Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 dropped back out of the Black Hole back in October with a whole new map, weapons, and skins. The updates and challenges keep coming, but with the holiday season fast approaching, players are wondering when Season 2 will start. In response, Epic Games announced earlier today that the season would be extended all the way to February 2020 to make way for a few new events.
To prepare for all the new holiday-themed updates, we will be extending Chapter 2’s first season into early February. Get ready for winter!
Last year, Fortnite spent fourteen days celebrating the holidays starting back in mid-December. The extension of this season doesn't appear to affect that tradition as Epic announced, "This year we’ve got even more content for you to unwrap." This is likely a whole load of new skins and backpacks along with daily holiday-themed challenges.
The statement also said that new rewards and game features would be coming soon. Recently, Epic came out with a crossover with Star Wars-themed skins to celebrate the new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The move was one of several popular properties acquired by Epic, making Fortnite go even deeper into gaming fandom.
The success of the crossover is apparent in the sheer abundance of Stormtroopers streaking across the map. With the new holiday-themed events coming up soon, it's a wonder if the Star Wars skins will also get an upgrade. As of now, the only holiday-themed item is the Minty Pickaxe.
However, the most curious part about the Epic announcement is when it revealed that there will be a "new live experience." It's hard to say at this point what exactly the live experience will entail. With recent lawsuits cracking down on leakers, it may be impossible to find out any more information before the next announcement. However, following patterns of Fortnite releases, it may be an event similar to the Ice Storm Event back in Season 7. These events typically link the story of Fortnite together and provide players further opportunities to challenge each other.
The other question is whether or not the bots in Fortnite will continue to be a main-stay prevalence as more and more fans hop back into the game. Many noted how easy the first round of Chapter 2 Season 1 was and there was a mixed reception on whether they were replacements for a lack of audience. However, with the more loot and collectibles rolling in, the presence of bots may start to decline during the holiday season.
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