Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Map Guide: Daily Bugle, Greasy Grove Returns, More
Epic Games is ushering in a new chapter of battle royale for Fortnite with Chapter 3 Season 1 Flipped. With this new season here, following the conclusion of The End finale event for Season 8, the new Fortnite Chapter 3 map has arrived alongside a ton of new content.
Fortnite Chapter 3 Map Guide: Flipped Upside Down
There is so much new content that players can enjoy in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Flipped, including the expected battle pass, new crossover skins for Spider-Man and others on the way, and new weapons to use in combat. But the most important part of this season is that it is the start of a new chapter.
With Chapter 3 here, this is an insanely important moment for Fortnite that has only happened two times before this: the very launch of the battle royale component of the game and the start of Chapter 2. With such a rare occurrence here, something really special is happening.
Since this is the start of a new season for battle royale, this means that Epic Games has also released a brand new map for players to check out and play across for the next 8-10 seasons of content. That is a lot of time to spend on this island, so you must get used to it now.
To help with this, we have our full Fortnite Chapter 3 map guide below to check out that will fill you in on the information you need to know about this brand new location. Or, well, somewhat brand new location as the island in this chapter is quite familiar.
If you played any of Chapter 2, you already played on this island, but just not in the way it is featured in Season 1 Flipped. The End finale to conclude Season 8 and bring an end to Chapter 2 brought about a huge event for the Chapter 2 island that resulted in it, well, flipping over.
This means that the Fortnite Chapter 3 map is technically happening on the same island as Chapter 2; it just flipped over on the other side. In this way, it means that the more water-based islands that were previously on the west side of the map, including places like Sweaty Sands and Coral Castle, are now on the east side and so on.
However, given that this is the other side of the island, it also means that the named locations and various points of interest you will visit are almost entirely different from before. There are some familiar locations on the map, but we are mostly dealing with brand new locales this time around. Let’s break down all of them in our Fortnite Chapter 3 map guide.
New Locations: The Daily Bugle, Sanctuary
Kicking off the Fortnite Chapter 3 map guide are the new locations you will visit on the map. First up is one of the most exciting ones: The Daily Bugle, the latest Marvel-themed location to appear in Fortnite on one of its islands.
Given that Spider-Man is such a huge part of this first season of the chapter, it is no surprise that we have a location themed around him. While New York City itself is not in the game, The Daily Bugle is. Players can now visit and check out the newspaper that Peter Parker worked at in the middle of a strange crater-like area in the northeastern section of the Fortnite Chapter 3 map.
Further south of The Daily Bugle is another new location on the island known as Sanctuary. The crux of this new location is that it is home to the mysterious Seven, the organization that The Foundation is part of.
The Seven plays a large role in the still somewhat mysterious lore surrounding Fortnite, and we can see their headquarters now. While many of the members of this organization are still unknown to us, The Foundation, The Scientist, and others will likely be revealed using the Sanctuary for the next several seasons. We expect this to be one of the island’s hot spots, alongside The Daily Bugle.
The Joneses, Rocky Reels
After that, we head south on the green plains biome of the Fortnite Chapter 3 map to the final major location in this area known as The Joneses. If you could not already tell from the name of this point of interest, it is a new location that is entirely themed around, well, Jonesy himself.
The Joneses is a relatively relaxing area compared to its northern counterparts, being a smaller village-like location with farming and other idyllic elements. As seen in the name, the most notable part about this area is that it is home to the different Joneses that we have met over time, including Bunker Jonesy, a prominent NPC here.
For the next location on the map, we head west into the currently snow-laden section of the map. In the central-southern area of the map is Rocky Reels, which, as the name implies, is the latest take on the popular Risky Reels series of drive-in movie theaters.
It’s likely to be a desert area in the future based on how it looks (more on that biome in a bit). It seems even more barren than Risky Reels with no fences and not as many vehicles as before. Rocky Reels is certainly not the hot spot its predecessor was, but that could change over time.
Desert: Condo Canyon, Chonker’s Speedway
Speaking of the desert, the desert biome has triumphantly returned once more after being mostly gone in Chapter 2 with the new Fortnite Chapter 3 map. It is fairly small for now, but we already know that the snow on the island will melt over time, potentially making it larger.
