With more than a few teasers trickling out over the last few weeks, from in-game fissures to hinting tweets, Season 8 has now launched in Fortnite. It brings pirates, ninjas, bananas and volcanoes, changing the map and starting off another long Battle Pass of content for players to chase. Players who completed all the challenges in the Share the Love event can grab the Battle Pass for free, otherwise it costs the usual 950 V-Bucks.
The map’s latest transformation has seen a huge volcano appear, with the new Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps locations easy to reach by jumping into volcanic vents. You’ll also have gameplay features, with Fortnite taking a leaf from Apex Legends’ playbook and letting you double-tap the ping button to issue a warning, and goes after Sea of Thieves’ rising popularity with cannons that can demolish buildings and launch players across the map.
Source: press release