Fortnite's Season 2 Update Is Now Live, Introduces Spies, Map Changes, And More

A new season of Fortnite: Battle Royale has begun.

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The second season of Fortnite: Chapter 2 has officially begun. Following a string of teasers, developer Epic Games has rolled out Fortnite's big, spy-themed Season 2 update on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile, bringing a wealth of new content, changes, skins, AI opponents, and more to the hit battle royale shooter. While Epic has not released the Season 2 patch notes itself, players are working together to assemble their own.

As the studio had been teasing, Chapter 2 Season 2 has a spy theme. The island has been taken over by two warring covert factions known as Ghost and Shadow. You'll be able to side with one of the two when completing weekly Battle Pass challenges, which will determine the upgrade style for that character. There's also Deadpool for some reason.

To go along with the spy theme, a number of new points of interest have been added to the map. Among these are enemy bases. These are heavily guarded, but if you can infiltrate them and defeat the leader within, you'll be able to snag "unique and powerful weapons."

Naturally, the spy theme wouldn't be complete without an arsenal of high-tech gadgets. You'll be able to pick up and use new weapons like proximity mines and decoy grenades to get the jump on other players. You can learn more about Season 2's new additions on the official Fortnite website.

Prior to the start of Season 2, Epic had been dropping numerous hints about the new season. These teasers included a globe-spanning ARG, which saw digital ads appear in the US, Brazil, Russia, and other countries. These ads featured a phone number that would deliver messages about agent recruitment and missions when dialed.

Season 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2 was originally slated to begin last December; however, Epic extended the first season into February in order to roll out more content and events for the game, which included an exclusive preview of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and a Birds of Prey crossover that added a Harley Quinn skin. Going forward, Epic told players to expect bigger patches than normal during Season 2.

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