Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 release date and finale details

Who would have guessed that it was Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 release date which the Herald has heavily foreshadowed throughout the current season? It’s been less than a year since Chapter 3 began, as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson voiced the aptly named leader of the Seven as “The Foundation” and proceeded to flip the Fortnite map to stop a cataclysmic disaster.

The battle royale game once again features well-known characters, such as Brie Larson voicing ‘The Paradigm’, another member of the Seven who appears to leap across dimensions. It is likely that with the new chapter we will also see a brand new Fortnite map to explore. So, with the dawn of a new era upon us, what exactly can we expect when the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 release date drops?

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 Release Date Speculation

Epic Games has yet to publicly confirm the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 release date, but several outlets are suggesting it will start on December 5th. Release date speculation from other sites is from a tweet from journalist Tom Henderson. This matches the confirmed start time of the Chapter 3 Final Event just a few days earlier.

Fortnite Chapter 3 ending start time

The final event of Chapter 3 Season 4 begins on December 3, 2022, at 9:00 PM / 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT. You can start waiting 30 minutes before the event starts in a special “Break” playlist that will be available for groups of up to four players. At the end of the event, the game will probably enter a period of inactivity while Epic Games makes the necessary changes for the new chapter.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 Release Date: Point Zero is currently underwater near some corals.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 Map Changes

There have long been rumors of a new Fortnite map first discovered by GMatrixGames. The new map was briefly known in the game code as “Artemis”, continuing the structure of Greek deity names. They explain that this is not a link to a new map for Fortnite Creative 2.0 as the code refers to this mode as Valkyrie.

Map changes are nothing new, as the island has been constantly evolving. More points of interest are appearing out of nowhere, thanks to the influence of the Tree of Reality. Also, Chapter 3 Season 4 saw an infection from a mysterious liquid known only as chromium take over the island. These events are eerily similar to Chapter 2 Season 8, as the Cube Queen and her polygonal forces spread purple corruption everywhere. That season finally concluded with “the flip” that started Chapter 3.

The only other hint we have of a potential map switch comes from the theatrical trailer, when we see Brie Larson’s Paradigm use the hidden zero point in Loot Lake to head towards Reality 659. This different dimension I could be a completely different map for an upcoming season or maybe hints at events happening way before that.

Features of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1

So far, no features have been officially confirmed for the new season. That said, one of the most prolific data miners, Hypex, has discovered a few loss for features probably coming in the new season:

  • First person mode
  • Motorcycle like a new vehicle
  • Rideable flying animals
  • A new type of cosmetic (codename: clothing)

Unreal Editor for Fortnite

One thing that won’t be coming to Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 from the start is the updated Fortnite Creative Mode. Now dubbed the Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN), this is a more robust map creation tool that will ostensibly give creators more freedom than the current iteration. It was originally reported that this would come with the start of Chapter 4 of Fortnite, but Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, confirmed to a question from Hypex that “the Unreal Editor for Fortnite has been delayed until the end of January 2023”. This potentially still indicates that the feature will arrive during Chapter 4 Season 1, but not quite from the start.

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It’s not long until Chapter 3 ends, so before it ends, you might want to complete all the remaining missions to get the last experience needed to get the Fortnite skins from the current battle pass. To help you out, here’s everything you need to know about Vault Keys, EvoChrome Weapons, and the Chrome Splash item, plus tips for defeating the Herald boss and his Chrome wolf minions.

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