There are two main points of interest in the desert on the central southern coast of the map: Condo Canyon and Chonker’s Speedway. Starting with Condo Canyon, this is a decent little town. While nowhere near the level of something like Paradise Palms, Condo Canyon has a gas station and some buildings to check out and loot. It could be a decent landing spot for teams wanting to avoid other players.
The second point, though, is Chonker’s Speedway and we do expect this place to be quite popular in the future. This desert racetrack is a fascinating location reminiscent of its Chapter 1 counterpart, offering the best possible place to land and find a vehicle instantly. We expect it to be a fairly popular location in Chapter 3.
Sleepy Sound, Coney Crossroads
For the rest of the points of interest on this Fortnite Chapter 3 map, we will only focus on the snowy areas. Of course, many will likely not be permanent wintery areas, but they are for now. At the very top of the map, we find the central northern location known as Sleepy Sound.
Very similar to Misty Meadows from Chapter 2, this cute little town is a peaceful location for players to visit and fish. There is a large lake nearby and plenty of colorful houses to loot. Given its out-of-the-way location, we could see this mid to highly-populated area, so players should keep that in mind.
Far south of Sleepy Sound is the next area known as Coney Crossroads, which is somewhat near the island’s center. Given its name, it is a major crossroads point between areas on the Fortnite Chapter 3 map. There is honestly not too much to find at this location.
There are a few buildings to explore and loot, but the main attraction (hinted at in its name) is the classic Fortnite ice cream parlor, where you can find one of the new NPCs this season. While Coney Crossroads might not be too interesting on its own, its central location could make it a nice landing spot for easily getting anywhere that you need to on the map.
Logjam Lumberyard, Camp Cuddle
The Logjam Lumberyard is one of the only returning locations from Chapter 2 if perhaps the only one. The lumber place has received a massive upgrade in Chapter 3 to honor a named location and one situated west of Sleepy Sound on the map.
What players will find at Logjam Lumberyard is that it is a much larger location with many different wooden buildings to explore at this factory of sorts. Enough is going on in this wintery lumberyard to make it a decent landing spot for those trying to keep out of the way of the more popular areas due to its somewhat remote northwestern area.
From there, we will head way south to Camp Cuddle and, if you could not tell by the name, this is essentially the namesake of the Cuddle Team Leader and her gang. If you want to see the home of one of the most beloved and popular Fortnite characters of all time, this is the place to be.
The campsite is a nice little location to explore and is pretty far away from almost everything else on the map. In many ways, it does feel like this place will be the Holly Hedges of sorts, even found in the same general area. There is also a huge lake just east of Camp Cuddle that players can check out.
Returning Locations: Greasy Grove, Shifty Shafts
Finishing off this list of named locations on the Fortnite Chapter 3 map, we have the two main returning locations from Chapter 1. The first of these is Shifty Shafts, a familiar location that surprisingly came back for another chance at being a popular destination for players.
Shifty Shafts is found on the northern side, north of the large lake, northwest of Coney Crossroads, southwest of Sleepy Sound, and southeast of Logjam Lumberyard. It is a nice middle area that will likely make it a great place to head to at the start of the match for easy access to other solid looting spots.
Much of Shifty Shafts is the same as before, offering the underground mine shafts for players to explore. Given the complicated nature of the winding mining tunnels and hidden areas, it is fun to check out and get to know for the first time or familiarize yourself with it again.
Last but not least, we have the long-awaited return of Greasy Grove to Fortnite. Found roughly in its Chapter 1-ish position in the southwestern corner of the island, the currently snow-covered town is ready for players to drop there, pick up some loot, and maybe a Durr Burger at the same time.
Greasy Grove is back and, like Shifty Shafts, a lot like its former self. It even has the Season X version with the taco restaurant to explore. This is a welcome return for a location that players have been asking for, for some time now.
While that is it for the major locations on the Fortnite Chapter 3 map at the time of the launch of Season 1 Flipped, there is more on the way. Epic Games has already teased that the melting of the snow on the map will reveal a hidden secret, and it certainly seems like that will be the highly anticipated return of Tilted Towers. For now, it remains an inaccessible city, but we shall, hopefully, see it soon as the map is in dire need of a truly urban place.