Fortnite Season 2 has arrived and it's called MEGA, which neatly sums up the scale of changes that have been dropped in the battle royale. It's time to start exploring once again as the map has been significantly updated, with the imposing MEGA City being the obvious addition to Fortnite but there's plenty of other fresh areas around it to check out as well. We've got new vehicles and weapons to experiment with, and a whole host of incoming characters to meet, so you'll be spoiled for choice when deciding what to do first. If you want further details, then here are the biggest changes for Fortnite Season 2 MEGA.
Fortnite Season 2 has a whole new biome to explore
The battle royale island has changed significantly for Season 2, with MEGA City dominating the landscape in a new biome to the southeast. This Neo-Futurist city is full of neon-lit skyscrapers, glowing billboards, and has lots of streets and alleyways to duke it out in. MEGA City is also encircled by a series of grind rails, which you can ride to get around town fast while still being able to fire your weapons at any opponents you spot.
If you need to take a break from the intensity of the neon city, then there are plenty of other places to go. In the southeast of the island there is also a more relaxed area themed on Feudal Japan, featuring classic architecture of the era surrounded by cherry blossom trees and perhaps even a lily pond or two. There's also talk of POIs rifting in, so the map could change dynamically over the course of a match.
The Battle Pass has a new set of outfits
As soon as you purchase the Fortnite Season 2 Battle Pass you'll unlock Renzo the Destroyer, a dapper 'doomfluencer' with a shock of blond hair from their metallic skull. Other outfits to unlock during the course of the season include Highwire, Imani, Mystica, Stray, Mizuki, and my personal favorite Thunder – who is a sushi chef, street warrior, and a lizard! On top of that, Eren Jaeger will be arriving mid-season, confirming that a Fortnite Attack on Titan crossover is on the cards.
There are fresh rides to travel with
If you want to get around the island fast, then look out for the two new vehicles that have been added in Fortnite Season 2. The Victory Crown Rogue aka Rogue bike is a two-person sports bike offering rapid acceleration, sharp turns, and a boost for additional speed, while Fortnite Nitro Drifters are four-seater cars that can be slid around using its handbrake. To make room for these arrivals, the Dirt Bike, Motorboat, and vehicle mods have been vaulted.
You can arm yourself with the latest weapons
It wouldn't be a fresh season without some Fortnite new weapons joining those that have been unvaulted, and we're spoiled for choice for this in Fortnite Season 2. The highlight is likely to be the Kinetic Blade, a powerful katana capable of delivering a Knockback Slash, along with a brutal Dash Attack that has limited charges and needs a cooldown after use. There's also the Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle, Havoc Pump Shotgun, and Overclocked Pulse Rifle, plus a host of unvaulted weapons including all Heisted Exotics from the Most Wanted event. You should also watch out for the updated Slurp Juice, which is now Legendary and restores a large amount of health and shield quickly, and at the same time.
There are new augments to boost with
Finally, there's a selection of seven new Fortnite Augments being added, to join the nine carrying over from last season. These include Dumpster Diving, which spawns loot once you leave a hiding place; Treasure Hunter, which highlights nearby chests when you first enter a POI; and Dignified Finish, which refreshes a cooldown of the Kinetic Blade's main attack when you get an elimination. These will unlock over time, so keep playing for a chance to receive them – remember that rerolls will not unlock new augments, so don't waste your bars trying that.
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