Fortnite’s constant map changes are what keep the game feeling fresh, but sometimes people’s favorite drop spots are destroyed in the process.
Everyone who has played Fortnite for multiple seasons has probably lost a beloved spot, but some really stand out.
These are the top five Fortnite locations that no longer exist.
First, a couple of ground rules. I didn’t choose any over the frozen over locations in Season 7, because for all we know they may be coming back when the snow melts. So there’s no Greasy Grove or Flush Factory on this list. This was a list for some of the OG locations so that’s where I put my focus.
#5 Soccer Stadium
When the World Cup kicked off a random soccer stadium appeared just north of Pleasant Park. It had the shortest length of any location ever in Fortnite and was introduced in Season 4 and removed in Season 5. Another weird thing about the soccer field was that it didn’t disappear with any sort of in-game event like most other changes, it just was there one day and was gone the next.
The stadium was nice because it held some really solid loot and just felt like a fun location. The stadium was nice because it allowed players to drop right behind Pleasant and rotate right behind the people leaving the park and heading to the circle.
#4 Anarchy Acres
A poor man’s Fatal Fields, Anarchy was the second farm on the original Fortnite map and the less popular one. Anarchy was recognizable by the massive barn, farmhouse, and two large silos. The loot was generally pretty good, but there was almost always a decent amount of competition.
At the end of Season 4, a thruster from the rocket ship broke off and landed on Anarchy destroying the farmhouse. It was replaced by Lazy Links which isn’t much better loot wise but at least provides some diversity across the map.
#3 Dusty Depot
This may feel like a high ranking for what is probably Fortnite’s most famously removed location. The three giant warehouses are a staple of the game and many clips came from the locations in Fortnite’s early days. The reason it’s so high is simple: the loot kinda sucked. Landing there almost never felt good because there was little cover and relatively little loot.
The other major issue with Dusty was its location. Dusty was situated almost in the dead middle of the map and surrounded by better loot in Tilted, Salty, Retail, and Tomato. That meant players had to be on the lookout from basically any location around them and were easily snuck up on.
With the change to Dusty Divot in Season 4, the loot improved but so did the sight lines as players could take cover in the crater and not have to worry nearly as much about being sniped from rotating players.
#2 Moisty Mire / Prison
I combined these two locations because they often came as a package deal. While Prison was a popular drop spot in its own right, almost anybody dropping in Moisty would next move on to Prison. This combo was replaced by a desert area with Paradise Palms as the main attraction in Season 5.
The Moisty / Prison combo was amazing because Moisty held almost unlimited amounts of wood and usually some decent loot with little competition. After hitting the prison a squad could be totally set up with solid loot and plenty of mats before heading inland.
While the desert location is unique, so were Moisty and Prison. Plus the OG duo provided better loot than the desert location does now.
If OG Factories don’t return in Season 5 of Fortnite. We riot at dawn! pic.twitter.com/K2brtfqO2X
— Avery (@Avxry) July 9, 2018
No, not Flush, the other Factory. The unnamed drop spot near Dusty Depot was many OG players favorite spot. The Factory was honestly stacked with loot. It was absolutely the most loaded spot that didn’t have a name.
Part of its allure was the fact that it was unnamed, so you had to be sorta in-the-know to recognize factory as the amazing landing spot it was. Rumors that the beloved factories would be rebuilt have been common and the appearance of a group of trucks near the spot in Season 5 caused a lot of hype. Unfortunately, the trucks came to nothing and the spot is still barren.
If any Fortnite location came back, I think most people would root for the factory, if only for the nostalgia factor.
What locations do you miss the most? Tell me in the comments below and I’ll add the most popular response as an honorable mention.
Fortnite v14.30 Update patch notes
Fortnite’s third major update of Season 4 has arrived in the form of the 14.30 patch, which brings a major Combat Shotgun buff to players on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
Superheroes are the name of the game in Chapter 2 Season 4, as they take over the Fortnite island and prepare for a massive war with the evil Galactus, who’s coming to change the reality of the game forever.
With a battle on the horizon, Epic Games have decided to adjust the Combat Shotgun to give you a helping hand, while also introducing some new modes for fans to sink their teeth into.
Fortnite v14.30 patch notes
Loot Pool changes
The biggest news coming out of the October 13 patch is the adjustments Epic have made to the loot pool. The Combat Shotgun has been given a major tweak, which Epic hope will make it more useful throughout the rest of the season.
The developers confirmed that they had increased the range at which it deals damage, so hopefully players will be able to take down enemies at slightly longer distances, although Epic stated that they would be asking for feedback about the change.
