Update: Attention passengers, Fortnite Chapter 2 is now live! Check out the trailer above for the latest story details, and get even more info over at the official website.
As predicted, we’re not in Kansas anymore. The original Fortnite island has been obliterated, and Epic Games has turned the page on the hit battle royale game. It features an new map, as seen below, with all-new points of interest and content to play through.
What are you waiting for? Hop in to explore everything Fortnite Chapter 2 has to offer!
Original article: It’s finally happened. Fortnite Season 10 has come to a close with a massive event ending in what could be the end of the world (map) as we know it. We’ll soon find out what exactly Fortnite Chapter 2 has in store for players, but until then here’s everything we know so far.
Update: Chapter 2 Season 1 Battle Pass trailer leaked
Twitter user Skin-Tracker seems to have found the leaked Battle Pass trailer for the upcoming Fortnite Battle Royale season, which is being labeled Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1. The video was quickly removed from Twitter, but not before a number of details were revealed.
Before getting into it, please note that these are spoilers for the upcoming season, so if you’re someone who wants to wait and experience the game-changing update with the rest of the playerbase, stop reading now.
With that out of the way, the Chapter 2 Season 1 Battle Pass trailer revealed all kinds of new aquatic content, including a brand new boat vehicle that holds three players. It also teases new ways to level up in the game, which include mundane tasks like collecting resources and fishing. Swimming also appears to be added, as seen in the image below.
Other additions include diving, stealth (hiding in dumpsters), carrying downed teammates, and our first look at the Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1 skins. One skin appears to be a white ninja with a soccer ball-like backpack, plus red and blue slime monsters and a Loot Llama pogo stick.
BREAKING: Here is the #Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 Battle Pass trailer!— Fortnite News | FortniteMaster.com (@FNMasterCom) October 14, 2019
It shouldn’t take long for more details to leak at this point, so stay tuned for more details.
The world ending event
After a week’s delay, the Season 10 ending event kicked off on October 13 with the launch of the rocket. Like the event in Season 4, the rocket entered a rift and teleported around the sky for a few seconds. Then, several more rockets appeared in the sky and all of them entered into a single final rift.
Then, the rockets reappeared one by one and coalesced into a rift beneath the meteor suspended above Dusty Depot. The meteor itself entered the rift soon after, before six rockets and the meteor appeared above Loot Lake.
A singularity appeared to absorb the impact of the meteor, but it seems to have failed. The resulting explosion pushed players into the sky, then created a black hole that sucked literally everything into oblivion.
Afterwards, Fortnite disappeared. Not just the island, the entire game disappeared from the internet. All previous Twitter posts were removed and replaced with a single picture of the black hole. Instagram, Twitch, YouTube, and even the game’s official website also display the ominous black hole.
Even players in the lobby weren’t safe from the event. As seen in the video below, the singularity pulled in players from the lobby, as well as all elements of the user interface.
For the record, the event took place in the lobby too. #Fortnite #PS4sharehttps://t.co/EqjxxZtojY pic.twitter.com/2UbeNiiIKh— Mark Robins (@Markisskill) October 13, 2019
Since then, a series of numbers has appeared around the black hole, which fans have decoded into the following message: “I was not alone. Others are outside the loop. This was not calculated. The zero point is now inevitable.” What exactly this means has yet to be revealed, so stay tuned for more details!
What is Fortnite Chapter 2?
The first hints of Fortnite Season 11 being a bigger change than simply a new season was a leak from the Italian App Store. In it, you can clearly see a new map behind the text “Fortnite Chapter 2” in Italian.
SEASON 11 LEAK:Apparently Apple uploaded the first Season 11 image too early to the App Store! This image says something about “Chapter 2” of Fortnite and we’re clearly seeing a new map! pic.twitter.com/cStR1F6O8Z— ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) October 11, 2019
Now that the entire map has been destroyed and all previous Fortnite content destroyed, a Fortnite Chapter 2 is looking more likely than ever.
When will Fortnite Chapter 2 start?
It’s been more than 12 hours since the catastrophic event brought down Fortnite, and as of writing there has been no official news about the beginning of Season 11/Chapter 2.
However, a data miner uncovered a significant date on the Fortnite website that points to the next season kicking off as late as Tuesday morning.
BREAKING:I have independtly confirmed the authenticity of a discovery that points to “The-End” lasting until Tuesday, 6AM ESTThis is not stuck in stone, this info is from https://t.co/0TDeMk7Bda code. pic.twitter.com/ElnNFKppWn— Lucas7yoshi – FNBR Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) October 13, 2019
It’s worth noting that previously data mined dates have proved incorrect, so take this date with a grain of salt. If the game is down for more than two days, it would be a massive loss of income for Epic Games’ hugely popular game.
Fortnite Chapter 2 map
With the entirety of the Fortnite Battle Royale map sucked into the singularity, Fortnite Chapter 2 could see the unveiling of a brand new map. More than 10 new points of interest have been discovered in the game’s code, which represents a much bigger change than previous seasons.
On top of that, boats can be seen in the App Store leak above, which could mean an additional water-bound vehicle added to the game. Stay tuned for more details on this front in the coming hours.
That’s all we know so far about Fortnite Chapter 2! Where were you during the great Fortnite blackout of 2019? Let us know in the comments below!