Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4: Paradise has just dropped, so here is a breakdown of everything you need to know.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4: Paradise has officially kicked off—with a lot of chrome. We have compiled all the new season details to make sure you are in the know for the fresh, new season. Our breakdown will include everything from the new battle pass rewards, new weapons, map changes, exotic weapons, NPCs and more—including the new vault key system.
One of the biggest and latest additions to this season of Fortnite has been the implementation of the new vault key system. If you have been playing the game for a while, you would have noticed how you and your friends would stand still and be scanned at vault entrances in order to scoop up some mystery items inside. However, now vaults will require vault keys to open them, offering better loot. Vault keys are listed as randomized loot, so there will not be a sure-fire way to get them. If you have played Apex Legends, the Vault keys work similarly.
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4: Battle Pass
As per usual, the Fortnite battle pass for this season will include more than 100 rewards that feature eight new characters with alternate styles, various new loading screens, back bling, pickaxes, lobby tracks, emotes, and more. The eight new characters included Paradigm, Lennox Rose, Bytes, Grriz, Meow Skulls, Twyn, The Herald and Marvel’s very own, Spider-Gwen from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4: New Weapons and Loot
The combat meta will continue to evolve in Fortnite as this season will be introducing two new guns, including an updated list of guns added and removed from the playable rotation. The two new guns are the EvoChrome Shotgun and EvoChome Burst Rifle. These new weapons are upgradeable the more damage you cause with them. A new support item has been added as well called “Chrome Splash”, which could be used as a quick get-out-of-jail free card in a losing fight.
Chrome Splashes could be used on walls, yourself and your friends. Throwing it at building walls (not usable on floors or ceilings) will make the building chrome and allow players to phase through walls for quick cover. The chrome will stay until the end of the round or if it is destroyed. When Chrome Splash is used on you or a friend, the player will be immune from fire damage and turn into a blob that can make quick dashes—similar to the Zero Point fish dash. Chrome Splashes last about 40-ish seconds on players.
Here is a list of weapons that have returned, and those that players will have to temporarily say goodbye to:
- Range Assault Rifle
- Hammer Assault Rifle
- Sidearm Pistol
- Rapid Fire SMG
- Suppressed SMG
- Prime Shotgun
- Lever Action Shotgun
- Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
- Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
- Shadow Tracker (Exotic)
- The Dub (Exotic)
- Boom Sniper Rifle (Exotic)
Weapons Out of Rotation
- Combat Assault Rifle
- Stinger SMG
- Charge SMG
- Pump Shotgun
- Auto Shotgun
- Two-Shot Shotgun
- Heavy Sniper Rifle
Chapter 3, Season 4: Map Changes
Another staple of Fortnite’s changing meta are its map changes. This season will introduce some new places of interest (POI): Cloud Condos and Herald’s Sanctum. Cloudy Condos will be a great way to avoid the Chrome on the island by staying above it all. It is a great vantage point to fire down on enemies, but you will most likely need to use of the island’s D-Launchers. Herald’s Sanctum will be the headquarters for this season’s villain, who has brought all the Chrome with them.
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4: NPCs
It is always a good idea to know all the NPCs across the island as some of them have specific loot and services to help you get those sweet, sweet dubs. Here is a list of all the NPCs found in the current season:
- Bao Bros – Inside the vault west of Coney Crossroads
- Beach Bomber – Coney Crossroads
- Blackheart – Lustrous Lagoon (atop the floating pirate ship)
- Bunker Jonesy – Fort Jonesy (does not spawn in every round)
- Castaway Jonesy – Fort Jonesy (does not spawn in every round)
- Cryptic – Rave Cave (in the airship)
- Evie – Cuddle Cruisers (small island east of Lustrous Lagoon)
- Fishstick – Sleepy Sound
- Guaco – Greasy Grove
- Jonesy The First – Fort Jonesy
- Kit – The Scratch Pad (west of Reality Tree; does not spawn in every round)
- Kyle – The Chop Shop (northeast of Logjam Junction)
- Mancake – Rocky Reels
- Maximillian – Floaty Boaties (south of Shifty Shafts)
- Meowscles – The Scrath Pad (west of Reality Tree; does not spawn in every round)
- Panther – gas station northeast of Rocky Reels
- Relaxed Fit Jonesy – Fort Jonesy (does not spawn in every round)
- Rustler – Shifty Shafts
- Sabina – Shell or High Water (northwest of Sleepy Sound)
- Stash’d – Chonker’s Speedway
- Sunbird – The Temple (northeast of Lustrous Lagoon)
- Underwriter – Tilted Towers
Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4: Exotics and Mythics
This season has three Exotics to kick off the carnage: Shadow Tracker Pistol, The Dub Shotgun and the Boom Sniper. The two Mythics included for Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4 will be Chug Cannon and The Herald’s Burst Rifle. Chug Cannon heals with Slurp Juice area-of-effect splash while The Herald’s Burst Rifle works similarly to the Striker Burst Auto from last season. This gun will be a free gun to obtain, but players will have to fight The Herald for it.
Twitter users like @LIVELMAO have already been making memes on the concept of Chrome this season. And of course, many are really digging the addition of Spider-Gwen! Week 1 of Fortnite’s Chapter 3 Season 4 has not kicked off quite yet, so do not forget to take advantage of the Zero Week challenges to earn some fast XP. Be sure to check out Fortnite’s official breakdown for more details.