Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 is here, and we’re here to delve into it. As usual, as in each Fortnite update, we summarize the changes and collect and post datamined content. There’s much to discuss, so bear with us until we get to the patch notes.
Fortnite Wilds has introduced the long-awaited Optimus Prime skin. The skin in the item shop will allow players to transform into the iconic Transformer. Along with the skin, the Maximal Emblem Back Bling and the Sonic Swords Pickaxe are also introduced in the item shop. Besides Optimus Prime, other skins like adventurers Lorenzo, Era, Trace, and Rian have been introduced. The line-up also includes Mariposa, Relik, and Purradise Meowscles.
The Season 3 update brings a whole new look to the map with a tropical theme, including new landmarks such as a temple and a volcano. The Wilds update is not all about the aesthetic; it also introduces new gameplay elements. Now players can ride raptors and grind vines across the map.
Fortnite Wilds Chapter 4, Season 3 Patch Notes
The Wilds await in Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 3. The center of the Island has collapsed, revealing a vast, hidden jungle with ancient secrets to discover. Ascend to canopies, ride raptors, and slide in the mud for speed and camouflage. Detect enemies from the canopies with the “Thermal DMR,” skate on vines firing the “Flapjack Rifle,” and turn opponents into spectators with the “Cybertron Cannon.”
RIDE A RAPTOR!
Raptors are running wild in the jungle – take command of these jurassic creatures by jumping on top of them. Unleash your arsenal and leap to new heights as you ride.
What if you see a raptor egg instead? Nurture it and it’ll automatically be your raptor when it hatches!
GO WILD WITH NEW WEAPONS
Battle in the jungle, see how a jungle animal sees. While looking through the scope of the Thermal DMR, turn on thermal vision to more easily detect your enemies.
Make heads turn as you best enemies and structures with the Flapjack Rifle. Heads won’t be the only thing turning — this new weapon features a spinning magazine! (You can find the Mythic version of this weapon from Vaults requiring Keycards.)
Throw the Kinetic Boomerang to hit enemies in its flight path… AND its return path. Miss your target? Recall the boomerang early to trigger a small explosion and try again!
There’s going wild, then there’s having a blast. Take up a Cybertron Cannon on the Island to launch a powerful, quick, and explosive projectile.
A hostile insect species known as Wildwasps inhabit the jungle, preferring to swarm around certain plants. Gather them in a jar to throw at enemies! (The Wildwasps set their sights on you? Jump in water or cover yourself in mud to get them off your tail.)
GO BACK IN TIME WITH UNVAULTED WEAPONS
There’s a Mythic version too! Find the Mythic version from a POI rifting in.
BE MEGA PREPARED
There’s the new weapons, there’s the unvaulted weapons, but don’t forget about these Chapter 4 Season 2 carryovers:
Havoc Pump Shotgun
Maven Auto Shotgun
Havoc Suppressed Assault Rifle
Red-Eye Assault Rifle
Heavy Sniper Rifle
Chug Cannon (Exotic weapon …and technically not a weapon)
Heisted Breacher Shotgun (Exotic weapon)
Heisted Accelerant Shotgun (Exotic weapon)
Heisted Run ‘N’ Gun SMG (Exotic weapon)
Shadow Tracker (Exotic weapon, this time available from Exotic Holo-Chests and Characters)
SLIDE FOR STEALTH
A jungle climate means mud, so master the terrain: slide in the mud for more speed than regular sliding and gain camouflage in the process.
GRIND VINES TO VICTORY
Take an adrenaline-pumping ride on grind vines, being able to use weapons at the same time.
CONTEND FROM THE CANOPIES
You don’t need the ground to gain the high ground. Ascend to the jungle’s canopies and fire high from above! When you get back on the ground, find some mud for a clean (but also not really clean) getaway.
FIGHT WITH FLORA
Use the power of new, dangerous vegetation to your advantage. Shoot a Bomb Flower to create an explosion, or shoot a Stink Flower to unleash toxic gas on nearby enemies. Need to heal up? Swing your Pickaxe at the helpful Slurp Plants.
There’s also a flower for mobility. Run into Hop Flowers to bounce around the jungle without worrying about fall damage!
ADAPT TO THE JUNGLE WITH NEW REALITY AUGMENTS
Gain thermal vision and regenerate Health while riding animals.
Receive some Wildwasp Jars, and gain an additional one with every elimination.
Gain a Slap effect upon using grind vines, grind rails, ziplines, or Ascenders.
Gain Shotgun shells while sliding.
SWIFT SHOTGUN RELOAD
Your Shotguns will reload faster.
RECKLESS RIFLE RELOAD
Your Assault Rifles will reload significantly faster when the magazine is empty.
MEDIUM AMMO ACQUIRED
Instantly gain medium ammo, then gain more when you open containers.
LET THE WILD TIMES ROLL
In addition to new Reality Augments, roll returning ones:
Traversal Warrior (formerly known as Rail Warrior, now works on grind vines, ziplines, and Ascenders in addition to grind rails)
SMG Sign Off
Exotic Grab Bag
Bounty Boards are back in the form of Job Boards! Upon interacting with a Job Board, you’ll be given a choice of three jobs, including a bounty. Complete jobs for Bars!
LOOK WILDLY GOOD
Unlock timeless looks with Chapter 4 Season 3’s Battle Pass Outfits. Upon purchasing the Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass, you’ll auto-unlock the future-facing Era. Progress through the Battle Pass to unlock Outfits like rock ranger 🎸 Rian and Autobot leader Optimus Prime. Later in the Season, wild-time-haver Purradise Meowscles will become available to unlock in the Battle Pass!
A look at all the Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass Outfits:
Learn from the past to protect the future.
Wander no more.
Let the beat run wild.
An intrepid hunter seeking the Island’s secrets.
The daring Dynamo reinvented.
Influential explorer and rogueish raconteur.
Noble leader of the heroic Autobots.
GO PRIME TO PRIMAL
Pit Optimus Prime against Optimus Primal. This fierce leader of the brave Maximals is available now in the Item Shop!
A WILD CHANGE
With Chapter 4 Season 3, Pickaxes are now officially called Pickaxes instead of Harvesting Tools. ⛏
Competitors! Looking for details on the competitive offerings this Season? Check out our Chapter 4 Season 3 Competitive Details blog post and learn about what’s in store!
Additionally, please note that the following features are not included in tournaments:
- Cybertron Cannon
- Heavy Sniper Rifle
- Chug Cannon
- Heisted Breacher Shotgun
As per the official Trello page, this is what’s been fixed:
- Fill can appear enabled in some scenarios when it should be disabled.