Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is just days away, and all the in-game signage tells us that Season 1 will end on March 8th. And as is usually the case, Epic is keeping its cards close to the vest for now, having not made any revelations about Season 2 so far. Nonetheless, we do have some clues, big and small, as to what the future holds for us.
When does Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 begin?
The in-game wording states that this season ends on March 8th, which means the actual final day will be March 9th – the stated end date for a season is usually the last one full day for each region, with possible live events at the end of the season and server downtime the next day and the start of the new season a day after The.
So if Epic follows normal procedure, Fortnite will go offline for the Season 2 update on March 9th and then Chapter 4 Season 2 begins on the morning of March 10th.
This date was essentially confirmed in the 23.50 update on the Cipher Quests page in your Quests tab. A note on that page reads: “A signal was detected with a repeating encrypted message in it that reads 0.3.1.0.184.108.40.206. What could it mean?” It means 3/10/2023, the likely start date for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2.
Will Chapter 4 Season 2 have a collaboration with Attack on Titan?
On Wednesday, leaks began to flow freely, with notable Fortnite leakers such as Shiina tweeting that Chapter 4 Season 2 will be themed around futuristic Japan Contain Eren Yeager from the Attack on Titan anime series as a bonus Battle Pass skin. On top of that, it’s rumored that we’ll be getting a new Attack on Titan theme Mythic mobility device “waist gripper”. This works similar to the Spider-Man hands or Grappler.
According to Shiina, the Eren Yeager skin is accompanied by the Scout Regime Salute Emote, an Ice Fist titanium pickaxe, and a weapon wrap on page 1 of the bonus rewards. You don’t know what page 2 contains.
Firemonkey, meanwhile, has claimed that Season 2 will be added Wall Running, a wall kick move, a new katana melee weapon, all of which are at least tied to the Attack on Titan collaboration if not specifically designed for it. As an aside, he also said in the same tweet that there will be 15 new expansions – so it seems the system is here to stay. He didn’t mention if these expansions would coexist with the current ones from this season or if the new expansions would replace them.
The Katana will have a Dash Attack and a Slam Attack according to GMatrix and it will not be found in normal chests. These will likely work just like Fortnite’s current sword and hammer melee weapons, which haven’t been used in Battle Royale yet but have been available in Creative for a few seasons.
Will Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 feature major map changes?
Yes! FireMonkey mentioned at least six new locations, either major named landmarks or minor landmarks. They are codenamed Cyber Dragon, Dojo, Hot Springs, Loot Island, Neon City, and Zen Garden. This loot island, says FireMonkey, is a sky-floating island that may be accessible via the Rift Gate at the Citadel (and likely other new Rift Gates located elsewhere).
If all six are actually full POIs, that means next season’s map will likely look damn different.
Will Fortnite finally get a first-person mode in Chapter 4 Season 2?
According to Shiina and HypeX, Yes! They didn’t have any further details on that – like whether there will be a full-fledged separate first-person battle royale mode, or, perhaps even more ideally, a toggle that you can use situationally, similar to aiming a scoped weapon without it the need for a gun.
What else do we know about Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2?
The most obvious clues this week come from the fourth set of Oathbound story quests. During these quests, Rift Ward Stellan talks about how the Ageless Champion decided to build the Rift Gate near the Citadel at the behest of a “Shapeless Man” who was responsible for the chrome invasion that destroyed the last Fortnite island. Stellan worries a lot about this shapeless man, who he describes as pursuing some kind of “perfect order” – that’s almost certainly Geno, the founder of the Imaginary Order, who fell into zero point in Chapter 3 and clearly turned out nicely significant. On top of that, this shapeless man’s description also fits that of The Nothing, who was responsible for the chrome invasion that destroyed the last battle royale island. My best guess: they must be the same person.
