With Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 slowing down and coming to an end soon, the overall impression of this phase of the storyline has been positive. However, according to feedback from the community, things could have been much better if Epic Games had laid more emphasis on the storyline. While it's not terrible, most users thought it was bad, and with reason.
According to Fortnite aficionado FNChiefAko and others, the problem with the storyline was that while certain things were implemented, they weren't expanded upon. To a large extent, this season's storyline felt wasted. The Challenges/ Quests set up the Syndicates, The Unseen, and even touched on the Last Reality, but then, seemingly forgot about them.
Thanks to characters like Stray, Mizuki, and Mystica, the Fox Clan, River Guard, and The Luminaries factions were introduced, respectively. However, Epic Games not building upon these facets and their roles in the season has left the storyline rather incomplete. It's almost as if the developers forgot to add significant content to their existence on the island. Nevertheless, not everything has been in vain.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2's storyline was a letdown, but overall it was still good
While the community agrees to a large extent that the storyline was rather bland and/or bad in a true sense, the rest of it was amazing. According to some of the most prominent members of the Fortnite community, such as FNChiefAko, FitzyLeakz, and Guille_GAG, the season scored a solid 7 to 8 rating out of 10.
They all agree that the score would be higher if the storyline were better. Given that the game heavily relies on story-telling to advance the plot and introduce new characters to the metaverse, much more was expected. Here's what they had to say about it:
While seeing the storyline getting scored so low is indeed disheartening, Epic Games did get other things right. The new Japanese biome and Mega City POI are amazing, especially during the night cycle in-game. Other factors, such as collaborations (Attack on Titan and Star Wars), are shop-stoppers in their own right. With the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse collaboration left, there's still a lot more scope.
Coming to the other factors like gameplay and Battle Pass items, even those are on point. The Outfits in the Battle Pass are amazing, and the Super Styles look brilliant this season. When it comes to gameplay, well, Epic Games raised the bar this season with the ODM Gear Mythic and Force Powers. That's not all.
Epic Games uses Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 to set up the remainder of this phase of the storyline
Although the storyline was disappointing, the characters and factions showcased this season do manage to set a foundation for what's to come. With The Unseen and Last Reality in the picture, it sets the stage for a brand new threat in the metaverse. Seeing how the Peace Syndicate and The Luminaries deal with this threat will be interesting.
Furthermore, with the Fox Clan and River Guard at war with each other, they might play a role next season. That said, all of this hinges on what occurs at the end of this season. With NPCs talking about "rumbles" and the "island trembling," there's no telling what is to come.
Will the earthquake adversely affect the geopolitical landscape of the island, allowing one faction to get the upper hand, or will it usher in a new age of corruption and chaos? It's too soon to say what will happen, but hopefully, the storyline in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 and beyond has more flair and will appeal to the masses.