Fortnite's New Season Introduces Hostile NPC Bases Around the Map

Fortnite's New Season Introduces Hostile NPC Bases Around the Map

The Henchmen are formidable foes.

Fortnite's new Season 2 launched earlier today on all platforms. It includes something entirely new to the game: bases around the map that are occupied by hostile NPCs.

We've had hostile NPCs in the form of zombies before, but not enemies that have the same weapons and shields as you. At the Rig, Yatch, Base, and other locations on the map, you'll find 'Henchmen,' each of which have shields, and carry assault rifles, shotguns pistols, and other weapons.

These Henchmen apparently have orders to shoot you on sight. When you deal enough damage to one of them, they'll go into a downed state, where you can either finish them off, or shake them down for a unique tablet. This tablet temporarily denotes the positions of other Henchmen within the vicinity.

But there's a third option. You can actually pick up the Henchman and carry them over to an eye scanner around the base. These eye scanners will open up either chests, which contain some of the best loot items in the game, or they'll open up unique doors that lead to additional parts of the current area.

This is all themed around the elaborate 'Top Secret' theme of the new Fortnite season. The above is all pretty convoluted stuff, but it does give you something brand new to do around the map, instead of the usual one unique location per season that Fortnite has typically done before.

Also introduced this season is… Deadpool? Yes, the Marvel superhero is actually hiding in the Battle Pass section of the main Fortnite menu, where he'll give you a few unique challenges and one very meta note.

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