Season 7 is finally here, and it's a big, map swapping update for the winter vacation. To begin with, the iceberg had slowly approached the island in recent days, landfall, covering almost a third of the map in snow and adding many new areas to explore. There is also a new where you can save your creations and share them with other players. But perhaps an even bigger change is the addition of Stormwing aircraft and new Ziplines that can completely change the game.
Map changes are some of the biggest we have seen since the beginning of Fortnite. I mentioned that snow covered almost a third of the map, but what is important to understand is that the map with the addition of the iceberg also became much bigger. A large part of the island in the southwest is brand new, with new buildings, an airport (more about it in a second) and many other places to check out.
To make it a little easier to travel across the big map, Epic Games has added a couple of new ways to travel with Stormwing and Ziplines. The plans can be found scattered around the map, but there are only a few runways. You will find most of the planes in a new place called Frosty Flights, which has a few flight bendons along with a long airfield. Flying takes some practice, but once you get it, it's easy to control with the left control pin and you even have a button to burn a mounted machine gun when you get into a dogfight with other players.
The new Ziplines have been laid all over the map almost anywhere where there are mountains. You can travel up and down Ziplines by jumping on one and you start moving automatically. Both of the new ways to travel will be a big twist on Fortnite's regular battle royal gameplay and I'll be interested in seeing how they affect the game as the season continues.
In Season 6, we already had playground mode where you could, to my extent, build your heart's desire, explore the map, train your friends and play mini games. But with Creative Mode, you now have unlimited time to play around and you can save creations for later. You will also be able to play user-made maps from other players. Who knows what people will come up with when the season is developing.
New Battle Pass
Of course, every new season comes with a new Battle Pass. You can buy it for about $ 10 to give you a tiered system to unlock rewards, and like in each season there are 100 new tiers to unlock. As most Fortnite players know, the more you play and complete weekly challenges, the more emotions, dance moves and cosmetic things you can get. In season 7 you will also be able to unlock a new item called Wraps, which serves as a skins to customize your characters, vehicles and weapons.
It's hard to say how all these new changes will affect the game and how players will take part in the game's new ways to travel. But it is clear that Epic Games is not done, surprising us with new content, so players return to see the next big thing.