Following a few months of gritty warfare — and a live event last night starring a giant mech — the newest season of Fortnite is surprisingly laid-back. In truth, season 3 of the sport’s third chapter known as, merely, Vibin’. It brings with it some notable adjustments to the island, together with new places like an amusement park — full with a rollercoaster — in addition to a trippy-looking forest known as Actuality Falls that options magical saplings gamers can plant and develop for higher loot.
Right here’s a better have a look at how the western fringe of Fortnite’s island appears to be like now:
Gameplay-wise, the season brings again a fan-favorite automobile, the Baller (which appears to be like a bit like a large hamster ball). It has been tweaked barely, although: it has extra well being, can float on water, and has a battery that may ultimately die out. It additionally seems that you could take one to the rollercoaster and go wild. Gamers can now additionally journey on boars, and season 3 is introducing a characteristic known as “storm illness.” Right here’s how Fortnite developer Epic describes it:
For those who keep within the storm too lengthy cumulatively in a match, you’ll develop storm illness, an ailment that accelerates the storm’s decay of your well being. However don’t fear: storm illness by no means comes as a shock — you’ll obtain a warning should you’re near getting it. And happily, the treatment for storm illness is solely exiting the storm. For those who re-enter it, nonetheless, it’ll instantly have an effect on you once more.
And, in fact, a brand new season means a brand new battle cross to buy, which, in flip, means extra characters to unlock. The spotlight of this season is Darth Vader (who would make a great duo partner for Obi-Wan), however there’s additionally a brand new toy-like determine known as Snap that you could customise by unlocking new appendages. Later within the season, battle cross house owners can unlock Indiana Jones, who appears to be like startlingly misplaced subsequent to the rather more colourful forged from this season.
The brand new vibe-filled season follows Resistance, which is most notable for introducing the now-permanent Zero Build mode to Fortnite — though players can still play the classic build-and-shoot mode if they want.