A new threat takes shape in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 8: Cubed

From the desk of JB Chimpanski.

The battle between those aliens and the imagined order has come to an explosive end. In its wake, a new conflict has taken shape … a cubed shape, specifically. The destruction of the alien mothership has freed the cubes that powered it, and these cubes pose an even greater threat to the island than the aliens. While they may not seem like a typical villain, I assure you, these Cubes are full of malice.

Everyone on the island must step up and do their part, or else it will be overtaken by the corruption the cubes have caused. Pro-Alien? Pro-IO? Those differences no longer matter. You all must join together and heed my instructions …

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8: Cubed

Enter from the sides … if you dare

Have you never heard of the Sideways? That is for good reason. The Sideways is a dark and malevolent reality full of terrifying monsters. The new guests of The Island Cube have been spreading portals called “Sideway Anomalies” that connect our world to Sideways. On Sideways, gravity is low and the atmosphere is not ideal for building.

The Sideways is also beginning to invade our world. In each game, some points of interest will be affected by the sides, turning them into a side zone. Entering the lateral zones and anomalies can be a dangerous task … but what if I told you that risk can have serious benefits?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8: Cubed

Power up with side guns

After entering a side anomaly, you will face hordes of monsters I spoke about (“Cube Monsters”). Killing these fierce enemies will reward you with Sideways weapons, as well as Cube Monster parts that you can use to upgrade your Sideways weapons.

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(In Sideways Zones, monsters do not fight in waves, and Sideways weapons can be found as loot.)

You must be thinking that Sideways weapons must be quite special if they come from a different reality. Well, you think correct. The Side Rifle and Side Machine Gun will deal bonus damage after you throttle them to their super powerful state!

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8: Cubed

The island needs your opinion!

As I mentioned earlier, the Island needs the help of all of us if we want to save it. What can you do to help? You and the community can donate the bars you have earned to the construction sites where you want the turret stations to be built. Later on, the help of the community will also be needed to decide which weapons, both new and old, to bring into battle.

Tools of war

Not everything needs Bars to be scrapped. I will also be releasing new and recurring tricks around the house. For example, I managed to pull out the ever-reliable automatic sniper rifle and harpoon pistol.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8: Cubed

Plus, you can still use Nuts and Bolts to upgrade your weapon to the style that suits you best. For example, you can convert the Lever Shotgun to the Charge Shotgun or the Assault Rifle to the Suppressed Assault Rifle. These weapons are powerful, but keep an eye out for more additions to the arsenal.

Cubic conquest

For now at least, the cubes are located around the destroyed wreckage of the mothership. Surprisingly, some of the Mothership technology still works. In fact, its anti-gravity tunnels can transport groups in loops.

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Shadow stones can be found scattered among the rubble. Believe it or not, consuming one of these strange items will temporarily turn you into a shadow-like spirit, allowing you to hide from your opponents. It appears that these Shadow Stones have fallen into some of the waters, as there have been reports of Shadow Floppers being captured.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8: Cubed

One last thing about the Cubes. We have noticed a special browning. The other cubes seem to look at him as a kind of leader. We better keep our eyes on that.

Get to work with punch cards

The island’s residents have punch cards full of missions they need your help with. Dark Jonesy would like your help finding out what’s going on inside the Kevolution facility, and Charlotte needs a hand in investigating the IO. Over the weeks, more residents will ask for your help in uncovering some of the island’s hidden secrets.

Running missions is always better with a squad, so gather your group and get moving! Party Missions can be acquired by chatting with the island’s residents and interacting with the phone booths. They will also appear in your daily log. Don’t worry, everyone is rewarded for their good deeds: Party Quest offers bars to everyone who helps.

You must ask yourself: “Why are you involved in all this?” I can choose to ignore it, but I don’t want to see them all crushed by a cubic victory. So don’t let me down here!

– JB

Xbox Live


The Cube has returned, but now there are … MORE OF THEM in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8: Cubed. A new threat rises from the smoking wreckage of the mothership. The cubes are waking up, spreading corruption and creating rifts in “The Sideways”. Enter Sideways to battle monsters and find Sideways weapons. Accelerate these new weapons to their super powerful state. Join the community effort to build measures against Cubes. It is up to you, all of you, to fight for the survival of the island. Fortnite is the completely free multiplayer game where you and your friends collaborate to create the Fortnite world of your dreams or fight to be the last one standing. Play both Battle Royale and Fortnite Creative for FREE. Download now and jump into action. This download also gives you a route to purchase the Save the World co-op PvE campaign during the Fortnite Early Access season.