All Fortnite Season 3 map changes: Islands, changing tides, more

Published: 17/Jun/2020 8:52 Updated: 17/Jun/2020 9:50

by Isaac McIntyre


Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 is finally here, and with it has come one of the biggest changes Epic Games has ever made to one of their battle royale maps ⁠— the entire arena has totally flooded after Midas activated the Device.

As always, the Fortnite developers have looked to change the game again in their seasonal switch-up. This time around, surf’s well and truly up — the Chapter 2 map has been almost entirely flooded with water heading into Season 3.

The huge changes come after Chapter 2 villain Midas finally activated his Doomsday Device, altering the iconic Fortnite storm into his own weapon. The results were mile-high pillars of water, and a biblical flood in the battle royale.

You can have a look at the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map below. As you can see, there’s been a hefty raft of changes. Most of the north-west side of the map has become a littered spread of islands. There’s barely anything left.

Luckily, most of the points of interest on the flooded side of the map did survive. Holly Hedges, Sweaty Sands, Pleasant Park, and Salty Springs are all islands now. A brand new “Fortilla” has also appeared in the south-west.

All Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map changes

A full look at the new flooded Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map.
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A full look at the new flooded Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 map.

Numerous Points of Interest washed away

There is some bad news ⁠— not every POI survived heading into Season 3. The biggest victims of the changing map were eastern areas Weeping Woods and Slurp Swamp. East-coast Dirty Docks and The Grotto were also removed.

Those four POIs, as well as the Deadpool yacht and The Shark, have been removed from the flooded map in Season 3. In their place is wide expanses of water. Some of the sunk areas can even be seen below the water on the map.


The Authority

One POI that survived the huge seasonal change, but has come out the other side a different area is the epicenter of the Doomsday Device event, The Agency. Heading into Season 3, the agent home base is now called “The Authority.”

It looks like The Authority is now a bit more of a foreboding fortress, instead of the open building The Agency was in Season 2. The island it’s based on is now surrounded by huge walls There is, of course, plenty of water around it as well.

Changing tides in Season 3

According to leaks courtesy of popular data miner HypeX, players won’t have to deal with the full map being flooded all the time. In fact, it looks like there’s going to be rising and receding tides throughout Season 3.

There appear to be eight states the Season 3 map can appear in, including the almost entirely covered official image. There are also some states of the map that are nearly a return to the Season 2 layout, with very little water.

New locations and changes are constantly being discovered. We’ll continue to update this article as they become available.


Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell


Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

Fortnite gold bars
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There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

Tfue Fortnite stream?

On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.