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Everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4

Fortnite Season 4 is right around the corner. Here’s everything we know about what to expect.

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Fortnite Season 3 released on June 27 and fans were already wondering when Season 4 would come out. Not that this season isn’t fun – it is – but fans had just faced two seasons that spanned nearly six months in total – each almost doubling the length of a Chapter 1 Fortnite season.

Now, however, Season 4 should be just around the corner. Here’s everything we know about the new season so far.

Start date

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is only nine days away from releasing on all platforms at the time of writing. The start date is set for August 27, 2020. If this date stands, then Season 3 will be the first season in Chapter 2 to finish without an extension.

Speaking of extensions, there was a rumor that the season would be extended when it first came out – fresh off of two seasons that lasted for over 100 days each. Apparently, there was 12 weeks’ worth of challenges in the game files but only 11 weeks in the season. Now, almost a week away from the Season 4 release date, we still haven’t heard anything about the season being pushed back. We’re cautiously optimistic about the August 27 date staying put.

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Theme

We don’t know what the Fortnite Season 4 theme will be, but we do know a bit about what may happen – both from leaks and common sense. First of all, we can assume that all of the Season 3 Mythic POIs will either change or be destroyed. This happened after Season 2, and we don’t expect Epic to add more Mythic POIs on top of these.

With the loss of old POIs come the introduction of new ones. The Authority will, likely, move to another phase as other Mythic locations pop-up to take the place of The Fortilla and Catty Corner.

We also know that Epic are planning to add some readable comic books to the game, which will likely accompany Season 4. This news also relates to the “secret” skin. Fans assume that this will be another superhero – either Thor or Wolverine based on the recent leaks.

At this stage, we expect Fortnite Season 3 to end on time. An extra week wouldn’t be a big surprise to us, but Epic are operating on some shaky ground with their hardcore player base. Even a week’s extension will have fans rolling their eyes after back-to-back seasons that lasted well over 100 days each.

It would be the smart move, in our opinion, for Epic to axe the Overtime Challenges and let the clock run out on Season 3. We’ll know more next week – but right now, Thursday the 27 looks to be the start of a new Fortnite season.

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This Crash Pad trick gives players free kills in competitive Fortnite

Another Fortnite Crash Pad technique has reared its head.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crash Pads are the most useful item in Fortnite. You can combine them with Bouncers for ultimate mobility, use them to get into an opponent’s box, save yourself from fall damage, and – as it turns out – even more.

Just when we think that we’ve discovered all of the uses for Crash Pads, another one pops up. This new strategy is growing in popularity within the competitive Fortnite community, but is still under-utilized at the time of writing. Naturally, World Cup winner Bugha is on the cutting edge of the trick.

If you didn’t catch the strategy from the clip above, players are using Crash Pads to assassinate players above them in a stacked end-game lobby. All you need to do is make a hole in your structure, build a ramp, and throw a Crash Pad.

One of the players above you will, more than likely, fall through the broken floor and right into your lap. It’s a free refresh for your team.

This is a relatively high-level play, so you don’t need to worry about it if you’re only playing public matches. If you’re preparing for the Season 4 Trios FNCS, however, you should practice the technique and be aware that it might happen to you.

Players routinely find themselves stacked on top of one another in competitive Fortnite. I’d be surprised if we don’t see one or two of these plays in the FNCS Finals this season.

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Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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