Fortnite's Early Season 2 Update, What's Coming Next?

Excitement is rippling through the Fortnite community as Epic Games gears up to release the initial update for Chapter 5 Season 2 sooner than expected.

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The Fortnite community is abuzz with anticipation as Epic Games prepares to roll out the first update for Chapter 5 Season 2 earlier than usual, possibly as soon as Tuesday. Just over a week into the new season, players are eagerly awaiting the rumored arrival of a new Midas skin.

Traditionally, Fortnite updates occur on a bi-weekly basis, but according to leaks from trusted sources within the community, the first update of the season – version 29.01 – is slated to drop next week. The expected release window is Tuesday, March 19, at approximately 9 am GMT / 4 am EST / 1 pm PST.

Leakers such as @HYPEX and @Shiina have hinted at the nature of this upcoming update, suggesting that while it will require downtime, it may not be as substantial as a typical update. Speculation points to the update being tied to the spring Midas event, which is rumored to include the final version of the Midas skin, the return of the Floor is Lava game mode, and a Midas-inspired variant of the Drum Gun.

The Floor is Lava mode, last seen in 2021, has been the subject of speculation since last November, with leakers hinting at its potential return. While its inclusion in the current season was initially uncertain, recent leaks suggest it may make a comeback as part of the ongoing festivities.

However, players eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Korra skin may have to wait a little longer, as it's rumored to drop at the beginning of April as part of a speculated Fortnite x Avatar collaboration.

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While the full extent of the upcoming update remains unknown, early patch notes hint at potential changes. Issues with the Locker UI, such as the unavailability of the Shuffle Loadout option, are expected to be addressed. Additionally, concerns regarding broken dashes caused by hurdling and clambering on the Starter Island in Battle Royale mode are likely to be resolved.

As always, there's a chance that leaks may not be entirely accurate, but given the credibility of sources like @Shiina, the community is optimistic about the forthcoming update. Stay tuned for further updates and prepare for potential changes to enhance your Fortnite experience!

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