After years of hope, Fortnite fans got what they wanted: the Chapter 1 map is back. With the release of Fortnite OG, aka Chapter 4, Season 5, this month-long season reverses course and drops players onto the Chapter 1 map with big weekly changes. Here’s how it’s all going to work.
Fortnite Chapter 1 Map is returning in the form of Season 5, but it won’t last long. This shortened version of a Fortnite season will include weekly hotfixes (patches that you don’t need to download) that will reinvent the island every week for the next month.
On November 9th, the island will resemble the one from Chapter 1, Season 6. The following week, the island becomes a mix of Season 7 and 8 from this first chapter. Finally, in the final week of the season, the island will resemble what players may have experienced in Chapter 1, Seasons 9 and 10, or X as it was called back then.
Therefore, it is difficult to discuss the map changes on a new release day, as some of them will be short-lived and will be replaced by completely different new features very soon.
One major change is to the number of Points of Interest (POIs) that previously existed on a Fortnite map. The Chapter 1 map contained 18 POIs in two biomes, Grass and Desert. Starting today they return, including fan favorites like Tilted Towers, Greasy Grove and Retail Row.
As the season progresses and the weekly changes take effect, new POIs and biomes will be added, changing the island at a pace never before seen in the game. This includes things like a snow biome in Week 3 (November 16th hotfix) and jetpacks for travel in Week 4 (November 23rd).
For Zero Build players, the island has been slightly modified to accommodate the mode that did not exist in Chapter 1. These include risers and zip lines, which allow players to traverse without the help of construction mechanics – an important innovation considering how many parts of the map would otherwise be inaccessible.
In many cases, the island is exactly as players remember it, but Epic has adjusted some details as needed to fit Fortnite’s modern context, such as retaining the use of sprinting, sliding, and cloaking.
Jump into Fortnite OG today and expect the map changes, weapon and loot pool changes to be fast and furious.
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