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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date extended – all the latest details

It looks like we’ll be waiting for quite a long time for the next Fortnite update

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date

Epic Games has announced that the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date has been pushed back in early February, so fans can expect to be waiting for a little longer than usual to get their hands on the next map remodel.

Of course the next Fortnite season is somewhat unprecedented in as much as it is the first new season since the Fortnite Chapter 2 launched. It’s possible that the decision to launch Chapter 2 will also affect the scale and style of update that players receive with each new season, and seeing as the Season 2 release date is still so far away, it’s likely that the update will be one of the biggest yet.

We’re also curious to see where Epic Games decides to take the lore aspect of Fortnite with the new update – will they continue the meta storyline of Chapter 1 or head in a totally new direction? One thing is for certain, we’ll have an all-new Battle Pass replete with Fortnite skins to purchase when the Chapter 2 Season 2 launch day does arrive in early February.

In order to prepare you for your next foray into Fortnite, we’ve assembled a simple guide going over all the latest Chapter 2 Season 2 details, from its likely release date to our wishlist of additions.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date

The current season of Fortnite is set to be the longest one yet. The original Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 end date was in mid-December, but Epic Games has recently announced that it’s extending the season by a full two months. The new Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 release date is early February.

On the plus side, that’s a whole lot more time to level up your Battle Pass and ensure those Fortnite V-Bucks were well spent. Epic Games has said it will have plenty of new content to keep players busy over the festive period – so this might not be a bad thing depending on your outlook. Hopefully, this also means the game’s developers are getting a well-deserved break.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 ‘Galileo event details

There’s nothing to go on just yet, which isn’t surprising seeing as the new season is a few months away. What we do know is that the slate has been pretty much wiped clean, so Epic Games is free to take the game’s oddball lore in whatever direction they want.

The same goes for new content additions. With most of the new guns and gadgets being removed from Fortnite with the game’s relaunch, Epic Games is free to redefine the meta by adding whatever vehicles, items, and more it chooses.

Dataminers have found some files about an event with the codename ‘Galileo’, but so far the significant content change is that Risky Reels is returning in a slightly tweaked form.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 wishlist

New content

One thing that is clear is that players are desperate for some new content in the new season. With the Chapter 2 reset stripping things back to how they felt in the early days of the battle royale phenomenon, may veterans are starting to get tired of the same weapons and items. Some new weapons and gadgets would go down a treat.

a Fortnite E.G.O. station by the beach

Let us drive the E.G.O vehicles

We’ve tried to jump into these jeeps a number of times only to realise they’re assets and not drivable vehicles. While the rise of mobility was a pretty controversial part of Fortnite’s first few seasons, but we still miss the days of zooming around the map in a golf cart. Plus, land vehicles without weapons never felt too overpowered.

More ongoing events

There hasn’t been a lot of ongoing events in the current season. We don’t mind whether they’re massive mysteries that have fans puzzled for months, or simple gestures like the rock giants love story. We just need a few more tidbits rolled out across the season to keep the map feeling fresh.

Better challenges

The mission structure of Fortnite challenges just isn’t that fun. Not having access to the full list of weekly challenges makes it feel like you’ve got to grind through them all, whereas the old structure gives players more freedom to tick things off at their own leisure.

And there you have it, all the details we have on Chapter 2 Season 2 of Fortnite. Admittedly, it’s not a whole lot of info, but we didn’t expect the new season to be that far away either.

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