As many expected, we’ll be seeing a faction war in Fortnite Season 2. Here’s what to expect from the leaks.

Fortnite Season 2 has expanded on the ‘faction’ idea from Season 1. We had ALTER and EGO, and now we have Ghost and Shadow.

The terminal in the Battle Pass screen promised more to come between the two factions over the course of Season 2. It appears as though this will culminate in an event.

Fortnite data miner @iFireMonkey found some files that point to a Faction War coming to Fortnite in the near future. The description reads, “#TeamGhost or #TeamShadow? Pick your team from the PC and fight to upgrade your Faction intel level! This Faction v Faction event isn’t your ordinary event, as you can switch factions any time you want!”

The higher your faction level, the higher your Reward for the event. You’ll be able to see your Faction Tier & Rewards from the computer, as well as switch what faction you’re on.

This feature/LTM is NOT complete as of v12.00, so expect more updates on it later on.


— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) February 29, 2020

As you can see from the second tweet, you will be rewarded for having a high faction level – although there’s no news as to what the rewards will be. I’m guessing that we’ll see some XP and, possibly, a new skateboard back bling variant.

There’s no news on when this event will start, how long it will last, and what exactly the objective will be. The v12.00 files aren’t complete, so more news will likely come out of the next patch.

An easy guess would be that you choose a faction, play Fortnite, get kills and placements, and earn faction points. There could be another mechanic involved, though.

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The element of being able to switch faction is a bit confusing. If you can switch factions at any time, then everyone could switch to the winning faction at the end of the event.

Hopefully, there’s a way to mitigate this. We could even see Faction Wars lasting for seasons, with each season crowning a new winner. The LTM – or event – is exciting, and we’re looking forward to hearing more.