There are new Fortnite Ghost and Shadow factions

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 biggest changes include new areas on the map, new characters and challenges, and Deadpool’s here! That’s only the start though, on top of the Fortnite patch notes, with a whole new spy theme adding in Vaults, stealth and even ‘deception’ as areas and items belonging to rival factions can be accessed when via disguises. It’s going to take a while to unpack what all this means, especially as some things – like the helicopters in the trailer – don’t seem to be in the game yet. So let’s take a look at what has appeared and what’s on the way.

1. There are new Fortnite Ghost and Shadow factions

Fortnite Ghost and Shadow factions

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It’s not clear exactly who these covert organisations are but they’ve taken over the island with a range of new secret locations, challenges and NPC bosses and henchmen that are just as capable as taking you down as any player. While their plans for the island aren’t clear yet – its “fate is in your hands” states Epic – it looks like you’ll be able to unlock outfit variants and possibly influence the future of the game. You can also grab some high level gear by taking out operatives on their bases to open special cheats and vaults.

2. There are unique special Agent weapons

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Each of the new Agent characters appear both as character skins and mini bosses at certain locations. Defeating one of them will get you an ID card to a vault filled with high level loot, as well as a unique gold tier character weapon:

  • Brutus’ Minigun
  • Meowscle’s Peow Peow Rifle
  • Midas’ Drum Gun
  • Skye’s Assault Rifle
  • TNTin’s Ka-Boo Bow

3. There are new faction locations

Of course with each new season comes a host of new points of interest and map changes and season 2 of chapter 2 is no different free v bucks generator. There are five new areas specific to the Ghost and Shadow factions on the Fortnite map – the Shark, the Agency, the Rig, the Yacht and Grotto, all of which come with henchmen, Agent bosses, locked chests, ID doors, Fortnite Vaults and security cameras that detect intruders (you).

The Shark

fortnite the shark

In the top left of the map at B1 you’ll find the Shark, described as “sandy island with a secret base”. Drop here and you’ll find a shark shaped cave and a not so secret base complete with henchmen, loot and security cameras. It’s Agent Skye’s base, where you can claim her Assault Rifle if you defeat her.

The Agency

fortnite the agency

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A new location in the middle of the island at E4 is called the Agency, and home to Agent Midas, who’s Drum Gun you can take if you kill him. It’s covered in Ghost Insignia so almost certainly forms their base of operations. Like the the Shark it’s a huge base and air vents to creep around it.

The Rig

fortnite the rig

Located off the coast near Slurpy Swamp in grid B7, The Rig will be an interesting location as it’s off the coast, making it a risk to get on or off. It’s Agent TNTina’s base though, so it might be worth visiting just to claim her Ka-Boo Bow

The Yacht

fortnite yacht

A large ship, called the yacht, in the top right of the map in grid H1. It’s got Agent Meowscles written all over it with a giant ball of yarn and a litter tray, watched over by a security camera. There’s also a gym with a cat-themed exercise regime on a board. Again, like the Rig it’s off the coast, so a risky area to get too and from BUT defeating Meowscles gets you his Peow Peow rifle, a gold AK varient.