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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 ARG Adds More Intrigue

Fortnite is looking for a few good Agents.


Update: The last in the series of initial teasers revealed a line saying "Origin == Au" and showing a masked man. Then, another new teaser appeared showing an explosive device. Original story follows.

Fortnite's new season, Chapter 2 - Season 2, is launching on February 20, and Epic has started to tease the big seasonal changeover with a continent-spanning alternate reality game that seems to be hinting at spycraft plot elements.

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The teasers began on Sunday, February 16 with posters and digital ads across the globe, in countries including the US, Brazil, Russia, France, and Italy. Those give a phone number to call, which deliver various messages about agent recruitment and missions. One data miner compiled the messages from various locations. Then, the official Fortnite Discord saw some activity, with a bot called "The Agency" recruiting members.

That has led to today, February 17, when the official Fortnite account began tweeting teasers with redacted data and some espionage imagery. The first teaser simply said "Transmission intercepted," while the second references "FN.CH02.S02"--or Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. There are still three more redacted blocks to be uncovered.

What all this means for the new season isn't clear yet, but with only a few days until launch it's bound to be announced pretty soon. In the meantime, you only have a few days left to finish some challenges.

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