This is a big development for Fortnite’s overall storyline. Ever since we defeated the IO in Chapter 3 Season 2, the island’s longstanding factions have been out of the picture aside from story quests featuring The Scientist in Chapter 3 Season 3 and two cutscenes featuring The Paradigm in Chapter 3, Season 4 Dialogue from last season’s Bytes quests suggested The Nothing has some connection to The Last Reality, but since she and the IO were at war with each other in Chapter 2, it would be hard to believe that he was involved is in league with both of them. But that would be a pretty good twist, right?
While there is another line of Oathbound quests to come before the end of the season, as it stands now this Rift Gate is open and active and we couldn’t turn it off because an unknown party is now controlling and keeping it open.
Aside from IO and Last Reality, we seem to have other old factions at play in Chapter 4 Season 2: the Fox clan and the Peace Syndicate. Fox Clan members have been in Fortnite for ages – Drift, one of the most popular Fortnite skins of all time, has been added in the Chapter 1 Season 5 Battle Pass. And the popular crew skin Vi also belonged to the Fox clan.
But the Fox clan, whose members are particularly known for having powers and abilities that utilize Rifts (the “Drift” name is a play on words), was not referred to as a group until Chapter 2 Season 5, an unknown Enemy almost wiped them out before Drift, Vi, Catalyst and others brought the group back. The spooky condor hired by the IO is believed to be that foe, but the Fox clan’s story fell silent and ended nowhere – Epic was free to reconstruct their story at will.
The Peace Syndicate is a newer group, first teased in Chapter 3 Season 2 during the war against IO and then becoming the focus of Season 3 aka Vibin’ Season. Evie from the Season 3 Battle Pass was our face of the group – Twyn from the Chapter 3 Season 4 Battle Pass is a member of the Peace Syndicate, as is Meowscles.
We don’t yet know what the Fox clan or the Peace Syndicate have to do with any of this, or if they’re good or bad guys in this situation – the Peace Syndicate in particular had a sinister undertone from the start. But both groups are mentioned in the Oathbound quests, both groups are mentioned repeatedly in new text strings that came with the 23.50 update, and the Fox clan is the subject of one of those Rift events that are constantly happening around the island teleport.
What skins will be included in the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 Battle Pass?
The 23.50 update also added the new Cipher quests, and one of the rewards for those quests revealed what is likely a Battle Pass skin. The reward in question is a spray called A Distant Roar, which is awarded for completing a series of Cipher quests. This spray features a cool lizard man wearing a Thriller jacket – a character we previously saw in a Fortnite outfit poll.
With Epic teasing him like that in-game, you can pretty much expect to see him in your locker in the near future.
The Shapeless Man himself is a possible Battle Pass skin that people were actually expecting for this current season – this is very likely the same character that was dubbed The Nothing last season – so it’s also a possibility. This skin depicted below is believed to be the formless man whenever he actually comes to the fore.
On Friday, the Fortnite leakers are HypeX and Shiina tweeted what they claim is the full Battle Pass lineup. Eren Yeager was one of the five, as was the lizard man above, and you can see the others below.
FIRST LOOK AT THE ENTIRE BATTLE PASS FOR SEASON 2 👀🔥
This list is 100% confirmed as the person who contacted both @HYPEX & me was able to send us very good evidence of all leaks! pic.twitter.com/8EAHniT6o8
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) March 3, 2023
We had another skin rumor this week: that we will be getting a new version of Drift. Shiina says that the Drift skin is the one in the middle right of the top row and that it looks a lot more like Drift in game.
Are more collaborations planned for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2?
The source that has provided Shiina and HypeX with most, if not all, of the information in this wave of leaks has told them of another collaboration for Season 2: Resident Evil that will do so bring the skins of Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy to the item shop. In addition, FireMonkey says There will be a new Star Wars-related event This will include the return of the mythical weapon of the lightsaber, as well as Force powers that Fortnite didn’t have in its previous Star Wars events.
He also said that there will be two new male skins in the item shop to coincide with this event. Could they bring Cal Kestus to the item shop at the launch of Jedi: Survivor? Or could we get more original trilogy people? I’m looking at you Chewbacca and Lando.
For now, we know that. But we’re so close to Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 now that we should be seeing new hints and teasing very soon.
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