It’s that time of the year again: a new Fortnite season is upon us! Yes, Season 8 has arrived and a monstrous volcano has appeared on the main island. Freed from the Ice King’s castle, the now-powerful Prisoner (you might recognize him as the reward for completing 60 weekly challenges in Season 7) has brought fire and flame to Fortnite and its islands.
In addition to the wide variety of over-the-top skins from previous seasons, Pirates, Ninjas and a ship load of new fighters will tussle over treasure, battle with Pirate Cannons and uncover legendary loot. If you’re the type of Fortnite player who loves to explore new and fresh areas, the new Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps locations are just a jump away with the help of Volcanic Vents. With tons of new areas to explore and secrets to uncover, X marks the spot this season!
There are also some new features coming to Fortnite. The biggest of these is probably Party Assist, which allows you to pick a Daily or Weekly challenge before a match, then complete it with the help of your friends. Team up with a friend (or a group of them) to complete these new social challenges together.
Of course, a new season also means a brand-new Battle Pass. For the low, low price of only 950 V-bucks, you can gain access to 100 new exclusive rewards that are ready for you to unlock. Right off the bat, you’ll earn the Blackheart and Hybrid progressive outfits, both of which can level-up to unlock new styles.
If you’re like me, you most likely completed the 13 free Overtime Challenges during the Share the Love event, so you can claim your free Season 8 Battle Pass at the Battle Pass tab or upgrade to a Battle Bundle at a discount.
Enjoy building your own challenges? Well, you’re in luck with this update, as four all-new Volcanic Islands are now available in Creative. Set up deadly traps or harrowing trials in your own adventure games using the new Jungle Temple Prefab and Pinball Bumpers, exclusive to Fortnite Creative.
Save the World
But that’s not all! You can now play your own way with the new Hero Loadout overhaul in Save the World mode. You can customize your playstyle by mixing-and-matching new and unique perks for each Hero. Choose a Commander, five Support Team members, and one team perk to tailor the way you play.
Eight new, unique quests have also been added to Save the World, with each unlocking a new Hero to add to your roster. More Heroes means more combos, so build your customized team, save your favorite presets, and prepare to Save the World.