With the wrap-up of Fortnite season 7 over the weekend, Epic today began season 8. The alien mothership could also be gone, but the Cubes that powered it have made crash landings onto Fortnite’s map. Now they’re causing all types of havoc, corrupting the land around where they settled and opening portals to an area called the Sideways.
With all that in mind, it probably won’t come as a surprise to find out that Fortnite chapter 2, season 8, has been named “Cubed.” additionally, there are some interesting twists to the quality Fortnite formula arriving in season 8, as mechanics within the new season will have players facing off in wave-based game modes and even working together to secure Fortnite’s map against the invading Cube Monsters.
Specifically, players will encounter locations that are “ensnared by the Sideways” in each match, but the Cubes also will spawn Sideways Anomalies which will pull players in if they get too close. Once you’re in, you’ll get to bully off against waves of Cube Monsters during a low-gravity dimension where the building isn’t allowed. Survive, and you’ll get Sideways Weapons and new crafting ingredients.
Sideways Weapons seem to possess special abilities if you allow them to charge into a superpowered state, so it seems like they will be pretty deadly if you’ll find downtime in combat to allow them to rev up. Players also will need to work together to create up the island’s defenses, with Epic saying that the whole Fortnite community will get to the team “to build turret stations, to make a decision which new weapons to bring back the island, which favorites to unvault, and more throughout the season.”
It seems like season 8 are going to be a rather ridiculous season, and in fact, there’s an equally zany battle pass to travel alongside it. This season’s battle pass features skins like Marvel’s Carnage, a customizable Toona Fish, and a ripped unicorn named Fabio Sparklemain. You’ll inspect the contents of the battle pass within the trailer above, but otherwise, download the update that’s available now and jump into Fortnite season 8.