Is Fortnite Bringing back the old map?: Chapter 2 Season 3, New POIs, Theme and More!
With the release of Chapter 2 Season 3 we’re going to see a massive change to the current Map!
Fortnite Season 3 Chapter 2 has been delayed until the middle of June.
Although fans aren’t happy, this will be much better for the longterm health of the game, as we’ll get a more polished product.
However, there are a few features of the map that point towards some sort of flood event for the new map.
This would lead to a change of pace and some possible focus on water-based combat.
New Map Changes
These changes typically mean there are new Points of Interest (POI) and locations for players to explore keeping the game feeling fresh and fun.
This also changes up where people like to drop. When this comes to the competitive game modes, it changes up how players move through the map.
Overall, this benefits all players and gives us something to look forward to at the release of each season
Season 2 Points of Interest
With the release of Season 2, we saw the addition of ‘Agency’. This location added an awesome new headquarters at the centre of the map.
There were also coastal changes and a brand new cave added.
Another big addition was the Oil rig, on the South-Western side of the map.
Chapter 1 Map Returning
Fans of Fortnite have been wanting the return of the old map for a little while now.
All players, from casual to pros have found issues with the new map. The main one being that the map is too big and doesn’t have enough rotational tools.
This means you end up running to the next zone for the majority of the match.
By the end of Season X, the old Fortnite map felt well balanced with a good amount of utility for players to get around.
With the most recent event (Travis Scott’s Astronomical) we saw the return of the butterfly.
This hints towards another possible map switch coming with Season 3. We’ll have to wait for the upcoming Doomsday event to actually find out where we’re headed for the new season.
Season 3 Theme
The recent leaks and Easter eggs point towards some sort of Awautic theme for Season 3.
With hints in-game relating to ‘Noah’s Ark‘ we may see a huge flood destroy the current map.
It seems unlikely Epic would go back on their decision to change maps for the release of Chapter 2.
However, it would be a nice change of pace to see the old map return. As well as experience old memories on the new Engine.