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All Fortnite Season 4 map changes: Doom’s Domain, Helicarrier, more

Published: 27/Aug/2020 9:48 Updated: 27/Aug/2020 10:10

by Matt Porter

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 has officially arrived, and as always, Epic Games have made a ton of changes to the battle royale map, with new locations and Points of Interest scattered across the island for players to enjoy and explore. 

New seasons always bring the biggest changes to Fortnite, and developers Epic Games like to use them as a way to introduce new map elements to help keep the game fresh as players jump out of the Battle Bus in search of Victory Royales.

With Fortnite Season 4 focused on the superheroes from the Marvel universe, it’s no surprise that there are some new named locations based on the characters, with Dr. Doom and S.H.I.E.L.D getting special landmarks in the v14.0 patch.

You can take a look at the full Fortnite Season 4 map below, which includes Dr Doom’s new lair in the position where Pleasant Park used to sit.

Fortnite's Season 4 map.
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A look at all the named locations in Fortnite Season 4.

Doom’s Domain

There’s only one new named location on the Fortnite Season 4 map to kick things off, but Dr Doom has wasted no time in settling in and making the island feel like home, with Doom’s Domain taking residence in the north-west corner of the island, where Pleasant Park used to sit.

Dr Doom has certainly put his own stamp on things, erecting a massive statue of himself directly in the middle, while also constructing a creepy-looking castle where he will reside for the foreseeable future.

He’s also been hard at work on bumping up security, with laser-guided cameras placed on the buildings at Doom’s Domain, and you may even see the main man himself roaming around, so stay well clear unless you want to end up in a fight.

Doom's Domain in Fortnite Season 4
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Dr Doom has taken over Pleasant Park.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Fans of of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will remember the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier from the first Avengers movie, the monstrous vehicle that works both in the air and in the sea, where Director Fury controls the fight against Loki and the Chitauri in an epic battle that ravaged New York City.

Now, Fortnite players will be launching off the Helicarrier just like the Avengers, as it has become the new lobby for players to wait on before jumping into action.

You can also see it during matches, floating in the air off in the north-west too, although you can’t get on it mid-game just yet. That may change as the season goes on, but it will likely need to move closer to the actual island before that is possible.

Helicarrier in Fortnite Season 4.
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S.H.I.E.L.D’s Helicarrier is the new lobby for Fortnite Season 4.

Sentinel Graveyard

If you’re traveling towards Loot Lake, you may notice something slightly different about the mountains directly to the west, as there are a bunch of seemingly broken Sentinel mechs lying in a heap at the very top.

How these got to be there isn’t clear just yet, but they’re definitely hard to miss. Perhaps Tony Stark has been testing his latest inventions, or the Fortnite islanders are readying their defenses for the arrival of Galactus. For now, they don’t seem to work, but we may see them patrolling the map sooner rather than later.

Broken Sentinels scattered on a mountain.
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The robots appear to be broken – for now.

Quinjet Patrol Stations

When you hop into a match, you’ll feel the rumbles of Quinjets flying off the Helicarrier beneath you and landing on the island, ready to fight off any intruders who could damage the reality of the island.

These Quinjets will land at S.H.I.E.L.D patrol station dotted across the island, which are easy to find thanks to the blue smoke that shoots up into the air from them. Be warned though, there are Stark robots patrolling the area, and they won’t take kindly to you trying to steal any technology from them.

A Quinjet Patrol Station in Fortnite Season 4.
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Stark robots are protecting the Quinjets, but there is loot to be found if you can take them down.

With Fortnite Season 4 officially released on August 27, there are plenty of map changes for players to visit as they drop into the new-look island for the first time.

Of course, with the season so new, not all of the changes have been discovered just yet, but we’ll keep updating this article with any updates we find.

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Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce

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Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!