Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8: Cubed Launches Today

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 is here and Epic Games has been slowly trickling out all of the new information. Here's what you need to know so far.

Get ready for battle. Fortnite Season 8: Cubed is the latest step for the iconic Battle Royale. Following on from the aftermath of Season 7: Invasion, the Cubes which powered the Alien Mothership have crash-landed on the island. These strange devices are spreading corruption across the map, opening portals to a monster-filled dimension known as "The Sideways."

"The Alien and IO war is over, but a new war has taken shape, one where you're a combatant. After Slone double-crossed you and left you to perish on the Mothership, the Cubes that powered it are now free. These things are a bigger threat to the Island than those Aliens could've ever been. They have no face, no speech, but they’re sentient and have six sides of malice."

What is The Sideways in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8?

The biggest addition to Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8: Cubed is the mysterious dimension, known as The Sideways. According to Epic Games, The Sideways is a “dark, malevolent, monster-filled reality” which has been spread by the cubes. Each match, a certain area on the map will be altered into a Sideway Zone, where players can encounter Cube Monsters as well as pick up some cool looking Sideways Weapons. These include the Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun, each deals bonus damage when revved to their superpowered state.

It seems that this Season will be bringing together an element of collaboration at some point, tasking players to donate earned Bars for construction efforts. In the future, players will need to "come together and decide which new weapons to develop, which ones to unvault, and more."

It certainly looks like this season will shape up to be an interesting one. Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8: Cubed begins today, Sept. 13 and is set to last up until Dec. 5.