As Chapter 3 Season 3 comes to a close, fans of the beloved battle royale are patiently waiting for the brand new season, and we couldn't be more amped for what's to come.
With a confirmed season ending event, there's a lot to look forward if you're a Fortnite fan, so we're going to run over everything you need to know abouut Chapter 3 Season 4!
Chapter 3 Season 4 should release sometime around September 17-19, 2022. This has been noted as when the battle pass is going to end, and it's not out of the ordinary for Epic to release a new season on the weekend!
PHASE THROUGH WALLS
Not even wood, stone, brick, or metal is a match for Chrome. An enemy built a structure for defense? Throw a Chrome Splash at the walls to make the walls penetrable — jump right through the building and get the drop on your opponent!
THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE
You can’t beat it, so be it: throw down a Chrome Splash to Chrome-ify yourself. You’ll be pure Chrome for a limited time, meaning you’ll be immune to fire damage and… become a Blob when sprinting. But don’t let this bulbous form fool you. While Blobbed, you'll move faster, be immune to fall damage, and gain the ability to air dash. Dash into any building piece to Chrome-ify it then phase through it!
HOME SWEET CHROME
Chrome’s not only taking over points of interest, it’s built a brand new one. Ascend Herald’s Sanctum (near the abandoned Sanctuary) and stand atop this tower of honorable and hexagonal foundations.
A NEW KIND OF HIGH GROUND
In their fear of Chrome, some Island locations are seeking “safety” in the air — most notably Condo Canyon. Now called Cloudy Condos, attack from above in this expanding POI. One way to get up there? Use a D-Launcher, available in different places on the Island to help you gain higher ground.
BETTER WITH AGE
Chrome’s introduction caused the creation of the EvoChrome Shotgun and EvoChrome Burst Rifle. Find these weapons from Chrome Chests, then see their rarity increase the more you damage opponents with them. Take ‘em from Uncommon to Mythic!
EvoChrome Burst Rifle.
WEAPONS B.C.E. (BEFORE THE CHROME ERA)
Some pre-paradise things are alright… Use strategies from yesteryear with unvaulted weapons and returning Vibin’ weapons:
Lever Action Shotgun
Rapid Fire SMG
Suppressed Submachine Gun
Ranger Assault Rifle
Hammer Assault Rifle
Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
Shadow Tracker (Exotic weapon)
The Dub (Exotic weapon)
Boom Sniper Rifle (Exotic weapon)
Boogie Bomb (technically not a weapon but sounds like one)
Shockwave Grenade (also technically not a weapon but here it is)
BRING ME SNIPER LOVE
The Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper, which debuted in Chapter 3 Season 1: Flipped.
Speaking of weapons, Sniper weapons across the board (including ones still vaulted) have had their damage and their headshot multipliers increased. Expert marksmen and trickshotters rejoice, because now one shot could be all it takes to send someone back to the Lobby. Keep your head on a swivel and — if your aim is on-point — one-shot opponents with certain Snipers once again. (Even in Zero Build!)
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper - damage and headshot multiplier increased
Hunting Rifle - damage and headshot multiplier increased
Automatic Sniper Rifle - damage and headshot multiplier increased
Lever Action Rifle - damage and headshot multiplier increased
Suppressed Sniper Rifle - damage increased
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle - damage increased
Rail Gun - damage increased
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle - damage increased
Heavy Sniper Rifle - headshot multiplier increased
Storm Scout Sniper Rifle - headshot multiplier increased
Boom Sniper Rifle - explosive damage increased
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Becoming Chrome isn’t the only way to unlock your potential. There’s a good chance you’ll come across Keys on the Island — use them to open Vaults containing loot! Low-Security Vaults require one Key to open, while High-Security Vaults require two (for the reward of more items!). Where to find this locked loot? After collecting one or more Keys, you’ll see keyhole signs on your map to help you out.
Under assault from enemies? Deploy potent cover fast with a Port-A-Bunker, taking the place of the Port-A-Fort this Season. Throw down the Port-A-Bunker to create an instant 1x1 structure featuring reinforced metal walls, a versatile ramp, doors, and defensive tires to bounce away would-be-invaders — no building required!
CHAPTER 3 SEASON 4 BATTLE PASS
Assemble an eclectic crew in your enjoyment of paradise. With this Season’s Battle Pass purchase, you’ll immediately unlock Paradigm (Reality-659)... if enemies of Chrome are your thing. Progress through the Battle Pass to unlock Spider-Gwen plus the following characters:
For those devoted to the Chrome, don’t worry: The Herald becomes available to unlock later in the Season!
Oh yeah, you'll now knock back opposing players when sliding into them!
Firefly Jars and Shockwave Grenades are not included in competitive playlists.
Starting this Season, players who use restricted devices that provide, or are intended to provide, a competitive advantage may receive an in-game warning. To continue playing, players must remove the hardware and restart Fortnite. Attempts to bypass this restriction will result in a permanent ban from Fortnite. Restricted devices include but are not limited to Cronus Zen and Cronus Max.
Teasers and Theme
After a flurry of speculation, HYPEX has confirmed that Chapter 3 Season 4 won't be Marvel themed.
Instead, Epic posted the following photo as the first teaser image of Season 4, which appears to be Paradigm
Season Ending Event
One can expect some sort of season-ending event in the coming weeks. Afterall, it appears Epic is going back to their roots and implementing one of these every season now!
We'll be sure to update this page as we hear more news regarding it.
HYPEX has noted that Spider-Gwen will be a part of the battle pass, while Miles Morales will be an in-game item shop skin for players to purchase at a later date.
Fortnite x Spider-Verse (Gwen) is in S4 Battle Pass. Which means Miles Morales comes later in the item shop 🔥— HYPEX (@HYPEX) September 1, 2022
I've gotten confirmation for this from multiple reliable people and @MidaRado got confirmation from his side too! pic.twitter.com/tchcxxQhg1
With Season 4 just a week or two away, HYPEX has noted on Twitter some of the files that have been leaked in previous seasons, and haven't been used yet.
All the leaked vehicles that haven't came out yet (probably for S4):— HYPEX (@HYPEX) September 10, 2022
- Planes - Updated recently.
- Motorcycles - Leaked early this season.
- New Mech - Leaked early this season.
- Leaked in Ch2S7 (probably scrapped): Rally Car, Party Van, Dune Buggy, City Bus, Sport Truck, HMV
Some gameplay stuff that got leaked past 2 seasons, probably for S4:— HYPEX (@HYPEX) September 4, 2022
- 50v50 (Zero Build)
- Storm King
- Iron Man Gloves
- Mech v2
- Updated Planes
- Halloween Goo Boss
- Sand Borrow updated to "Blob"
- Squad Heal Item
- Super Storm Item
One of the upcoming mechanics that has been teased by dataminers for numerous seasons now is the frst-person mode within Fortnite.
HYPEX has noted that it appears the mode itself has been updated rapdily in the leadup to the new season.
So, we could potentially see this come in Chapter 3 Season 4!
First Person mode has been updated quite a few times today, could possibly release in Season 4 👀🔥 (Picture is just a concept) pic.twitter.com/2Hu6q17uCs— HYPEX (@HYPEX) July 18, 2022
Furthermore, there's been some leaks and rumors regarding the overall theme of Chapter 3 Season 4. A lot of players are speculating that since this is Fortnite's 5th birthday, we could see a whole throwback season, encompassing all the loot and characters from over the years.
As well, it seems players are open to this theme, as per HYPEX's poll on Twitter
Vote here too 👇— HYPEX (@HYPEX) August 26, 2022
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