Epic Games' ever-popular free-to-play title is in its third week of Chapter 3 Season 2. The current season has proven to be heavily divisive amongst fans, completely getting rid of building for the first couple weeks. Building has since returned to the island, with Fortnite's recently introduced Zero Build Mode becoming a formal counterpart to the game's standard modes.
Fortnite's v20.10 update patch adds an all-new piece of content to the game, while reintroducing and rebalancing a variety of weapons. The biggest addition from the update is a major conflict taking place in The Daily Bugle. Players must help the Resistance fight to take back the Spider-Man location from the IO, taking on a hefty amount of IO Guards. The update also unvaults the Heavy Sniper Rifle, which has been reworked to deal bonus damage against vehicles. A handful of weapons have had their damage reduced, including the Combat and Stinger SMG, and the MK-Seven and Combat Assault Rifle.
For the skirmish at The Daily Bugle, the battle will commence once players have entered the area, somewhat similar to Fortnite's Sideways encounters of Chapter 2 Season 8. Players must successfully clear three waves of IO Guards in order to reclaim the POI, although they'll have help from several Seven Sentry AI, which will spawn in via a Rift. Once players have defeated a wave, they'll push to a different location within The Daily Bugle, with a bevy of Shield Kegs and Legendary weapons as the ultimate prize. However, Huntmaster Saber has moved to the POI, hunting overhead.
While Fortnite may be promoting an in-game war this season, it's made significant efforts in raising funds for a real one. In recent weeks, Fortnite has been raising funds for humanitarian efforts in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. It was announced all proceeds from March 20 to April 3 will go straight to helping the people of Ukraine, with Fortnite and Xbox raising an incredible $144 million for relief efforts. It's certainly heartening to see such a massive video game use its immense popularity to create a positive effect on the real world.
While Fortnite may be putting the pedal to the metal in terms of island activity, it seems as if it's let its metaphorical foot off the gas with its usual steady stream of crossover characters. That stream is about to start flowing again, however, with the launch date of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Eivor revealed to be April 7, along with franchise legend Ezio Auditore. A Viking army would certainly help out the Resistance.
Fortnite is free-to-play on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source: Epic Games