This week we saw that the ongoing fight between Shadow and Ghost factions in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is actually going to have repercussions in the game. After two weeks of Brutus quests, players had to choose which loyalty quest to perform for the battle pass character, Shadow or Ghost.
Here is what FortniteHis own poll for Brutus looked like a few days ago:
And yet that is not what happened. More players ended up choosing Shadow instead. How do we know? Well, the permanent effect on the Fortnite map is that The Grotto was “won” for Shadow. When you go there, there is now a giant skull carved on the side, there are Shadow logos and goons inside, and Shadow Brutus appears there as the boss. With five slots, it seems possible that by the end of the season all five will go to one Shadow or Ghost character or another.
What I can predict is happening here is a clean sweep of Shadow taking over all and win all those head-to-head matches.
Why? Quite simply, Shadow skins are better. The only one among Brutus, TNTina, Skye, Meowscles and Midas who was not best was probably Brutus (I loved the Stormtrooper ghost look). And despite a poll saying that most Fortnite players agreed with this assessment and would choose Ghost, that didn’t happen, and Shadow won.
So if Brutus went to Shadow, I have more of a meaningful hunch that everyone else is doing as well because the black color scheme for the skins is just better. So I would expect a lot of skulls and a lot of henchmen and shadow bosses in the future.
I’m curious what this means for The Agency, which is already referred to as the headquarters of Ghost. In theory, this could be the final takeover point, and if Midas becomes Shadow, he could take over that HQ and give it a Shadow-themed makeover, replacing all flags, emblems, and statues.
What this means for the greater “story” of Fortnite is a guess. We could be in a situation where the end of the season plays out differently if Shadow wins or if Ghost wins. If Shadow is truly the “organization of bad guys” they might call it, blow something up. If Ghost are the good guys and stop them, maybe they build a new landmark instead.
It’s a pretty neat concept all the same, I don’t think it’s going to be particularly close in the next 7-8 weeks, and I think we’ll see Shadow continue to dominate. I could be wrong, but stay tuned for more updates.