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Fortnite Chapter 2 to bring some big changes

Epic Games has just launched its new Fortnite update, adding Season 2 Chapter 2 to the game. This new chapter will include a large number of new playable characters (such as a muscular anthropomorphic cat), new cosmetics and items. The map also has several new secret agent themed locations, including a volcano hideout.

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