The last few weeks have seen a lot of exciting news for Fortnite fans. First, Batman came to the popular Battle Royale game, bringing Gotham City and a slew of items and features with him. Then, the whole game disappeared down a black hole, only to re-emerge as Fortnite: Chapter 2. Now, developer Epic Games has made another major announcement: Season 1 of Chapter 2 will be extended two months, making it the longest season of Fortnite to date.
A Brand New Fortnite
So far, Chapter 2 has already seen a number of changes made to the game. The biggest is the completely new map, which replaced the classic map that had been well-explored by veteran players. The new map ensures experienced players and newcomers are on more equal footing.
This season also revived last year’s Fortnitemare Halloween event. During Fortnitemare, hordes of undead monsters were unleashed upon the map, spawning from an island near its center. The event also included a squad-based battle mode where players teamed up to fight a powerful creature called the Storm King.
What’s in Store?
For the remainder of season 1, Epic has hinted at content celebrating the holiday season. “Last year we celebrated 14 Days of Fortnite over the holidays,” the company said, referring to 2018’s holiday event. “This year we’ve got even more content for you to unwrap, including new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss.”
In last year’s 14 Days of Fortnite event, new weapons were brought out of the vault daily, along with limited-time battle modes, daily challenges, and free rewards. The map also received a wintry makeover to match the spirit of the season. With Epic mentioning last year’s promotion in their announcement, fans can expect to see similar features available in the remainder of the season.
For parents of Fortnite fanatics, this news might mean more time spent prying kids away from their computers or consoles. While this could be the case, this event could also be a good time to practice video game moderation with your child and help them develop responsible gaming habits. Then again, parents may engage in some friendly competition…
However parents choose to approach the news, the first season of Fortnite: Chapter 2 will continue until February 2020.