Fortnite: Season 8 Begins, Here's What You Need to Know

Fortnite Season 8
Fortnite Season 8 Epic Games

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8: Cubed is finally in full swing. Those who have participated in Operation: Sky Fire last season will likely think that the war is over, but it has only just begun. Read further to find out everything you need to know about Season 8.

The Sideways

There are two new places where you can go for special rewards and items. The first is the Sideways Anomalies. They are purple rifts scattered randomly around the map.

Here, you will face hordes of monsters that will give you the chance to earn special loot as rewards. The faster and more efficient the clear speed, the better the rewards.

In contrast, Sideways Zones are places of interest characterized by orange and purple bubble-like objects swirling around them. If you are having trouble finding the Sideways Anomalies, finding the zones should be much easier.

Both of these areas give you the chance to acquire the new Season 8 weapons, so be sure to venture forth to get them while you can.

New Weapons

Season 8 introduces the Sideways Weapons that you can get in those areas. These are the Sideways Rifle and the Sideways Minigun.

Both weapons deal heavy damage when they are overheating, so you want to make sure that you use them as often as you can.

Further, fighting the Cube Monsters in the Sideways areas will give you Cube Monster Parts, crafting ingredients that you can use to upgrade Sideways Weapons.

There are also other new weapons that you can play with. If you want to gun enemies down from a distance, you can shoot them with the Automatic Sniper Rifle. Using the Harpoon gun may also help you turn the tide of battle.

Nuts and Bolts can be found across the map, and they can be used to upgrade some weapons. For instance, you can transform your Lever Action Shotgun into a Charge Shotgun. Perhaps, you want to turn your favorite assault rifle into a Suppressed Assault Rifle for those stealthy kills.

Battle Pass

The Season 8 Battle Pass has a lot of amazing character skins. You can get the animated Toona Fish, the colorful unicorn Fabio Sparklemane, Torin, and even Marvel’s Carnage at the max level.

Epic Games is upping the ante with a secret skin that you can get sometime during the season, so be on the lookout for that.

The new Fortnite season is finally here. Have you had the chance to try it out yet? If so, how’s your experience so far?

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