Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 patch notes: Battle Pass, new POIs, weapons & more
The much awaited Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4, titled Last Resort, is here and it brings a ton of fresh content to the game, including new POIs, a brand new Battle Pass, and Ahsoka Tano skin in yet another Star Wars crossover. Here are the patch notes for the latest update.
The release of Chapter 4 Season 4 has been long anticipated by the Fortnite player community. Titled Last Resort, the new season brings back the game’s beloved heist theme.
The official cinematic trailer for the season was released yesterday, giving players a sneak peek at the upcoming gameplay. In addition, a number of new weapons, POIs, and a new Battle Pass was shown off, which are in the game now that the update has arrived.
Moreover, the Ahsoka Tano skin, which introduces yet another Star Wars collaboration to Fortnite, was the trailer’s highlight and a major surprise for players. Now just before the update hits, Epic Games has released a gameplay trailer which boasts all the new additions coming to the game.
While there’s a lot to discover, here are the patch notes for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 downtime details
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 was released on Friday, August 25, 2023, at 2 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 10 AM BST.
Servers are slowly going live in different regions and platforms, so you should be able to jump back in soon!
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 patch notes
Sanguine Suites, Eclipsed Estate, and Relentless Retreat have been added to the map as three new heist-themed POIs in the latest Fortnite season.
These locations are populated with henchmen, bosses, and the season’s primary antagonist, Kado Thorne. The trailers depicted players infiltrating one of these locations, engaging the guards with a variety of new weapons, and attempting to steal the treasures.
Several players also discovered easter eggs, such as Bunker Jonesy being imprisoned in one of the POI’s cells, as well as a vault containing gold and mythic weaponry from previous seasons. The three locations replace several areas across the map like Lonely Labs, The Citadel and Watery Watch landmark.
Ahsoka Tano secret skin
Epic Games and Disney have had a healthy relationship when it comes to collaborating together and bringing characters from the Star Wars franchise into the game.
Similarly, it is confirmed that Chapter 4 Season 4 Battle Pass owners will receive the Ahsoka Tano skin as a bonus reward and will be unlocked by completing certain set of quests. This comes just days after the premiere of a new Disney+ series about the character that depicts Ahsoka’s survival during the post-Empire era.
New Battle Pass skins
As usual, Chapter 4 Season 4 introduces a new Battle Pass with a new faction, antagonist, and an Icon series skin included for the first time.
The Chapter 4 Season 4 Battle Pass includes the Khaby Lame Icon series outfit, Kado Thorne, Nolan Chance, Piper Pace, Fish Thicc, Mae, and Antonia skins. Players can purchase the Battle Pass for 950 V-Bucks or get it as a bonus reward with their ongoing Fortnite Crew subscription.
A new season of Fortnite means new weapons for players to use against their opponents on the island and Chapter 4 Season 4 brings the best loot that will be extremely useful while carrying out a heist.
The new weapons include Rocket Ram, Infiltrator Pump Shotgun, Scoped Burst SMG, Twin Mag Assault Rifle, and Business Turret. In addition to these, a new Heist Bag item was also added with the update which will have a chance to contain a Crash Pad Jr. (new item), Remote Explosive (unvaulted), Rocket Ram, ammo, healing items, and more.
In addition, a number of Mythic weapons from previous seasons will reappear in the upcoming season as part of Kado Thorne’s treasure.
Kit’s Charge Shotgun and Shockwave Launcher, Midas’ Drum Gun, Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, TNTina’s Ka-Boom Bow, The Foundation’s MK-Seven AR, Gunnar’s Stinger SMG, Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun, are among these weapons.
Moreover, a bunch of other weapons from the past have also been unvaulted which include Remote Explosive, Suppressed Sniper Rifle and Suppressed Pistol. Additionally, several weapons that were seen in the trailers like the Scoped Burst SMG, EMP Shield Grenade and Sticky Grenade Launcher will be added later to the game in a future update.
Every Fortnite season brings a new way for players to move around the island and Last Resort follows the same suit.
A new car called Nitro Fang has been added to the island and can be found easily near the heisted locations around the island. While the base model may look like ordinary vehicles, some of them are disguised as pizza delivery cars and are incredibly fast to escape the Thorne buildings.
The vehicle also has a similar handbrake feature to that of a Nitro Drifter that allows players to make shard turns with ease without losing momentum.
New Reality Augments
The latest Fortnite season adds six new Reality Augments that will come in extremely handy while carrying out a heist on the island.
The six reality Augments and the advantage they provide during gameplay are as follows:
- SNIPER STRIKER – Snipers give Siphon upon damaging enemies.
- PISTOL SALVO – Your Pistols will have a reduced fire rate but increased damage.
- FAST FISHER – Swim faster and instantly loot fishing spots when you swim through them.
- AMMO DROP – Not only grants ammo, but also makes it so that enemies drop more ammo than usual.
- FIRST SHOTGUN – Your Shotguns will deal increased damage on the first shot.
- ON THE GO BAG – ANY container you open will have an item that would be in a Heist Bag.
Alongside the new Augments, several from the previous Fortnite seasons have also returned. Check out our full list of Reality Augments in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 for more info.
Medals are back!
Last Resort brings back the medals from Chapter 2 Season 1 where players received XP as constant progression throughout the match by completing smaller milestones. However, they have returned with a fresh take called Survivor Medals.
Survivor Medals require players to complete Survivor Quests during a Battle Royale and Zero Build match. To upgrade to the next medal, players need to complete these quests that challenges them to outlast a fixed number of opponents while getting a certain number of eliminations.
There are seven medal rarities, with ten medal upgrades per rarity available in the game. The higher the medal rarity, the harder the Quests. Moreover, the most expert survivors will get the Mythic 1 medal.
As soon as players complete the Common 1 medal, they’ll unlock the Prized Llama Back Bling for free. As they climb up the top of each rarity, they will unlock different styles of the back bling.
New Bosses and Guards
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 adds guards and bosses to the newly added heisted locations. These NPCs are not friendly and will attack as soon as they spot you.
Moreover, the Kado Thorne boss randomly spawns in any one of the three Thorne buildings and is quite tough to defeat. The latest addition to the game are Forecast Towers which are spread throughout the island.
Players can head over to one of the Forecast Tower, eliminate guards and steal the keycard from them to reveal info on storm circles. Once you scan the tower using the keycard, your team will be able to see any future storm circles during the match.
New Ranked season
Last Resort also kicks off a new Ranked season for competitive players. This update kicks off Season 1 Ranked, as was announced earlier with the launch of Season Zero.
Similarly to Season Zero, players will need to play at least one Ranked match in Chapter 4 Season 4 to have their ranks kick off (individually for Zero Build and Battle Royale). However, the overall performance in the first match does not determine their initial rank placement.
Rather, it reveals their rank and then updates the rank progress bar based on player performance in a single match. The new Ranked season also brings eight new rewards that players can get for free by completing Urgent Quests.
With general content updates, several bugs and fixes were also made to the made, including the competitive, Creative and Save the World (STW) game modes. Here are the changes:
- Added six new tournaments for Season 4.
- Kit’s Shockwave Launcher, Shockwave Grenades, Nitro Fang and On The Go Bag Reality Augment not included in competitive tournaments.
- Added new STW pack
That’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 update! Make sure you check out our Fortnite page for the latest news and guides.