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Unless you've been hiding under a massive rock (or sucked into a black hole), you'll have heard about the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2. The new chapter introduces additional skins, a brand new map, innovative locations, fun in the water, and so much more. To find out everything that Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1 has on offer, read on.

pretty ammo box
a subtle attempt to move away from the cartoon feel of the game

The graphics have gotten a makeover

Just when you thought Fortnite looked great, Epic Games have made it look even better. Ammo boxes and chests have had a revamp, a subtle attempt to move away from the cartoon feel of the game (although not completely)

players can drive a gun-mounted Fortnite motorboat
players can drive a gun-mounted Fortnite motorboat

Messing around in the water looks great

With Fortnite chapter one, we were used to dipping in water that would result in slower movement. Now, though, that's all changed for the better; water no longer slows you down.  Instead, players can drive a gun-mounted Fortnite motorboat, fish and swim.

Reimagined environment
One of the most significant changes comes in the form of a brand new map

Reimagined environment

One of the most significant changes comes in the form of a brand new map, with a total of thirteen additional locations. Following the black hole scenario, players will need to scour the map to familiarise themselves with all the new landmarks and areas that have been added.

Weapon upgrades for the win!
Getting all of the best weapons is so last season!

Weapon upgrades for the win!

Getting all of the best weapons is so last season! This time it is about getting the best guns and then customizing them to make them even better. The Fortnite weapon upgrades points allow players to utilize their collective resources to improve the weapons they've picked up.

More XP variety
There are even more inventive ways to build up XP

More XP variety

Leveling up is a base goal for most Fortnite players, and thanks to a new Battle Pass, there are even more inventive ways to build up XP. Takedown, your opponents, scavenge chests, complete challenges, and much more to earn in-game medals and build up your XP reserves and Battle pass tier. There are a variety of medals, which include Survivor, Battle, and Scavenger medal types, giving us an idea of what you have to do to win them.

Be the teammate you've always wanted to be
The Bandage Bazooka is a new weapon introduced for those in the support class

Be the teammate you've always wanted to be

The Bandage Bazooka is a new weapon introduced for those in the support class, allowing you to help your squad by patching them up with bandages you fire. Throw your squadmate over your shoulder, too, then celebrate in style using the new team emotes such as the 'High Five.'

Truly immersive world
Hiding in bushes is a thing of the past

Truly immersive world

Hiding in bushes is a thing of the past, Fortnite Season 2 is about embracing your surroundings. Players can now dive into a dumpster or hide in a haystack to drop some swift attacks on opponents. Explosive barrels and gas canisters can also be blown up to set enemies on fire!

Knocked down? Get back up again!
Now you can smash that button after being eliminated to jump straight back into the action

Knocked down? Get back up again!

There's nothing more frustrating than being close to a Victory Royale to be downed and sent to the lobby like a naughty schoolkid. Now you can smash that button after being eliminated to jump straight back into the action. Sounds great, but it could prove hugely addictive during those times when you need to head to bed before 'one last game'!

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