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Fortnite's Map Changes: See What's New In Season 7

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Fortnite's big 7.00 update is live on all platforms, marking the start of Season 7 of the popular battle royale game. Developer Epic Games has introduced a wealth of new content to the title this season, from new pets, skins, and toys to a ton of other cosmetics you can unlock through the Season 7 Battle Pass.

Those certainly aren't the only new things in the game, however; Epic has also made some dramatic changes to Fortnite's map. As the developer has been teasing in the lead up to the season, the iceberg that appeared in the ocean near the end of Season 6 has collided into the island, creating a new arctic biome. In addition to that, The Game Awards brought with it The Block, a new area to house Fortnite Creative creations--though it's come at the expense of Risky Reels, which it wiped out in the process of landing on the island.

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Now Playing: Fortnite Season 7 - New Locations And Stormwing Aerial Combat

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As you can see in the image above, the entire lower western portion of the island has been overtaken by snow. The region is home to three new areas: Polar Peak, Frosty Flights, and the charming Happy Hamlet. Moreover, there are now ziplines around the map, which help you traverse various heights much more quickly.

Perhaps the biggest addition in Season 7 thus far, however, is the X-4 Stormwing plane, Fortnite's first aerial vehicle. The plane can seat five players and features a mounted gun, allowing you to fire at opponents from the skies. It adds a fun new dimension to the game, especially when you're trying to take out other Stormwings, as you can watch us do in the video above.

As usual, Epic will roll out new challenges for Fortnite on a weekly basis throughout Season 7. The first batch is now available and tasks players with dancing in forbidden locations and dancing on a crown of RVs, among other things. You can find tips for completing all the new challenges in our Fortnite Season 7 challenges roundup.

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