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Fortnite Season 8 goes all in with pirates and ninjas (update)

Updated February 28, 2019: The theme of Season 8 is pirates vs. ninjas. The new season is available right now on Xbox One and other platforms.

Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter with building mechanics. The title has become a cultural sensation due to its unique blend of expressive gameplay. In February 2018, Epic Games stated that the title was played by roughly 3.4 million gamers concurrently. Since then, that figure has ballooned to over 8.3 million.

Fortnite keeps on getting new content on a regular basis and Season 8 is starting in a few days. According to Epic Games, this latest update will bring with it a lot of pirate-themed items. Just like Sea of Thieves, expect a lot of hats, peg legs, and hooks. It's unclear what sort of weapons Season 8 will bring, but they might be in line with the theme.

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Due to the tremendous popularity of the game, Fortnite recently launched a series of collectibles. According to Epic Games, the Fortnite Battle Royale Collection features mini action figures. They don't cost a lot and are available at retailers like Amazon, Argos, and Tesco.

Are you interested in Fortnite? What do you think of the ever-evolving game? Let us know. By taking personalization to a new level, Fortnite has managed to beat all other games when it comes to a loyal user base.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.