Fortnite map changes for Season 8

Each new location on the new Fortnite Season 8 map

Fortnite map changes for Season 8

Fortnite season 8 map changes

The latest Fortnite map has arrived, and while changes have been made to mark the new season, the update definitely doesn’t have the same impact as previous iterations. The invasion is over and the aliens have generally been driven away, but have been replaced with cubes that have the potential to pose an even greater threat. While the changes to the Fortnite map are less significant this time around, there are still new landmarks to visit and sites for Fortnite players to explore. If you want to check out the latest Battle Royale fixes, here’s a summary of all the major changes to the Fortnite Season 8 map.

Before skydiving into a match, players new to the hugely popular battle royale game should read our Fortnite tips.

1. Check Fortnite’s System Requirements

Fortnite is available on many different platforms, but if you plan on playing everywhere you’ll need to make sure all of your devices meet the minimum requirements. Check the requirements below for each platform.

PC and Mac Requirements for Fortnite:

For PC and Mac, Epic Games requires a minimum of an Intel HD 4000 or Iris Pro 5200 graphics processor, a 2.4 GHz Core i3 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The recommended specs require more powerful hardware: an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 GPU or an equivalent DX11 AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics card with 2GB of VRAM, a 2.8GHz Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Fortnite also requires your PC to run at least Windows 7 or macOS X Sierra (10.12.6). Note that your macOS device must also support the Metal API.

By comparison, Fortnite takes about 20 GB of disk space. I tested Fortnite on my Dell Inspiron 5675 gaming PC running Windows 10. My system comes with a Ryzen 1700X processor, a Radeon 580 8GB graphics card, and 32GB RAM. At the highest settings and 1080p resolution, the game ran at around 70 frames per second, according to the FRAPS tool.

iPhone and iPad Requirements for Fortnite:

If you want to play Fortnite on iPhone, make sure you have one of the following models: SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus or X. If you want to play Fortnite on iPad, you need one of the following models : mini 4, Air 2, 2017 or Pro. Interested players can download the game from the App Store or head to the website for more information. Note that Fortnite doesn’t work on iPod touch.

Android Requirements for Fortnite:

Fortnite launched on Android some time ago, but you had to sign up for the beta and get approved before you could access the game. Epic Games has since removed this requirement and anyone with a compatible device can now download and play the game. Check out our Android hands-on preview of Fortnite to see our impressions.

Note that Fortnite bypasses the Google Play Store and is instead available for download from the developer site. Make sure that any app downloads you initiate are from a legitimate source as this workaround exposes the device to potential security vulnerabilities. Check out our guide on how to install Fortnite for Android if you have any issues.

Also, check out Epic’s list of compatible Android devices before getting too excited about the game. The list includes the Essential PH-1, LG G6, OnePlus 6, and all Google Pixel models.

Xbox and PlayStation Requirements for Fortnite:

Any of the newest Xbox One consoles can run Fortnite, including the Xbox One X ($ 449.99 at Amazon UK). There is, however, a catch. As the game is currently in Early Access, Xbox players need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play Battle Royale.

Fortnite can be run on all PlayStation 4 models. You also don’t need to be a PS Plus member to play this game. Recently, Sony announced cross-play support for Fortnite on PS4, following significant players’ reaction to Sony’s initial refusal to offer this feature. This feature is now in open beta, so players can now use the same account on all platforms.

Nintendo Switch Requirements for Fortnite:

Nintendo only makes one version of the Switch, and Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is one of the many Switch games that you can download for your portable console. Just head to the Nintendo Game Store. Epic Games does not plan to launch Save the World PvE mode on the platform.

Fortnite is available on the Xbox Series X and S, and you can download and play it for free. All you need is an Xbox Live Gold and an Epic Games account.

How to Play Fortnite on Xbox One

Following the previous instructions will put Fortnite into your download queue. If there are other games already queued, your Xbox will download them first, unless you manually rearrange the order. Once the game has finished downloading, it will be available by opening the guide and selecting My Games & Apps> See All.

If the game doesn’t download, check your internet connection and speed. Your console may also have a full hard drive. In this case, you’ll need to remove old games or add an external drive to your Xbox Series X or S console.

You need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription and an Epic Games account to play Fortnite online. You also need to link your Epic Games account to your Microsoft account. Your Xbox Live Gold subscription allows you to play games online on your Xbox Series X or S console, and your Epic Games account allows you to use the same saved data, wherever you play Fortnite.

Finding IO Guardians in Fortnite has gotten tougher since the Season 8 update. Here are the best places to look for these elusive soldiers.

Where to Find IO Guards

The best way to find IO guards is to visit one of their outposts or convoys on the island.

Those working on Charlotte’s Heist questline will have some advantage here, as the third mission in her Perforated Character card actually marks those map locations for you. If you’ve already passed that point or haven’t met Charlotte yet, the image below shows all five locations.

Fortnite Season 8 IO facility locations

There is a base near Pleasant Park, one halfway between Steamy Stacks and Dirty Docks, one to the east of Aftermath Point of Interest (POI), one in the southern mountain range, and the last one just outside Holly Hedges.

In our experience, not all of these outposts were manned by IO guards. We actually only found them in the Holly Hedges location and the one near Pleasant Park, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t appear elsewhere.

Just in case, here’s a more detailed breakdown of where to find each of the Fortnite Season 8 IOs.

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