Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

Fortnite Season 3 release date officially announced with new WILDS map leaks

Fortnite developer Epic Games has released the first set of teasers for Chapter 4, Season 3 of Battle Royale. Dubbed Fortnite Wilds, the new season was previewed in a series of social media posts following a series of leaks. As the name suggests, Fortnite Wilds will have something of a tropical theme, complete with new points of interest and an adventurer Battle Pass skin. In addition to previewing the new map and characters, Epic confirmed Chapter 4, Season 3 will have a June 9 release date on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android. You can see the Season 3 teaser trailer below.

Fans wishing to find out more about Fortnite Wilds and perhaps see a little gameplay footage should check out this week’s Summer Game Fest event.

According to organiser Geoff Keighley, Fortnite Wilds be showcased during the June 8 presentation.

The news was announced on Twitter, alongside a closer look at some of the new skins: “Just Announced for Summer Game Fest on Thursday! World premiere first look at Fortnite WILDS, the new season of @FortniteGame

“Tune in or co-stream at 8pm BST on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and at”

You can see some of the new skins, as well as POI and map leaks in the images below.

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In addition to the tropical theme and adventurer skins, Season 3 will also feature a crossover with the Transformers franchise.

Coinciding with the release of the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts movie, the Battle Pass will contain an Optimus Prime skin.

Fortnite insiders have also uncovered one or two additional features coming to Season 3. According to Hypex, helicopters will come equipped with a launcher that fires every couple of seconds. It will be particularly devastating to buildings.

Then there’s the Lever Pistol, which is expected to pack a big punch at slower speeds.

Elsewhere, Epic Games is working an Epic/Legendary Thermal Bolt Action Sniper, as well as a Mythic Drum Shotgun.

There’s currently no word on an end of season event, and without another big update planned for this season, it looks like we could once again be going without.

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