Fortnite Season 8 patch notes: Cubed, Sideways weapons, Punchcards, more

Fortnite Season 8 artwork

Fortnite Season 8 is here, with the welcome return of the Cube! With new Sideways Weapons and Chests, Punchcards, a new Battle Pass, and much more, here are the full Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 18.00 patch notes.

It’s been three years since Kevin the Cube rolled across the Fortnite map, and after plenty of hints, the gigantic purple square is back — and he’s brought an army with him.

Fortnite Season 8 is officially called “Cubed,” and kicked off with the Operation Sky Fire in-game event, which lead into September 13’s downtime and patch.

With new Sideways weapons and chests, Punchcards, and much more included in this update, here are the full Fortnite Season 8 patch notes.

Fortnite Season 8 patch notes

The Cubes return

Long-time Fortnite players will definitely remember Kevin the Cube, but with his return, the island might never be the same again.

That’s because Kevin has brought a lot of smaller versions of himself with him, which act as a portal to a new dimension known as “The Sideways.”

In The Sideways, players will be able to battle new monsters added to the game, who will drop new and powerful weapons to give you even more firepower against your opponents.

Cubes in Fortnite Season 8

Sideways Chests & Weapons

There are at least three new weapons that Fortnite players can get their hands on in this dimension: The Sideways Rifle, Minigun, and Lightblade.

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The Rifle is perfect for those who prefer long-range combat, while the Minigun has enough ammo to shred through any enemy builds that stand between you and an elimination. Finally, if you prefer to get up close and personal with your foes, you can hack and slash your way through them with the Lightblade.

The exact damage stats for these weapons haven’t been confirmed just yet, but players can travel to The Sideways and try them out for themselves.

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

Carnage skin in Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass

A new Season means a brand-new Battle Pass filled with neat rewards that you can earn. You can win matches and complete Weekly Challenges earn XP and Battle Stars as you progress through the Season 8 Battle Pass.

Progress through different tiers will allow you to unlock cool new cosmetic items like the Carnage skin. There are various other rewards that you can earn for playing well through the Battle Pass.

Fortnite Season 8 map changes

Fortnite‘s map hasn’t seen many significant changes to its layout, but the impact of Kevin the Cube and his army of purple blocks is clear to see.

The center of the map is now completely purple, while the cubes have seemingly burned or destroyed sections around the island, with the left side seeing huge portions of new terrain.

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There’s also been some subtle name changes, with Slurpy Swamp becoming Sludgy Swamp, and Corny Complex changing to Corny Crops.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 map

Fortnite Punchcards

Another feature making its return in Fortnite Season 8 is Punchcards, which should make completing your Battle Pass a little easier.

Punchcards allow players to complete quests with big XP rewards, generally based around a specific Battle Pass character.

Every vaulted, unvaulted & new weapon in Fortnite Season 8

While weapon vaults and unvaults haven’t been confirmed just yet, there are plenty of new weapons and items for players to get their hands on in Season 8.

Perhaps the most interesting of the list are the Carnage and Venom Symbiotes, which will presumably act as tie-ins with Sony’s upcoming Venom movie. It’s likely that these Symbiotes will let players turn into the Marvel characters, but that has yet to be confirmed.

  • Boss Mingun
  • Carnage Symbiote
  • Port-A-Portal
  • Shadow Flopper
  • Shockwave Launcher
  • Sideways Lightblade
  • Sideways Minigun
  • Sideways Rifle
  • Slone’s Burst Assault Rifle
  • Venom Symbiote

More information about Fortnite Season 8 is being released all the time, so we’ll continue to update this article as details become available.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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