Fortnite Chapter 2's New Map Has So Much Water

No seriously, though, where the heck we droppin', boys.

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After a cataclysmic world event and total game blackout, Fortnite: Battle Royale has returned--but in a very different form from what we remember. Instead of transitioning to Season 11 as per tradition, Fortnite has jumped to Chapter 2, Season 1. With the new chapter comes plenty of changes, including a brand-new, more water-centric map.

The old map has ostensibly been destroyed, replaced by a new island with 13 new locations. The new named locations don't reveal themselves on your in-game map until you visit them for the first time. Some of the places you'll find are returning--at least in name and/or general theme--from earlier incarnations of the original map, so don't expect something totally new around every corner. Retail Row and Pleasant Park, for instance, are back. You can see them all below.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Map's Named Locations

  • Sweaty Sands
  • Holly Hedges
  • Slurpy Swamp
  • Weeping Woods
  • Salty Springs
  • Pleasant Park
  • Craggy Cliffs
  • Frenzy Farm
  • Steams Stacks
  • Dirty Docks
  • Lazy Lake
  • Misty Meadows
  • Retail Row

In addition to these more major named locations are what Epic calls "landmarks." These have named that pop up when you approach them, and are seemingly just smaller versions of named locations, but you won't see them listed on the map, even after discovering them.

The new map is much more aquatic, with rivers and lakes dotting the landscape. You have new tools at your disposal to make use of these mechanics, like swimming, motorboats, and fishing. Fishing requires you to first find a fishing pole but then allows you to acquire items, weapons, and ammo from bodies of water--just be careful, because while you can move, fishing leaves you defenseless. Other additions include the ability to carry fallen teammates or revive them with a bandage bazooka.

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This event marks the beginning of Fortnite Chapter 2, signaling occasional bigger changes than the already large-scale seasonal changeovers. A trailer for Chapter 2 also teased new skins, which are live now. Naturally this all comes along with a new Battle Pass, emotes, and other goodies to collect. Check out our wrap-up of the changes in the new chapter to catch up before you drop in.

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