It’s here! It’s finally here! Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 has launched, which means we’re in for a new adventure. We’re in for just over three months of shooting, vehicular footballs, and more! If you just take a look at the Battle Pass page, you’ll instantly see two exciting new outfits: DOOM and The Witcher.
As an avid Fortnite player, I’m here to tell you what’s happening in Chapter 4 Season 1. You’ll see what’s new in the Battle Pass, the changed features in the gameplay, and the horde of quests now available. Strap in and get your weapons ready!
Updated Battle Pass UI
The first element that caught my eye with Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 is the updated Battle Pass screen. Gone are the blocked pages where you needed to redeem a specific number of rewards to unlock a new page. Now, you need to reach specific player levels to unlock them. You’ll still need to earn stars to buy each of the page rewards. You’ll get some V-Bucks along the way to buy more gear and items.
Bethesda’s DOOM enters Fortnite Battle Pass
One of the more exciting skins to enter Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 is Bethesda’s DOOM. You’ll reach him on Page 5 of the Battle Pass, and he costs 6 stars to unlock. Throughout the 14 pages of the BP, you’ll receive variations of skin color and plenty of backpacks, gliders, and other goodies made just for him. Also, you’ll get unique color sets when you reach Bonus Rewards. It’s the most singular collaboration that I’m excited about thus far in the season.
The Witcher collection
While we’ll have to wait about two months into Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 for The Witcher, there are two pages of rewards coming. These include the base outfit, harvesting tools, backbling, glider, poster, and the Igni power symbol as an emote. With Season 3 of The Witcher due on Netflix, it’s the perfect time to explore this character in the game.
Brand new Fortnite island and locations
With a brand new chapter comes new locations. Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 sees names we haven’t seen before with new topographies, structures, and named destinations for you to explore. You’ll need to find specific landmarks in each area that has the ??? symbol to unlock them on your map for future matches. The Citadel holds a champion to defeat, while you’ll also find The Witcher’s castle in the snowy region.
New Fortnite gameplay features
While all of the above details are exciting, even many gameplay elements are new in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. Here are some of the top aspects I want to draw your attention to.
We have a new assortment of weapons in our hands for this season. One ranged weapon is Excalibur, which releases a mythical sword at opponents. Given enough time, it explodes, causing massive damage. Also, there’s a Shockwave Hammer that you can use to traverse the terrain quite quickly. Build up the power with your aim button, and you’ll slam into the air for up to four times.
There are many vehicles in the new Fortnite season that have new colors and skins, setting them apart from the previous chapter. The new type of vehicle is the Trail Thrasher dirt bike. It’s easier to move on different terrains, and you can pull off moves in the air when ramping up toward the sky. Be sure to capture those moments!
Here’s a brand new item for Fortnite. The longer you remain alive in the battle arena, the more augments you’ll receive. It’s based on time, and you’ll get to choose one of two random augments every two minutes. There are different categories, so pay attention to which types you receive. Some of them are quite powerful or helpful, such as never running out of fuel. If you’re still around towards the last few minutes, you’ll be super powerful.
Exciting Fortnite quests to start Chapter 4 Season 1
If you’re excited to rank up and earn these Battle Pass rewards for Chapter 4 Season 1 of Fortnite, you’ll want to aim for those quests. There’s an exciting line-up waiting for you, but some of them have a limited time period.
The Chrome Punk questline appeared in Chapter 3 Season 4, but it’s still available for three more weeks. With my screenshot below, you can see how the entire set looks when you unlock it. I don’t have the quests available anymore, but I saw on my daughter’s profile that she still has them. Time to gear up and grab these items before it’s too late.
Remember those augments I mentioned? You’ll need to complete the Augment Tutorial quests to get started. You’ll gain experience with each one you finish, but the most important reason is simply to understand how they work. It’s best to choose each one carefully for the best gameplay.
The Explorer quests reward you for exploring the new locations in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. Some of them are for simply eliminating opponents, while are require you to find set locations. Basically, they’re free rewards for simply playing the game.
Oathbound focuses on the new faction or main storyline for the season. These special quests lead you to fight the champion in the Citadel, but there are more coming. When I completed these missions, the timer said I have 40 days to wait before the next batch of tasks appear. You shouldn’t have too much difficulty completing these.
Dailies, Weeklies, Milestones
When you’re done with all these unique quests, you still have the standard ones to ramp up your levels and stars. The Weekly tasks involve testing out new vehicles and weapons for now, but we’ll see more specific ones as the season passes. Remember to do your three daily quests for extra XP towards your Battle Pass.
Latest Fortnite Crew Pack rewards
For those of you who opted to pay for the monthly Crew Packs, the December bundle is here. As usual, you’ll get your 1,000 V-Bucks and access to the Battle Pass without paying separately for it. There’s also a new outfit with assorted harvesting tools, bling, and more. What’s new is a Legacy Set with six stages you’ll unlock over the next few months.
Towards the middle of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, we’ll receive some awesome drops. When it becomes available, you’ll need to earn account levels in a short period of time. It doesn’t matter what level you are when it appears. From the moment it’s here, only the levels you earn from that point on matter. So, stick around and keep playing to ensure you don’t miss out.
New skins and gear in the Item Shop
The Item shop is relatively unchanged in the new chapter of Fortnite. The listings still renew every day, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for anything that interests you. There are some old items returning, but I decided to gift my daughter the new Cuddle Pool Leader with the snowy appearance. We’re trying to collect as many of them as we can. You’ll also find new football, Rick and Morty, and festive outfits and items!
Are you ready for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1?
Well, there you have it, the complete guide to Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1. If I’ve missed anything, please forgive me. The new items and features were already enough to take in, and I did my best to cover as many as possible.
And now that that’s sorted, I have the Mirror’s Forge horror survival game that just released to play. I’m in for one scary night!