For the article on The Chapter 1 Season, please see Season 2
Chapter 2: Season 2, also known as Season 12 in the game files, with the slogan "Top Secret", was the twelfth season of Fortnite: Battle Royale, which started on Februry 20th, 2020, and ended on June 17th, 2020. (Close to 17 weeks).
Previously the start date was meant to be on December 13th, 2019, but was postponed to February 6th, 2020 to make way for the holidays and the Live At Risky event. Then, on January 24th, 2020, Epic Games announced that they would postpone it again to February 20th, 2020 to reveal secrets from the previous season and test Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics system.
It was originally set to end on April 30th, 2020, but possibly due to players complaining about having little XP to earn the Golden Agent Styles of the Battle Pass Outfits, as well as issues revolving around COVID-19, it was extended. Unlike last season, the expansion came with more challenges, more ways to earn XP and more updates with content. It was extended another time, due to the next season being unready. It was then extended yet again due to "the ongoing injustice in society," implying the George Floyd protests.
- 1 Previously, in Fortnite...
- 2 How did it start?
- 3 The Chapter 2: Season 2 storyline
- 4 The Device event
- 5 Battle Pass
- 6 Rewards
- 7 Map Changes
- 8 New Features & Changes
- 9 New Weapons and Items
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Teasers
Previously, in Fortnite...
The season continues the storyline that was started in Season 3
Following the reconstruction of the island due to The End, The Imagined Order sent a group of people from E.G.O. on the island, dedicated to exploring the brand new island. However, a mysterious group named A.L.T.E.R. whose members strangely resemble those of E.G.O is already present on the island (however this only applies to some members, since during the season other A.L.T.E.R members appear but do not have alter-egos at E.G.O, the creation of most alter-egos is supposedly due to snapshots however it is impossible to know which are the originals and which are the snapshots due to a lack of information on the two organizations). Throughout Chapter 2: Season 1, a battle occurred between the two factions. Near the very end of the season, Chaos Agent was seen observing the battle in the shadows, while Midas scouted Eye Land, leaving behind his mark as multiple objects there were turned into gold.
How did it start?
Sometime following the end of Chapter 2: Season 1, E.G.O created a spy division known as GHOST, while A.L.T.E.R whose real name is revealed to be SHADOW already had his own because when it was created SHADOW had as its main function espionage, plots and conquest. A massive facility known as The Agency was constructed by Midas at Eye Land, the very center of the island, which acted as the main base of operations for GHOST on the island. The location proved crucial for GHOST, as the center gave them much better control over the rest of the island. GHOST also rapidly expanded, creating other bases and outposts throughout the island. The Ghost House, which might have served as a temporary housing area for new GHOST recruits, was constructed south of The Agency. When Skye joins GHOST, GHOST takes control of The Shark and built a prison for different individuals captured by GHOST. Another GHOST base known as The Yacht, a very luxurious ship which contained Meowscles private room, a bar, a gym, a mini jacuzzi, a helipad, and a grand main hall containing a gold statue of Midas, was also located on the northeast side of the island.
After Brutus joins Shadow, Chaos Agent established SHADOW's main base of operations at The Grotto, a newly constructed underground facility that could be accessed through two large holes in the ground, containing ziplines for quick transport around the facility. The area was complete with rooms, buildings, stairs, and air vents. This was currently SHADOW's only large base. However, unlike GHOST, SHADOW possessed five additional Shadow Safe Houses scattered across the island. These were designed to blend in with the surroundings (excluding the Pleasant Park house), and their interiors contained an array of equipment and electronics.
The Chapter 2: Season 2 storyline
At the very start of Chapter 2: Season 2, Midas activated several sleeper agents battling loopers within The Loop. These included: Lynx, Bushranger, Brutus, Agent Peely, and even Journey. Furthermore, the appearance of Brutus as a Boss at The Grotto may suggest that he is a double agent, or he switched sides to fight for SHADOW. not long after his activation.
TNTina join SHADOW, created an enormous explosion at The Rig, destroying the central area. Tons of trash and gallons of oil have spilled into the ocean and polluted the surrounding areas. Following the incident, SHADOW took over the location, converting it into their second base.
Several weeks into the season, Deadpool was revealed to have somehow ended up on the island and work for the Agency. He ransacked The Yacht and took it over for himself, kicking out Meowscles, who proceeded to take over The Box Factory and reside there for the rest of the season. His style also changed to his SHADOW form, suggesting he switched sides.
Throughout the season, Midas had his daughter Jules work on constructing his Doomsday Device underneath The Agency, consisting of one large orb machine, and five pylons. The orb machine was hidden underneath the main building itself, while the pylons were underneath five newly-built hatches under the water surrounding The Agency. Midas wanted to destroy The Storm for unknown reason, which would subsequently cause the collapse of The Loop as the storm is somehow crucial for its existence (we don't know if this was part of his plan or not). Midas' project was going directly against The Imagined Order, who wanted to conserve The Loop and keep it running.
