The constant failure that comes with playing Fortnite wouldn’t be nearly as appetizing without some incentive for playing aside from winning. Epic’s seasonal structure remedies this a bit, introducing challenges with cool cosmetic rewards for playing the game in all sorts of ways, and Fortnite Season 4 will surely evolve the formula. Changes to the map, weapons, and theme are on the way too, but the extent of those changes is still a mystery. Epic has been dropping in-game clues for while though, so here’s what we know (and think we know) about Fortnite Season 4 so far.
When does Fortnite Season 4 start?
While we don’t know for sure, Season 3 is set to end on April 30. Epic has also been releasing cryptic promotional material (which we’ll cover below) nearly every day now, so it’s a safe bet that we’ll at least know when Season 4 starts on April 30, or that it will begin the moment Season 3 closes, likely May 1.
How much will the Battle Pass cost?
With each season comes a new Battle Pass, a paid-for package that gives players access to weekly challenges and dozens of cosmetic rewards for completing them. While Epic hasn’t announced a price yet, we’d bet on 950 V-Bucks (approximately $10) like Season 3, but given how new Battle Royale is, anything is subject to change between seasons.
What will Fortnite Season 4’s theme be?
After Season 3’s space theme gave us one astronaut skin after another, including the fish-headed Leviathan skin, Season 4 is coming back to earth with what appear to be superheroes (and villains, we’re guessing) in tow. Recent tweets from the official Fortnite Twitter account show a cartoon comet broken into a few sections, with a new character filled in each day. Two characters have appeared so far, both wearing what appears to be superhero head garb, accompanied by some flavor text that would sound pretty natural coming out of a superhero’s mouth.
A possible leaker with an unnamed source posted alleged Season 4 details to the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit a few days before the tweets, accurately predicting the superhero theme. We’ll supposedly see some superhero and super villain skins available in the store and/or Battle Pass that won’t be based on any existing superhero properties but will instead be of Epic’s creation, which feels pretty obvious now. This is pure speculation based on an unverified source with a 1-for-1 track record, so if it’s off don’t be surprised.
What kind of map updates will we see?
Season 3 saw the western half of the map heavily revamped, so if Season 4 left the eastern half untouched, we’d be very disappointed. There are some lingering issues caused as a side effect from the lopsided map update to address, too. Some areas like Titled Towers pull in significant portions of the player population right off the bat almost every match, leaving the rest of the map a bit too wanting for action.
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