The much-anticipated season 8 is upon us and boy are we happy about it (and happy to see planes gone). Season 8 brings many new changes to the game, including map changes, quality of life updates, a new battle pass with many new skins, back-blings, and emotes, and a brand new theme… PIRATES… and dragons… and a banana; but it’s all so perfect and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
One of the most exciting aspects of each new season of Fortnite: Battle Royale are the map changes and this season isn’t any different. With this season’s theme revolving around pirates and dragons, of course the map needed to fit the part. As you can see in the image below, the entire northeast region of the map has changed. Wailing Woods (and all of its exciting underground tunnels and teleporters) has been replaced by Sunny Steps, a colorful pyramid-like area with lots of up-and-down buildings and terrain, and a giant LAVA-SPEWING VOLCANO. Lazy Links was also replaced with Lazy Lagoon; a body of water with a giant pirate ship in the center of it and surrounding buildings with loot. The Block was also moved more to the northwest region of the map where the little motel used to be.
Planes are no longer a thing, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to get around the map quickly anymore. With the addition of the volcano, there are also volcanic vents across the map that will shoot you up in the air and let you redeploy your glider, and what’s a pirate-themed season without cannons?! WRONG, that’s what it is, but luckily season 8 has those, too! Scattered all across the map are cannons that you can shoot at enemies and wait for it….. SHOOT YOURSELF OUT OF, and you’ll deal damage to enemies and structures without doing any damage to yourself. Combine that with the redeploy item and you’ll be flying around the map with ease. Epic also added the ability to ping your teammates, alerting them of incoming enemies or loot on the ground that one of your allies might want, similar to Apex Legends, the new, popular battle royale by Respawn.
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