Fortnite, the popular battle royale game from Epic Games, has launched its latest season with a new theme, new map, new weapons, new skins and a crossover with Transformers. Here is a comprehensive article that covers everything you need to know about Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3: The Wilds and the Transformers Crossover.
The Wilds Theme and Map Changes
The Wilds is the name of the new theme for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3, which introduces players to a vast, hidden jungle with ancient secrets to discover. The center of the island has collapsed, revealing a new area filled with thick vegetation, ancient ruins, raptor nests, wildwasps and grind vines.
The new map offers three steamy jungle points of interest: The Pit, The Spire and The Temple. The Pit is a large crater that contains a mysterious vault and a rift that transports players to different locations on the island. The Spire is a towering structure that rises above the jungle canopy and offers a great vantage point for snipers. The Temple is a sacred site that holds ancient relics and secrets.
The jungle also features flowers with gameplay effects, such as Healing Flowers that restore health and shield when consumed, Jump Flowers that launch players into the air when stepped on, and Stink Flowers that emit a foul odor that damages enemies when thrown.
Players can also slide in the mud for more speed and camouflage, ascend to the canopies using vines and platforms, and ride raptors for mobility and comba1.
The Transformers Crossover and Battle Pass Skins
One of the most exciting features of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 is the crossover with Transformers, the iconic franchise of robots that can transform into vehicles and other forms. The leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, is featured as a skin in the battle pass, along with his signature blaster and axe.
The battle pass also includes eight other skins, such as a summertime-themed Meowscles, a cyberpunk hacker named Circuit Breaker, a jungle explorer named Lara Croft (not related to Tomb Raider), a tribal warrior named Kaya, a futuristic soldier named Rex, a steampunk inventor named Gearhead, a masked vigilante named Nightfall, and a mysterious character named The Visitor.
The battle pass also offers over 100 other rewards, such as gliders, pickaxes, back blings, emotes, sprays, loading screens, music packs and more.
New Weapons and Augments
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 also introduces several new weapons and augments that fit the Wilds theme. Some of the new weapons are:
- Thermal DMR: A scoped rifle that can activate thermal vision to detect enemies in the jungle.
- Flapjack Rifle: A rifle with a spinning magazine that can deal damage to enemies and structures.
- Kinetic Boomerang: A throwable weapon that can hit enemies in its flight path and return path, or explode on recall.
- Cybertron Cannon: A powerful weapon that can launch explosive projectiles.
- Wildwasp Jar: A jar that can capture wildwasps from certain plants and throw them at enemies.
Some of the new augments are:
- Thermal Vision: An augment that can activate thermal vision regardless of the weapon used.
- Raptor Rider: An augment that can tame raptors more easily and ride them faster.
- Mud Master: An augment that can slide faster and longer in the mud and gain more camouflage.
- Vine Grind: An augment that can grind on vines more smoothly and use weapons while doing so.
Some of the unvaulted weapons are:
- Drum Shotgun: A shotgun with a high fire rate and magazine size.
- Combat SMG: A submachine gun with good accuracy and damage.
Some of the exotic and mythic weapons are:
- Mythic Drum Shotgun: A more powerful version of the drum shotgun that can be found from a POI rifting in.
- Chug Cannon: An exotic weapon that can heal allies or damage enemies with chug splashes.
- Heisted Breacher Shotgun: An exotic weapon that can deal more damage to structures and vehicles.
- Heisted Accelerant Shotgun: An exotic weapon that can fire faster after reloading.
- Heisted Run ‘N’ Gun SMG: An exotic weapon that can increase movement speed while firing.
- Shadow Tracker: An exotic weapon that can mark enemies for teammates after hitting them.
Other Features and Challenges
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 also brings some other features and challenges to the game, such as:
- Raptor Eggs: Players can find raptor eggs in the jungle and nurture them to hatch their own raptors that will follow them and fight for them.
- PvE Boss Battle: Players can team up with other players to fight against a giant robot boss that spawns in the jungle and drops loot when defeated.
- Job Boards: Players can find job boards in various locations on the island and accept quests from NPCs for rewards.
- Launch Day Challenges: Players can complete a set of challenges on the launch day of the season to earn XP and unlock a special loading screen.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3: The Wilds and the Transformers Crossover is a thrilling update that brings a lot of new content and changes to the game. Players can explore the jungle, ride raptors, use new weapons and augments, unlock new skins, fight a robot boss, and more. The season is expected to last until September 2023, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the Wilds.
You can get the Optimus Prime skin by purchasing the Chapter 4 Season 3 battle pass and reaching level 100. You can also unlock his blaster and axe as additional rewards.