For the past couple of weeks, players have reported instances of being randomly abducted by aliens. This was simply a prelude to a cosmic war between the players on the Island and an alien race called the Kymera. Alongside the season-length storyline, Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7: Invasion will add new weapons, vehicles, and a new Battle Pass, but with a twist.
Aliens Invade the Island
As with past Fortnite seasons, there will be an overarching storyline for Chapter 2 Season 7. Yes, aliens are invading, but Doctor Slone and the Imagined Order (IO) are ready to step up and take on the threat with new weapons and inventions.
New Weapons and Vehicles
With the IO and Kymera taking on one another, there will be new weapons from both sides players can pick up and use. The IO will introduce tools and guns like the Recon Scanner, Pulse Rifle, and Rail Gun, while the aliens will fight back with the Kymera Ray Gun.
The map will also be inundated with flying saucers, which players can either shoot down or hijack. Taking over one of the saucers will allow players to travel around the Island with their squad and blast foes using the built-in weapons.
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Nuts and Bolts will also fall from the Saucers and can be used to craft new weapons from existing ones. Transform Assault Rifles into Burst Assault Rifles or Shotguns into a Lever Action Shotgun using these materials.
A Battle Pass With a Twist
As usual, Fortnite will introduce a new Battle Pass to go along with the season. Instead of unlocking cosmetics by reaching specific levels on the Pass, players will instead earn Battle Stars every time they level up. Battle Stars can then be exchanged for Battle Pass rewards in whichever order players want.
Leveling up will unlock more pages of rewards, so more cosmetics to exchange for Battle Stars. There will also be special rewards that only become available after purchasing all the other rewards on a page.
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New Skins – Rick and Morty, Superman, and More
As teased by the Fortnite Twitter account Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty, and DC’s Superman are two of the featured characters in this season’s Battle Pass.
Here are the other characters included in the Battle Pass
- Sunny – An Alien sympathizer and Punk rocker.
- Guggimon – Synthetic artist “who thrives in the chaos.”
- Joey – A double agent alien in disguise. Unlock Joey’s transformation emote.
- Zyg – A battle droid created by the Alien Choppy. Choppy is included as Back Bling.
- Doctor Slone – The leader of the IO.
- Rick Sanchez – Of Rick and Morty fame.
- Superman – It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman.
Also as part of the Battle Pass, players will immediately gain access to the Kymera Outfit. This skin is highly customizable and over 800,000 different looks can be created by mixing and matching different head shapes, eye colors, skin patterns, and more. These customization options can be unlocked by finding Alien Artifacts scattered around the Island.
For more on Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, check out the details on the graphical upgrades coming this season to Fortnite.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.