If you are a fan of Fortnite, you already know the month of June is going to be action-packed. The arrival of a new season is always exciting, but a series of recent leaks has left the community craving for more information about Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3.
Here is a quick rundown of everything we know so far.
Disclaimer: Information based on leaks should be taken with a grain of salt.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date
The current season of Fortnite Battle Royale now ends on Friday June 9 @ 2 AM ET, a few days later than previously scheduled. pic.twitter.com/Qb7RsJvltO
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) April 27, 2023
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 is expected to end on June 9, 2023. Consequently, depending on how Epic Games schedules the downtime, we can expect to drop onto the Season 3 map sometime on June 9 or June 10.
Season 3 will have a Jungle Biome. And Fortnite also added "Volcanic Rocks", which could be related to the geysers near Mega City 🔥
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) April 22, 2023
ShiinaBR and HYPEX revealed on Twitter that Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 will have a jungle biome with a tropical theme. It is unclear where this area will be located. Since Mega City and its surrounding POIs arrived in the game just this season, it may be fair to assume that Epic would let us enjoy this biome a bit longer. The medieval biome, on the other hand, was added in Season 1, so players would not mind some modifications there.
– Palm Trees
– Joshua Trees
It is unknown if this is for Season 3, future Season or UEFN
— Ako | Fortnite News 🎃 (@FNChiefAko) May 10, 2023
To make things more interesting, it seems that Epic Games recently added files for palm trees, Joshua trees, and cacti to the game. Some are wondering whether Epic will add a separate desert biome in the upcoming season. While there is a chance we may see two new biomes in Season 3, it is more likely that these fauna will be scattered around the island or confined to a small desert landmark.
Fortnite added new Volcano Ambient sounds (Thunder, Rumble & Earth Move). And they also added back Earthquakes that will probably appear at the end of this season.
Remember that next season is confirmed to have a Jungle/Tropical Biome, so we might see a Volcano too. pic.twitter.com/iLYihtK7wJ
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) May 2, 2023
An active volcano will probably be added to the island as well, validating the rumors about a Mega City-volcanic eruption storyline. The volcanic rocks and the geysers near Mega City could make for some interesting developments.
In 24.30, new sound effects for being on Mud were added
These include sound effects for walking on mud in first person and third person.
We should see these sound effects be used in next season's jungle biome or in the "muddy" areas on the map
— Wenso (@Wensoing) May 3, 2023
Season 3 is expected to have muddy areas that will induce a slow effect. Both players and vehicles will have a difficult time traversing the mud, which will presumably be a part of the jungle biome. We may witness the return of off-road tires or even the introduction of a new heavy-duty vehicle.
Possible Battle Pass skins
Here are the options for Chapter 4 Season 3 battle pass cosmetic codenames:
— GMatrixGames (@GMatrixGames) April 17, 2023
GMatrixGames revealed the codenames for a few Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass cosmetic items on Twitter – CinderMax, LoudPhoenix, CrispRover, RippedHarvester, ZirconSweep, and SilentTempo. The names align closely with the rumored tropical jungle-volcano theme.
The following #Fortnite survey outfits have received a new variant.
They are likely planned to be apart of the CH4S3 battle pass, as they perfectly match with the rumored “Tropical” theme. pic.twitter.com/LKaQLV60Fd
— FN News 🌙 (@SentinelCentral) April 28, 2023
Recent leaks about survey Outfits and character redesigns also have the community heavily speculating about what they can expect in the next season.
Car racing mode
Fortnite is working on a car racing game mode that can be played in both normal and competitive modes!
It *might* be released within the next 5 months, and seems to offer 18 divisions with player rankings.
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) May 10, 2023
According to leaker @Krowe_moh, Fortnite will introduce a proper car racing game mode within the next five months. It will have a casual mode for low-stakes entertaining gameplay, while its competitive mode will come with 18 ranked divisions.
A new way to grab the Victory Royale is coming…
Will you rise through the ranks? pic.twitter.com/ECUoBNNjTa
— Fortnite Competitive (@FNCompetitive) May 12, 2023
Much to the excitement of the Fortnite community, the official social media channels of the game teased a ranked mode on May 12, 2023. Many assumed that it would be limited to the racing mode that Epic Games is working on, but Fortnite Competitive posting the same tweet fueled discussion on whether Battle Royale will also get a proper ranked mode finally. Arena has been unsatisfactory for some time now.
Fortnite's 2023 Summer Event starts July 4th with a "Mural" Event and a "Propping" Event, both starting simultaneously with quests & free rewards. via: @Krowe_moh & @NotJulesDev pic.twitter.com/T2s6xxLnCH
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) May 12, 2023
Fortnite’s 2023 Summer Event is reportedly starting July 4 and will run for two weeks. There will be two separate questlines connecting back to the “Mural” Event and the “Propping” Event. The community can expect many free rewards.
Epic seems to be working on a new live event codenamed "Durian" 👀
After the event, the servers are again expected to go under an extended downtime as the "NightNight" (long downtime) tag seems to be related to it.
— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) May 11, 2023
Also, Epic Games is allegedly working on a live event codenamed “Durian”, whose purpose could be ushering in Season 3.
Are you excited for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3? Let us know in the comments.