Everything You Need to Know About Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War
Epic Games is truly outdoing itself with the latest season in Fortnite battle royale. Players can check out Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War right now as we are happy to report that the latest season of battle royale is now available for almost every platform out there.
Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War Looks Amazing
Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War is the name of the latest season of battle royale. Though the name is a little obtuse at this point, this season might as well be known as the Marvel season. That is because the Marvel universe has officially taken over Fortnite for the next 10 weeks.
Players can enjoy a superpowered season that comes with everything that we expected from the fourth season in chapter 2 and so much more. It all began with the teases earlier this week, where Thor showed up in the game and had some comic book pages for players to collect.
It told Thor fighting Galactus and being forced to summon some of the most famous Marvel superheroes to Fortnite battle royale to help him take down the galactic villain. What that means for players is that they can now enjoy what looks to be one of the best seasons ever.
Though Season 3 just ended, Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War is here, and we will go over everything that we know about it thus far. Epic Games didn’t release patch notes yet again but did give an overview of the new season.
Unfortunately, this is the first season to not be available on all platforms. Due to the legal case and battle between Apple and Epic Games, players on iOS and Mac will not download the update for this new season and play it for the foreseeable future. But if you want to play, check out a workaround for iPhone, iPad, and Mac here.
What’s New: Super Abilities
When it comes to what’s new in Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War, one of the biggest changes to the game is the super abilities you can pick up. For the last couple of seasons, there have been enemy NPCs that you can battle against and the normal players.
There are usually minibosses that you can take out that will give you some special mythic weapons. In the case of Season 4, though, some of the most powerful enemies will give you super abilities this time around.
They are similar to what happened in the Avengers: Endgame crossover many seasons ago, where players could use certain superhero abilities. There are a ton of them that are available this season, and they range from having Groot’s bramble shield that can protect you to Dr. Doom’s gauntlets, and more.
You can even get the Silver Surfer’s surfboard, despite the character not even showing up this season as one of the skins just yet. There are only a few abilities for now, but Epic Games is already teasing that we will get more as the weeks go by in Season 4. There are glimpses in the trailer of slamming down as She-Hulk, using Wolverine’s claws, etc.
When you hop into the Fortnite Season 4 Nexus War map, you will find some major changes this time around. Number-wise, there aren’t nearly as many changes in this season as there have been in this chapter in the past three seasons.
That is because each season up until now has had some massive additions or unbelievable changes like flooding the island. With so many named locations all around the map already, it makes sense that the changes this time around are a bit more minor and fewer in number.
But the great thing is that there is a single new named location at this time on the Season 4 map. For the first time in years, we are happy and sad to let you know that Pleasant Park is no longer around. It has been replaced by Dr. Doom’s Domain, where you can find him and fight him.
There are other changes like the minor area known as the Sentinel Graveyard and more. Epic does hint that there are new areas on the way later in the season, so there is still a chance that players will be able to visit somewhere crazy like Asgard or something else.
The helicarrier has parked itself on the map and will let players visit it, both in the game and in the lobby. There are also other little minor changes to the map like the Quinjets and boss enemies. We will have our full map changes guide soon, so look for that.
New Weapon and Supply Drones
When it comes to new seasons, it is always likely that we will get some new weapons and other items for players to check out. There is one main new weapon this time around that players will find, and that is the Stark Industries energy rifle.
This energy rifle is a brand new weapon with a very different feel to other guns in Fortnite battle royale. It has a futuristic feel that we haven’t seen too much of in the game thus far, making it more energy weapon Apex Legends-style.
Not only does the energy rifle have a fresh look that is reminiscent of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, but you can also find change how the weapon works depending on how you aim it. It is a versatile new weapon, and it looks to be extremely powerful, so it should change the metagame significantly this season.
At various locations around the map, you will find Stark Industries supply drones that will be flying around. These are similar to the drones that we have encountered in past seasons, but you will not want to miss out on them because of the goodies they are carrying.
