Season 4

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Season 4 of Battle Royale began on May 1, 2018. Thematically, the Season focuses on super heroes, super hero movies, and gritty urban environments. Season 4 features the conclusion of the Meteor conspiracy that played such an important role during Season 3 with the complete destruction of Dusty Depot.

New places such as Risky Reels and other points of interest like Villain Lair, Mansion, Open Soccer Stadium were also added along with the fortnightly changes and update to the map.

Teasers[edit | edit source]

Starting April 28th, Epic Games release a daily series of teasers that hints about the upcoming theme of the season. Posters that were released shows different characters on a meteorite fall vector alongside quotes. On the 5th day, Epic Games finally revealed a promotional poster with the silhouettes of heroic characters.

Battle Pass[edit | edit source]

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Main article: Battle Pass Season 4

The Battle Pass for Season 4 is available for purchase from the Item Shop for V-bucks icon.png 950 V-Bucks. Free Pass players are given one daily challenge in Season 4. Battle Pass owners are given two additional daily challenges, as well as special Weekly challenges. Battle Pass owners are given three special sets of Challenges: the Blockbuster and Carbide Challenges are unlocked immediately while the Omega Challenges set is awarded upon reaching Tier 100.

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Map Changes[edit | edit source]

Along with the bi-weekly patch and weekly content update, POIs and other areas of the map are also changing significantly in order to tell lores that were left unnarrated.

Week 1 (May 1st - May 6th)[edit | edit source]

  • Dusty Depot was partially destroyed by the meteor and renamed to Dusty Divot. A research facility has appeared to the center of the crater. Old depot's warehouses were damaged but still standing on the outer rim of the crater. An operation excavating a large meteor has commenced at the center of the divot. A mysterious space rocks called Hop Rocks can be seen lying around the area.
  • Risky Reels, a drive-in theater with big screen, eating space and a filming room was added on the map. A small-sized crater which contains Hop Rocks can be also found at its center.
  • A Mansion POI was added on the southeast side of Lonely Lodge. The Mansion is a 2-story house with secret basement downstairs that has control system, computers and a meeting table. There's also an open side that leads to a cliff.
  • Villain Lair was added on the west side, east of Snobby Shores. The lair is equipped with control system, living quarters and a massive rocket ship.
  • A meteor has hit Tilted Towers and created a huge crater at the center of the city completely destroying a 3-story building. Hop rocks can be also found on the crater.
  • A secret base was added 3-basement underneath the blue house of Salty Springs. The base has also a control system and a gym.
  • Prison POI was also hit by a large meteor and destroyed the center half of the area including jail cells and the cafeteria.
  • Moisty Mire was converted into a large production set with green screens, props and stages.
  • Filming locations were also added on different remote parts of the map (B6).
  • The house on the Shifty Shaft was redesigned and a shack was changed to a 2-story log cabin.
  • A small meteor has crashed the Motel POI creating a hole on the large pole sign and creating a shallow crater. The bus was also flipped and slammed into motel due to the meteorite's impact.
  • Unbreakable rocks have spawned on the map, particularly near the Salty Springs and at the middle of the lake in Loot Lake.
  • Craters have been scattered accross the map with convoy of cars and trucks surrounding the craters; east of Fatal Fields, east of Junk Junction, south of Haunted Hills and east of Retail Row. Hop rocks can be also found on these craters.
  • A new large sign has been added for Uncle's Pete Pizza Pit at the Tomato Town.
  • Small houses were replaced with a shed and a large warehouse with a filming setup on the northwest side of Junk Junction.

Week 2[edit | edit source]

  • The central facility has been covered up by some roof panels.
  • A mysterious bunker was found in Wailing Woods.

Week 3[edit | edit source]

  • The crater in Tilted Towers have been patched up. A dump truck is clearing the debris and remains of furniture on the destructed area.
  • The progress in the meteor's excavation is halfway done. A metallic entity can be seen through certain areas of the meteor.
  • A Fork Knife truck have appeared on the map.

Week 5[edit | edit source]

  • Dusty Divot's meteorite excavation is almost completed. Trees and grass have started growing on the crater area.
  • The crater in Risky Reels is being patched up. Theater marquee board has been updated with movie titles: Dusty Impact, The Hills are Hunted, The Cabin in Wailing Woods.
  • Hop Rocks convoy has approached at the Indoor Soccer Stadium is heading to the Villain Lair.
  • Trucks were flipped on the outer crater near southwest of Pleasant Park.
  • Omega and Carbide posters have appeared on the map.
  • Dancing platform and a disco ball has been added inside a Loot Lake warehouse.
  • Leafless vines have appeared on the map.

