(SPOT.ph) It's hard to believe that the gaming phenomenon known as Fortnite is now over five years old. The game has remained fresh and relevant for the most part, largely due to the developer's commitment to delivering bi-weekly gameplay and content updates. From removing the core building mechanics to constantly churning out appealing cosmetic items, such as TikTok dances and Naruto and Dragon Ball skins, the game is likely to keep on building on its sandbox for players to keep coming back for more.
The latest official development comes in the form of the newly announced Fortnite Chapter 4. For those not in the know, every "chapter," Fortnite introduces a new battle royale map that'll be the main setting for the game's foreseeable future, in addition to a boatload of new features that honestly make it feel like a whole different game.
Last December, Fortnite Chapter 3 launched the Artemis map and introduced an entirely new arsenal of weapons and the now-popular Zero Builds mode. Now, it's been confirmed that Fortnite Chapter 3 will have its "finale" on Saturday, December 3.
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Here's everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 4:
During Game 12 of the Fortnite Champion Series Invitational (basically: the Fortnite esports competitive series), Fortnite themselves announced that there will be an "end of chapter" event entitled "Fracture" at 4 p.m. (ET) on December 3—which is 4 a.m., December 4 in the Philippines. This means that Fortnite Chapter 4 could launch anywhere between a couple hours after the event to—at most—a couple days after.
The question everyone's asking now, however, is what will the new Chapter bring? It was only in December 2021 when the player base was introduced to Chapter 3, so what game-changing features could be so urgent that they needed to roll out Chapter 4 this soon?
Well, high-profile Fortnite leaks and news content creator HYPEX on Twitter summed up what features we're likely to get as soon as Chapter 4 launches and in the months after. They listed in a tweet, "a new cosmetic type, rideable flying animals, motorcycles, first-person mode, and Unreal Editor for Fortnite."
First-person mode and the new Unreal Editor for Fortnite are most likely the prime reasons for the new Chapter. A well-known third-person shooting game such as Fortnite getting a first-person mode would completely change the way all players experience the game; from how players approach the building mechanics (which arguably need a wide camera perspective) to what kind of cosmetics players purchase, since players won't be able to see their own avatars in first-person mode.
Meanwhile, Unreal Editor for Fortnite essentially unlocks modding for Creative Mode. This will give all players all the means and assets to make anything they wish to build their own games within Fortnite, just as how mega-hits Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V have allowed players the unlimited potential to create within their own games.
However, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has since responded to HYPEX on Twitter, saying that Unreal Editor "has been delayed to late January 2023." This would still most likely land within Chapter 4's first season, however.
Whatever the case, huge things are coming to Fortnite in the near future and we wouldn't even be surprised if the gaming platform takes off to leave behind even social media platforms like Metaverse and Twitter in the dust.