The Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 release date is here, and now we know what the battle royale game’s next theme is all about. Here’s a clue – think ‘James Bond’. That’s right, the new chapter brings the theme of spies and secrecy to the Fortnite universe, which means, as developer Epic announces: “Suit up, it’s time to infiltrate, extract information, and take back the Island.”
Fortnite is getting Harley Quinn, over a year after she made her battle royale debut in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. While the PUBG outfit was certainly true to Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad costume, Fortnite’s Birds of Prey-inspire skin shows that Harley has also been fantabulously emancipated from booty shorts.
Minor spoilers covering the first five minutes of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will follow, so keep your head down if you’re still on blackout. A pretty significant plot detail happens before Episode IX even starts, and your only clue about it is the first line of the opening crawl. There actually was a way to see that galaxy-shaking event, though – you just had to be playing Fortnite.
Epic has announced that Fortnite v11.20 is getting DirectX 12 support. Weird, eh? Why would anyone in their right mind choose to enable DX12 on an old game that already plays well on lower spec machines? Two words… ray tracing. Or one word, if you’re Microsoft. Because its DirectX Raytracing API is the one responsible for all the shiny real-time ray tracing effects Nvidia’s RTX GPUs have been pumping out since Gamescom last year.
Fortnite shocked the world when it literally imploded earlier this week, leaving only a black hole in its wake. Then, on Tuesday, Fortnite Chapter 2 sprung forth from the aether, with a fresh slate of content, including a new, unseen island for players to explore. Or, it was thought unseen, until the realization it had been leaked on Reddit in September, just nobody thought it was real.
What do you do when your favourite online game goes down? There’s a strong statistical probability that the answer is ‘look at pornography,’ and hundreds of thousands of Fortnite fans proved it by flocking to porn searches while the game was absorbed in a black hole. Fortnite Chapter 2 may be upon us, but some things never change.
Fortnite launched on July 25, 2017. That version eventually became known as Save the World after the free-to-play Fortnite Battle Royale launched on September 26. The latter is now one of the biggest games in the world, and with the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2, it’s embarking into a new era with loads of new features. Yet somehow, it’s all still in early access.
Remember, remember the 15th of October when everyone was talking about Fortnite Chapter 2. In this massive update of the insanely successful battle royale, you can now kidnap other players. That’s right, if a player happens to be heavily wounded, or ‘downed’ as one might say, a friend or a foe can pick you up and take you wherever their heart may desire. That is until they’re shot.
After a couple of days of downtime that saw all of Fortnite literally get sucked into a black hole over the weekend, Epic’s incredibly popular online shooter has been reborn as Fortnite Chapter 2 – but players have noticed that things are a little bit fishy, and we’re not talking about the actual fish.