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Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date

The Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date is nearly upon us, so here’s everything you need to know about the Wilds update’s new and returning mechanics.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date: four Loopers are standing in front of a bit of collapsed earth.

When was the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date? Epic Games introduced the Wilds theme. It’s a return to a similar theme from way back in Chapter 2, but one that saw the introduction of several cool new mechanics and perhaps one or two we’d rather forget.

Which Fortnite weapons shook up the metagame, and just where did the battle royale game head this time? Here’s all the information we collated for the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date before its launch.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 start time

The Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date was June 9, 2023. This was confirmed in a Tweet by Epic Games in the week beforehand, revealing the new seasonal theme as “Wilds”. 

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Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 theme

In a teaser trailer shown on its Twitter feed, C4 S3 is Fortnite Wilds and returned to a tribal theme, similar to Chapter 2 Season 6’s Primal season. In that season, we first saw Fortnite wildlife and the introduction of crafting.

It’s understandable that the regular dataminers were sleuthing about and found information on the Wilds theme. iFireMonkey noted that the flag in the teaser trailer has the same logo as the tents in-game, close to where vines are sprouting. Raptors returned and were rideable, and we knew this ahead of time thanks to the leaked login screen from Hypex via ShiinaBR.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 release date: a jungle scene for the new Wilds season.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 skins

Ahead of time, we knew about four new skins thanks to iFireMonkey. These skins were original designs that take inspiration from action films such as Indiana Jones and had punk rock, fantasy, and futuristic elements. In addition to these characters, Hypex confirmed that the Chapter 4 Season 3 battle pass tier 100 skin was Optimus Prime.

Here are the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 skins we knew about from leaks:

  • Era
  • Trace
  • Rian
  • Lorenzo
  • Optimus Prime
  • Summer Meowscles

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 weapons

According to some tweets by Hypex, here are all of the new and unvaulted weapons we saw in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3:

  • Drum Shotgun (unvaulted)
  • Lever Action Rifle (unvaulted)
  • Lever Action shotgun (unvaulted)
  • Infantry Rifle (unvaulted)
  • Thermal Bolt Action Sniper (new)
  • Lever Pistol (new)

In addition, helicopters featured in the new season and they come equipped with a launcher that fires rounds every two seconds, dealing 35 to players and 450 to buildings.

If you’ve not dropped into Fortnite in a while, you might want to brush up on your skills if you’re returning after some time away, so check out our Fortnite tips for the basics. You can also see if there’s a way to earn some extra Fortnite V-bucks to spend on upcoming premium skins or the brand-new battle pass.