CARY – Fortnite players of the world, rejoice. Parents worried about children playing the megahit from Cary-based Epic Games, it’s monitoring screen time again.

Early Tuesday, Fortnite announced “Fortnite Season 2” with a new video trailer and a game that features many changes from the previous version which went dark on Sunday, disappearing into a virtual “black hole.”

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The abrupt end to the game triggered worries worldwide that Fortnite was indeed over.

Turns out it was a marketing ploy – widely praised.

“Drop in to a New World. Fortnite Chapter 2 is here,” Epic declares in the new video trailer.

“Play Fortnite Battle Royale, the completely free 100-player PvP mode,” Epic adds.

“One giant map, A Battle Bus, Last one standing wins.”

Additions include a new island with 13 locations as well as “water game play.”

Epic also is promising  “More fun, less grind.”

The global populaity of Fortnite has made it a pop culture trend-setter and made hundreds of millions – if not billions – of dollars for privately held Epic in the two years since its launch.

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Reports: A new Fortnite season is coming, perhaps as early as Tuesday, with many changes