It's all change ahead of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3! Whether you've played before or this is your first time jumping into the genre-defining battle royale, things are looking pretty different to what's come before.
Fortnite has always been an innovator when it comes to anything battle royale-related, but Chapter 2 Season 3 is looking to be the wackiest yet!
Do we hear the rumbling of a storm overhead? Is that splashing of sharks we can hear in the choppy seas?
You can check out all the leaks and rumours for the new season elsewhere on Gfinity, but here we're just going to look at the most important stuff - all the tips, tricks and pro plays to get you that Victory Royale in no time at all.
We'll start with the basics - veterans keep scrolling. Upon landing in the world of Fortnite, you'll see loads of weapons dotted about, each colour-coded to show how rare it is.
Rareness is a general indication of quality - the rarer a weapon is, the better it is.
However, a rocket launcher will always do more damage than a pistol and an assault rifle will always have a higher rate of fire than a sniper rifle.
With that in mind, find weapons suited to your playstyle, but remember a Rare Tactical Shotgun will also do slightly more damage than a Common Tactical Shotgun, so memorise this list or check back here when looting.
- Grey: Common
- Green: Uncommon
- Blue: Rare
- Purple: Epic
- Gold: Legendary
Golden guns are no longer limited to James Bond movies - keep your eyes peeled for them in Fortnite, or kill minibosses like Meowscles or Midas and they'll drop their signature golden weapon.
However, there's always more loot in cities and busy areas, so drop there to have a better chance of finding a rarer weapon. As for the best landing spots in Season 3, you'll have to read on...
Best Landing Spots
We don't know exactly how the map is going to change in Season 3, but we'll update this list as soon as we have more info.
For now, these are good picks. If any of them survive the big season shakeup, they'll likely still be a good shout.
We fear the worst for Slurp Factory, but the abundance of Slurp Kegs and the outer Swamps are amazing for filling your shields quickly at the start of a match.
What's more, there are loads of chests to stock up your inventory with great weapons, ready to head towards the centre of the map in the later stages of the game!
One word of warning: this is a popular spot and can get busy, so it might not be a good call for newer players.
Alternatively, Frenzy Farm is perfect for new players! It covers a large area that spreads out players dropping there, but has plenty of loot-heavy areas.
It's very central, which means you shouldn't have to worry about keeping an eye on the circle until the late game.
However, watch out for opponents hiding in hay bales - especially near the respawn van. Alternatively, set up your own ambush and loot other players' corpses!
The Agency lies slap-bang in the centre of the map, making it a prime landing location. However, you can bet that a lot of other players will have had the same idea.
While The Agency offers the busiest start to a Fortnite game, the rewards are great - just like any of the newest locations, the miniboss (in this case Midas) will drop their exclusive Legendary weapon.
How To Level Up Fast
Playing every day will reward you with experience by levelling up your medals.
These will be awarded for basic things like surviving or dealing damage, so these will be an easy way to level up.
Challenges are like a more difficult version of the Medals. These also reset daily but offer more difficult challenges for better rewards.
These will typically involve "Getting 10 kills" or "2 kills with shotguns".
Season 3 will, of course, be accompanied by a new Battle Pass.
This will give you chunks of experience as you level up, as well as modifiers for your matches to increase all that regular experience you get just for playing and doing well.
How To Win
Teamwork is the most important factor in Fortnite - whether playing with friends or strangers.
Keep in a similar area to your team, and if possible use voice comms to let them know where you're going, enemies you're seeing, and whether you're heading into a fight or not.
Eye On The Circle
The circle is a big killer of new players.
Don't get carried away looting, especially if you land near the map edge, and move well ahead of the circle so you don't die to the gas.
Practise Makes Perfect
The Training Arena is your friend - use the weapons and get a feel for them before you drop into matches.
Learn To Build
Watch any pro tournament and you'll see how quickly the players can build - it's also what sets Fortnite apart from other Battle Royale games.
Learning to build quickly and effectively can be the difference between winning a fight and losing - so get good at this to be on your way to a Victory Royale!