Near the very end of the season, Midas began charging the orb machine. The device went through three stages. Initially, a bright yellow 'core' appeared within the orb, consisting of pure energy. Next, tendril-like structures were emitted from the core, slamming into the outer glass of the orb. At the final stage, the core grew bigger and brighter, and the tendrils grew larger and stronger. At this point, some of the tendrils managed to breach the outer casing, although they were channeled and rerouted back into the orb.
The countdown for The Device event appeared above The Agency, warning all loopers about the event slated to occur on June 15th.
Mere minutes before The Device event, the hatches surrounding The Agency opened up.
The Device event
When the countdown for The Device event reached zero, the storm had already closed in around The Agency during the later stages of a particular loop. Five pylons emerged from the five hatches surrounding the Agency. Once the five pylons completely rose out of the hatches, an energised bubble appeared around The Agency, which violently contracted and exploded, completely decimating The Agency. As the dust settled, The orb machine emerged from the ruins of the-once-prosperous Agency. It rose high up on an elevated platform, and stopped once it reached a high height. This was followed by a large shockwave, causing all the loopers to levitate into the air. The Device activated, and the orb machine hooked up to the five pylons using energy beams. Then, the pylons collectively hit against The Storm barrier, and started to push it back. This seemingly contradicted the structure of a normal loop, in which the storm closes in until the entire island is consumed. In this case, the storm was being pushed back, which partially damaged The Loop, transporting a particular looper to The Bridge, located outside The Loop.
Inside The Bridge, the looper was spawned in Agent Jones' office, containing a desk, computer, and three filed labeled 'TOP SECRET', containing the images of Midas, Lynx, and Jules. The Looper did not spend a long time in Jones' office though, and soon, the loop seemingly repaired itself and returned The Looper back to the island.
Back at The Agency, the device seemed to have malfunctioned, as the energy supplied by the orb to the pylons diminished with every second. Eventually, the orb machine completely switched off, but not before seemingly breaking the storm barrier. Without the barrier, and nothing to stop it, The Storm began to rapidly close in on The Agency, threatening to kill everyone there. However, right before The Agency was swallowed, the orb machine rebooted, quickly hooking up to the pylons and slamming the storm once again. This action restarted the storm barrier, and the machine began to push back at The Storm once again. However, this time, The Storm resisted and closed in on The Agency. In the ensuing battle between Device and Storm, The Device emerged victorious, and The Storm was quickly pushed back and completely vanished..
As the pylons began retracting back into their hatches, The Loop started to collapse. A single bolt of energy slammed into the orb machine from the sky, disabling and rendering it unusable. The orb machine then proceeded to retract back down underneath the destroyed Agency, as the loop collapsed and returned that particular looper to Jones' office. There, Agent Jones could be heard talking in the hallway outside about the problem facing The Imagined Order. Jones could be heard saying ''(to phone) Uh no. E-everything is NOT stable over here. We are act- (to Janice) Uh, Janice! Janice! Uh, dial the Resonance Actuator to 7.2. Now, please. Yes, right now." Janice replies "I'm on it." Through the closed curtains, Janice could be seen rushing down the hallway towards the presumed 'Resonance Actuator', a device which is likely used to control The Storm. Jonesy starts talking to his phone again after hearing something from the other end. "(to phone) Wait, wait, wait, wait. Hold on, hold on... "Its not just a storm?" What does that mean? Must be connected to the loop, but there's no way that we could have predicted that it would react THIS way. At this-". The above text highlights that Jones has just found out that The Storm is not simply a storm, as The Loop depends upon it to function. He appears to have been stunned that The Loop completely collapsed in the storm's absence, and that they had not predicted that kind of event. However, the above conversation is not finished as the looper is transported back to the island.
Upon return, it is revealed that The Storm, having escaped the control of The Imagined Order, took revenge on Midas and created the Wall of Water.
"(to phone) And that worked? How long do you think it'll hold?" That brief conversation suggests that The Imagined Order managed to contain the wall of water for some time. Jones asks how long the storm barrier will hold before it fails and unleashes the wall of water onto the island. After getting an unknown answer, Jones states that everything is starting to stabilize, and enters his office. He is stunned to see The Looper, and asks whether he/she can hear him or not, as it seems like a Looper has never managed to break out of The Loop and enter The Bridge without travelling through The Zero Point. Before The Looper could reply, he/she is transported back to the island in the battle bus, as the loop reset is now complete.
Following the event, Midas having failed with his mission, vanishes.
SHADOW seized the opportunity and takes over The Agency ruins, removing all E.G.O flags and placing their own. SHADOW henchmen now patrol the area instead of the usual GHOST henchmen.
The Wall of water lasts for two days, after which, the barrier fails and releases the wall of water onto the island, flooding lowland locations. In the process, the usual storm is brought back, and the loop continues...
The Battle Pass cost 950 V-Bucks like always, and you received a profit worth 1,500 V-Bucks if you got through everything. And for the first time, the Battle Pass tab itself got a new look! You could access challenges, the Battle Pass, and more all in one hideout ! The cosmetic items that you got when reaching level 100 with the Battle Pass were worth 42,500 V-Bucks and 7,100 V-Buck worth of items were received in the Free Pass.
|Gear Specialist Maya
|Hack & Smash
|Eye of the Storm
|Roy G Meowscles
|Our Man Peely|
|Paws & Claws
|Spy Vs Banana
|Epic Swords of Wonder
|Gold Dagger Pack
Deadpool's Weekly Challenges
Deadpool's Weekly Challenges
Deadpool's Weekly Challenges
|Ride the Corn!
