Chapter 3 Season 1 has been a relatively long season. Thankfully, Epic avoided the problems that they had in Chapter 2 by adding constant updates.
Instead of feeling stale, this season evolved and grew over time. It's about time to move on, but the season will go down as one of the best that Fortnite has ever had.
Now, all eyes are on next season. With that in mind, I compiled some of my biggest hopes for Chapter 3 Season 2 to share with you. Spoiler alert: it mostly has to do with weapons.
One old shotgun
I'm not going to get greedy, here. I'm not going to ask for the Pump to return in Season 2 - even though that's what I really want.
I'd settle for one of the old shotguns to make a return. Even the nerfed Combat or the Charge would be a breath of fresh air.
The new shotguns aren't terrible and I got used to them over the course of the season.
Still, the old shotguns are much better and almost all of the Fortnite community agrees. My list of which shotgun I'd like to see goes like this.
Nerf the SMG
It's no secret that the Stinger SMG is the most powerful weapon in Chapter 3 Season 1.
Anyone who watched the FNCS saw players running around without a shotgun for the first time, in favor of two SMGs or more healing/utility items.
Shotguns have always been the backbone of Fortnite combat, until now. It was refreshing to have a season where shotguns weren't the primary focus, but that doesn't mean it made for the healthiest state of the game.
At this point, the experiment should be about over. Time to get back to the shotgun meta.
OR: current SMG + OG Pump
Alternatively, it would be interesting to see how the meta develops with both a 200-pump shotgun AND the current Stinger SMG.
Would players still choose to run a no-shotgun loadout if both of these weapons were in the game? Would they, instead, sacrifice an AR slot?
This might not be the ideal situation, but I'd be curious to see how the meta develops with both a hard-hitting shotgun and an OP spray weapon in the game at the same time.
Keep this level of mobility
Spider Man's Web Slingers and the Daily Bugle are likely gone at the end of the season, as they were tied to the theme of the Season 1 Battle Pass.
The Web Slingers might be the most beloved Mythic Epic has ever added. Not only is it fun to use, but it's common enough for almost every player on the map to have one.
With the Web Slingers leaving, I can only hope that something else takes its place.
My ideal Fortnite mobility meta looks damn near identical to what we had in Season 1. Hopefully, Epic can keep up the pace of play in Season 2.
More old map locations
Tilted's return was the highlight of the season for some players. It was a burst of nostalgia to those who have been playing Fortnite for years.
I'd like to see one or two more old locations come back to the game in Season 2. Iconic places like Lonely Lodge and Paradise Palms would be at the top of my list.
It's over two years since the Spike Trap saw the inside of the vault, and it's about time it returned to Fortnite.
We're on trap watch for every new season that comes out. Armored walls are cool and everything, but I want to be able to box-in someone and send them back to the lobby with two quick clicks.
I'd settle for a nerfed version of the trap, if need be. I just want to use it, again.
More cool stuff!
This is a pretty generalized one, but Epic made some massive updates to Fortnite at the beginning of Chapter 3 - almost all of them for the better.
The new sliding mechanic is fantastic, the tornadoes are a cool idea, and who can forget about Klombo - the star of Season 1.
Klombo, in particular, is what I'm talking about. The community loves Klombo. Was this lightning in a bottle or something Epic can recreate going forward? I hope it's the latter.