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

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 had ended and Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1: Flipped is here! With an entire new Island to explore, new physics, new mechanics, and an entirely new Battle Pass, it is a great time to be a Fortnite fan!

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December 17, 2021 -

Spider-Man No Way Home cosmetics have hit the shop! These include Spider-Man, MJ, a baseball bat, as well as some Back-Blings in the full bundle!

December 13, 2021 -

A new hotfix arrives tomorrow that will add Winterfest into Fortnite, as well as a Mary Jane skin.

December 10, 2021 -

Is a new Loki style on the way? There appears to be a teaser on the Island showing his TVA Variant style, along with other Lokis from the show. It is also a possability that new skins will show up, considering Loki was a Crew Pack exclusive.

December 9, 2021 -

Fortnite Gears of Wars skins.
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GEARS: Marcus and Kait to arrive soon in Fortnite

Marcus Feniz and Kait Diaz from Gears of War are expected to hit the Item Shop tonight with a Delta-One set. Xbox players who purchase the Marcus Fenix outfit will unlock his Matte Black Style.

December 8, 2021 -

The Fortnite 19.10 update hit Stage servers and then was taken down. The Fortnite 19.01 hotfix went up instead, and players should see that arrive next week.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Release Date

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 launched on December 5, 2021, at 10:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM UTC, with the time between the end of Chapter 2, Season 8, and the start of the new Chapter being filled with players drifting in the ocean, slowly drifting towards the new Island.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Map

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 map
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Apollo flipped over revealing a new Island for Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 with an entirely new landscape, with some familiar locations tossed in as well. Notable additions to the map are the Seven's Sanctuary, Seven Bunkers, and Spider-Man's Daily Bugle. The Island is also currently decked out for Winterfest, with snow covering a majority of the landmass and holiday lights on almost everything!

Rumors are the snow will start melting, reveling secrets over the course of the Season, including Tilted Towers.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Trailer

The Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 trailer originally leaked earlier on December 4, 2021, on a Polish Fortnite website. Since the launch of the Chapter, the official trailer has been viewed over 7.5 million times.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Battle Pass

The new Chapter 3, Season 1 Battle Pass includes great items like Spider-Man and plenty of customizable skins. The Foundation is this Season's "Secret Skin," and will be available toward the end of the Season.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Theme

The Foundation is back, Jonesy has been rescued, and there is an entire new Island to explore. With new mechanics like sliding and web-slinging coming in Chapter 3, as well as a new physics engine, there will be a lot for Epic to try out when it comes to story and theme.

The Seven are now on the offense against the IO, trying to free the Zero Point from their grasp so they can free the Loopers and restore order to the multiverse. Many previously IO-themed objects on the Island, like bunkers and IO Vans are now Seven themed, and Seasonal quests are given by the Scientist in pursuit of the Seven's goals.

There has been no sign of IO, or The Batman Who Laughs, but players know they are still out there somewhere...

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Skins

Fortnite The Foundation
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There are a ton of new skins available in the Battle Pass, and even more teased throughout the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 trailer.

Highlights include:

  • Spider-Man
  • The Foundation
  • Gears of War's Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Weapons and Items

Fortnite Chapter 3 introduces a complete overhaul of the weapons players know and love, with the following weapons and items available in the game:

  • Ranger Assault Rifle
  • MK-7 Assault Rifle
  • Striker Pump Shotgun
  • Auto Shotgun
  • Sidearm Pistol
  • Stinger SMG
  • Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper
  • Med-Mist
  • Guzzle Juice
  • Tents
  • Vaults
  • Victory Crowns

The following have been Unvaulted:

  • Heavy Shotgun
  • Quadcrasher

The following have been Vaulted:

  • Standard Assault Rifle
  • Standard SMG
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Lever-action shotgun
  • Burst Assault Rifle
  • Automatic Sniper
  • ATK’s
  • Shopping Carts
  • Sideways weapons
  • B.R.U.T.E
  • Flintknock Pistol
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Spicy Splash’s

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 New Engine/Mechanics

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 uses the Unreal 5 Engine, allowing for better physics, effects, and performance. NPCs can now move their mouths and change facial expressions when talking with them, and players can slide down inclines and will soon be able to swing through the Island using Spider-Man's Mythic Web Slingers.

The new engine also brings new weather effects, allowing things like deadly lightning storms and tornados to form on the Island.

There are also new mechanics tied to items. Tents allow players to store up to two items between games, while also allowing players to rest and recover HP. Victory Crowns are an XP Boosting item gained by eliminating Victors of previous games.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Events

Fortnite Winterfest 2019
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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 the new Island and in Creative Mode. Leaks show there are weekly Winterfest quests on the way, as well as items like the Snowball Launcher, and more!

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