Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has brought with it a lot of new changes. Rideable animals, a ‘bloom’ biome, a new loot pool, and a vibrant seasonal theme. As is traditional, even before the servers came out of downtime, data miners began to show off their skills and leak bits of information.
When the downtime came to an end, everything, including the proverbial kitchen sink, had leaked. While much of the content has been leaked, a good deal has yet to be added to the season. These will be held in reserve for a later date or when content is scarce.
Five new items coming to Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3
1) Saw blade puller
Starting with a unique weapon that was shown in the season trailer, Saw Blade Shooter is going to be a blast. As the name suggests, when the weapon is fired it fires saw blades that fall to the ground and roll towards the target.
Since the item is closely related to building in real life, it can specialize in dealing large amounts of damage to buildings and structures in the game. However, this does not imply that it will not damage opponents as well. The damage is likely to be adjusted depending on what or who the saw blade makes contact with.
2) Grip glove
Like the Spider-Man Web Shooters from Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1, the Grapple Glove will work in a similar way. As shown in the trailer, players will be able to use it to avoid obstacles and opponents.
Like his counterpart from last season, he will likely also have a fixed number of charges. Aside from this, the swinging mechanic will be toned down as it is an Indiana Jones themed element. Being able to perform death-defying stunts in the air is not his modus operandi.
3) Darth Vader’s lightsaber
While Darth Vader may be in the game as an outfit, players won’t rest easy until they can wield his lightsaber in their character’s hands. Fortunately, they won’t have long to wait as the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is already in full swing.
However, it is unclear when the developers plan to release it into the game. If an educated guess is to be made, they will probably add his lightsaber to the game when he and Obi-Wan do battle in the series. Another could probably be that they release the item into the game after the series ends on June 22 to continue promoting the franchise.
4) Strength Skill
While Darth Vader’s lightsaber is a nice touch, forcibly choking and lifting someone off the ground is even better. As shown in both trailers for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3, the developers are likely hinting that this ability will be added to the game in the form of a new Mythic weapon.
If it works like it did in the Star Wars franchise, players will be able to pick up objects and opponents and slam them into the environment, dealing damage. However, since the demographic of Fortnite is primarily children, the developers may not want to add the ability to strangle players into the game.
5) Changes in the Reality Tree
Although this is not classified as an article, The Reality Tree will undergo some changes as the season progresses. It is not known at this time what they are or how they might work. These can be aesthetic in nature or have tangible effects on the map and loot.
Maybe it even has something to do with this season’s antagonist unofficially called The Bloomwatcher. At the moment, that is all the information available officially and through leaks. Loopers will have to wait for Fortnite’s first major update (21.10) to get some answers.