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Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer leaked ahead of Epic's official announcement
By Sam Jones - 15th Oct 2019Games
New map and features look set to be confirmed today
UPDATE: Fortnite Chapter 2 is now live, more details have been confirmed including:
Drop in to a New World - Choose your landing spot and explore an all-new island featuring 13 locations.
New Water Gameplay - Swimming, Fishing, Motorboats, and more!
Support Your Squad - Heal your squad with the Bandage Bazooka, carry your fallen teammates to safety, and celebrate with new group emotes like high fives!
Hideouts and Explosives - Hide in Haystacks and Dumpsters to get the drop on your opponent or go in blazing by blowing up gas tanks and explosive barrels.
Upgraded Combat - Get back to basics and battle enemies with a streamlined weapon arsenal. Upgrade weapons using resources at the Upgrade Bench.
More Fun, Less Grind - Level through the all-new Chapter 2 - Season 1 Battle Pass with a brand new XP system and Medals you earn in match.
It's been a media frenzy over the last 48 hours, Fortnite's blackout has been one of the biggest trending events of the year - and it looks like we'll be getting an update on the situation very soon.
News has been circulating that a big announcement is due at 11am BST (6am EST & 3am PST) from the official Fortnite social media channels, which have been live streaming the black hole screen in the aftermath of a huge meteor hitting the map. The game has been unplayable since then, and gamers have been wondering when they'll be able to jump back online with friends in the hit battle royale title.
Ahead of the official update from Epic Games, a number of alleged screenshots made their way online, as well as what looks like the official trailer for the next stage of Fortnite's life cycle, called 'Chapter 2'. Eurogamer shared the trailer on their YouTube channel, which you can find below.
Watch Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer
The leaked trailer gives players a glimpse of the new map as well as new features including boats, which players can control and shoot each other from, as well as fishing and being able to carry downed teammates. PC and console players have also confirmed that an update patch (Version 2.39) has appeared, which ranges between 9GB and 20GB depending on your gaming platform.
Fortnite's official Twitter page had previously removed all tweets except for the blackout live stream, however the profile has since reinstated all previous tweets - so it's not the end after all!