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Fortnite Season 4 Update: Everything New In Nexus War

The new, Marvel-themed Nexus War season brings Wolverine, Thor, Iron Man, and more characters together to battle Galactus.


Epic recently released the 14.00 update for, Fortnite kicking off the new season. Fortnite: Battle Royale Chapter 2, Season 4 takes Marvel crossovers of the past several steps further, with the entire season being Marvel-themed, from the skins to the locations to the overall story. Galactus is on the way, and a combination of Marvel heroes and villains will have to team up to deal with him. Here's a rundown on all of the new content in Fortnite Season 4, but be aware that Epic chose once again not to release official patch notes, leaving fans to track down the more specific gameplay changes.

Unlike previous seasons, there was no major, The Device-style event. Instead, with Thor having arrived on the island, he has summoned a number of other Marvel characters--Wolverine, Iron Man, Groot, She-Hulk, Storm, Mystique, and Doctor Doom--to help combat an incoming invasion by Galactus as part of the Nexus War. Skins for some of these characters are available via the battle pass, and you'll be able to acquire and use superpowers and tools related to these characters and others during matches, including Doctor Doom's arcane gauntlets, Groot's bramble shield, and the Silver Surfer's board. Epic teases that more of these will be available at some point later in the season.

Leveling up the Season 4 battle pass will also earn you special hero-specific emotes. Mystique, for instance, can temporarily copy the look of enemies she kills. There are also some fun Marvel Easter eggs--for instance, Thor and Captain America can both wield Mjolnir, but if other characters pick them up, it'll transform into a standard pickaxe.

In addition to the tools you'll have at your disposal, there will be new Marvel-themed locations to visit. Fortnite's island map may not have been dramatically overhauled, but over the course of the season, you'll be able to head to places like Doom's Domain (located in the northwest corner of the map) and Sentinel Graveyard, among others that have not yet been specified. A SHIELD helicarrier is also featured prominently in the trailer.

Various weapons have been vaulted or unvaulted, as documented by users on Reddit, but the most notable new weapon for Season 4 is the Stark Industries energy rifle. This can be found by making your way to the quinjets that land around the island; you'll see them actually fly by and head to different locations (indicated by blue smoke) at the start of a match, as you await to drop out of the battle bus. By killing one of the robots around the jet, you can pick up the energy rifle, which deals heavy damage. Killing those robots and using the rifle are both among Season 4's challenges.

Not unlike Apex Legends, you'll now see floating Stark supply drones flying around the map, near to those aforementioned quinjets. By shooting them down, you can acquire various powerful weapons and superhero abilities.

And of course, there's a new battle pass with weekly challenges to complete. Along with earning various skins, back blings, and V-Bucks, and other rewards as you level up, you'll also be able to earn the Iron Man skin by making it all the way to level 100. As per usual, this comes with its own set of challenges. Additionally, there are special Wolverine-themed challenges you can also undertake over the course of the season to unlock the Wolverine skin, not unlike how Aquaman worked last season. The first of these is now available and asks you to investigate claw marks. Other players have also tracked down Baby Groot as part of a secret challenge.

The Season 4 update is out now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Android (provided you've obtained the game outside of the Google Play Store). However, as previously reported, Fortnite Season 4 is not playable on iOS--with Apple having booted the game from its store to its ongoing legal battle with Epic, there's no means for obtaining the 14.00 update on an iPhone or iPad. As such, you'll be locked to playing an existing version of the game, provided you already have it downloaded or have done so in the past. You can no longer re-install the game on these platforms. However, some iOS players are still enjoying it anyway.

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