Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 is hot on the scene, continuing the story right where Season 7 left off. Season 7 was surely an interesting one, with lots of new ideas. Before we get into our coverage of Chapter 2 Season 8 take a look at the highs and lows of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7: The Good
Season 7 saw some of the coolest and most interesting weapons in the game. The Rail Gun and Plasma Cannon were great ways to combat building, and it’s always welcome to see more strategies open up when the weapon pool is great.
Epic Games brought back two of my favorites from Chapter 2 Season 4: the Rail Gun and the Pulse Rifle. If you were around for that, you’d know them better as Iron Man’s Unibeam and the Stark Industries Rifle.
I’ve been a vocal critic of C2S4’s Marvel theme, and feared that interesting mechanics would be lost in the Marvel crossover. De”Marvel”izing these once Iron Man themed weapons was a welcome surprise.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7: The Bad
The great weapons did pose a bit of a problem for competitive play. Almost all of the new weapons were not available in competitive playlists, proving to be a little too powerful in lobbies where building is the predominant strategy.
Other “gimmicky” parts of the Invasion theme like the Saucers were also restricted in competitive playlists, removing a lot of the identity the season had. As a result, competitive play felt sterile.
On a more general front, the Season was rife with bugs. This was especially frustrating when it came to certain Quests, like the infamous Alien Nanites glitch. Bugs, combined with some oversights like allowing Nanites in competitive playlists (thereby allowing banned weapons to be crafted), shows a lack of care on Epic’s part that I can’t help but feel may be because of their focus on crossover content.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7: The Ugly
If only they went a little bit further with that crossover plan. Fortnite had one of its biggest scandals with the Impostors Mode. A shameless clone of the popular Among Us, Impostors Mode was a missed opportunity to create what would have been perhaps the biggest crossover in gaming history.
This is all the more painful knowing that Among Us Developers Innersloth are a small team of indie developers. It could have been great, but Epic Games chose to act like they did in the old days- barely skirting copyright law.
What were your favorite and least favorite parts of Season 7?