Fortnite Chapter 4 has arrived, and perhaps more exciting than anything else is the new map. The new Fortnite map features some touchstones from previous maps, such as different biomes, a mountain range, and a winter section that will no doubt be the focal point of the upcoming winter event. Here’s a rundown of everything we’ve learned about the new Fortnite Chapter 4 map.
It’s a brand new island this season, so naturally there’s a lot more to see than just a few new landing spots. Still, a few locales may look familiar if you’ve been playing Fortnite for a while. The Citadel is a medieval village similar to where Geralt of Rivia can pass through – which is perfect since he’s featured in the Chapter 4 Season 1 Battle Pass.
To the northeast is a snowy section that includes drops like Brutal Bastion and Lonely Labs. Whose laboratories? It’s hard to say yet, but we’ll be looking into it this week, no doubt. Frenzy Fields mark the lush greenery on the map, although such imagery extends to Slappy Shores and to some extent Faulty Splits as well.
Mechanically, a new addition comes in the form of vaulting. Just sprint towards an object at waist height and you’ll automatically jump over it without braking or needing to jump manually. If that’s not fast enough for you, motorcycles debut this season. They seat two and can be fired, even by the driver. It looks like you can do tricks too, according to the launch trailer above.
Kinetic Ore is a new material we’re actively researching, and is said to give players a way to manipulate physics, which should prove useful. These new locations offer plenty of ways to test out the Chapter 4 weapons, or you can try out the new Augments system, which provides buffs and abilities like faster reloads or a way to always reassign the glider to players who equip them. You can even dislodge giant snowballs, like boulders, and jump into them to launch sneak attacks on your enemies.
As we discover more secrets on Fortnite Chapter 4’s island, we’ll add them here. For more on the new horizons in Epic’s Battle Royale, here’s everything new in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.
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