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Fortnite Season 8 Has Arrived

Fortnite season eight has begun and the pirates have arrived.

Once again, the pass will have 100 tiers and will reward players with new skins, emotes and V-Bucks as they progress. As usual, the Battle Pass will cost 950 V-Bucks on all platforms.

Upon purchase of the new season’s Battle Pass players will receive two new progressive characters: Blackheart and Hybrid.

Players will experience major new changes to the gameplay and new weekly challenges.

The first major change gamers will notice is the removal of Wailing Woods and The Block. Fortnite will now feature a massive volcano (yes, there is lava), Sunny Steps, Lazy Lagoon, and the return of Risky Reels.

Watch out for the lava, players will receive one damage each time they touch it. The new season also brings volcanic vents that will be spread throughout the northern side of the map. These vents will allow players and vehicles to be launched into the sky.

In addition to new map features, a pirate cannon has been added that will either shoot cannonballs or players. The pirate cannon will shoot players through objects, including opponents builds, and cause damage to player’s health.  Damage for a direct hit on the enemy will be 100 and 50 damage within vicinity.

Epic Games has also changes the chances of receiving rifles:

  • Common quality assault rifle from 26.83% to 56.30%
  • Uncommon quality assault rifle from 26.83% to 28.15%
  • Rare quality assault rifle from 16.17% to 10.91%
  • Epic quality assault rifle from 7.02% to 3.52%
  • Legendary quality assault rifle from 1.82% to 1.13%

Players who do not wish to purchase the Battle Pass will still be able to participate and experience in the new features Fortnite has brought to the new season.

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