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X Marks the Spot
— Season 8

Season 8 of Fortnite: Battle Royale started on February 28th, 2019, and ended on May 8th, 2019.

The theme revolves mainly on Adventure, Pirates and the Jungle. You can find the full list of cosmetics released this season here.

How did it Start?

Season 8 continues the Ice King storyline that began in Season 7, with The Prisoner manipulating the magma underneath the island to construct a large Volcano as his base of operations. Surrounding the tall landmark was a large jungle biome, littered with volcano vents, and directly opposing the Ice biome on the opposite end of the island. Wailing Woods was completely destroyed, while Tomato Temple became an unnamed POI. Lazy Links was completely replaced with Lazy Lagoon, a small lagoon containing a pirate ship with a small port. These pirates were seemingly attracted by the events that occurred on the island during the previous seasons, and set out to explore it for adventure and possible treasure. Following their arrival on the map, the pirates set up numerous Pirate Camps throughout the island, as The Prisoner hatched the eggs he collected from Polar Peak, giving birth to The Hybrids, bipedal dragon-like creatures who served him.

The Season 8 Storyline

Little storyline activity occured throughout the season, with only the destroyed Tilted Towers building being rebuilt into a No Sweat Insurance office. However, sometime during the season, the Unnamed Investigation Agency returned. They set up a small dig-site near Fatal Fields and enclosed it with a fence. However, after digging into the ground with the excavator, the UIA only unearthed a volcano vent which suddenly burst out of the ground. During this time, a UIA helicopter began searching around the map, moving from location to location. Following the failure of the first dig-site, a second dig-site was constructed at the center of the abandoned facility in Dusty Divot. As with the first site, the second one also ended up as a failure, only unearthing a small pool of underground magma. A third dig-site was established near Loot Lake, and finally, they found it. A mysterious and unbreakable sheet of metal was located underground, and the UIA began moving all of their equipment to Loot Lake, including the helicopter.

The next day, a massive excavation site occurred at Loot Lake, where up to 10 UIA excavators dug up all the land in the center of the lake. The waterfalls, grass, and cube pieces were all removed, while multiple buildings were constructed and lots of UIA cars, lorries, and cranes arrived. What the excavators unearthed was The Vault, a large and mysterious metal hatch surrounded by five big locks with metal slots.

Several days later, a holographic image of a glyph appeared above one of the vault locks (visibly different in appearance to The Cube glyphs). Around the same time, a large metallic 'key' appeared north of Lucky Landing, with the exact same glyph above it as the one at The Vault. It was during this time period, that loopers realized that the key must be inserted into The Vault slot actively projecting the glyph, and the glyphs themselves depicted what must be done to insert the key. In this instance, loopers must hit it with their pickaxes in order to move the vault. It took some time and effort, but the key eventually reached The Vault and slid into its hatch, activating the lock. This activity also seemed to somehow affect the magma underneath the island, causing The Volcano to start to emit smoke. The other four keys each had various and separate tasks that loopers had to complete in order to insert them into the lake. Eventually, though, the loopers accomplished the mission and all the locks were activated. However, each activation of a lock worsened the condition of the volcano, and by the time all the keys were inserted, lava was violently spewing out of the volcano with the ground vigorously shaking in its vicinity.

A 24-hour countdown for The Unvaulting Event appeared on May 3rd 2019.

How did it End?

