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What's New In Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1: Motorcycles, The Witcher Crossover, And More

It's a whole new world of Fortnite. Here's everything you shouldn't miss in Chapter 4.


Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 has arrived. Coming after the shortest chapter in Fortnite history at just one year long, Chapter 4 may signal a new way forward for Epic's battle royale where players get a major overhaul every December going forward. In Fortnite Chapter 4, a totally new map has arrived, though it's not without some allusions to past landing spots, like always. New Fortnite weapons are here too, as is another new battle pass and totally new mechanics such as motorcycles and a perks system called Augments. Consider this your all-in-one explainer on what's new and unusual in Fortnite Chapter 4.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 battle pass

The Chapter 4 Season 1 battle pass contains another eight characters, V-Bucks, and dozens of other cosmetics to earn as you play through the season. Fortnite loves a crossover, and this season is no different with The Witcher's Geralt of Rivia making his debut on the island, as is the Doomslayer from Doom. We're actively capturing images of every battle pass reward in the game, and you can find a full rundown here.

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Fortnite Chapter 4 weapons

Typically, a new chapter means a major loot pool overhaul, and that's true again in Chapter 4 Season 1. This season, Fortnite introduces new weapons including two new shotguns--time will tell which one fans prefer You can find a full breakdown of all the new loot and weaponry right here.

Fortnite Chapter 4 map

Maybe the most exciting part of a new Fortnite chapter is the new map. The Chapter 4 map brings a complete makeover to the Fortnite landscape, including the introduction of motorcycles, but it's not without some nods to past maps that longtime players may enjoy stumbling upon. For a full look at the new map, check here for our tour guide.

Exotic and Mythic weapons

The best guns in each season are the Exotics and Mythics. Exotics are sold by NPCs and Mythics are dropped by hostile NPCs when they're defeated. We've found all the special weapons, so you can use our guide here.

Shockwave Hammer

This devastating new melee weapon is sure to be a hit--hopefully you're not the one who receives that hit. Here's where to find a Shockwave Hammer and what to do with it. Hint: Have fun!

Augments system

A new Fortnite perks system, called Augments, that doles out gameplay buffs is coming with Chapter 4, and we're building out a guide to break it all down for you. Things like faster reloads, faster sprinting, and more are available, and here's how they work.

Boss battle

A new overpowered enemy awaits in The Citadel. Here's how to defeat The Ageless Champion, who is actually the long-awaited Geno, leader of the IO.

All NPC locations

Each season of Fortnite since Chapter 2 Season 5 has introduced new NPCs, often simply called "Fortnite characters" by Epic, roaming the island, and offering goods and services to players. We've found all 15 of them, so use our NPC map and list to guide you.

Launch week challenges

Launch week challenges are a fairly new way that Epic handles the earliest days of a new season in Fortnite. Rather than wait for Thursday to arrive and kick off with the Week 1 challenges, launch challenges now give players a full extra slate of major XP gains to earn. We'll be guiding you through these challenges right here, so don't sweat it.

Oathbound Quests

Story quests are back for a new season, and this time they largely focus on AMIE, the Seven's AI companion, as well as The Ageless, who lore hounds will tell you is actually Geno, leader of the Imagined Order. Here's a guide on clearing all these time-sensitive quests.

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