Fortnite Season 4 goes live, solves the meteor question for good
A new Battle Pass is joined by a new location and a crater where Dusty Depot once stood.
The question on the lips of all Fortnite Battle Royale players for weeks has finally been answered as the servers have come back online after the Season 4 update. Before playing you get a little video intro and you see what happens when the giant rock falls out of the sky.
Dusty Depot is no more. Say hello to Dusty Divot.
The meteor has wiped out Dusty Depot which is now a giant hole in the ground, but it's not the only new location on the map. Up towards the top right is the new Risky Reels, and it looks like Tilted Towers made it out mostly unscathed (there's a small crater in the middle). The patch notes also reveal a little treat left behind in the various craters across the map.
There's a new Battle Pass, of course, and everyone gets two outfits this time around as soon as it's purchased. Previous Battle Pass owners will get a five-level bonus free of charge, and again the new battle pass costs 900 VBucks, with a bundle of the Battle Pass and 25 levels also available.
As ever you'll first need to buy your VBucks (handy link below for Xbox players) then go to the in-game shop and buy the Battle Pass.
What Fortnite update would be complete without new emotes as well. The Battle Pass has its fair share with Popcorn and some weird dance available on the free tier and a popcorn emote on the paid tier fairly early on. There also seems to be some additional, smaller POIs on the map, such as a new building on the east coast just south of Lonely Lodge.
One thing's for sure, there will be plenty of cosmetics from now until July when Season 4 ends. The level 100 outfit this time around is Omega, a pretty badass looking superhero (maybe villain?). There are also some UI changes which are evident, with the matchmaking screen for solo, duo and squads having a lick of paint.
There's bound to be plenty more underneath, and it's likely servers will get pretty busy for a while. Nevertheless, the curtain has been raised, the secret is out and it's pretty nice to see Epic Games treating the Fortnite map as a living object, changing it as time goes by. Check out the full patch notes over on the Epic Games blog.
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