Week 7[edit | edit source]

  • A semi-indoor Soccer Stadium POI was added near Junk Junction and Motel.
  • Dusty Divot meteor excavation was completed. An empty space pod was found at the core of the rock. Cars and a chopper on area of the west part have been flipped. Trees and grassland continues to grow in Dusty Divot.
  • The Hop Rocks convoy from Tilted Towers is now approaching Snobby Shores
  • Wooden ramps have appeared on the mountain near south of Pleasant Park.
  • Hop Rocks and meteorite fragments have been found at the Villain Lair.
  • Craters on Risky Reels have been completely patched up. New selection of film titles were also added on the theater marquee board: The Beautiful Game, Nothing But Not and Mirror of Lies.
  • A heavy equipment has started tearing down the remains of the broken building in Tilted Towers
  • The Hop Rocks convoy from Risky Reels is now passing through Anarchy Acres.
  • Crater near the Fatal Fields is being patched up. The convoy are being escorted west across the bridge.
  • Soccer goal pitches have spawned at Fatal Fields, Container Yard, Risky Reels and Flush Factory

Week 9 (June 25th - July 1st)[edit | edit source]

  • A detective agency office has been added at the vacant space of Retail Row's commercial area.
  • Risky Reel's film on the theater marquee board have been replaced with new titles: White Lion, The Orange Crusher and TV Dreams.
  • Crater on the southeast of Retail Row has been filled. The Hop Rocks convoy from the crater has started moving.
  • Convoy from Risky Reels is now at the Pleasant Park.
  • Crater near the Fatal Fields have been completely patched up. The Hop Rocks convoy is on their way to Greasy Grove.
  • The crater near Haunted Hills have been also completely patched up. The convoy is heading to the Villain Lair.
  • A new building is under construction on the patched up crater in Tilted Towers.
  • Cars and equipments have moved from the Dusty Divot site and has been deserted. Grass and trees continues to grow up to the central site of the divot. Few Hop Rocks in the area still remain.
  • The Rocketship at the Villain Lair has been fully upgraded.
  • A 72-hour countdown timer can be seen flashing on the televisions.

Daily Oddities

  • June 27th: A siren can be heard coming from the Villain Lair.
  • June 30th: The rocket from the Villain Lair has launched. A rocket remain has hit Anarchy Acres. (See Blast Off)
  • June 30th: Following the rocket launch, a rift has appeared in front of the entrance to Lonely Lodge causing the welcome sign to disappear.
  • July 1st: Second rift was found in Motel.

Week 10 (July 2nd - July 8th)[edit | edit source]

  • The fracture in the sky is steadily growing.
  • July 2nd: The Motel sign has disappeared (July 2nd). A third rift was found in Tomato Town at the top of Uncle's Pete Pizza Pit (July 2nd).
  • July 3rd: The tomato head has disappeared. Fourth rift was discovered in a commercial area in Retail Row. A new crack has formed in the sky and continues to grow.
  • July 4th: The NOMS' grocery sign has disappeared. Fifth rift has spawned on the signage of Durr's Burger Restaurant in Greasy Grove.
  • July 5th: The burger statue on Durr's Burger has disappeared. Sixth rift was found in B6 (coordinates) at the mountain between Greasy Grove and Snobby Shores.
  • July 6th: A mysterious anchor has appeared at the previous location of the rift at B6.
  • July 7th: Seventh rift was seen on a hill at I8 (coordinates) of Moisty Mire near Prison.
  • July 8th: A stagecoach has spawned on the previous location of the rift at I8.

Final Week (July 9th - July 12th)[edit | edit source]

  • July 9th: Eight rift was spotted on I9 at (coordinates) of Moisty Mire near the submerged Ice Cream truck.
  • July 10th: A set of skeletal bones has appeared at the previous location of the rift at I9.
  • July 12th: Another crack has appeared at the sky.

Weapon and Item Releases[edit | edit source]

Season 4 has introduced a variety of new weapons and items in Battle Royale ranging from limited-time items, utilities, standard guns and Shopping Cart. Patch v4.2 brings off a new variation of Burst Assault Rifle that comes in Epic and Legendary rarity while on Patch v4.3, a limited-time Jetpack item has been released.

Patch v4.3 brought first ever in-game vehicle, the Shopping Cart and also re-released an improved version of previous vaulted item Jump Pad as Bouncer Trap that can also boost Shopping Carts.

Patch v4.4 released Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle a new scoped-rifle that can see through player-builded walls and a new type of grenade called Stink Bomb that can damage a player on an small area overtime. A new type of pistol, Dual Pistols and a high-fire rate SMG Drum Gun were released on the Patch v4.5 pre-season ending update.

Blast Off[edit | edit source]

On June 28th, "Blast Off!" event notice was posted through in-game news flash, a one-time time event will take place in an in-game matchmaking on June 30th 10:30 AM PT.

Fortnite ARGs[edit | edit source]

Epic Games has releases ARGs (Alternate Reality Game.) that appeared to promote Season 5[1]. An ARG usually uses real-world clues to take players on a journey outside of any traditional entertainment medium. The ARG revolved around the rocket launch that created multiple rifts all across the Battle Royale Map.

Fortnite Blockbuster Contest[edit | edit source]

On July 2nd, Epic Games announced #FortniteBlockbuster Contest wherein participants need to submit a filmmaking creation with the use of Fortnite replay system and in game virtual set to make a cinematic blockbuster hit highlighting the heroes of Season 4.