The longest season in the game’s history (and by quite a considerable distance, too) is about to come to an end with Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2 on the horizon, hopefully bringing a whole sea of changes to the game.
Season 1 has been stagnant by typical Fortnite standards with updates few and far between, as well as there not being as much mobility, contributing to the game frustrating some of its long-term and dedicated players. Though we did receive a Star Wars crossover, there’s not been much to freshen up the main battle royale experience over the course a season.
Still, players are hopeful that Season 2 will be a much more involving time with Epic now properly comfortable with the huge change in map, as well as the whole host of mechanics (including fishing) that made the game feel fresh so long ago. You’d expect Epic to really rev up the amount of updates within Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2.
With Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2 set to begin very soon, here’s everything you need to know, including when it starts at which time on which day, as well as what you can expect from the Battle Pass.
Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2 is due to kick off on February 20th after a couple of delays, presumably so Epic Games can get the game in tip top condition before launch, as well as to ensure the Chaos Engine within Unreal works properly.
As for the exact time of when you can play Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2, the game usually goes in to downtime at 8AM/9AM GMT with Fortnite being unavailable for up to three hours. Don’t judge it based on last season, in which a lot of us stared at a big, black hole for ages like idiots.
Be sure to check out the video below for a countdown until Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2 kicks off.
Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2 – What We Know So Far
As with a lot of the season, it’s not exactly been the conventional Fortnite experience in terms of storytelling. There’s been little build-up to seasons changing with it not looking like we will have a big event that we’ve become accustomed.
It looks like Epic are going more small-scale when it comes to teeing up the next season of Fortnite, similarly to how they did for Season 5. The first major sign were billboards popping up all over the world with a golden hand, surely a big hint of the theme of the season.
“Agency recruitment drive is a go. Happy hunting, agents. Agents, oil rig operation is a go.”
What this means is anyone’s guess, though with EGO being a major part of the current Fortnite island, we’d suggest that they are somehow involved.
The gold motif is present throughout, which seems to tie in with some gold assets found throughout the world, as well as a previously leaked skin that many are speculating could be a part of the new Battle Pass.
It does look like Season 2 will have some kind of secret agent theme. It also appears that Epic are back to teasing daily in the lead up to a new season, check back tomorrow for another Fortnite Season 2 teaser.
UPDATE 18/02/20: Epic shared a trio of tweets one after the other that hinted at some changes to the island and possibly even a new skin for the Battle Pass.
We would be extremely surprised if Epic veered from the Battle Pass formula has worked so well from them over two years. For that reason, the Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2 Battle Pass is almost certain to cost 950 V-Bucks with 100 tiers with a free version giving cosmetics without you having to buy the Battle Pass itself.
In terms of its contents, we’d expect between 7 and 8 new skins for the new season with Oro, the gold skeleton skin already found in files, likely to be a part of it, unless he is released to the Item Shop near the end of Season 1.
You will be able to complete challenges that unlock throughout the season, though we hope that Epic reconsider making players only able to complete three at a time from a specific set of challenges.
Are We Looking Forward To Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2?
Though we don’t play Fortnite anywhere near seriously anymore, we also like to play a few games here and there and pop in for the huge events, the upcoming new season being no exception.
A new season of Fortnite can sometimes feel as big as a brand new AAA release with so much buzz around it, so we’re definitely excited to see what Epic pull out of the bag this time.
After constant escalation of the stakes and scale over the course of Chapter 1, it’s been somewhat nice to have a season that is steadier. This season has almost followed the pattern of the very first season with not much in the way of new content, keeping things consistent without much bloat.
Now that they’ve been there and done that, it’ll be fascinating to see if Epic change back to their old ways and bring in heaps of updates on a regular basis or keep at what they’ve been doing. Watch this space.