‘Fortnite’ Season 4 Is Live — Here’s Everything New Including Map Changes, Battle Pass, Trailer And More
09/18 replace under. This publish was initially revealed on September sixteenth.
After 5 hours of downtime, Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4 is reside. Servers are again up and operating and gamers are diving in from the Battle Bus to duke it out on a map with some fairly vital adjustments.
Season 4 is named Paradise, which is an odd title for a season a couple of mysterious all-devouring substance known as Chrome that takes place throughout Halloween. Right here’s all the things it’s essential to know.
We’ll begin out with the story trailer which introduces us to the bizarre new metallic liquid known as Chrome that’s begun devouring the map and the Seven, and introduces Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) as The Paradigm:
We’re additionally launched to a mysterious red-haired villain often known as The Herald on the finish of the trailer:
Chrome will play a serious function this season. You may flip your self and constructions into Chrome and stroll via Chrome partitions, which you’ll be able to create in enemy constructions to make them penetrable.
Turning your self into Chrome makes you immune to fireside and fall injury for a short while and once you dash you’ll flip right into a Chrome blob. You too can air sprint, which lets you part via partitions (so you possibly can part via a Chrome wall in the event you’re not Chrome, and every other construction in the event you are Chrome.
New Weapons + Returning Weapons
Two new weapons have been launched in Season 4. Not surprisingly, these are each Chrome-based.
EvoChrome Burst Rifle
Returning and Unvaulted Weapons:
- Sidearm Pistol
- Prime Shotgun
- Lever Motion Shotgun
- Fast Fireplace SMG
- Suppressed Submachine Gun
- Ranger Assault Rifle
- Hammer Assault Rifle
- Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
- Hunter Bolt-Motion Sniper
- Firefly Jar
- Harpoon Gun
- Shadow Tracker (Unique weapon)
- The Dub (Unique weapon)
- Increase Sniper Rifle (Unique weapon)
- Boogie Bomb (technically not a weapon however feels like one)
- Shockwave Grenade (additionally technically not a weapon however right here it’s)
Sniper Rifles have gotten a buff as properly, making the lengthy sport much more viable this season:
- Hunter Bolt-Motion Sniper – injury and headshot multiplier elevated
- Searching Rifle – injury and headshot multiplier elevated
- Automated Sniper Rifle – injury and headshot multiplier elevated
- Lever Motion Rifle – injury and headshot multiplier elevated
- Suppressed Sniper Rifle – injury elevated
- Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle – injury elevated
- Rail Gun – injury elevated
- Bolt-Motion Sniper Rifle – injury elevated
- Heavy Sniper Rifle – headshot multiplier elevated
- Storm Scout Sniper Rifle – headshot multiplier elevated
- Increase Sniper Rifle – explosive injury elevated
Season 4 Battle Move
Six new skins be part of the Season 4 Battle Move and one “secret” pores and skin. Learn all about these and unlock them proper right here. The Battle Move as soon as once more contains 100 tiers of content material to unlock utilizing Battle Stars, and contains Gliders, sprays, emotes, Pickaxes and rather more.
New Map + Map Modifications
Condominium Canyon has taken flight, turning into Cloudy Condos. You need to use D-Launchers to rocket your self as much as the floating platforms (or construct).
The opposite main new Level Of Curiosity is the Herald’s Sanctum:
Right here’s what the brand new map seems to be like. You may see it’s gotten a bit autumnal, and now we have 4 fairly distinct biomes now, with wintery snow, fields of inexperienced, a desert, and the autumn biome.
New gadgets just like the Chrome Splash, which might flip you or partitions into Chrome, have joined the sport. There are actually additionally Vaults which you’ll be able to unlock with particular Keys discovered across the map in chests and so forth. Low-Safety Vaults require one key; Excessive-Safety Vaults require two and supply higher loot. Whenever you discover a key, the Vault areas present up on the map. Gone are the times when Epic Video games made this kind of factor an precise problem, alas.
Epic Video games has additionally added a brand new slide-kick motion, Season 4 challenges and varied different tweaks to gameplay and steadiness.
That’s just about it! Better of luck getting your Victory Royales, younger padawans! I’ll see you in Paradise!
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 has been going for nearly all the summer time. In actual fact, the season started on June fifth, two weeks earlier than the Summer season Solstice. It ends, only a couple days earlier than the official begin of Fall.
We’ve had some clues drop concerning the new season, which is named Paradise—although that seems to be a darkly ironic title. Whereas Season 3’s Vibin moniker gave it enjoyable summery vibes, Paradise is an odd framing for what seems to be a really spooky season.
Bizarre liquid chrome is current in every of the teaser pictures to date, and it seems our heroes—and the map—might get sucked underneath the gooey, oily trying stuff.
We’ll know extra quickly sufficient. The top of Season 3 is almost right here, and Season 4 is simply across the nook. Right here’s what it’s essential to know.
Season 3 formally ends on Sunday, September 18th at roughly 2am ET. That’s 11pm on Saturday, September seventeenth in the event you’re on Pacific Time. That breaks right down to 6am UTC on Sunday the 18th.
From right here, we will normally anticipate three or 4 hours of downtime relying on the replace, and naturally you’ll must replace your sport after Epic Video games does their server-side magic.
Season 4 will kick off straight after the servers come again on-line, so try to be up and operating very first thing Sunday morning once you stand up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and able to snag some Victory Royales.
We’ll be overlaying the brand new Battle Move, map adjustments, challenges and no matter else comes up right here at Forbes Video games. I maintain hoping Epic will carry again first rate challenges and enjoyable stuff like Loading Screens and hidden Battle Stars or cash, however I attempt to not get my hopes up.
Right here’s what we learn about Chapter 3, Season 4 to date based mostly on leaks, rumors, teasers and official bulletins from Epic Video games.
The Battle Move Skins
We all know for certain there can be a Gwen Stacy Spider-Man pores and skin that seems to have the cool glitchy cel-shading animation used within the fantastic Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse film (certainly one of my very favourite Spidey films of all time).
We additionally know that there’s a Goth Meowscles pores and skin, excellent for Halloween, although the “muscle mass” within the cat’s identify seem like a misnomer at this level. Goth Meowscles shouldn’t be ripped in any sense of the phrase.
A 3rd pores and skin sporting chrome arms may very well be a part of the Battle Move as properly, due to what we’ve seen within the teasers (although take this with a grain of salt, naturally).
Lastly, widespread streamer SypherPK can be getting his very personal Icon Collection pores and skin, although it received’t be a part of the Battle Move. Within the picture of the brand new pores and skin there’s additionally a brand new scoped AR or tactical rifle of some type, so anticipate that as one of many new weapons in Chapter 4, Season 4.
Different adjustments we will anticipate are tons and many chrome on the map, together with chrome tornadoes which is likely to be extra like monuments than shifting climate occasions. We also needs to see a bunch of balloons floating throughout the map as properly.
The brand new patch 22.00 will drop when the sport goes down Sunday, however as of this writing we don’t know the precise dimension of the replace on every platform. I’ll replace this publish as soon as we all know.
There’ll sadly not be a live-event to cap off Season 3 and kick off Season 4, which is unquestionably an enormous disgrace. Fortnite’s live-events are a number of the greatest on the market and an actual spotlight every season. Hopefully we get a giant live-event to finish Season 4 in a couple of months.
Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 4 is sort of right here!