Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 brings islands full of sharks, new POIs, and weapons

After a few delays, Epic Games finally launched Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 with a sea of changes on the map, a Battle Pass, and new characters. New seasons drop with breathtaking thematic changes and Fortnite Season 3 doesn’t disappoint. Previous Points of interest are flooded, Battle Pass comes with hundreds of unlockable cosmetics, and sharks and marauders are the new threats.

Courtesy of Midas’ disastrous experiment, Fortnite Season 3 kicks off with 60 percent of the map drowned underwater. As the doomsday clock counted to zero, a series of catastrophic events took place. And as expected, the waves utterly destroyed the agency building.

By the time the storm receded, it had submerged most areas on the map. As Fortnite Season 3 rolls out in a post-apocalyptic water world, players are set to enjoy an unparalleled experience with new Fortnite weapons and a map.

Fortnite Season 3 Map

While the water altered some islands like Salty Springs and Pleasant Park, other POIs like Misty Meadows and Holly Hedges remain unsullied. According to Epic Games, the water will slowly recede, revealing buried cities. As the season rolls on, players will uncover more and more areas. Cars will also be drivable providing players with alternative ways to get around and gather loot.

Fortnite Battle Pass

Epic is not losing its focus, and it continues to introduce additional customization features. The most notable development is the Brella. As players claw up, they can unlock the Victory Royale Umbrella and be able to customize it when they complete the Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass.

Unlike Season 2, where fans could only unlock the glider by winning matches, this season, they can get a customizable umbrella by completing a set of challenges every week. However, players have to purchase a Battle Pass in order to acquire Brella and customize it. As always, Fortnite’s Battle Pass isn’t entirely free. Fans can get loot at approximately $10 each or gain full access to the cosmetics by purchasing a premium Battle Pass for 2800 V-Bucks.

Sharks, Marauders, & Whirlpools

Much like the guards from the previous season, Marauders drop loot when killed. When taking down a marauder, players receive an epic rarity RPG. But they are strong and appear in small groups without notice, so be watchful.

Whirlpools are also an efficient mode of transport. Swimming over whirlpools launches players in the air, allowing them to redeploy a glider.

Season 3 Weapons

Sniper and hunting rifles also made a return, but mythic weapons like Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug, Jule’s Glider Gun, and Ocean’s Burst Assault Rifle are set to give everyone a whole new experience.

Written by Daniella Johnson

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