Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1: Flipped, the update fans have been waiting for, is finally here. Of course, it means there is pressure on Epic Games to deliver. The last thing you want is a GTA Trilogy situation. So, let’s find out what changes and new features have been incorporated, and whether they improve the gameplay.
The clue is in the title here because the map has been flipped to reveal an updated landscape with three biomes for players to explore across the different game modes. What’s cool is that the regions aren’t equal in size. For example, the entire west coast of the island is a frozen tundra, whereas the southeast side is a desert, and the rest of the east coast is a tropical paradise.
The Sanctuary’s home is in the tropic, so you’ll notice a couple of things that haven’t been around before, such as the massive statue of The Foundation adorning the shoreline. Also in the region is the Daily Bugle. Yep, Peter Parker’s office building makes an appearance, which should get your Spidey senses tingling for more web-shooting action.
The Weapons Cache
Fortnite has never been short of weapons, but Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1: Flipped pushes the envelope with an entirely new cache of artillery users are sure to love. To put it into perspective, your arsenal will now include the Range Assault Rifle, MK-Seven Assault Rifle, and Striker Pump Shotgun. What’s exciting about the assortment of weapons on Fortnite Chapter 3 is how they’ll affect team play. For example, on top of a Stinger SMG and Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper, there are teamwork tools such as the Med-Mist spray that recovers your health or that of a team member. As a result, it’s possible to work in harmony to improve your chances of success.
This applies to the eSports side of Fortnite, too. Vaulting – removing old weapons to make room for new ones – will provide an advantage for the people who figure out which tools can help in certain situations. Consider Guzzle Juice. Drink it and your health will return to 100, but it takes time, and if you take hits before your HP bar is full again, the effects will stop. As eSports rely on a thorough understanding of the gameplay, knowing the best time in a firefight to use tools such as Guzzle Juice could be the difference between winning and losing.
This is especially relevant for eSports betting because how quickly players adapt to the new meta will be pivotal due to it giving them a competitive edge, which could provide areas of value in the short term. eSports betting is prevalent across the world due to the competitive area being so accessible and sites such as Twitch allowing viewers around the world the opportunity to watch top tournaments, which is no different for Fortnite. Australia is an up-and-coming region for this as new Australian betting sites are targeting this area to plug a gap in the market due to it not being fully developed yet. Seeing as Fortnite is a significant part of eSports betting, the latest Fortnite release will be crucial to the continued growth of the sector, in Australia and worldwide.
We’ve already hinted at the arrival of Spider-Man, the friendly neighborhood superhero highlighting Epic’s burgeoning relationship with Marvel. He can be found hanging about around the Daily Bugle newspaper, which isn’t shocking considering he does work there when he’s not clad in tight spandex. Spider-Man isn’t the only big-name superstar to feature on Fortnite’s latest addition to its franchise.
The rumors are true – The Rock is joining the cast and crew. Some people may point out that he’s been a regular member of the team for a while as he has played The Foundation. Of course, The Rock himself hasn’t been an accessible skin, so Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1: Flipped will represent the first time that gamers can select the WWE superstar as a playable character. The only bad news is that the update that will trigger the skin isn’t slated until February 2022. Still, the fact that The Rock has been The Foundation all along is mightily impressive and exciting!
Several additions are due later in 2022, too, so keep your eyes peeled for must-try features. Some of them will be impossible to miss, like a giant dinosaur that has been used on promotional images.