Fortnite Chapter 4 could be released in December

Fortnite Chapter 4 could be released in December

Fortnite Chapter 4 is rumored to be released in December. Here’s everything we know so far, based on various leaks and subtle in-game hints from Epic Games themselves.

Tips in cosmetics

A number of new cosmetics in Season 4 include descriptions that hint towards the end of Chapter 3:

The Herald outfit has the description “Nothing’s Coming”
Epitaph Edge Pickaxe has the description “The Final Cut Awaits”
Fading Ember Cloak Back Bling has the description “The Last Light You’ll See”

While these descriptions may seem normal for Fortnite items, when we take a look at similar cosmetics introduced in Chapter 2 Season 8, it’s clear that they’re a teaser. The following descriptions were added to Fortnite a month before the final chapter 2 event was announced:

  • Bookmark Emote: “Just a second, I’m almost at the end of the chapter.”
  • Rendering reality Târnăcoapa: “This staff put an end to countless realities. Soon the Island will join them.”
  • Cubic vortex: “Time is running out for you. Tick, tick, tick.”

Nothing

“The Nothing” has been mentioned a lot by in-game characters, cosmetic descriptions, and even by Epic Games Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard. Mustard first mentioned The Nothing in October 2021 when he replied to his own tweet saying “EVERYTHING is changing”, to which he replied “or…NOTHING”. It was mentioned again just four days later in a tweet citing the Fortnitemares “Wrath of The Cube Queen” trailer, this time capitalizing the word “Nothing”.

More recently, The Nothing was mentioned as part of the Week 1 Paradise Quests in the game. After successfully contacting The Paradigm for one of the new Missions, she responds by saying “I have to keep these transmissions short, but I’ll send everything I know. Be safe. And listen, there will be no second chances here. Nothing is –”. After hearing this, Jones says “Did she say ‘nothing’?” Or-or-or-or “Nothing”, capital T, capital N?”.

Paradigm later says “If there’s a way through this, we’ll have to know all about The–. Starting with Chrome. I’ve run some experiments, but you’ll probably need more data.”

It looks like we’ll learn more about The Nothing as Season 4 progresses.

Asteria map

Data miners recently discovered that Fortnite developers have been testing a new map codenamed Asteria. Asteria is the name of a Greek goddess, which follows the naming pattern used for the islands of the previous chapter:

  • Chapter 1 – codenamed Athena
  • Chapter 2 – codenamed Apollo
  • Chapter 3 – codenamed Artemis
  • Chapter 4 – Codenamed Asteria?

Interestingly, Epic has never used a Greek codename for anything other than a new map in the past, which makes it even more likely that Asteria is the name of Chapter 4’s Island. The Asteria map is labeled as “Test S23”. We are currently on Fortnite version v22.00.

Images via GMatrixGames

Similarities to Fortnite Cubed

Chapter 2 Season 8, titled “Cubed,” brought a close to the chapter’s story through map corruption, an evil character, and of course, a huge live event. All of these elements are also present in Chapter 3 Season 4. Chrome will spread to the Island before December, just like Cube’s corruption did last year. Greasy Grove’s takeover of Chrome has already been officially teased via the Season 4 Battle Pass trailer:

thanks to spill, we know that Epic has prepared a live event to take place during the v22.40 update, which is expected to be released at the end of November. Dataminers also revealed that v22.40 is currently planned to be the final update of the season, with the patch after that being for v23.

Image via GMatrixGames

As always, we’ll keep you posted if anything else is revealed about Chapter 4.


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