Fortnite Season 8 map update reveals important locations before treasure patch
The Fortnite Season 8 map has been updated significantly following its downtime on Thursday.
Players can now visit new locations that sprouted up since the end of Fortnite Season 7, making exploration a key to further victory.
The good news is that Epic Games has released an image of the updated Fortnite Season 8 map.
This includes all the main locations which are named and can be found dotted around some of the big new landmarks.
Players looking for Sunny Steps and Lazy Lagoon can see them clearly marked in the map below.
There are still plenty of secret new areas that have been added into the new official map, most of which serve as Easter eggs for fans to find.
But the new map may also serve another purpose this week, following news of what is coming in the next Fortnite update.
A new patch is expected to drop later this week, possibly on Tuesday, March 5 on all platforms.
This is likely to be a content update, and will not need downtime unless otherwise stated by Epic Games.
And it also looks like it will include a new Treasure Map mechanic for fans to use across the island too.
The in-game news feed has confirmed that this new item will be part of update 8.01, offering a brief description.
It appears that Buried Treasure is coming to the island and will probably require the use of a map of some sort.
“‘X’ Marks The Spot – COMING SOON, the in-game message reads. “Scour the island for hidden loot with the new Buried Treasure item!”
Not much is know on how this new mechanic will work but it may have something to do with the beacon we saw in the Season 8 trailer.
But just how you trigger the beacon and what the new buried treasure might include has not been revealed.
It’s unclear if the new Buried Treasure feature will be tied directly to the Battle Pass or if it will be something for everyone.
Having featured so prominently in the Season 8 trailer, it seems Epic Games wants all players to be excited by the new treasure coming to Fortnite.
Here’s the official blurb from the release of Season 8, in case it includes any secret clues:
“Season 8 has arrived and a monstrous volcano has appeared! Freed from the Ice King’s castle, the now-powerful Prisoner has brought fire and flame to Fortnite and its islands.
“Pirates, Ninjas and a ship load of new fighters will tussle over treasure, battle with Pirate Cannons and uncover legendary loot.
“For those daring enough to explore, the new Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps locations are just a jump away with the help of Volcanic Vents.
“There are tons of new areas to explore and secrets to uncover. This season, X marks the spot!”