'Fortnite' Season 4 Brings Hop Rocks and Superheros

Steve Phelps
May 2, 2018

A big tease for Season 4 was the appearance of a comet in the in-game sky several weeks ago, which steadily grew closer as time went by. The comet has crashed and brings new locations to explore.

The Season 4 Battle Pass costs $10 or 950 V-Bucks (Epic's in-game currency for Fortnite).

What was once "Dusty Depot" - a set of buildings smack in the center of the island - is now "Dusty Divot", an impact crater. (There's now a bunch of makeshift construction surrounding the remnants of the comet in the center of the crater; while that all is destructible, the comet itself is sadly unbreakable.) Battle Royale's enormous island also suffers other impacts: Craters now appear in a variety of locations; this was one big meteor.

Epic's patch notes also reveal that the crossbow has been removed from the game. If you don't want to invest 75 hours into Fortnite Battle Royale to unlock all of these levels you can buy your way to the top. This is rumored to be built up as Season 4 progresses. Of course, other areas were damaged by the impact, and these Hop Rocks can now be found all over the map.

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With Season 4 underway for Fortnite: Battle Royale players have begun chasing down new challenges to complete their Battle Pass.

Fortnite Season 4 has just gone live and with it seven new Battle Pass skins.

The next time you play, you may find that your favorite landing spot has changed as a result of the comet. And if you've been paying attention at all the king of the mountain is Fortnite, which skyrocketed in popularity after quickly adding the free Battle Royale mode to Epic's one-time Unreal Engine 4 showcase years in the making.

Fortnite season four is here, which means there are brand-new Battle Pass challenges to complete. There's also a Wonder Woman-inspired superhero skin called Valor (tier 71), another commando-type skin named Squad Leader (tier 87), and, finally, a very cool exosuit called Omega (tier 100). Season 4 also introduces a whole host of changes to the game such as structures on the starting islands now being destructible and headshots being prioritised when other body parts are in the way.

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