The new season of Fortnite has finally here, and it comes with a slew of new features and improvements. The newest update to Fortnite, dubbed “Fortnite Season 8: Cubed,” will provide you with a slew of new activities. However, things have gotten out of hand in the season seven storyline.
Unlike an alien invasion, this is completely out of our hands. We now face a new threat in the wake of Mothership’s demise. In addition, new weapons, quests, and maps have been added, as well as a new battle pass with a slew of items to be unlocked.
Let’s get right to it and take a look at the most recent season. Check out our guide on everything you need to know about Fortnite’s second season, Chapter 2.
Now that the aliens have left, it’s safe to say that things are no longer dangerous. To put it another way, the island’s new Cube Monsters pose a greater threat. Fortunately, they occur only in new locations called Sideways Anomalies (and Sideways Zones), which are portals to alternate universes where the gravity is low and the area is full of terrible animals. We’ll go into more detail about this later, but for now, just know that they are high-risk, high-reward spots where you can come away with some useful items.
Sideways Zones, not to be confused with Sideways Anomalies, are another term you’ll come across when exploring. As the name suggests, the Sideways Zones are circular areas that emerge on the map and change location depending on the match. These are reminiscent of the previous season’s alien ships, which changed depending on the match you played. When the parallel dimension comes to you instead of the other way around, this is known as a “Sideways Anomaly.”
For starters, this season’s map will feature weaponry that was not present in the season prior. Other than the FAMAS, the most important weapons to look out for are the ones that may be found in the Sideways Zones. Cube Monster Parts are something you can get from the monsters. These are goods that can be used to improve Sideways weaponry, and you’ll want to do so if you want to take out your enemies.
The Sideways Rifle and the Sideways Minigun are included, and they’re just as powerful as they sound. In season 8, keep an eye out for the new basic weapons and Sideways weaponry.
Map changes are to be expected with the start of a new season, and the most recent Fortnite update does not disappoint in this regard. The terrain itself is largely unchanged, but the island has been overrun by Cubes, which necessitates numerous adjustments. Although the new Sideways Zones and Sideways Anomalies are welcome additions, there are even more serious changes on the way shortly.
The dollar sign ($) is used to denote Turret Stations all across the map. Turret Stations can be set up to protect the Vault from the Cubes with your gold. Players will be able to vote on which weapons emerge later in the season once this has been completed by the community, which is an intriguing new element with an unknown future. But this adds even more spice to Fortnite’s ever-expanding adjustments.
What’s Up With the Cubes?
Fortnite Season 8: Cubed is the moniker given to this season’s map strewn with sentient Cubes, which will gradually contaminate the island. The gap into The Sideways was opened by the Cubes, who are formed of evil energy, but the full story will be revealed throughout the season. There are Shadow Stones on the island, which have impacted the island’s wildlife. Shadow Floppers have been spawned as a result of the debris from the Mothership catastrophe, and these things are among them.
For the time being, focus on fending off the Cube Monsters while the season unfolds. These mysterious Cubes and their motives are still a mystery to us.
Quests Are Now Tied to Punch Cards
Punch cards are a new way to organize tasks and challenges in Season 8. It’s not clear if this will affect how challenges are performed, but it does make the menus appear nicer.
As far as I can tell, each character in the game gets a punch card, which contains a variety of objectives you must perform. It’s convenient to be able to see a character’s exact location on a map by clicking on their punch card. Each task you complete earns you more XP than the previous one, so it’s worth visiting the character just to get the quests.
However, there are also more straightforward daily and weekly punch cards, which appear in the same manner as before.
What’s in the Battle Pass?
A new battle pass, filled with rewards to be unlocked, ties the entire season together. The star system is in place, much like in Season 7’s combat pass. It is possible to spend your stars on the goods in the battle pass in a nonlinear method as you gain XP in the game.
Paint a Toona Fish, which lets you design your skins in the game, is also included. This can be done by finding Rainbow Ink canisters across the map. The Alien Artifacts from season one are back, with a variety of new colors to discover around the map.
Finally, you get the Carnage skin and other character-themed cosmetics as a reward for completing each fight pass. Carnage is one of Spider-most Man’s feared foes, and he has a striking resemblance to Venom. Unlocking the skin requires progressing through the Battle Pass to page 10, which will take some time. However, the skin itself is well worth the wait. There are also a few Carnage-related emotes, tools, loading screens, gliders, and back bling for you to use.