Deadpool's Weekly Challenges
Deadpool's Weekly Challenges
Golden Agent Styles
|Midas (Golden Agent)
|Brutus (Golden Agent)
|Meowscles (Golden Agent)
|TNTina (Golden Agent)
|Skye (Golden Agent)
|Agent Peely (Golden Agent)|
- The map has been overtaken by secret agents and rival organizations which have built spy bases. As the season progressed, the warring organizations caused map changes.
- Removed Locations
- New Landmarks
- Returning Named Location
New Features & Changes
- The Hideout: The Battle Pass tab received a new look. You can access challenges, the Battle Pass, and more all in one place.
- Shakedown: You can shakedown players (only in non-solo modes) to discover their teammates' locations. You can do this for henchmen too to see the chests in that location and other henchmen.
- Bosses and Henchmen: Each Base contains many Henchmen and a Boss, which, when killed, will drop a Mythic weapon plus a Vault Card. Henchmen are AIs, they act like normal players, and they can be DBNO'd (Down But Not Out), even in game modes which usually don't have DBNO.
- Vaults: Contains large chests, regular chests, and a Supply Drop that all contain various goodies! They can be opened with Keycards obtained from the location's boss.
- Sentry Cameras: Found in Bases. When one spots a player, it will sound a loud signal and alert nearby Bosses and Henchmen. They have 40 HP each.
- Sentry Turrets: Found on ceilings, near Vaults. They act like Security Cameras, but instead of sending a signal, it shoots a non-stop laser at you that does a lot of damage and can quickly break down walls. They have 2,000 HP but can be turned off by a Defensive Power Generator.
- Throwable Consumables: Remember the Bandage Bazooka? You can now throw other consumables at other people from far away now! Shields and Bandages, you name it!
- ID Scanner: Chests or doors that are locked by scanners that require a disguise to open, or a Knocked/Downed Henchman.
- Secret Passages: They appear in the form of regular Porta-Potties and Dumpsters and will transport you to the nearest porta-potty or dumpster. Not all are secret passages!
- Phone Booths: Use these to disguise as Henchmen. Disguised players will become invisible to Henchmen. Disguises wear off when dealing or taking damage, or making physical contact with a Henchman.
- Ghost and Shadow: In Battle Pass Outfits, you could complete each agent's set of missions in order to choose between either Ghost or Shadow as the allegiance for the outfit. Be careful! After making your choice, you cannot revert it.
- Rideable Gliders: You stand on top of them instead of hanging down below them.
- Forged Outfits: Each season, one cosmetic will be able to customized to your choosing, as long as you have a Battle Pass. Once you choose an option for your cosmetic, you will not be able to change that option again.
New Weapons and Items
- This was the 1st season to include a uniquely-selectable style outfit, in Gear Specialist Maya.
- It was the first season since Season 7 to not have Overtime Challenges.
- This was the 1st season to have a .60 update.
- The 2nd Concert in Fortnite named Astronomical, took place. Lead by "La Flame" Travis Scott.
- It is the 2nd longest season so far, at 118 days long.
- A Player named TALOCAN has become the player who has the highest level in Chapter 2 Season 2. He unlocked 520+ levels.
Teaser 1 shows a resemblance of Midas, as well as the words, “Transmission Intercepted.”
Teasers 2-4 are for Brutus. The second one shows a bunch of pieces of his logo jumbled up, with an outline of his logo. The fan base eventually put all the pieces together, however, they assumed it was Chaos Agent instead of Brutus. The word ”Henchmen” is also scattered around the teaser in different languages. Teaser 3 shows a less blurred version of his face in the previous one, as well as snippets of the Mountain Raid Loading Screen, and Teaser 4 shows the complete head + mask, as well as a picture of GHOST Brutus. A small picture of The Grotto can be seen at the bottom left area of Brutus.
Teasers 6-8 are for TNTina. Teaser 6 shows a stick of Dynamite as well as the word “Danger” in different languages. It also shows the release date for the season at the bottom. Teaser 7 shows a propane tank which are mostly found at The Rig. More jumbled puzzle pieces are on this teaser too, as well as the logos of E.G.O. and A.L.T.E.R. The final TNTina teaser shows a picture of one of her gliders: the Bombs Away!, as well as, once again, the word “Danger” in different languages. An Outline of The Rig can be seen.
Teasers 8-11 are for Meowscles. Teaser 8 shows the words, “Nine Lives” written in different languages. Sparkles on the top right corner resemble GHOST Meowscles eyes. An outline of the yacht sits in the middle. The next teaser shows the Feline Fun Back Bling with GHOST Meowscles’ head and an outline of The Shark. The final one shows a picture of Meowscles’ head. “Nine Lives” is printed once more in different languages on this teaser.