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All Fortnite Season 3 map changes and new POIs

Epic Games have unveiled one of the biggest map overhauls in Fortnite history to kick off Season 3.

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The game’s developers had somewhat been dragging their heels with the release of the latest major update, having delayed it more than once – making it the second-longest spell players have had to go without sweeping changes.

Now, though, we can all finally jump off the Battle Bus and right into the action. If it was water you wanted, you will be delighted, because a whole load of water is what we’ve got.

Fortnite Season 3 full map image

Let’s start off with the map itself, which has been covered in water due to rising sea levels, destroying some of the places we’d been accustomed to seeing in previous seasons.

Those located near beaches, as you can imagine, have been swept away.

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Credit: Epic Games

The mountainous areas have managed to stick around, but apart from that chunk of land, there’s a lot more islands to move between these days. Using vehicles might be important now, more than ever.

All new POIs in Fortnite Season 3

New POIs include in the image above are the following:

  • The Fortilla
  • The Authority
  • Catty Corner
  • Rickety Rig

The Fortilla

Fortnite Season 3’s reveal trailer certainly revealed something, right off the bat, and that was a new point of interest – called Fortilla.

As seen below, and on the map, the Fortilla is like nothing we’ve ever seen before in Fortnite. There’s also reportedly going to be a vault and keycard available here, too.

It’s stacked with pop-up buildings, which were teased somewhat in the promotional pictures revealed pre-Season 3, and most of it floats!

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Credit: Epic Games.

The Authority

The Authority is the new Agency, which means it’s the new place to land if you want a hectic early-game. This is going to be a hotbed of activity for the duration of the season, and only true killers will make it out of here in the first couple of days.

Catty Corner

Meowscles has made himself at home in the box factory. Finally, justice is served as Meowscles has his own place to call home after being displaced by Deadpool.

Now, Meowscles commands an army of angry robots with laser-accuracy, just like the Henchmen from last season. Catty Corner is a two-part location, in case you’re having trouble finding the vault.

Rickety Rig

The Rig got rebuilt and reworked for Season 3. It’s much less of a draw with the massive new Fortilla nearby, but don’t let its size fool you. There’s an opened vault, here, which offers a free Supply Crate and chest.

We’re also pegging this as one of the primary POIs to open up as the season progresses. It looks like there’s a good amount left under the water.

More to come

One of the most interesting elements of Fortnite Season 3 is the idea that the water will progressively lower as the season moves along. We’ll be seeing some new POIs reveal themselves with some old ones coming, as well. The Grotto, for instance, looks intact under the water.

We’ll continue to update this post with screenshots of other POIs shortly. More to follow…

Challenges

Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 Challenge guide

The Fortnite Season 4 Week 6 challenges are here! Take a look at how to complete them.

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It seems like just yesterday that we were staying up all night, waiting for the new season of Fortnite. Surprisingly, we’re already into Week 6 with another batch of challenges to help carry us through the Battle Pass.

Although weekly challenges offer a lower amount of XP this season, it seems like we’re working through the Battle Pass quicker than normal. Even still, we have a long way to go before we unlock all of our holographic variants, so we’ll be grinding away at these challenges.

The week’s challenges are pretty straightforward. All we need to do is consume some foraged items, deal some damage, and search some chests. Here are the challenges for Week 6:

  • Search Chests at Weeping Woods (7)
  • Eliminations at Misty Meadows (3)
  • Collect Stone from Coral Castle (300)
  • Consume a Legendary Fish
  • Consume Foraged Items at Holly Hedges (10)
  • Ride a Zipline from Retail Row to Steamy Stacks
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Black Panther’s Kinetic Shockwave (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Slurpy Swamp (500)

The inclusion of a challenge involving Black Panther’s ability suggests that we could see it come into the base game this week, but we don’t know that for sure. Epic could be pushing us toward the Marvel-based LTMs that have been rotating in and out of the game. We’ll know more when these challenges go live, tomorrow.

Collecting foraged items at Holly Hedges is as easy as taking some damage in Team Rumble and eating the Cabbage that is growing in the backyards of a few houses.

If you’re having trouble catching a legendary fish, take a look at our fishing guide for Season 4. You should be able to catch one if you hit a fishing hole with a Pro Fishing Rod – but this one will take a bit of persistence.

There’s a zipline network that connects Steamy Stacks and Retail Row, so you just have to ride this once and be done with it.

Apart from that, the rest of these challenges are straightforward. Of course, you’ll also need to land at Weeping, Slurpy, and Misty to get your chests, damage, and elimination. Good luck!

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New esports org Gamma Gaming makes splash with Fortnite roster

A new organization, Gamma Gaming, has entered the professional Fortnite arena with some huge signings.

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Fortnite is, again, the driving force behind the creation of an esports organization – this time, in the European market. Gamma Gaming – established by Arsenal FC player, Sead Kolašinac – made a splash on the EU Fortnite scene by announcing the acquisition of six Fortnite players on September 27.

The announcement included some of the hottest professional free agents in the region: Th0masHD, Kami, Tschinken, and Merijn along with content creators Obitoo and Mambo.

The most noteworthy of these acquisitions is, likely, Th0masHD who qualified for the Fortnite World Cup, placed 4th in the recent Solo FNCS, won the BenjyFishy Cup, and, most recently, placed first and second in two of the FNCS Warmup competitions.

Going into the Season 4 Trios FNCS, he and his team are one of the top picks to win it all.

Gamma Gaming’s model follows that of another new organization, One Percent, which has built its foundation on the back of their professional Fortnite lineup. The young org will, undoubtedly, branch out from here, but they’re starting with solid EU Fortnite talent.

With some strong European players on their team, it will be interesting to see where these new Gamma Gaming recruits land when the FNCS competition comes around. We have a new organization to keep our eyes on.

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Fortnite leak reveals new SHIELD Henchmen coming soon

New Henchmen are coming to Fortnite, pointing to the spawn island helicarrier entering Fortnite as a POI.

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Fortnite Season 4 might be the most progressively evolving season of Chapter 2, so far. We’re getting the map evolution that we thought we’d get last season, this time with fan-favorite Marvel characters.

Players were split as to whether or not the Marvel crossover would be good for Fortnite. Now, five weeks in, it’s hard to argue that Season 4 isn’t the most entertaining season in the new chapter. Epic are keeping the game fresh and it’s bringing players back. There’s a reason that Ninja is playing Fortnite again, this season.

One of the map developments that hasn’t yet come to the game is a helicarrier appearing above the map. This is rumored to be the same helicarrier used as the Season 4 pregame island.

More recently, however, popular data miner, Hypex, revealed that there are unused Henchmen in the game files. These Henchmen are, reportedly, members of the Marvel Comics organization, SHIELD.

According to this leak, SHIELD is running the spawn island helicarrier as a base of operations. Another leaker, ShiinaBR, replied to Hypex’s tweet, linking these two pieces of information. His conclusion was that the SHIELD Henchmen will enter the game when the helicarrier moves over the map.

We’ve already seen several Fortnite creators like SypherPK and Ali-A make their way to the spawn island from a Battle Royale lobby. There’s a vault on this island, and they tested whether or not one of the keys that Doctor Doom or Iron Man carry will unlock it. As you might expect, their keys didn’t work.

All of this points to the idea that the current helicarrier – or spawn island – will, eventually, be a POI in Fortnite. We may have to build up to it or take a helicopter, making it one of the more exclusive places to loot. For now, all we can do is speculate – but we’ll let you know when we learn more.

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