Fortnite Chapter 3 will officially come to an end this weekend with a brand new live event, which means there’s a brand new chapter and season right around the corner. Epic Games‘ hit Battle Royale title will soon enter an extended period of server downtime as the developers prepare for the release of the Chapter 4 Season 1 update, which will hit PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Chapter 3 finale, known as the Fracture live event, will mark the beginning of the end of the current Fortnite chapter. Players will be able to jump into the event at 4PM ET on Saturday, December 3rd. After which, the game’s servers will be taken offline for an extended period of downtime.
- 1 When Does Fortnite Chapter 4 Release?
- 2 WELCOME TO FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE CHAPTER 4 SEASON 1
- 3 THE NEW ISLAND: YOUR DOMAIN… BUT ALSO YOUR ENEMIES’
- 4 STEER YOUR DIRT BIKE STEED
- 5 FORTIFY YOURSELF WITH REALITY AUGMENTS
- 6 GO FORTH BY HURDLING FORWARD
- 7 SEIZE A NEW SLATE OF WEAPONS
When Does Fortnite Chapter 4 Release?
The Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 update will be released on Sunday, December 4th 2022 at 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.
Please note: this time has not been officially confirmed by Epic Games and is merely an estimate based on the launch of previous seasons and updates. However, given that Epic Games state that players will be able to claim the “Toasty Roast Emote” until December 4th at 2:45 AM ET, it’s likely that this means servers will come back on at the aforementioned time. We will be updating this article with the official launch time and server maintenance schedule as soon as it is released by the development team, so make sure to check back in soon.
The live event is expected to come to an end at 5 PM ET / 10 PM GMT on Saturday, December 3rd, which means the game’s servers will be offline for approximately 10 hours. Prior to the beginning of the new chapter and season, players will be prompted to download a new patch update on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Android, and PC. All players must download and install the update to jump into Chapter 4 once it goes live.
WELCOME TO FORTNITE BATTLE ROYALE CHAPTER 4 SEASON 1
In the fourth Chapter of Fortnite’s Battle Royale, go forth in a new realm and get around in new ways — ride a dirt bike, roll in a snowball, launch yourself with the Shockwave Hammer, and hurdle over obstacles. Power yourself up with Reality Augments and claim territory for your squad, leaving behind Banners to declare what’s yours. And of course, venture with newly-forged weapons.
THE NEW ISLAND: YOUR DOMAIN… BUT ALSO YOUR ENEMIES’
After the events of Chapter 3’s finale, a new Island has formed. Here are just some of the sights you’ll encounter in this realm:
This headquarters of the Reality Warriors is located among the snowy mountains. Speaking of snow, hit snow with your Pickaxe to create a snowball, jump inside the snowball, then get rolling. You can attack enemies this way too…
WAIT, WHAT’S THAT ROCK?
If you venture to the Shattered Slabs mining facility, you’ll notice Kinetic Ore. Pull off physics sorcery with Kinetic Ore to strategically attack your opponents.
STEER YOUR DIRT BIKE STEED
One of the many ways to get to these places? The trusty, two-wheel Trail Thrasher. Perform tricks on this dirt bike and use weapons as you ride.
Look out for the Hulk smashing his way into the Item Shop soon!
FORTIFY YOURSELF WITH REALITY AUGMENTS
At intervals in your match, you’ll be given a randomized choice of two Reality Augments. The longer you remain in the match, the more Reality Augments you’ll collect. Reality Augments last until the match’s end.
One of the 22 Day 1 Reality Augments: Soaring Sprints. While sprinting, you’ll be able to jump much higher — and jump with lower gravity.
Don’t like your randomized options? Reroll them for another chance at your faves, or maybe one you’ve never chosen before. Mix and match Reality Augments and find your favorite combo to support your next Victory Royale!
GO FORTH BY HURDLING FORWARD
If you sprint at obstacles, you’ll now hurdle over or onto them. Use this slick maneuver in your pursuit of victory.
SEIZE A NEW SLATE OF WEAPONS
Venture with a fresh set of weapons on the Island. You’ll see returning ones too, but here’s a rundown of what’s new: