Wow, this is bold: Fortnite Chapter 3: Season 2 has launched, and building has been wiped out – for the next nine days, at least. Those of you who play Epic Games’ battle royale will know that construction is a key component of combat, as players use it as a means of makeshift defense. But this new season does away with the mechanic temporarily, replacing it with a new Overshield system that you’ll need to manage alongside your regular shield and health.

Other adjustments have been made to gameplay, including the speed of sprinting and parkour-like movement mechanics. The theme is Resistance, and we get the feeling that the developer has tried to create a more intense, combat-focused loop for this season. You can even shoulder-bash doors to open them in a pinch, and invest your hard-earned gold into an armoured Battle Bus. It all sounds like brilliant fun.

There are new weapons, like the Combat SMG and Striker Burst Rifle, while tanks will allow you to bring the battle to your opponents. Meanwhile, the brand new Battle Pass includes characters like Doctor Strange, as well as some returning and new faces. You can check out the story trailer above, and remember that buying the new Battle Pass will actually aid the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.