Posted by Evolve on May 2, 2018 | In: General News
Players of Fortnite Battle Royale have been searching through numerous clues and hints these past few weeks in the game, piecing together a cryptic puzzle of what was to come. These hints led players to learn about a mysterious comet crash and left everyone wondering what exactly this would mean in the future. Today, developer Epic Games has revealed what all of the hinting was leading up to, with the announcement of Season 4 of Fortnite via a trailer and posting. There's a lot of changes included in the now live Season 4, from minor to major. The two biggest updates, however, are to the map itself and a new quest in the game's Save the World mode.
The big theme around this season is the aforementioned comet crash, which has now crashed into the map players play on, creating multiple changes throughout it. Players were speculating beforehand that the crash might have to do with the Tilted Towers location, but instead, it ended up crashing into Dusty Depot, turning the location into Dusty Divot now instead. This, of course, has radically changed this spot on the map, making it ground zero of the crash site. Other craters have appeared around the map as well, due to the comet's fragments. Bite-sized pieces of these fragments, known as Hop Rocks, can be found and used as a new item, giving players the ability to jump high and defy gravity for a limited time. Last but not least is the new area on the map, Risky Reels, which was the former location of the drive-in.
The Save the World mode, meanwhile, will have a new quest line called "Blockbuster! Part 1." Due to that naming convention, chances are we'll see further parts to this in future updates. In this quest, Ray goes missing, and players are tasked to go check the comet in connection with his disappearance while building up a rowdy band of superheroes of course. Do make sure to keep an eye out for the later parts. There's other more minor stuff in inclusion to this, like the latest Battle Pass, which features 100 new reward tiers, and updates to the starting island and item-limits.
The new season is live now on every platform you can play Fortnite on Windows PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and iOS. Epic Games plans on smoothing out the game in the near future as the new season gets into swing, but with it already has come a multitude of bug fixes, improvements, and changes, all of which can be read on the official patch notes put out by the developer. In conjunction with that, you can view the reveal trailer for Season 4 down below, which is a little under a minute long and shows the result of the comet impacts. If you haven't tried Fortnite Battle Royale yet, maybe the new season will tempt you to do so! It's free-to-play, so why not?