Elsewhere, they’ve also announced that they are rotating in some new superpowers to keep things fresh, which will be available around the island.
Rally Royale LTM
Along with the buff, Epic have also dropped a new LTM for fans to sink their teeth into. Rally Royale is all about getting from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, though it won’t be easy.
In this mode, your task is to collect tickets before anyone else. If you’re first, a finish line will appear on the map, which you need to speed to if you want to be crowned as the winner. This LTM is expected to go live “later in the week,” Epic confirmed.
Marvel Knockout Super Series
Fortnite players can get their hands on the new Daredevil skin early by winning one of the Marvel Knockout Super Series tournaments that are included in v14.30. These elimination cups begin on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
There will be four total tournaments, with anyone who competes in all of them rewarded with an exclusive Nexus War glider.
As usual, the Fortnite team has also added a number of bugs and issues to their official Trello board. This week’s patch will include fixes for many of these recurring problems, including a series of Party Royale glitches, and plenty more.
Here is the full list of bug changes set for v14.30:
- Audio of Last Forever Emote playing even with licensed audio muted.
- Placing a map marker cancels movement.
- Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground.
- Some players not granted items after first round in some team games.
Fortnite won’t come back to the Apple app store until at least next year
The judge in the Apple vs Epic Games case has prevented the app store from blocking Unreal Engine games, but Apple won’t be forced to put Fortnite back.
Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers denied Epic’s preliminary injuction that would force Apple to put Fortnite back on the app store while the case goes on.
However, the judge did grant their other injuction, which stops Apple from banning apps made with Unreal Engine, which Epic owns and makes. You can see the full decision here.
That means, that unless Epic decides to remove it’s direct payment method for V-Bucks, which started this whole legal battle, we won’t see Fortnite back on iOS devices. Atleast, until the trial is over.
The decision to keep Unreal Engine protected though, is to stop the dispute between Apple and Epic creating havoc for “bystanders” – aka other developers not involved in the litigation, who just happen to use Unreal Engine.
In a statement, Epic said: “Epic Games is grateful that Apple will continue to be barred from retaliating against Unreal Engine and our game development customers as the litigation continues. We will continue to develop for iOS and Mac under the court’s protection and we will pursue all avenues to end Apple’s anti-competitive behavior.”
Apple, on the other hand, said: “We’re grateful the court recognized that Epic’s actions were not in the best interests of its own customers and that any problems they may have encountered were of their own making when they breached their agreement.”
The trial will commence in May, 2021, when some sort of resolution to this case will hopefully be resolved. Until then, Fortnite won’t be on iPhones or iPads – that much is certain.
Fortnite theory points to Chapter 1 map returning in Season 5
This Fortnite theory has us returning to the old map in Season 5.
We’re into the back half of Season 4, which means that it’s time to speculate as to how the season will end and how the next season will begin. Galactus is getting closer to the Fortnite island with each passing day, and we can only guess as to what will happen when he finally arrives.
Several Fortnite theorists have presented the idea that Season 4 may usher us back to the old Fortnite map in one way or another – whether Galactus succeeds in his effort to destroy the Chapter 2 map or not.
One reason for this is the timing. Yes, we have only gone through four seasons of Fortnite, but those four seasons have lasted for over a year. We’ve been on this Chapter 2 map for a while, so it would make a decent amount of sense to send us back to the old one – at least, for a season or two.
Reddit user, u/SvenWillNeverDie420, took things a bit further, however – drawing from some in-game clues. A closer look at Tony Stark’s Battle Bus schematic shows something that looks an awful lot like the Black Hole that sent us to the new map in the first place.
What if this Black Hole was actually a wormhole? What if this is the key to the connection between the two maps – waiting to be discovered by one of the smartest men in any universe: Tony Stark?
This theory is further amplified by the meaning of the word “nexus,” along with Donald Mustards preseason tweet, telling fans that, “It’s ALL connected.” The Nexus sphere appears to exist on both Fortnite maps. This is, after all, why Galactus is coming in the first place.
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As you can see from the graphic, above, SvenWillNeverDie420 took this all to mean that there may be two playable maps next season. We think that it’s more likely that players will be sent back to the Chapter 1 map, exclusively – possibly on the back of Tony Stark’s new Battle Bus.
Of course, this is only a theory and we won’t know anything until the season finally ends. One thing’s for sure: Epic are setting us up to close the season with a massive event that could change how we look at Fortnite, forever.
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