Epic Games has launched Fortnite Chapter 3, which has flipped the island and introduces new features, weapons and characters. The second chapter came to an end yesterday with an impressive in-game event that featured an attack by the Cube Queen, UFOs and zombies.
A character named The Foundation (played by Dwayne Johnson) came to the rescue and the island was flipped. Much like the black hole that players saw before Chapter 2 launched, players were left floating on a log at sea until the third chapter came online. You can watch the full in-game event below.
Due to a particularly cold winter, the first thing you’ll notice about the new island is that the western half’s a wintry biome. Epic Games suggests you stop by the suburban Greasy Grove, the industrial Logjam Lumberyard, and other locales.
Like warmer weather? To the east are the tropics, with coastal keys, palm trees, and weathered sights to see. Although The Seven have outposts all throughout the island, the tropics are home to their home, the “Sanctuary.”
This compound is right next to the coast, where you can get a clear view of the colossal rock statue of The Foundation. And speaking of colossal, the towering, web-covered Daily Bugle building is also in the area.
Like even warmer weather? In the south you can find the desert (some of it decorated in snow), but this desert isn’t barren on interesting places. Go off-road racing at Chonker’s Speedway, revel in cozy living at Condo Canyon, and something that will wet even the driest eyes, “come on down” to the returning Butter Barn.
FORTNITE CHAPTER 3 WEAPONS
Ranger Assault Rifle
Made for distance! The Ranger Assault Rifle is forceful at medium range and quite capable at long range.
MK-Seven Assault Rifle
Built from The Seven’s technology, the MK-Seven Assault Rifle is a medium- to long-range weapon with a high rate of fire. This Assault Rifle has a sight you can use while aiming. Align your target with the sight’s red dot! If you want something even better, confront The Foundation for a special version of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle, sporting a slightly faster fire rate.
Striker Pump Shotgun
The Striker Pump Shotgun shoots a whole lot of pellets and boasts high burst damage. Aim… then strike!
An automatic ally that lays down some serious firepower. The Auto Shotgun may not deal as much damage as the Striker Pump per shot, but it has a faster fire rate and reloads two shells at a time.
Appropriately named, the Stinger SMG deals high damage to both opponents and structures. It stings at medium range more than one may expect!
A trusty weapon to have by your side, the Sidearm Pistol is an accurate weapon that deals high damage at medium range and high headshot damage at close range. Don’t underestimate it!
Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
The Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper deals high damage and can shoot three shots per clip. Get a second chance if you don’t land your shot the first time! (And a third… just in case.)
NEW BATTLE PASS
With the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass, unlock characters like Spider-Man and, preceding him:
– The “Lotus Walker” Shanta, unlocked immediately with the Battle Pass.
– The wanderer Ronin.
– The no-nonsense Lt. John Llama.
– The flavor-synthetic but attitude-authentic Gumbo.
– The optimistic outlaw Harlowe.
– The Island-raised and Island-defending Haven.
Later on in the Season, unlock the leader of The Seven The Foundation.