Once the countdown for The Unvaulting Event reached zero, the locks deactivated and slid off the hatch, causing it to open up, revealing it to be a gateway to The In-Between, an inter-dimensional nexus hub that The Imagined Order uses to safely store and contain The Zero Point, a mysterious nexus sphere from which all reality seemingly sprang, used to maintain The Loop that the island's inhabitants find themselves in. Upon the hatch fully opening, loopers jumped down into it, floating down into the In-Between. However, unlike in The Butterfly Event, there was a mysterious platform made from an unknown material stretching infinitely in all directions. The Bridge is presumed to be underneath the platform, a facility created by The Imagined Order to maintain The Zero Point and the loop. From the infinite platform, six pillars slid up holding the following six items: Drum Gun, Tactical Submachine Gun, Bouncer, X-4 Stormwing, Infinity Blade, and Grappler. The Zero Point was also located nearby in a stable and contained state, and a wooden desk was beside it, with a mysterious helmet resting on top of it. Loopers had to vote for the item that will be unvaulted by pickaxing its respective pillar. In the end, the winner was the Drum Gun. As the other pillars slid back down into the mysterious platform, the Drum Gun broke out of the pillar and was launched upwards out of The Vault. The Zero Point then started to pulse with energy, as all players levitated upwards and flew back out of the vault.

All of this activity caused The Volcano to erupt. A giant column of smoke rose up from the landmark, covering the entire map in darkness. The Volcano launched three fireballs, each hitting Retail Row, Polar Peak, and Tilted Towers respectively

The volcano cooled down following the eruption, while smoke and ash remained, obscuring parts of the sun. The Volcano caused immense damage to Tilted Towers, making it completely unrecognizable. The only building that wasn't razed to the ground was the brand new No-Sweat Insurance office. Destruction also occurred to Retail Row, where the shopping district was mostly destroyed. Polar Peak escaped annihilation, although a giant crack in the side of the cliff was formed due to the impact. Damage that would be pivotal in Season 9...

New Features

Map

  • Tropical Rainforest Biome: Replaced and can be found at the north-eastern part of the map.
  • Pirate Camps: Similar to Corrupted Areas and Expedition Outposts, loot spots are scattered throughout the map. They contain Pirate Cannons as well as chests, ammo boxes, and floor loot.

Battle Pass

  • Party Assist: Get help from your party members in Challenges.

Cosmetics

  • Traversal Emotes: Emotes that can interacted even when moving forward. The first of this type is Conga.

Battle Pass

The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, like the previous seasons. However, if you completed 13 of the Season 7 Overtime challenges, you get it free of charge. This Battle Pass first introduced traversal emotes into the game.

