Fortnite Chapter 4 has arrived, and perhaps more exciting than anything else is its new map. The new Fortnite map has a few touchstones from past maps, like various biomes, a mountain range, and a winter section that will no doubt be the focal point of the upcoming winter event. Here’s a breakdown of everything we’ve learned about the new Fortnite Chapter 4 map.
New points of interest
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 places might look familiar if you’ve been playing Fortnite for a while. The Citadel is a medieval village much like where Geralt of Rivia might go – which is perfect since he’s in the Chapter 4 Season 1 battle pass.
To the northeast is a snowy section that includes drops such as Brutal Bastion and Lonely Labs. Whose labs? It’s hard to say right now, but we’ll look into it this week, no doubt. Frenzy Fields marks the map’s lush green space, though such visuals also extend to Slappy Shores and, to some extent, Faulty Splits.
Mechanically, a new addition comes in the form of vaulted. Simply run to a waist-high object and you’ll automatically jump over it without slowing down or having to manually jump. If that’s not fast enough for you, motorcycles make their debut this season. They have room for two and can be shot down, even by the driver. It looks like you can also do tricks, according to the launch trailer above.
Kinetic Ore is a new material that we are 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 Chapter 4 weapons, or you can try out the new Augments system, which grants players buffs and abilities such as faster reloading or a way to always redeploy your glider who equip them. You can even dislodge giant snowballs, like boulders, and jump inside to launch sneak attacks on your enemies.
As we uncover more secrets about the island in Fortnite Chapter 4, we’ll add them here. For more on Epic’s new battle royale horizons, here’s everything new in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1.
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