The long awaited update is finally here, and we now have a rejigged Fortnite map to go along with the launch of the new season. Obviously we weren't expecting a seismic shift on the scale of the transition to the second chapter, but there have still been a decent number of map changes with the arrival of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. It seems that we're getting some significant military presence with new bases being established in key locations, as well as offshore locations for the first time in Fortnite. Read on for an overview of what's new in the Fortnite Chapter 2 map, as well as suggestions for the best places to land.
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 map changes
From our first look at the Fortnite map for Season 2, we can pick out a number of new and updated locations. It also appears that the Fortnite EGO outposts have been removed, which could have big implications for the Fortnite EGO and ALTER forces. As well as some new landmarks, such as the GHOST House in D5 and Box Factory at G7, we have five brand new named locations which all contain Henchmen and Fortnite vaults to raid.
Fortnite The Shark
This luxury island getaway and super-villain base rolled into one sits in the northwest corner of the map – don't overlook the chests on the tip of the nose and tail.
Fortnite The Yacht
You'll find this giant luxury cruiser moored off the coast to the northeast of the island, and unless you glide to it you'll need to build over or jump on the back to get on board.
Fortnite The Agency
Taking over the Eye Land in the middle of the map, this extensive base is covered in the Ghost emblem.
Fortnite The Rig
Just off the southwest coast near Slurpy Swamp sits an oil rig, and if you don't glide down to it from above then there are stairs up from the water on each of the four corner pillars.
Fortnite The Grotto
Nothing to do with Santa, this cove base between Dirty Docks and Retail Row on the east coast can either be accessed by gliding down through the silo roof hatch or entering the waterfront openings.
Best places to land on the Fortnite map
Question is, where should you be going for the best loot and chance to win the game? Once we've had time to visit the Fortnite Season 2 map we'll update this guide with the locations we reckon you should land at.
First up for the best places to land on the new Fortnite map is Steamy Stacks, a huge power plant in the north-east corner of the map. With a monument to everyone's favourite cube, Kevin, in the front car park, there's plenty of chests to be found in and around this huge point of interest. It's also in the very corner of the map, so you'll avoid all of the players that love to go to the very centre at the start.
It's one of the few returning locations and believe it or not, Retail Row is still a great place to land. Mega Mall has disappeared and Retail Row is back to its old self, with numerous houses and shops to loot. At this early stage in the new season, it's also unlikely you'll run into loads of players here at the start, as people will want to explore the new places before somewhere as OG as Retail Row.
Camp Cod – yes, the fish, not the other FPS game – is another landmark found in the south-east corner of the map, south-east of Misty Meadows and below the enormous snowy mountain. This place is huge to say it's not named on the map, with three distinct areas to loot: a junkyard, enormous house, and target practice zone. There's also a weapon upgrade bench on the far east side, inside the dilapidated warehouse.
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