Fortnite has broken a lot of ground and pushed gaming in ways we have never seen before with in-game events, real time game changes experienced by millions, collaborations and more. Now, Fortnite is looking to do the unthinkable and actually change its engine. I’m not sure this has actually happened with a game before. Normally, a different engine may be used for a sequel, but changing the engine of an already released game is another matter.
In a recent blog post, Fortnite explained their plans and also the release date of the upcoming Chapter 2 Season 2.
This sounds like the engine changes will happen before the launch of Season 2, as early as next week. The Chaos Engine could potentially completely change the way we play Fortnite. In tech demos, the engine shows how buildings crumble and take damage realistically, which could mean that perhaps we could shoot part of players builds out to be able to shoot the player, rather than having to destroy to the whole build. This could also greatly change the building and edit meta, especially the whole wall replacement meta. It is possible that players may be able to pickaxe part of the wall out and then get to their opponent without breaking the whole thing.
Epic then went on to give us more information about when Season 2 would be starting;
This gives us an official release date of February 20th, and this means that Chapter 2 Season 2 will have been going for over 4 months, having started on the 15th October 2019. The good news is that we will get more challenges and a 2 week event to tide us over until the next season. Fortnite have also hinted at some new features that will be added next season but have chosen to blank them so we can only speculate as to whats behind the yellow bars.
What do you think? Are you excited for Season 2? Do you think the new engine is a good move? We’d love to know your thoughts.
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