If you shoot one of these down, it will drop some amazing gear like some of the hero abilities that we already went over, possibly the new energy rifle weapon, and much more. They are well worth finding on the map and taking down as they could mean the difference between a win and loss this season.
A great way to easily find the supply drones is to visit the Quinjet locations. Though you won’t be able to fly the beloved Marvel jet (at least for now that is), you will find these supply drones and robot NPC enemies.
There are chests at these locations as well. The Quinjet locations are marked on the map in each match you do, so you shouldn’t have difficulty finding them. But they will not be in the same spot in every match, so you should be ready to head to different locations if you want the hero powers and energy rifle.
Since the Quinjet locations are marked for everyone in the entire battle royale match, you should be ready to go in for a fight. These are likely going to be very popular destinations this season over time and perhaps even more popular than Doom’s Domain’s new named location.
Battle Pass Skins and Wolverine
A new season wouldn’t be complete without some new skins to come along with it and, oh boy, did Epic Games, Marvel, and Disney outdo itself this season with some excellent additions. That’s right, you are not just able to get a single Marvel skin this season but several of them as we expected.
But what we didn’t expect is that you can get almost all of them through the paid battle pass in Season 4. You truly get your bang for your buck as this season is jam-packed full of some of the very best skins that we have ever gotten for a single battle pass.
And what’s even better is that it is even cheaper now to get V-Bucks, so you are saving some money in the process on this season’s battle pass while getting the best selection of skins ever. There are seven skins in total that you unlock through the battle pass and one more secret one.
At the start of the battle pass in tier one when you purchase it, you will receive the Thor skin. We expected this to be the secret skin, but that isn’t the case. But what is surprising is that every single skin this season has a secret emote called Awakening that is unique to them.
In Thor’s case, it is all about unlocking the ability to wield his hammer in the game. These extra Awakening emotes have to be unlocked through special challenges or at higher tier levels. The second skin comes at tier 22 and is Jennifer Walters, otherwise known as She-Hulk, who we already knew was coming to the game.
But the thing about this skin is that this is her human form. If you would like to unlock the actual She-Hulk skin, you will need to go seven tiers further, and then you will be able to look like her. The third skin is at tier 38 and is Groot.
The fourth skin that you can unlock is Storm. She comes in right around the halfway point at tier 53. From there, it jumps to tier 67 where you get the first villain in this battle pass, and that is Dr. Doom. Given that he has his own named location, we imagine he will be quite popular.
The penultimate skin this season is at tier 80 and is another anti-hero and sometimes villain Mystique. You will collect this mutant at this tier, including her unique Awakening that allows her to utilize her powers to morph into other skins at will.
And last but certainly not least, there is no surprise that the final skin of the battle pass is none other than Tony Stark. You will unlock the human-only version of him at tier 93 but can unlock his Iron Man suit at tier 100. That said, there is one more skin that we know of this season.
Epic has released secret skins in the last two seasons that you could unlock through special weekly challenges. This season, it is all about Wolverine, and you will be able to unlock him later on in the season.
Vaulted and Unvaulted Items
Finally, we know about the last thing in Season 4, and that’s some of the unvaulted and vaulted items. When it comes to vaulted items, there are quite a few, but there are almost equally the same amount of returning items this season.
Some of the items that you will not use anymore are the decoy grenades, tactical shotgun, launch pad, stink bomb, and flare gun. Some of these were quite popular last season, but they are gone now. In their place, though, some of the most beloved items are returning.
There are items like the boogie bomb, pump shotgun, bounce pad, port-a-fort, tactical SMG, shockwave grenade, and scoped assault rifle. Some of these items haven’t been in Fortnite for a while now, so it is great to see them return alongside the new super abilities and energy rifle.
Also new to the game are some fishing mechanic changes. There is a new pro fishing rod that you can use to catch some new and challenging fish. They include shield fish, thermal fish, jellyfish, and more. We fully expect them to be included in the weekly challenges moving forward.