Fortnite season 4 has arrived with a superhero theme and the t2 campus team can’t keep calm!
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Why we are stoked: Epic Games came out with the poster of Fortnite Season 4 in April, where we saw skins that resembled DC characters like Wonder Woman and The Flash, while in the previous season, the players were getting hidden suitcases with Thor written on them. All of these hinted at a superhero theme this season. Season 4 released on May 1 and got us digging for secrets and easter eggs, and grinding into the ‘Battle Pass’ challenges
Season 1: Save the World saw humanity disappear, and storms as well as monsters crowded the city at night. Players had to fight the monsters in the storm.
Season 2: Battle Royal, which was a continuation of the previous storyline, had some great gameplay and military skins. Here the players had to run from the storm and fight the other players. Battle Royal had 100 players pitted against each other in one map and the last one to survive emerged the winner. It also introduced ‘Battle Pass’ where you could buy a pass to unlock challenges. Completing the challenges would lead you to rare outfits, pickaxes, gliders, emotes and dance moves.
Season 3: Also called Battle Royal, this season had a space theme. Here the ‘Battle Pass’ had skins like Moonwalker and Mission Specialist which looked like astronauts, Dark Voyager or Rust Lord who wore spacesuits and The Reaper outfit was based on John Wick.
THE STORY TILL NOW
In Season 4, which retains the Battle Royal title, you can choose to be superheroes or supervillains who have landed at Dusty Divot, a location on the map, along with the comet and meteors. The battle is now between superheroes and supervillains. Most of the new skins have superheroes like Carbide and Valor, and supervillains like Omega and Zoey. Some characters are new, while a few others are creative adaptations by Epic Games.
THE LINGO DECODED
Skin: It is the outfit the players wear (the characters’ look) while playing the multiplayer matches. New skins are available every season and you can unlock some by completing challenges.
Pickaxes: These are your harvesting tools and they allow you to break the destructible things in order to gather wood, bricks and metals.
Gliders: It is a Fortnite term for parachutes. They help the players land safely on the ground, after jumping out of the plane. We advise you to try and glide onto a terrace and then break your way in, from the top of the building.
Emotes: Stickers and dance moves you can show your fellow players to appreciate their camaraderie, or tease them when you are playing better. There are stickers like Love, Potato Shot and 100IQ, and dance moves like Whip, Backpack Kid and Take the L.
Chests: Hidden chests pop up in some locations in every match. These have to be opened to collect the items inside the chest.
Ammo Boxes: Ammo Boxes are strewn all over the map but are usually camouflaged. They contain bullets for different types of guns.
Looting: The players gather loot from the building, which includes guns, ammo, wood, bricks and metal. It also involves opening Chests and Ammo Boxes.
NEW SKINS THIS SEASON
Text: Manjis Kar
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