Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1: Leaks, Release Date, Map, Trailer, Battle Pass, Theme, Skins and More

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 will end in a catastophic event that will launch Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 instead of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9. The Island as players know it is coming to an end, and "The End" is near...

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Here is what we know so far.

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November 25, 2021 -

Fortnite has recently confirmed that Chapter 3 will witness the game moving to the Unreal Engine 5. This change will definitely have a massive impact on not only the gameplay but also the visuals that the game offers.

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Needless to say, the shift to Unreal Engine 5 is a definitely hint that the game is gearing up for the next generation and will definitely be around for a very long time.

November 24, 2021 -

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A new leak suggests a new weapon is on the way for Chapter 3...but it looks a LOT like a FlintKnock Pistol. This could just be a buff to the existing gun, or it could be a different take on it.

November 22, 2021 -

A lot of buzz is revolving around the new Island for Chapter 3 being called Artemis. While there is nothing official, a few sources have mentioned this. Looking back, the name Artemis is featured on a concept Island by reddit user u/Edmire2k, so this may not be the official name of the upcoming map.

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November 16, 2021 -

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November 11, 2021 -

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It is looking more and more like Spider-Man will be added to Fortnite during Chapter 3, Season 1, if indeed Chapter 3 comes after the current Season. Fortnite News claims "very reliable" source has comfirmed the web slinger is on his way to the game soon!

November 8, 2021 -

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Are there clues to the "Flipside" being dropped by big Fortnite content creators? Seems like a bit more than a coincidence.

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November 3, 2021 -

Reality Zero. That is the location set in @DonaldMustard's Twitter account. Not only that but his banner has been updated to the Zero Point chamber, complete with an Agent Jones in there (see title picture.)

Mustard has been known to drop hints via his Twitter profile from time to time, so what is he hinting at here?

November 2, 2021 -

Accidental confirmation of Chapter 3?

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Release Date

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 is expected to drop on December 7, 2021, with the time between the end of Chapter 2, Season 8, and the start of the new Chapter being filled with the Black Hole.

If the launch time remains the same as Chapter 2, Season 8, players can expect Chapter 3, Season 1 at the following times:

  • UK - 6AM (BST)
  • Europe - 7AM (CET)
  • East Coast US - 1AM (EST)
  • West Coast US - 10PM (PST)
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Of course, there is always a chance that Epic could delay the new Chapter, similar to what happened at the end of Chapter 1.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Map

A new Chapter means a new map. Will Apollo Island go the way of Athena Island, making way for an entirely new map to explore, or will it stay, drastically changed?

Only time will tell.

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Trailer

There is no trailer for Season 1 yet, but players can be sure it will arrive soon!

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Battle Pass

There is currently no known information leaked or officially released by Epic concerning the Chapter 3, Season 1 Battle Pass. It is expected that Season 1 will still feature the use of Battle Stars, with players unlocking page by page of rewards, but it is unknown what will be featured.

More information to come as it becomes available.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Theme

There has been no word, official or leaked, about the theme of Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, but it is probably safe to say that it will deal with the outcome of IO's battle against The Sideways. It is also possible that Agent Jones and The Foundation will enter the picture once again, seeing as players have been getting glimpses of The Foundation through cutscenes since he was blown from The Spire in Season 7.

As for Agent Jones, Donald Mustard hinted at his return in a Twitter banner image showing Jones in the Zero Point Chamber featured in Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point.

There may be a stronger DC tie to the start of Chapter 3 as well, with the Batman Who Laughs currently running amok on the Island after the events of Batman/Fortnite: Foundation. What does the alternate reality version of Bruce Wayne have planned, and is it in the IO's best interest or will Dr. Slone find herself pit against a new villain?

There have been some rumors of a desert wasteland or medieval setting at the start of Chapter 3. Nothing concrete, though.

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Skins

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While there are sure to be some exciting skin and other new cosmetic items in the Chapter 3, Season 1 Battle Pass, players can be sure that Epic will release a slew of new skins, both original and licensed over the course of the Season. While there has been no news of this as of yet, it is possible several skins from the recent survey sent out to certain individuals may show up in the game.

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If Season 1 really does end up with a Road Warrior theme, could fans see an actual Mad Max set of skins? If the Island goes cold and dark, might we see Doctor Strange and The Grinch, like other leaks are saying?

Data miners and leakers are sure of one thing, Spider-Man should be arriving in Season 1, and fans now know Neo and Trinity from the Matrix will make an appearance as well.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Events

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WINTERFEST 2019: Could 2021 bring another set of free presents?

With Fortnite Season 1launching in December, players can be sure there will be some sort of Holiday events taking place on Apollo Island and in Creative Mode. It is possible past Holiday Events will return, though with the way things have been going in Season 8 there may even be some NEW Events arriving for fans to enjoy.