- Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is out NOW!
- Brand new Battle Pass featuring Ghosts vs Shadow - pick your side, complete missions and unlock cosmetics
- New Deadpool skin!
- Brand new weapons including an SMG, combined grenades, grappler, launchpad plus the return of the suppressed AR
- New POI's including Yacht & Spybase
- New Vehicles!
- Secret Tunnel runs from Yacht to Steamy Stacks
- UK: 9am (GMT / UK)
- Europe: 10am (CEST / West Europe)
- East Coast US: 4am (EST / East Coast US)
- West Coast US: 1am (PST / West Coast US)
It's been a long time coming, the longest ever in fact but Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is currently being rolled out, and when the servers go back up later today players will be able to get their hands on all the new goodies within the game.
Along with the release of the new update, Epic has released two new trailers - one to introduce the new season and one to explain the new Battle Pass which looks to have much more to it than simply unlocking cosmetics like previous seasons.
Battlepass Menu has changed!pic.twitter.com/irihcP9EZq— HYPEX - Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) February 20, 2020
Players will be expected to pick an agency either the “Ghosts” or “Shadows”.
We have also been introduced to a new cast of characters including:
The latter of which looks the most interesting as players for the first time will be able to totally customize her look. And we can have a look at the all the looks thanks to Fortnite data miner HYPE X.
There will be unique missions for each agency that will unlock new variations of each of the agents. The trailer also suggests you “choose wisely” which could mean once your in an agency you can’t get out - thus stopping you from getting certain skins!
“Limited time operations” are also promised which depending on their outcome will change the island forever. Could we see huge “event” battles at a similar scale to the infamous black hole that started Season 2?
Limited Time Operations— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) February 20, 2020
Infiltrate enemy bases, neutralize the henchmen guards and face off against their leader to snag unique and powerful weapons. pic.twitter.com/qcckEl9puG
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 - New POIs & Map
Going from the trailer and new map we can ascertain there are at least two new POI’s coming to Fortnite. The first one is this luxury boat - which will be in the north east corner of the map near the Steamy Stacks POI.
There is also a secret tunnel that runs from the Boat to steamy stacks!
There is a tunnel from the boat to steamy. pic.twitter.com/LIQKbR24oh— Tohaj (@G2Tohaj) February 20, 2020
The other area is a hideout which will be just west of Slurpy Swap.
There are also new POIs named The Shark, The Rig, The Grotto, and The Agency.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 - New Weapons
We have also seen two brand new weapons in the game. It's not clear yet if these are available straight away or if we will see them be released later in the season.
The first up is the SMG. It's not the first time the SMG has been in the game and it looks to have found its way back in with Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2.
Next up is a brand new weapon - this combined grenade stick thing? It looks like a sticky grenade of sorts and with two explosives on it, it should pack quite a punch!
Launchpads have also returned and there have been sightings of the blue suppressed AR.
Blue Supressed AR pic.twitter.com/CP34pMjQon— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) February 20, 2020
Plus brand new items like Decoy Grenades - which creates an exact AI replica of your character model, Proximity Mines, and auto-turrets and security tunnels!
Suprise the Enemy— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) February 20, 2020
Break into hideouts with secret passages, take out auto-turrets and security cameras, and use new gadgets like Decoy Grenades, Proximity Mines, and disguise to sabotage rival agents. pic.twitter.com/WosJJj73c9
Spotted in the trailer is this character bouncing along on what looks like something from Pokemon. They are certainly moving faster than their teammates so we can only guess that this is some sort of new mobility item!
With the start of Season 2, it looks like we have another movie cross-over, and another Marvel one after the Avengers: Endgame kicked it all off back in April. This time it's everyone's favourite sweary superhero - Deadpool.
To learn how to unlock the Deadpool skin check out our guide on our Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 skins page.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Release Date & End Date
Epic has confirmed the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 start time is as follows:
The end date for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is set for April 30th!