Where We Droppin’?

Fortnite is hitting the reset button back to Chapter 1 when the Battle Royale title ruled the gaming world. With just a few days left in Chapter 4 Season 4, fans eagerly await the throwback season. Today, we will cover all the leaks and provide a countdown to Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5, also called Fortnite OG.

When does Fortnite OG start?

Chapter 4 Season 5 (Fortnite OG) begins in

According to sources, Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 concludes on November 3, 2023. As a result, we anticipate a quick turnaround as Epic Games transitions to Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5. The confirmed launch date per Epic Games is November 3, 2023.

Let’s get to some juicy Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 leaks. These cover what you can expect next season as the OG Chapter 1 map returns.

What does July 12, 2018, mean in Fortnite?

We have covered this topic separately, but a Time Machine currently exists under the Eclipsed Estate point of interest (POI). It can also be seen in the Fortnite lobby, as shown above, depicting July 12, 2018. 

This date is a direct reference to Chapter 1 Season 5–the same season that will kick off the Fortnite OF season (Chapter 4 Season 5). The Time Machine will reportedly malfunction and return players to the OG Fortnite map for a nostalgia run. 

Content creators receive care packages referenceing Fortnite OG Chapter 1 seasons

Epic Games has recently sent a care package to content creator Salvatretzzo. Contained within are relics of Fortnite Chapter 1, including an “OG” pin and pins beginning with Season 5 and ending with Season X. 

Upon further inspection, the package also contains a vinyl record depicting the complete Chapter 1 Season 5 map with all the fan-favorite POIs. Epic included the creator’s reaction to an old Fortnite Item Shop update. 

Other Fortnite OGs, such as DrLupo and CouRageJD, have taken part in the viral marketing for the new season. DrLupo published a clip on X, depicting a massive Dusty Diner coffee cup in the middle of an open field. CouRageJD received a huge Truck 'N' Oasis sign, which previously took up real estate in the Chapter 1 Season 5 Trucker's Oasis location.

Is Zero Build leaving Fortnite next season? Are advanced movement mechanics gone as well?

Image Credit: Epic Games
Image Credit: Epic Games

Fortnite’s Zero Build mode has become a staple in the game as an alternative to the somewhat challenging Battle Royale mode. However, Chapter 1 did not include Zero Build but instead a primitive version of Fortnite’s building mechanic. Still, recent developments have confirmed that Zero Build is here to stay despite rumors to the contrary.

Advanced movement mechanics such as sprinting and mantling are relatively new to Fortnite. Despite rumors to the contrary, sprinting and mantling will remain in the Fortnite OG season when it launches. Epic Games confirmed this in a recent teaser.

The Fortnite OG Battle Pass will feature hybrid versions of Chapter 1 skins

Featured Image: Epic Games / StreamFNBR
Featured Image: Epic Games / StreamFNBR

A recent leak has unveiled what players can expect in the Fortnite OG Battle Pass. The 50-reward Battle Pass dubbed the OG Pass, will feature hybrid crossovers of some of the most memorable skins. Ones that have been pointed out include Raven and Cuddle Leader, Omega and Ragnarok, Renegade Raider and Lynx, Peely and Lil' Whip, and a new version of The Black Knight.

Fortnite OG to feature rotating loot pools and maps beginning with Chapter 1 Season 5

Image Credit: StreamFNBR
Image Credit: StreamFNBR

It recently became clear that instead of fractions of the Chapter 1 map reappearing, Epic Games would bring the OG map back entirely. Leakers have since confirmed this to be the case, which means the Chapter 4 map will be gone in Season 5. 

Additionally, Epic will highlight all seasons from Chapter 1 Season 5 to Season X, with each unique map and loot pool leading up to Fortnite Chapter 5. 

Here is a look at each season’s loot pools and POIs to give you an idea of what to expect:

Season 5

Season 5 map
Season 5 map
  • Lasted from July 12, 2018 to September 26, 2019
  • Assault Rifle
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Burst Assault Rifle
  • Light Machine Gun
  • Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Heavy Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Submachine Gun
  • Compact SMG
  • Pistol
  • Suppressed Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
  • Dual Pistols
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle

Season 6

Season 6 map
Season 6 map
  • Lasted from September 27, 2018 to December 5, 2018
  • Assault Rifle
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Burst Assault Rifle
  • Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Heavy Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • Submachine Gun
  • Compact SMG
  • Pistol Suppressed Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
  • Six Shooter
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle

Season 7

Season 7 map
Season 7 map
  • Lasted from December 6, 2018 to February 27, 2019
  • Assault Rifle
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Compact SMG
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Pistol
  • Suppressed Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
  • Dual Pistols
  • Scoped Revolver
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle
  • Suppressed Sniper Rifle
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Rocket Launcher
  • X-4 Stormwing

Season 8

Season 8 map
Season 8 map
  • Lasted from February 28, 2019 to May 8, 2019
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Compact SMG
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Pistol
  • Suppressed Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
  • Dual Pistols
  • Scoped Revolver
  • Flint-Knock Pistol
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle
  • Suppressed Sniper Rifle
  • Boom Bow
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Drum Gun

Season 9

Season 9 map
Season 9 map
  • Lasted from May 9, 2019 to July 31, 2019
  • Assault Rifle
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Infantry Rifle
  • Drum Gun
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Drum Shotgun
  • Burst SMG
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Pistol
  • Revolver
  • Suppressed Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
  • Flint-Knock Pistol
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Storm Scout Sniper Rifle
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Proximity Grenade Launcher
  • Storm Flip

Season X

Season X map
Season X map
  • Lasted from August 1, 2019 to October 13, 2019
  • Assault Rifle
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Minigun
  • Heavy Assault Rifle
  • Infantry Rifle
  • Suppressed Assault Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Pump Shotgun
  • Suppressed Submachine Gun
  • Tactical Submachine Gun
  • Pistol
  • Revolver
  • Suppressed Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
  • Flint-Knock Pistol
  • Heavy Sniper Rifle
  • Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle
  • Automatic Sniper Rifle
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Rocket Launcher
  • B.R.U.T.E.
  • Junk Rift

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