Fortnite Chapter 3 has arrived with lots of big changes and additions to the game.
In celebration of Winter and Fortnite’s upcoming winter-themed events, half of the Island is currently covered in Snow. This will slowly disappear in the weeks following Christmas Day and is expected to be completely gone by Week 8 of Season 1.
Greasy Grove from Chapter 1 has returned to the current Island, along with Logjam Lumberyard; a bigger version of Logjam from Chapter 2.
The Seven have also set up Outposts throughout the Island as well as the new ‘Sanctuary’ POI, which is their home.
The Daily Bugle is also a location on the Chapter 3 map, explaining the arrival of Spider-Man in Fortnite through the new Battle Pass.
The new Island also features a desert biome once again, featuring a number of new locations like Chonker’s Speedway and some returning classics like Butter Barn.
“The bolded locations above are just a few of the Island’s many locales. Also, as the snow melts and reveals the grassland underneath, a previously snowed-in secret will be revealed!”
Ranger Assault Rifle
Made for distance! The Ranger Assault Rifle is forceful at medium range and quite capable at long range.
MK-Seven Assault Rifle
Built from The Seven’s technology, the MK-Seven Assault Rifle is a medium- to long-range weapon with a high rate of fire. This Assault Rifle has a sight you can use while aiming. Align your target with the sight’s red dot! If you want something even better, confront The Foundation for a special version of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle, sporting a slightly faster fire rate.
Striker Pump Shotgun
The Striker Pump Shotgun shoots a whole lot of pellets and boasts high burst damage. Aim… then strike!
An automatic ally that lays down some serious firepower. The Auto Shotgun may not deal as much damage as the Striker Pump per shot, but it has a faster fire rate and reloads two shells at a time.
A trusty weapon to have by your side, the Sidearm Pistol is an accurate weapon that deals high damage at medium range and high headshot damage at close range. Don’t underestimate it!
Appropriately named, the Stinger SMG deals high damage to both opponents and structures. It stings at medium range more than one may expect!
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
The Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper deals high damage and can shoot three shots per clip. Get a second chance if you don’t land your shot the first time! (And a third… just in case.)
New in Chapter 3
The new Tents allow players to store a weapon for the next match as well as hide inside it to heal.
“Camping’s even more fun with friends. If you’re playing in a Duos, Trios, or Squads team, start a group campsite to take in the views together. After a teammate throws down a Tent, other teammates can interact with it to purchase their own Tent with Bars. The Storm rolling up on your camp? Pack your Tents and take them to a new place to set up camp — or leave ‘em if there’s no time. You can access your items in other Tents you take ownership of!”
“The crown will shine in all its glory, making you stand out to those seeking a Victory Crown of their own. Hold on to your crown for bonus XP during the match, and if you’re skilled enough to win while wearing the crown, you’ll get an exclusive Emote — showing off the total number of Crowned Victory Royales you’ve earned during the Season!”
Chapter 3 has introduced two new methods of mobility to the Island. The first, Sliding, can be used when going downhill anywhere on the map by holding the crouch button. Players who are sliding can shoot and aim with their weapon.
Along with the Spider-Man cosmetics, a new Item has also been introduced. Spider-Man’s Mythic Web-Shooters can be used by anyone to swing from buildings, trees and anything else above the ground.
They’re not currently available, however, they’re set to be released on December 11 at 10AM ET.
The Quadcrasher vehicle, which was last seen in Battle Royale during Chapter 1, has finally returned with today’s update as another method of mobility around the Island.
Epic hasn’t revealed an official list of vaulted Items, however, this is everything that we can’t find in-game anymore:
- Standard Assault Rifle
- Standard SMG
- Pump Shotgun
- Lever-action shotgun
- Burst Assault Rifle
- Automatic Sniper
- Shopping Cart
- Sideways weapons
- Salvaged B.R.U.T.E.
- Flint-Knock Pistol
- Combat Shotgun
Chapter 3 Season 2 Live Event: Everything we know so far
The first live event of Chapter 3 is expected to take place in less than six weeks. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks.
Leaked Map Stages
All future stages for the territories controlled by both The Seven and Imagined Order have been leaked by data-miner Hypex. The maps show the Resistance will retake control of most of the Island, leaving only Command Cavern and Loot Lake for the IO. The final stage will lead the story directly into a live event, with the Imagined Order having little options left for victory.
Leaked Quest Voice Line
Epic also recently added new voice lines for the upcoming Week 6 Quests which, when reviewed closely, appear to tease the main story of a new live event. The Agent Jones character claims “one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production”, seemingly hinting that the new event could be related to Chapter 2 Season 2’s The Device, which was also focused around a “Doomsday Device”.
A transcript of the Agent Jones voice lines can be found below:
“This will not come as a surprise, but IO management loves Doomsday machines – loves them! There’s even a doomsday division at HQ, oh man their softball team is awful but they will one day destroy us all so… kind of a wash. We have very credible intel that one of the IO’s Doomsday devices is now in production. We need to find out everything we can while we still can. Hit the field, I’ll prep the cameras . . . I have a very bad feeling that we are not ready for what we’re gonna find out.”
According to Fortnite data-miner GMatrixGames, a new Landmark code-named ‘DDMachine’ has been added to the game’s tags, suggesting that the Doomsday Device described by Agent Jones could be added to the map in the future.
Less than six weeks remain until the potential live event. We’ll keep you updated with the latest leaks and official announcements.
Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go Unvaulted Until April 25
In preparation for the upcoming item vote, the Boogie Bomb and Rift-To-Go have both been unvaulted for a trial period until April 25.
Players can now find the items scattered throughout the Island from Chests, Llamas, Supply Drops, Loot Sharks and ground loot. Once the short trial period ends on April 25 at 8AM ET, new gold funding stations will go live in-game on the following day to let players “fund” the item they want to see return permanently (for the rest of Season 2). The item that becomes 100% funded first will automatically be reintroduced to the loot pool as soon as the goal, of which the exact value is unknown, is reached.
We’ll keep you updated on which item gets unvaulted.
Leak: S.T.A.R.S. Team and El Chapulín Colorado to Return Very Soon
Fortnite has re-added multiple Item Shop sections to its API, meaning they will be available very soon. Five existing sections have also been removed, suggesting Epic doesn’t plan to bring those Sets back to the Item Shop for a while.
Re-added Item Shop Sections:
- S.T.A.R.S. Team
- El Chapulín Colorado
- Wu Wear (new)
Removed Item Shop Sections:
- Silk Sonic
- Chloe Kim
- Cobra Kai
- Turn The Music Up
The ‘Wu Wear’ section, which was added to the API today, will contain the new Wu-Tang Clan cosmetics; featuring two Outfits, two Bundles and more.
We’ll keep you updated if any additional sections are changed.
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