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Gold material in Fortnite Season 2? Clues found in Creative mode

by Matt Porter
Epic Games

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is just days away, and eagle-eyed fans have spotted a new hint in the game's Creative mode which appears to confirm that gold will be a building material when the new update launches.

After the longest season in Fortnite's history, fans of the popular battle royale title are eagerly awaiting the launch of Season 2 and will hope it brings some significant changes to the game after a somewhat basic first part of Chapter 2.

Little is known about what we can expect when the action begins on Thursday, February 20, although Epic Games have already started drop teasers, with many focusing on the idea of gold, something which may be a clue that Fortnite fans could have a brand-new material to build with when the jump out of the Battle Bus and into Season 2.

A gold couch in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 1.
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Items have been turning gold on the map's central island.

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Many will have already noticed an influx of golden items into the game.  Various items have already changed from their usual materials into the shiny, unbreakable version, leaving players swinging their pickaxes in vain as they unsuccessfully attempted to break it down for materials, or perhaps goodies. In fact, it's rumored that the entire center island could turn gold, as more and more objects on this small landmass turn into their new versions.

Now, it appears that Epic Games have already dropped a major hint that suggests players will be able to build with gold in Season 2, thanks to a setting that's been spotted in Creative mode that appears to treat the precious metal like the three materials that already exist in the game in wood, brick, and metal. Currently, it offers coins like the Search and Destroy mode, but some believe it will soon offer the material instead.

In it, players can opt to grant players with gold upon elimination, much like the other materials, prompting many to believe that we will soon be cranking 90s and creating golden towers, something that we've never seen in the game before.

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Fortnite's Creative Mode allows players to gain gold on elimination.

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Others have suggested that it could be used as an in-game currency to purchase weapons or ammo, however, players can already trade in materials to do this, so it seems unlikely that the developers would change that system when players have become accustomed to and hasn't been an issue for balancing.

It seems like we'll have to wait for February 20 to be certain, when Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 officially kicks off.