The volcano’s epic explosion at the end of Season 8 meant curtains for the swashbuckling pirate theme and the start of something new. What we’ve ended up with is something very, er, new. Futuristic, even, with Season 9’s funky sci-fi aesthetic, which has not only overhauled the map’s appearance but added new locations and new mechanics to the game.
As you’d expect, Season 9 also brings a whole bunch of cool new cosmetics, too, as well as a new weapon. Players can also look forward to different gameplay modes and limited time events running throughout the upcoming season. Let’s take a moment to break down exactly what’s new in Fortnite Season 9.
Map Changes & New Locations
RIP Tilted Towers, we had a love/hate relationship with you since day one, but now that it’s all said and done we’ll miss the irresistible chaos of your loot-filled towers!
Although there’s no need to get too upset, as two new locations fill the void left by the volcano’s devastating blast: Neo Tilted, and Mega Mall.
These new areas epitomize the cyberpunk-style color palette and design of Fornite’s new map, and they also look destined to earn their own reputation as the game’s most frantic and dangerous areas. There’s plenty of verticality to these areas, making them seriously entertaining places for shootouts.
There’s also plenty of loot in the area, so you can expect them to be a real hotspot for players jumping from the bus right at the start of each match.
For a full overview of what the new Season 9 Fortnite map looks like, click here.