It’s no secret that many Fortnite fans have a soft spot for the iconic Chapter 1 map—back when the game was still in its infancy.
The nostalgia factor might play a part, but there’s no denying that the community’s attachment to the original map is real.
When the Creative 2.0 update (UEFN) rolled out, among the first islands uploaded were those that recreated the OG Fortnite map. Despite a few bugs and missing features, these nostalgic maps quickly gained popularity.
The Evolution of Fortnite Chapters
The transition from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2 was marked by the memorable Black Hole event, which introduced a new map. Although it took some time for players to adapt, many eventually grew fond of the changes.
While Chapter 1 had 10 seasons, Chapter 2 had eight, and Chapter 3 had just four, it seems that Chapter 4 is also nearing its end.
Renowned Fortnite leakers have hinted that Season 4 will be the last season of Chapter 4, with its conclusion expected by the end of 2023.
Leaker ShiinaBR speculates that Fortnite seasons might become yearly events, a change that aligns with Chapter 3’s launch and conclusion in early December of 2021 and 2022, respectively.
Mixed Reactions to the Future of Fortnite
The prospect of more frequent major updates excited some players, while others were disappointed that Chapter 4’s map might only have another six months left.
Fans also worry that this could mean Fortnite live events will only occur once a year, during chapter transitions, instead of at the start of each new season.
Chapter 4: What’s Left in Store?
Although Chapter 4 may be reaching its finale, it still has plenty to offer.
In the upcoming season, players can look forward to the return of Chapter 2’s Fortnite Raptors in a brand-new jungle biome—with the added bonus of being rideable!
Rumors also suggest that the hot spring near Mega City could be an inactive volcano, poised to erupt and annihilate the city. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, but it would definitely make for an epic live event to conclude the chapter.
Given the ever-changing landscape of the game, it’s no surprise that Fortnite has continued to make headlines—even to the point where Fortnite is now an Olympic sport! As the game evolves, so too does its impact on the world of gaming and beyond.