and running again. It comes with a generous amount of fuel as standard, and if needed you can top it up at Fortnite gas pumps.
New weapons have been added to your arsenal
With the increased IO presence on the island, there are now several Fortnite new weapons at your disposal. These include the Combat SMG, which delivers powerful shots but needs to have its recoil managed, and the Striker Burst Rifle, which can deliver an accurate two-shot burst when you aim down the customized sight. There are also plenty of unvaulted weapons seeing a return to action, such as the Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle, Drum Shotgun, Remote Explosives, and Shockwave Grenades.
Bar donations are back
If you want to help out the Resistance, bar donation boards have returned to the areas they control so you can contribute to the cause. Look for these billboards to interact with, where during the course of the season you’ll be able to vote for which types of weapons to install and what will return from the vault.
Doctor Strange heads up the new Battle Pass characters
As per usual, the Battle Pass brings in a fresh roster of characters you can unlock, with Marvel’s Doctor Strange being the ultimate Level 100 reward. You’ll immediately start the pass with Tsuki 2.0, then earn Gunnar, The Imagined, Kiara KO, The Origin, and Erisa as you progress during the season.
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