Fortnite Season eight has solely simply begun, however a brand new merchandise has already made its means into the game. But whereas a lot of the game’s new additions are designed that can assist you see off your opponents or transfer across the map, the newest arrival has a really completely different goal.
The new merchandise, which confirmed up in ‘Coming Soon’ part of the game’s login web page, known as Buried Treasure. Somewhat unsurprisingly, it’s a pirate-themed treasure map, with an X marking the situation of hidden loot on a easy drawing of the Fortnite Island.
Once you’ve discovered a map, you’ll be directed to the treasure, though it’s not clear precisely how the merchandise will work. It’s doable that the brand new weapon will direct every participant to their very own reward, however it’s extra probably that everybody will probably be competing for a similar loot. That’s primarily based on data from dataminer Lucas7yoshi, who’s uncovered a particular chest, which appears to supply improved loot, extra akin to what you’d discover from a provide drop than a standard Fortnite chest.
Loads of this data has been beforehand hinted at by Epic. Both Buried Treasure and people new chests appeared in Fortnite’s Season eight cinematic trailer, and the chest has additionally proven up at each The Block and within the Season eight loading display screen.
We don’t know when the brand new merchandise will arrive, but when it’s within the Coming Soon display screen, it’s fairly probably that we’ll get to see it at work a while later this week.
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Elsewhere in Fortnite, Epic is facing yet another lawsuit, whereas Season eight has been busy altering up the face of the game. As nicely as a new volcano-filled map, the game now affords Party Assist, which ought to assist you velocity via these trickier challenges. If that weren’t sufficient, there’s an Apex Legends-style ping system, and proof even factors to the arrival of a respawn system – references to a Fortnite ‘Second Chance’ system have been discovered all through the game’s information for the reason that starting of the brand new system.