When does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 start and what’s new?


When does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 start and what’s new?

fortnite collage of spider gwen on the left and planes on the right

What else could be lurking in Fortnite Paradise? (photo: Metro.co.uk)

The leakers have been working day and night to discover the new content for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 and its release this weekend.

Developer Epic Games has added to the excitement of the season 3 finale by posting a series of mysterious teasers and confirming that season 4 will be titled Paradise.

However, apart from these breadcrumbs posted on official Fortnite accounts, nothing else has been officially revealed, but that’s okay because leakers and data-miners have been able to fill in the blanks for us.

So if you want to know more about Paradise, buckle up and get ready for what could be the biggest season of Fortnite yet.

When does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 start?

Epic Games have already announced that Fortnite Paradise will launch on Sunday, September 18, although that information was leaked before they confirmed it.

The exact time when you’ll be able to download the update is still unknown, but as usual, there will be a short period of server downtime when the critical moment hits.

Although there is no official start time yet, the servers usually go down for the outgoing season around 9am BST and last for around two to three hours. That means Season 4 will likely kick off around noon on Sunday.

What new characters and cosmetics are coming to Fortnite Season 4?

An early Season 4 leak showed DC superhero Dreamer appearing in the store, along with a Jiggle Jiggle emote.

Although both were marked as Chapter 3 Season 4 items, Fortnite ended up releasing them during Season 3.

Dreamer was made available during the Rainbow Royale event, which seems much more fitting since she’s the first trans character to join the game.

Shortly after that, fans also noticed that the Jiggle Jiggle emote was also released before Season 4.

However, Marvel’s Spider-Gwen is yet to appear in next season’s battle pass, and Miles Morales is also rumored to appear later in the season.

When the EU Nintendo Store accidentally shared a Season 4 promotional image too soon, it seemed like Spider-Gwen was finally confirmed.

The image showed a hand coming out of some kind of liquid metal, the same one that appeared in the teasers, which looked a lot like Spider-Gwen’s hand.

Some fans have pointed out that the hand could belong to The Paradigm, a member of the enigmatic group known as The Seven.

If that turns out to be true, then there’s a strong possibility that Brie Larson is hiding under the mask of The Paradigm, as many leaks, including the Fortnite wiki, have listed her as the character’s voice actress.

What else is new in Fortnite Season 4??

While it’s unclear what exactly the theme of season 4 is, it seems like vehicles are a big part, with planes and motorcycles returning.

The game first introduced planes in Chapter 1, but players quickly grew to hate them, especially after the fuel system was released.

Many also complained that it gave skilled players too much of an advantage, dealing too much damage and being difficult to attack from the ground.

Via a Twitter post, leaker HYPEX also teased motorcycles as another addition to Season 4’s list of available vehicles, but fans don’t seem to hate them all that much.

The same leaker also discovered that some vehicles that were supposed to appear in previous chapters were “likely scrapped” from the game.

These include a city bus, a party van, and a Humvee, among others. So if you’ve ever dreamed of driving any of these around the panoramic Fortnite map, you’re out of luck this time.

Fortnite Paradise Logo

The new season will be released this weekend (photo: Epic Games)

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