Battle Pass Rewards

Blackheart (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Hybrid (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Tropical Camo - Wrap - Fortnite.png
The Brood - Spray - Fortnite.png
Cobra - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Isle of Treasure - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Blackheart
Tier 1
Hybrid
Tier 1
Tropical Camo
Tier 5
The Brood
Tier 6
Cobra
Tier 7
Isle of Treasure
Tier 10
Ahoy - Music - Fortnite.png
Palm Tree - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Peeled - Spray - Fortnite.png
Sky Serpents - Glider - Fortnite.png
Octo-Pirate - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Woodsy - Pet - Fortnite.png
Ahoy!
Tier 12
Palm Tree
Tier 13
Peeled
Tier 14
Sky Serpents
Tier 15
Octo-Pirate
Tier 16
Woodsy
Tier 19
Mermaid - Spray - Fortnite.png
Clovers - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Sgt. Green Clover - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Sidewinder (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Four-Leaf Clover - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Bouncy Ball - Toy - Fortnite.png
Mermaid
Tier 20
Clovers
Tier 21
Sgt. Green Clover
Tier 22
Sidewinder
Tier 23
Four-Leaf Clover
Tier 25
Bouncy Ball
Tier 26
Driftwood - Wrap - Fortnite.png
The Ice Queen - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Conga - Emote - Fortnite.png
Spicy - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Woodsy Pirate - Pet - Fortnite.png
Skeleton Key - Spray - Fortnite.png
Driftwood
Tier 28
The Ice Queen
Tier 30
Conga
Tier 31
Spicy
Tier 32
Woodsy (Pirate)
Tier 35
Skeleton Key
Tier 36
Phantasm - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Lockstep - Glider - Fortnite.png
Tricera Ops - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Sunprint - Wrap - Fortnite.png
Woot Bonesy - Spray - Fortnite.png
Skully - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Phantasm
Tier 37
Lockstep
Tier 39
Tricera Ops (loading screen)
Tier 40
Sunprint
Tier 43
Woot Bonesy
Tier 44
Skully
Tier 46
Peely (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Love Ranger - Spray - Fortnite.png
Dodger - Pet - Fortnite.png
Ancient Mask - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Fallen Love Ranger - Spray - Fortnite.png
Lockpick - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
Peely
Tier 47
Love Ranger
Tier 48
Dodger
Tier 52
Ancient Mask
Tier 53
Fallen Love Ranger
Tier 54
Lockpick
Tier 55
Lava - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Dragon Scales - Wrap - Fortnite.png
Nana Nana - Emote - Fortnite.png
Spray Collage - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Dodger Black - Pet - Fortnite.png
Brite Bomber - Spray - Fortnite.png
Lava
Tier 58
Dragon Scales
Tier 60
Nana Nana
Tier 63
Spray Collage
Tier 65
Dodger (Black)
Tier 67
Brite Bomber
Tier 68
200 Meters - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Ember (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Power Chord - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Ember - Spray - Fortnite.png
Tiger Stripes - Wrap - Fortnite.png
Cuddly - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
200 Meters
Tier 70
Ember
Tier 71
Power Chord
Tier 74
Ember
Tier 75
Tiger Stripes
Tier 77
Cuddly
Tier 78
Booty Buoy - Glider - Fortnite.png
Salty - Spray - Fortnite.png
Woodsy Gold - Pet - Fortnite.png
Master Key - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Ballistics - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Master Key New - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Booty Buoy
Tier 79
Salty
Tier 80
Woodsy (Gold)
Tier 83
Master Key
Tier 84
Ballistics
Tier 85
Master Key
Tier 87
Angry Volcano - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Luxe - Spray - Fortnite.png
Star Power - Music - Fortnite.png
Dodger Camo - Pet - Fortnite.png
Arachnids - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Hoop Master - Emote - Fortnite.png
Angry Volcano
Tier 89
Luxe
Tier 90
Star Power
Tier 92
Dodger (Camo)
Tier 93
Arachnids
Tier 94
Hoop Master
Tier 95
Gemstone - Wrap - Fortnite.png
Master Key (Masked - New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Luxe (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Gemstone
Tier 98
Master Key (Masked)
Tier 99
Luxe
Tier 100

Free Tiers

GG Snakes - Spray - Fortnite.png
Scallywags - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Flying Standard - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Sunshine - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Hello Friend - Emote - Fortnite.png
Master Portal - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
GG Snakes
Tier 2
Scallywags
Tier 4
Flying Standard
Tier 6
Sunshine
Tier 8
Hello Friend
Tier 14
Master Portal
Tier 22
Dance Mat - Spray - Fortnite.png
Cinder - Glider - Fortnite.png
Snakebite - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
Snoozefest - Emote - Fortnite.png
Hybrid - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Coral Chorus - Music - Fortnite.png
Dance Mat
Tier 26
Cinder
Tier 30
Snakebite
Tier 38
Snoozefest
Tier 46
Hybrid
Tier 50
Coral Chorus
Tier 54
GG Jellyfish - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
The End - Spray - Fortnite.png
GG Jellyfish
Tier 58
The End
Tier 62

Hybrid Challenges, Luxe Challenges, and Blackheart Challenges

Dragon's Claw - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
Dragon Stance - Emote - Fortnite.png
Fierce - Emote - Fortnite.png
Flawless - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
High Caliber - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Mutiny - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Dragon's Claw
Sunny Steps
Hybrid Challenges
Dragon Stance
Hybrid Challenges
Fierce
Luxe Challenges
Flawless
Luxe Challenges
High Caliber
Luxe Challenges
Mutiny
Blackheart Challenges
Palm Leaf - Umbrella - Fortnite.png
Swag Masher - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
Palm Leaf
Victory Royale
Swag Smasher
Sunny Steps
Blackheart Challenges

Map Changes

Teasers

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