The most notable change is the brand new island, which features a number of new points of interest, such as a citadel featuring a character known as ‘the Ageless’, a mine full of a new material called kinetic ore, and an abandoned farm of sorts.
Other additions include a new vehicle shaped like dirt bikes (called a “trail thrasher” in the game), the ability to roll around in a giant snowball, “reality augments” that give you random buffs as the match progresses, flying jellyfish that can regenerate your health, brand new weapons including a rifle that shoots knives, and a melee weapon called the ‘shockwave hammer’. You can view the full list of changes here.
Epic also says that with Chapter 4, Fortnite has moved to Unreal Engine 5.1, which means a number of high-end visual features – including high-quality ray-tracing and more lifelike lighting – will now be available to players on PC and next-gen consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Finally, for those who purchase this season’s Battle Pass, there are unlockable characters, including the Doom Slayer from Demise and the witcher himself, Geralt of Rivia. These are accompanied by Fortnite originals like a skater dude named Massai and an axe-wielding girl obsessed with boba. The Incredible Hulk will also be available for purchase in the item shop soon.