Epic Games finds much-needed success with the release of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1

On Tuesday at 6 a.m. on the East Coast, Fortnite Chapter 2 was released to the world by Epic Games after a 36-hour #FortniteBlackout that came at the end of Season 10. You can read part one and two of my posts on Fortnite’s “The End” event, if you aren’t familiar with the event or if you haven’t gotten to check them out. 

With Season 10 being arguably the worst season of Fortnite among the community, Epic Games was under pressure to yield success with the release of Fortnite Chapter 2, and that’s exactly what they did. Epic brought new features and mechanics to their new chapter of Fortnite with things like fishing for loot, weapon upgrade benches, and swimming in the water, as well as a completely new map.

But along with these new changes, Epic returned Fortnite to its early stages when it comes to the overall feel of the game, keeping the loot pool very basic and not offering too many options as far as weapons, healing, mobility, or utility items. The entire loot pool can be seen below in the Reddit post by u/FaZeNiccorazi that has been going viral.

Complete Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 loot pool

The return to this type of basic loot for the opening of the new season was exactly what Epic needed for Fortnite. That, along with a new map and new features, has brought players of all experiences and all skill levels a game that they can enjoy every single time they play. This also allows them to add new things to the game as they go without it already being over-saturated with items and weapons.

The community wasn’t hesitant to let everyone know how they felt about the new season:

Even Lady Gaga got in on the Fortnite wave, although I’m sure she didn’t mean to ask what the nine-letter word for “two weeks” is.

So grab your friends and hop on the battle bus to check out the new chapter of Fortnite and discover how Epic Games revived the community’s love and passion for the most industry-changing games of all-time!

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