Fortnite Drops Official Support for Windows 7 and 8 Systems

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Fortnite players who want the best experience will need to ensure that they’re on newer versions of Windows going forward. Although not really a secret, with Epic having teased the change back in December, a new tweet from one of Fortnite’s official accounts can confirm that the hugely popular battle royale game is now no longer officially supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8, arguably ancient operating systems that Microsoft ended mainstream support for some years ago. Complementing that change is today’s launch of Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 2, a new season of the game that invites players to explore MEGA City on sports bikes and more.

From an Epic Games press release:

Become MEGA in the new Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 2: MEGA! Ride the grind rails of “MEGA City” and swerve on its streets on a sports bike. Go beyond the neon towers to the rest of the brand-new biome: Steamy Springs, Drift Ridge, Kenjutsu Crossing, and more. With every new Season comes a new Battle Pass: anime protagonist Eren Jaeger will become available to unlock later in the Season!

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new this Season:

  • Unlock A Mega Chic Battle Pass: With this Season’s Battle Pass purchase, automatically unlock the fine-tailored Renzo the Destroyer as well as streetwear savant Thunder, the elegantly casual Highwire, and more original Fortnite Outfits as you progress through the Season. Later on, unlock anime protagonist Eren Jaeger!
  • Rise and Grind: Get around MEGA City with the two-person Rogue Bike, or the four-seater Nitro Drifter if that’s more your style. The streets aren’t the only way to get about MEGA City. Jump on its grind rails, then skate around the buildings and your enemies!
  • Stay Mega Assisted: Roll new Reality Augments in Chapter 4 Season 2! Seven new Reality Augments will be made available immediately: Munitions Slide, Shotgun Recycle, Dignified Finish, and more. Additionally, Chapter 4 Season 1 Reality Augments will carry over too. Check out the Fortnite blog for the full list of available Reality Augments in the new Season. 

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Tsing Mui
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