The kickoff of Fortnite Chapter 2 was a moment of quiet contemplation for the fanbase of Epic’s mega-hit. Fortnite mysteriously shut down for a short time ahead of the launch of the new phase of the battle royale title. During that time, tons of fans were left scratching their heads. The game came roaring back after that moment of silence though, to uproarious celebration from said fans. The new form the game took has caught some fans by surprise. The developer continued to push new content and patches, but some things were conspicuously absent, like patch notes. And with the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1, there was plenty of celebration to be had as well.
The version update was well-liked overall regardless of these problems though. Players like the combination of map changes, new items and tons of other new content. Epic also finally patched in DirectX12 support in these recent updates. The XP and leveling system also got a omplete retooling, making progression a bit easier. Although for the themed launch event, there was a distinct lack of detail and publication of new mechanics. And we all knew that the fun had to end at some point, at least for this phase.
Epic has now announced that the new phase of content has actually been extended. Epic are extending Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1 until February 2020, meaning that fans get plenty of time during their holiday breaks to have some more fun. According to Epic there’s, “even more content for you [players] to unwrap, including new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss.”
While Epic has not released details yet about what these new events are, we can make some guesses. The close holiday season means that Thanksgiving in the US may well get a bit of a celebration. And Epic would be remiss if they didn’t include a festive romp for old St. Nick. Seasonal events for Fortnite have long been a tradition, so there should be more content drops coming, although no details have been revealed as to when. This extension does mean that Chapter 2, with all of its changes will be a bit of a ways off. Whether this means the development team is taking more time to polish or not, is unclear.
What do you think about Epic extending Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1 until February 2020? Let us know in the comments.