The season includes a new theme, centered around a monstrous volcano. The theme includes pirates, ninjas, and new fighters who will battle over treasure, utilize pirate cannons, and uncover new loot. There are also new locations for players to explore, including Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps. The company released a cinematic trailer announcing the theme:
A new season also means a new Battle Pass, which players can purchase with in-game V-bucks. The pack includes new outfits and other exclusive rewards to unlock. There is another new video detailing the benefits of purchasing the Battle Pass.
There is also a new feature in season 8 called Party Assist. Before a match, players can pick a daily or weekly challenge and recruit friends to help complete it.
Players can explore the new season and theme starting now, on all Fortnite-compatible devices.