A brand new Fortnite season is right here, bringing map adjustments, UFOs you’ll be able to fly (or, in the event you’re me, unintentionally plunge to your loss of life from), and a reworked battle cross filled with unique characters and crossovers. There are a pair excessive profile ones, together with Rick from TV present Rick and Morty and an upcoming Superman pores and skin.
According to the battle cross display screen, Superman received’t be out there till 65 days from the beginning of the season, or August 12. You can see all the small print of him now, although: there’s a Clark Kent pores and skin, a Daily Planet again bling, and a Superman spray and emote. Through finishing quests in-game, you’ll be capable to unlock a method that transforms Clark Kent into Superman.
The Rick and Morty pores and skin is out there now, although you’ll must stage up fairly far by means of the battle cross to get it. It contains a 2D Rick, a harvesting instrument of Morty formed like a really upset hammer, a butter robot again bling, a load display screen, and a UFO glider, together with a colourful gun wrap, a twig, a load display screen, and a vaguely unsettling emote known as the “Rick dance.”
Unlocking all these items works a bit otherwise than in earlier seasons, as a consequence of some adjustments to the battle pass. In latest Fortnite seasons, you’ll mechanically get a stage’s rewards as you levelled up by means of the cross. Now, leveling up grants you battle stars, which you may bear in mind from previous seasons while you wanted a sure variety of them to unlock the following cross tier. For season 7, you spend your stars to decide on rewards on a sure web page of the battle cross, with completely different gadgets costing completely different numbers of stars. To unlock gadgets on subsequent pages, it is advisable to have both bought a sure variety of gadgets on the earlier web page or reached a sure stage of the battle cross. Rick might be unlocked by reaching stage 90 or by spending in your stars on 90 different gadgets.
I like the selection of the brand new system, in addition to the pliability of unlocking new pages both by shopping for earlier gadgets or by levelling up. It will probably be good to not have a ton of things I’ve no intention of equipping cluttering up my stock.
There are different adjustments for Season 7 too, together with a brand new alien panorama the place the Spire was once, as a consequence of some story stuff Epic launched anticlimactically in a trailer slightly than by means of an in-game occasion. There are UFOs you’ll be able to fly, which have tractor beams that may elevate up your teammates. There’s additionally a brand new crafting merchandise, nuts and bolts, that you need to use to make weapons which have been vaulted in earlier seasons. And there’s a customizable alien pores and skin, which appears to be like prefer it has a number of flexibility.
Hot tip: loot llamas work otherwise now. Instead of standing nonetheless, they run across the map making noise and dropping gadgets. This scared the ever-loving shit out of me this morning, so be warned.