A new season of Fortnite is upon us and this is a bit … strange. Developer Epic Games is launching the Chapter 3: Season 2 of the longtime battle royale, and it’s called Resistance; A story trailer (embedded above) features a series of opposing forces colliding on the island of Fortnite along with a certain sorcerer from the Marvel universe.
Prior to the official announcement of the season, Epic has stated that it will donate two weeks of the proceeds of Fortnite to support Ukraine-related humanitarian efforts. This will last from March 20th to April 3rd.
The season brings some big changes to the game. The most extreme is that, at least at this moment, the building has been “blown away”, removing one of the more distinct aspects of the game of Fortnite . To balance this out, players now have an additional shield – called an “overshield” – for defense. Other changes include a combination of faster sprinting and climbing that make movement similar to parkour, the addition of airships to explore and tanks to drive, plus a handful of new guns. And if players donate enough gold over the course of the season, they will unlock a drivable version of the iconic Battle Bus, which now looks like it came out of Mad Max .
In addition to the game and island changes, the new season’s Battle Pass also adds a handful of unlockable characters for those who purchase it. Most notable is Doctor Strange – which will return to theaters in May – and is joined by new faces with names like The Imagined and The Origin. For those who follow Fortnite’s ever-expanding tradition , this season seems to be full of important details.
Season 2 follows an eventful start to the game’s latest installment, which kicked off last December. The previous season introduced destructive weather conditions, faster movements and giant monsters, along with collaborations with everyone from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak to Naomi Osaka. There was also a virtual art gallery for players to explore.