Once again, Epic Games welcomes a new season of Fortnite content by implementing substantial changes to the map, weaponry and mechanics of the game. What are the changes and secrets that have occurred with the arrival of season 9? We present a guide to tell you about it.
And if you need to review basic aspects of the game or you get stuck in a challenge, go through the main Fortnite guide, which is periodically updated with new weekly and secret challenges.
With the futuristic theme, the locations that have changed the most are also among the largest: Picados Floors is now Neopicados, and from the ashes of Ciudad Comercio the Colosal Shopping Center now emerges. Both now enjoy neon lights, huge screens and buildings with avant-garde designs. In addition, they enjoy a new purely mechanical addition: the torrential tunnels.
As you can imagine, they are huge air ducts that form a circuit around Neopicados and Colosal Shopping Center, although you can see them crossing practically the entire central region of the map. Sometimes they are difficult to access, but if you get in touch with them from any point, they will be drifting in the direction and speed you choose. They are a great way to escape from the storm or reach distant places, but remember that inside, you are vulnerable to your opponents. You should also bear in mind that it is possible to enter a torrential tunnel with a boloncho or a quad, for example.
Even without a campaign to use, Fortnite does not completely abandon the narrative. If you have been playing for a long time, you will remember events of all kinds, such as the appearance of the volcano or the cube. How have other locations evolved based on past events? Well, the volcano that erupted in the previous season now houses a location called the Pressure Plant, heavily industrialized and still affected by the lava mechanics that you already know. If you miss the classic Picados Flats, you can find remains of the clock tower in the Chiringuito Chatarra scrapyard. Oh! And the Botín Balin has already begun to recover part of its natural flora.
We continue to explore the map to talk about some smaller elements, but just as interesting as the previous ones. First, you should know that one of Oasis Ostentatious, practically on the margin of the map, is the house of John Wick with multiple references to movies. In several points of the map we also find celestial platforms, which are permanently suspended in the air. They usually have at least one chest at the top and two near the control panel. Finally, we have the wind turbines, large constructions that usually only visit to get the chest and boloncho that are at the top.
How many times have you sung Victory Royale? One two? Maybe more? Well, if you remember, you may remember that Epic Games usually rewards us with our first victory of each season with an umbrella that can only be achieved that way. Season 9 is no exception, so if you win a game, you will get the super futuristic … holographic umbrella!
In another order of things, there are also a few objects that appear and disappear from our armories. For example, the combat shotguns appear, which have an enormous range and cadence. Practically, they shadow all the others. But objects such as treasure maps, grenades and limpet grenades, poisonous dart traps, slider shotgun, assault rifles with thermal sight and silencer, and even revolvers with sights disappear.