Everything We Know About Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 was a blast, and Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8: Cubed is shaping up to be one of the best Seasons yet.

Here is what is known about Fortnite Season 8 so far.

Latest News:

October 12, 2021 -

Fortnite 18.20 has launched with more Fortnitemares content on the way!

October 8 2021 -

With the release of Skeletara last night, all the new skins from the Fortnite 18.10 have been put out. Of course, there are probably still some surprises on the way, just like Frankenstein's Monster. Other Universal Monsters expected to drop are the Mummy, and possibly Dracula.

October 6, 2021 -

An XP buff was put in place today to grant players more XP when completing Repeatable Quests.

The changes are as follows:

  • Common Challenge: 500 -> 2,500 XP
  • Uncommon Challenge: 525 -> 2,650 XP
  • Rare Challenge: 550 -> 2,750 XP
  • Epic Challenge: 575 -> 2,900 XP Legendary Challenge: 750 -> 3,750 XP

These changes should help players level up quicker this Season, and earn those awesome Battle Pass rewards!

October 5, 2021 -

Nighthare and Raven are on the island, each with their own set of Punch Card quests!

October 4, 2021 -

The next round of the War Effort is coming soon! Here are all the details of what to expect.

September 30, 2021 -

There have been a few leaking pointing to new mechanics coming to Fortnite in the near future. Both sliding, and dropping with weapons seem to be on the horizon for Fortnite fans.

These are both features that other battle royale games either have, or have experimented with before, and could bring some exciting changes to the Fornite meta!

September 27, 2021 -

Fortnite 18.10 is here with new weapons, new NPCs, new skins, map changes, and more!

September 23, 2021 -

Slone and the IO are on the move, slowly moving up the road and over the Green Steel Bridge.

Where are they headed?

Possibly Steamy Stacks, as there are rumors the Golden Cube is headed there to reawaken the original Kevin from Fortnite Chapter.

Images of a partially destroyed Steamy Stacks have been circulating, possibly giving credit to this theory.

September 21, 2021 -

Wrath is now on the Island with his own Punch Card quests and he is found at Stealthy Stronghold.

The amount of gold to un-vault the Shockwave Launcher or Port-a-Rift has been reduced from 40 Billion Gold Bars to 4 Billion (these weapons are both currently un-vaulted and in the game currently, seemingly by accident)

Armored Wall Traps are back in the game. These types of walls cannot be edited.

Over the weekend the Golden Cube activated a Purple Cube which has "given birth" to 6 mini cubes!

September 20, 2021 -

Fortnite Fallen Light Starter Pack
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The Season 8 Starter Pack, Fallen Light, is now available in the Item Shop for $3.99.

This pack includes:

  • D'Ark
  • Shattered Hope Back Bling
  • Dark Blessing Pickaxe
  • 600 V-Bucks

Starter packs are a great way for new players, or any player for that matter, to snag a few cosmetic items and V-Bucks at a great value.

September 17, 2021 -

Fortnite Marigold
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MARIGOLD: She's got the touch. She's got the power.

Marigold is back in the Fortnite Item Shop for $11.99 and will be available until September 28th.

She comes with a Pickaxe, Back Bling, and Quests to earn 1500 V-Bucks.

Also in the news, the Golden Cube has moved for the first time today, possibly starting its journey to The Aftermath.

September 15, 2021 -

Fortnite Wrath Quests
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WRATH: The Escaped Tenant Questline

Leaks reveal that Wrath will show up on Apollo Island on either September 21, 2021, or September 23, 2021.

This new NPC will sell the Marksman Six Shooter, Future Storm Circle Locations, and will allow both Small and Large Bus Driver tips.

Wrath will also have a set of Punch Card Challenges titled "The Escaped Tenant" questline.

Ember has also been revealed, though there is no word when she will arrive on the island.

She will sell Fireflies and The Dub shotgun.

September 14, 2021 -

It seems Weekly Epic and Legendary Quests are a thing of the past with Punch Card Challenges replacing them on a Daily and Weekly Level.

This, of course, is in addition to the NPC Punch Cards.

Fortnite Season 8 Start Date

Fortnite Season 8 started on September 13, 2021, after a downtime of around 12 hours following Operation: Sky Fire.

Fortnite Season 8 Theme and Story

The Mothership has been destroyed, but its destruction took a heavy toll on Apollo Island.

Not only that, but The Sideways, an invasion force consisting of Cubes and some kind of zombie golems have shown their true hand, let by an enigmatic female figure.

The siege has started for real, and the island will never be the same.

Fortnite Season 8 Skins and Weapons

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The latest Battle Pass features several new Skins, including a customizable Cartoon Fishstick, as well as Marvel's Carnage as the top-tier reward.

Naruto has also been confirmed to be in this Season, though there is no news on when he will be in the Item Shop, or what his bundle may contain.

New Weapons

There are several new weapons in Season 8, including the Sideways Rifle, Sideways Minigun, and Sideways Lightblade.

These can be upgraded with special crafting materials gained from defeating Sideways foes.

The Automatic Sniper Rifle also makes a return this season.


Fortnite Venom
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VENOM: Another skin is on the way

Venom Is Coming to Fortnite Season 8, making this the second Skin available for the popular Marvel character.

There will be a full bundle available for Venom, and he is rumored to arrive in Fortnite on October 1, 2021.

New Starter Set

The new Starter Set coming to the Item Shop when Season 8 launches will feature D'Ark with her Shattered Hope Back Bling and Dark Blessing Pickaxe.

It is expected the set will also include a certain amount of V-Bucks, probably 600.

Starter Packs run the gambit on price, but the set for Chapter 2, Season 7, Dizzie's Domain, was only $3.99/£3.19.

Starter Packs are an excellent value for players both new and old!

Punch Cards

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 brings back Punch Cards to the game, allowing players to earn extra XP by completing sets of tasks.

There are around 80 different Punch Cards to complete ranging from 12,000 XP to 20,000 XP.

There is a total of 1.28 million XP up for grabs in total.

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

The Season 8 Battle Pass offers players a plethora of rewards, and still uses the new Battle Star system introduced in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7.

The Battle Pass contains 10 pages of rewards for players to claim using Battle Stars, with additional bonus pages unlocking with special rewards for players that make it past Level 100.

The premium Battle Pass will cost 950 V-Bucks, this is about £7-8.

Battle Pass Bundles are usually available for 2800 V-Bucks and reward players with access to a certain amount of Battle Stars and unlocked Battle Pass pages.

To go from Level 1 to Level 100 without buying ANY Levels, players need to gain roughly 7,500,000 XP total.


Beat Back the Sideways

In several areas of the map, players will find Purple Rifts that open a mini-game where they have to defeat a certain amount of Sideways enemies in a specified amount of time.

Rewards are determined by how well they do and include Sideways Weapons.

This is one of the best ways for players to obtain crafting items for Sideways Weapons.

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