The new season of Fortnite has landed - and it's brought with it some pretty significant changes. Chapter Two, Season Seven of Epic's world-conquering battle royale game is titled Invasion - and at least one very famous alien is joining the ranks of its playable skins.
Yeah, we're talking Superman. Superman is now in Fortnite. But the crossovers don't stop with DC's Man of Steel, as players will also be able to play as the older half of Rick and Morty, um, Rick. It's Rick. Rick is the grandad. Sorry, brain freeze, just there. Straight out of Warner Bros.'s popular animated show Rick and Morty - obviously - Rick retains his look from television, rather than being altered to fit Fortnite's own aesthetic style. Does it work? Not really, but it's different, at least.
Watch the new story trailer for Fortnite's Invasion season, below, and nod knowingly at its Independence Day and Close Encounters references...
The game's battle pass has been overhauled for Invasion, as detailed in a blog post on the game's website. Let's take a look at some of the key points, shall we?
Battle Stars are returning, and every time you level up, five of these things will be yours to be used to get Battle Pass rewards. These can be acquired in the order you decide, which is nice, and include an array of neat stuff that Fortnite players - like my kids - are sure to be into.
Each page of Battle Pass rewards will keep one treat locked down until everything else on the page has been redeemed. For example, if you're after a particular bunny skin, Sunny, you need to tick off harvesting tools and, um, stickers and balloons and look, if these things aren't in the blog post, I can't tell you what they are for sure. Complete the set, get a bonus, is the deal.
As for Rick, you'll need to reach level 100 to unlock his, um, skin. And players without Battle Pass will unlock just as many Battle Stars as those with it. If you do have Battle Pass for this season, however, you immediately get a new skin, the face-shifting Kymera, an alien character with over 800,000 possible combinations of eyes, heads, skin colours, and so on. Further styles are available via collecting Alien Artefacts in-game, which can be found inside Cosmic Chests.
Changes, then. And changes are good for keeping games fresh. We do so like to see it. And in related Fortnite news, there might be a PewDiePie skin on the way, which I guess some people are gonna be into; and players are dead keen on getting Shrek into the game, too. Takes all sorts, we're not here to judge.
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