After the explosive conclusion of the third chapter of Battle Royale, Fortnite’s newest season has arrived. Chapter Four comes with an all-new island for players to fight over. It will also feature a castle known as The Citadel, which is home to The Ageless. There’s also Anvil Square, a picturesque medieval town surrounded by trees in their autumn colours. On another side of the island, players will find an abandoned farm called Frenzy Fields.
Chapter Four also introduces new gameplay changes. Bikes called Trail Thrashers allow you to perform tricks and shoot guns while on the move. You can now jump over obstacles by sprinting towards them. Plus, in snowy areas, you can use a pickaxe to create a snowball. You can then jump into the snowball to take down your enemies by rolling over them.
Fortnite, Chapter Four
However, the most exciting addition is a feature called Reality Augments. At a few intervals during a game, you’ll be able to choose between two random items that you can keep until your character dies or you win the match. Light Fingers, one of the 22 Reality Auguments items available with the start of the new season, allows you to reload weapons that use light ammo faster. And while we’re on the subject of weapons, there are a few new ones to try out, including a Shockwave hammer you can use to launch yourself at your teammates and enemies.
On the technical front, Epic has moved Fortnite to the latest version of the Unreal Engine. On PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, players can look forward to ray-traced reflections on glossy materials and water. Of course, a new season also means a new battle license for players to purchase and complete. The permit includes Doom Slayer, the protagonist from Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal, as well as Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series. Separately, an Incredible Hulk skin will arrive in the item shop “soon”. Chapter Four, Season One is available to play now.