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All major map changes in Fortnite Season 4

All of the new locations on the Fortnite Season 4 map

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Fortnite Season 4 is here. As expected, Marvel heroes have taken over the map – including some new major locations.

All of the Season 3 bosses are gone, and the only new boss appears to be Dr. Doom in Pleasant Park. He offers a couple of new abilities, but it remains to be seen how strong they are. As is the case with all of the new seasons, we’re going to have to play for a few days before we know whether Dr. Doom’s abilities are overpowered, underpowered, or just right.

Ahead, we’ll take a look at all of the major map changes for Fortnite Season 4. We hope you enjoy them!

New Spawn Island

The first thing you’ll notice about Fortnite Season 3 is the new spawn island. We’re on a massive carrier, now. It doesn’t make a huge difference, but it’s pretty cool.

On top of the new spawn island, the Battle Bus got a change with the new season. We’ll let you experience that for yourself.

Doom’s Domain

Doom’s Domain is the only major, named POI to be released with the launch of Season 4. It’s still early, but this appears to be the only place that offers one of the new Boss abilities that looks to replace the mythic weapons in Season 4.

You can find Doom’s Domain in Pleasant Park. It doesn’t encompass the whole area, but it takes over a good chunk of it. There are Henchmen, Henchmen chests, and Dr. Doom, himself in this location. You can also find the vault in Doom’s Domain.

Sentinal Graveyard

The largest unnamed POI is known as Sentinel Graveyard. You can find this near the center of the map, on the hill that overlooks Weeping Woods. Here, you’ll find a plethora of downed Sentinals that offer you a boost when you jump on their hands.

There isn’t a ton of loot in this location, so you may want to hold off on landing here for a couple of days. It’s one of the only places on the map that will be undiscovered when you load in, which means it’ll be a hotbed of activity.

Crash Sites

There are several Crash Sites around the Fortnite map. This is where you can find the Drones and the new Stark Labs weapon. We don’t have the stats on this one, but it’s pretty slow-firing and doesn’t seem to be worth carrying over a normal AR.

Still, the drones in these areas can drop some powerful loot, so the crash sites are worth exploring. We count four of them scattered around the map, although this could change from game to game, we’re not sure, just yet.

There were a few small changes to the map, as well. For instance, Sweaty Sands got a full skatepark, which wasn’t complete in Season 3. Apart from these changes, however, most of the map appears to be the same as it was. We expect this to change over the course of the season, however.

Of course, there’s a chance that we missed something along the way – it’s still early and downtime just ended. Make sure to check back, as we’ll update this post with any major map changes that we missed.

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Fortnite 14.20 patch notes: Wolverine arrives, Takeover LTM

Fortnite’s v14.20 update has arrived, with Wolverine becoming the latest Marvel hero to appear on the island.

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Wolverine standing in front of Stark Industries

It’s a new week in Fortnite, and that means things are kicking off with a brand-new update for players to sink their teeth into, with the X-Men’s Wolverine crashing onto the island to wreak havoc. Here’s everything you need to know about the 14.20 update.

Season 4’s Marvel theme continues, as the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” prepare for the arrival of the evil Galactus, who is determined to alter reality on the island forever. The villain has already dropped drones and Gorgers on the map in preparation for his immenent attack.

Now, another superhero has landed on the map as preparations continue, with Wolverine and his adamantium claws debuting in Fortnite in the Wednesday, September 23 update, along with preparations for the special BTS event.

Wolverine Arrives

Wolverine has finally arrived as a new Marvel boss in Season 4. Credit: Epic Games

Fighting on the island is about to get even more difficult, with the X-Men’s Wolverine landing on the island, and taking control of Weeping Woods in the south of the map.

Like other superhero bosses in the game, Wolverine will drop his mythical Wolverine’s Claw power when he is defeated by players, who can then pick it up and wield the power of ‘Experiment X,’ although fair warning, Epic Games have already said that “he won’t go down without a fight.”

Takeover LTM

Players will need to master their superpowers for the Takeover LTM.

Alongside a new hero, there’s also a fresh Limited-Time Mode to jump into, with the Marvel-based Takeover which has you fighting for control of outposts that are scattered across the map.

As always, normal weapons and items will be available to be picked up and looted, but in this mode, everyone will start with a random superpower and will be able to acquire more abilities by keeping an eye out for comets in the sky, that will land on the island and drop new powers.

Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games have been hard at work fixing any bugs or glitches that appear in the game, in an attempt to make sure the game runs slowly, and improve quality of life for all players.

The good news is that there are no major glitches afflicting the game at this moment, so the bug fixes in this update are relatively small, but are still a nice inclusion for anyone who has encountered them. You can take a full look at the 14.20 bug fixes taken from Epic’s official Trello board below.

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with effects set to ‘Low.’
  • Heroes Park and Ghost House don’t count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.

Creative Mode

  • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
  • Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.

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Will Fortnite be banned in the US after Tencent investigation?

Epic Games has received a letter from the Committee on Foreign Investment involving their investor, Tencent. What does this mean for Fortnite?

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News has been swirling about the potential ban of TikTok in the United States, recently. Banning the biggest app in the world not only has implications for the millions of users but also for other companies that have attracted similar scrutiny from the US government. That ban has recently been put on hold, but it still could be coming later this week.

Namely, the Chinese technology company, Tencent, is under investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Tencent is one of the largest gaming companies in the world and boasts ownership of Riot Games and a 40% stake in Epic Games.

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A recent report from Bloomberg stated that Epic and Riot – among other companies – have received letters requesting them to turn over information about their security protocols, including how they handle the personal data of their US-based customers.

Epic Games is an American Company, but Tencent has a large stake in them. Epic may have access to the personal data of their customers, and the US government is concerned about what they’re doing with it. In China, companies and the government aren’t as separated as they are in the US and other countries.

So, what does this mean for Fortnite? Well, it’s too soon to be 100% sure. We’ve seen some outlets waffling over whether or not Fortnite will face a ban, similar to what we’re seeing with TikTok. We’re no experts, but we don’t see this happening.

Tencent has a minority stake in Fortnite. At most, we expect them to be forced to sell their stake in the developer and move on. It might be more tricky with companies like Riot Games, where Tencent owns a controlling stake. Fortnite, however, should be safe.

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Upcoming Fortnite BTS emotes leaked

BTS makes their mark on Fortnite with two new emotes. Take a look at them before they come into the game.

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By now, most Fortnite fans know all about the Fortnite X BTS collaboration that will be coming to Party Royale this weekend. This is, likely, the biggest collaboration that we’ve seen in Party Royale to date.

The official choreography video for the BTS hit song, “Dynamite,” will be shown on the main stage in Party Royale on September 25 and 26. Fortnite players will be the first to watch the exclusive video.

Epic also announced that they’d be releasing two Fortnite emotes that were choreographed by BTS, themselves. These emotes will hit the Item Shop on Wednesday, September 13.

Thanks to data miner @iFireMonkey, we were able to get a closer look at these emotes before they come into the game. Here’s a look at the audio and video of each of the two upcoming BTS emotes.

On top of that, Epic also released a map for Creative Mode which is, according to them, a “recreation of the world from the original ‘Dynamite’ music video.” You can use the code 0272-4337-3889 at the Creative Hub to enter. Enjoy!

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