Fortnite Season eight is sort of right here. There’s rather a lot we don’t know — most issues, actually — however the lengthy wait might be over quickly. For those who can’t stand the anticipation or the requisite server downtime, we’re right here to invest so that you’ll be mildly much less bored. It labored for us.
If Fortnite’s snowy Season 7 felt prefer it was dragging on via winter, issues look to be warming up and melting out. Epic’s hinting makes it fairly clear that Season eight might be a maritime journey of some form, swapping abominable snowmen for… pirates. There have been different watery clues although in current days these expanded on what we assumed to be a marine theme of some form, suggesting the map might quickly be crawling with sea-faring marauders.
For those who mix the 4 items of a picture teaser for the brand new season, you’ll clearly see a skull-looking state of affairs with a hook hand on the appropriate aspect and a… dragon-like creature (viper? scaly dude?) on the left. Under these pictures there’s a extra clear dragon/monster creature and um, a freaked out trying banana. As a result of Fortnite.
Replace: In keeping with an Xbox leak, that right-side dragon creature truly might be a tiger masks that’s one in all three featured Season eight skins. Sadly, that tiger pores and skin is so candy I’ll in all probability need to play repeatedly till I get it, regardless that this sport and I are on a break proper now.
The crimson background and form underneath the figures is distinctly lava-inspired, so we’re anticipating a volcanic and or tectonic occasion to affect the map indirectly that’s in all probability going to be centered round Wailing Woods, which has turn into brown, fissure-ridden and crispy in the previous few days.
Then once more, dragons may make issues fairly brown and crispy… as may a volcano stuffed with dragons. And naturally there’s the thriller of the dragon eggs beneath the fortress made from ice. Will they transform associated to Season eight’s map transformation? Perhaps, possibly not!
Past the thematic components, Fortnite gamers must also anticipate some sort of new mass server-wide reside occasion to whisk them into the contemporary season. Some individuals suppose this might be a volcanic monster with billions of HP that everybody has to take down throughout servers, and given the scaled imagery and impending volcano state of affairs, that’s nearly as good a guess as any.
Past pirates, dragons, volcanoes and various oceanic stuff, we don’t actually know what else to anticipate but, however figuring out Epic’s penchant for maximalism, it’ll in all probability be, nicely, epic. One factor we do know: You need to take one final joyride within the clouds as a result of planes are set to be vaulted. Perhaps gamers might be flying dragons this time tomorrow — that’s fantastic! Fly no matter you need, fly it in your banana go well with, simply please, please lock the aircraft noise within the vault for good.