Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5: Release Date, Movement Changes, Battle Pass, and More

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In this article, we will take a look at everything we know so far about Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5, including its release date, map return, and more.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5: Release Date

Mark your calendars, gamers, as Chapter 4 Season 5: OG will hit the virtual shores on November 3rd. While the exact release time remains a mystery, it’s expected to follow the typical pattern of being available after server downtime. For players across different time zones, here are the expected release times:

  • UK: Friday, November 3rd at 10 AM GMT
  • US: Friday, November 3rd at 3 AM PT / 6 AM ET

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5: Nostalgic Map Return

As Fortnite gears up to take us on a trip down memory lane, many leakers have been buzzing with speculation about the return of the game’s original map. And it seems that these speculations are becoming more than just rumors.

The StreamFNBR account on X has recently unveiled the map that players will encounter when Chapter 4 Season 5: OG arrives on November 3. This map is believed to be a direct copy of the beloved Chapter 1 Season 5 map, and it’s packed with fan-favorite locations, including Dusty Divot, Risky Reels, Tilted Towers, Loot Lake, and more.

Images via @StreamFNBR

Here’s a list of all the OG locations that were spotted on the leaked map:

  • Dusty Divot
  • Fatal Fields
  • Flush Factory
  • Frosty Flights
  • Greasy Grove
  • Haunted Hills
  • Junk Junction
  • Lazy Links
  • Lonely Lodge
  • Loot Lake
  • Lucky Landing
  • Paradise Palms
  • Pleasant Park
  • Retail Row
  • Risky Reels
  • Salty Springs
  • Shifty Shafts
  • Snobby Shores
  • Tilted Towers
  • Tomato Temple
  • Wailing Woods

Of course, it’s essential to take this leaked information with a grain of salt until Epic Games officially confirms or denies it.

While the excitement surrounding the map’s return is palpable, leakers have suggested that the map may evolve with each update, mirroring the progression from Chapter 1 Season 5 to Season X. Although Epic Games has yet to verify this claim, some evidence surfaced as content creators began receiving pins representing Chapter 1 Season 5 to Season X.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5: Live Event

Regarding the live event, expect it to occur towards the end of Chapter 4 Season 5, according to the grapevine. In particular, HYPEX believes that this climactic event will take place as the season draws to a close on December 3rd.

Changes to Movement Mechanics

In line with the rumored return to the Chapter 1 map, leaks have suggested that the next season will disable the Tactical Sprint and vaulting features. This change aims to provide players with an experience reminiscent of the game’s state in 2018, without the added mobility introduced in subsequent updates.

Zero Build mode will reportedly remain an option, but ziplines will be strategically placed around the island to ensure that all areas of the map remain accessible. These changes are expected to be temporary, with Tactical Sprint and climbing set to return in Chapter 5.

Battle Pass Details

Fortnite is known for its free-to-play model, but purchasing the Battle Pass offers players a host of additional rewards. The Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass is expected to be available for the standard price of 950 V-Bucks, equivalent to the smallest V-Bucks bundle available in the Fortnite store, priced at $7.99 or £6.99, granting you 1,000 V-Bucks.

For those who wish to get a head start, the Battle Bundle upgrade is an option, instantly advancing you to Tier 25 on the Battle Pass. This upgrade will cost 2,800 V-Bucks, obtainable for $19.99 or £17.49 (2,500 V-Bucks plus an additional 300 V-Bucks for free).

As we eagerly await the launch of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5, stay tuned for more details that will be announced closer to the release date. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more about this highly-anticipated season.