A partially flooded "Fortnite" is here to stay -- for the next ten weeks at least -- as June 17's update marks the beginning of Chapter 2 Season 3.
Shark-propelled water skiing is just one entry to a list of attractions for visitors to "Fortnite" after Chapter 2 Season 3 begins.
New vehicles include cars and truck cabs, there's an unlockable customization system for umbrellas, a robo-riding cat called Kit, and the prospect of new routes and features emerging as waters recede over the coming weeks.
A series of "Fortnite" tie-ins with blockbuster comic book movies continues: Jason Momoa's Aquaman is now one of many perks available to those that buy the free game's seasonal Battle Pass.
While this submerged landmass offers novel possibilities to "Fortnite" fans, it also makes sense of a giant wall of water that threatened to engulf The Island after a June 15 in-game event known as The Device.
"Fortnite" Chapter 2 Season 3 runs until August 26. The game as a whole is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Android and iOS devices.
Its developer, Epic Games, has announced its intention to bring "Fortnite" to late 2020's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X console lines at launch.
Season 2 was originally projected to finish in December 2019 but a series of delays, whether seasonal, technical, or related to COVID-19 or the civil rights protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, meant it ended up running for six months more.