Fortnite's Meteor Hits In The Season 4 Update, Changing The Map

The comet has struck, creating Dusty Divot.

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Epic Games has launched a major new Battle Royale update, kicking off Season 4 for Fortnite. Recent days have seen smaller meteors crashing down, but the much-anticipated impact of the larger comet that's been lingering in the sky has finally happened. As a result, the game's map has been revamped pretty significantly, with several new areas added and changes being made to existing ones. [Update: Beyond what we knew about at first, it turns out there are seven more map secrets hiding in this patch.]

Many players were expecting the comet to destroy Tilted Towers when it finally hit. Epic had some fun with those theories, but the comet has instead come down elsewhere--specifically, in part of Dusty Depot. As a result, there's now a huge crater that's taken out one of the three warehouses that used to reside there, and a new name has been established for the area: Dusty Divot.

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Dusty Divot is more than just a big hole in the map. A piece of the comet is stuck in the ground, and around it, the military has seemingly set up a base to examine it and keep people out (a bit like what happens in Thor). Of course, it's easy to make it over the barbed wire fence, and not just because you can build a ramp. Small chunks of the comet called Hop Rocks have been scattered around the surrounding area, and by picking one up and crushing it in your hand, you temporarily defy gravity. This allows you to jump much higher (and slower) than usual.

Elsewhere on the map, the new Risky Reels area (a drive-in theater) seen in the Season 4 trailer has been added. There are also new elements to existing areas, like Anarchy Acres, and comet impacts scattered across the map.

You can check out Dusty Divot in the video above, but there's much more going on in the 4.0 update than just changes to the map. Season 4 has begun, bringing new challenges and rewards to earn. The crossbow has been Vaulted, meaning it's temporarily inaccessible in-game. Some tweaks have been made to how headshots work, and you can actually destroy stuff on the starting island now. You can see everything that's changed in the Fortnite 4.0 patch notes.

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