If you thought Doctor Slone’s final mission seemed suspicious in Fortnite’s grand finale Operation: Sky Fire, then you were correct! She has double-crossed you and left you to perish with the Mothership, but now players must face an even bigger threat: the Cubes. No one knows what the Cubes are up to, but if one thing is for certain, they are up to no good!
Luckily, we have some new information that will prove very helpful in saving the Island. There’s no time to waste, so jump into Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 now!
“The Sideways” is a dark, monster-filled reality where gravity is very low and the building is hindered. These Cubes are not only spreading corruption, but they’re also spreading portals to this mysterious world, known as “Sideways Anomalies”, and causing The Sideways to bleed into our world. With that, certain points of interest (POI) will also be altered by The Sideways in each match—these altered areas are called Sideways Zones. To fight these Sideways monsters, players should fortify themselves with Sideways weapons such as the Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun.
The Cubes are everywhere and with them comes corruption, which seems to be concentrated nearby the wrecked Mothership. Thankfully, some of the ship’s tech still works, so players will be able to use this to their advantage. Shadow Stones, which can be found scattered amidst the rubble, will also come in handy as they will allow players to temporarily become a shadow-like apparition.
The Cubes are no joke, so we’re encouraging players to join the war effort and help direct it! Players will need to come together, donate Bars to construction sites for Turret Stations and decide which new weapons to develop and unvault. Speaking of weapons, the war effort’s fearless leader J.B. Chimpanski is bringing back some weapon favorites on the house including the Automatic Sniper Rifle and Harpoon Gun.