Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3: Release Date, Leaks, News & Battle Pass

Let's take a gander at the new season of Fortnite. What's in it, when does it release, and how does it change the map?
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2
What is gonna happen in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3? | © Epic Games

After Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 gave us a completely new map and new features, Season 2 stepped everything up a notch. Not only did we get a no-build mode, but now we can even climb and sprint!

Despite the fact that we still have quite a bit to go, the season is slowly winding towards its eventual close. Thus, players are predictably starting to wonder what will happen in Chapter 3, Season 3.

So let's not go-on for too long, and instead dive straight into all the leaks, teasers and details that we've gathered so far about Season 3.

The Release Date Of Chapter 3, Season 3 In Fortnite

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 will be released on June 4, 2022. While there is no official end date for Fortnite Season 2, if you look at the current Battle Pass, you'll spot the message "Chapter 3 – Season 2 by June 03." in the bottom left corner. Usually, a major live event will happen the day after a season's end, followed by a bit of downtime and then the launch of the next season a day later.

Everything We Know About Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3

It's still a while until Chapter 3, Season 3 is released, but you know Fortnite's data miners, don't you? They're constantly digging into the game files, pulling out one leak after another. Well, we're here to collect them and theorize, so let's dive in!

Leaks and news about the live event

The first preparations for the big, final live event of Chapter 3, Season 2 are complete. With the last Fortnite patch, "the device" appeared in Fortnite. You know, the thing that starred in the Chapter 2, Season 2 live event.

The IO came back to the island this season with huge airships and tanks to take revenge after what happened during that live event. In many places there is a fight for the territory, and at the end of the season, maybe we will see a fight for the entire island? In any case, we are sure that the war will reach its climax at the end of Season 2. There were fights all over the island, but the resistance seemed stronger. So it's likely the IO want to regain power with the Doomsday device at the end of the season.

And as a little spoiler, these are the lobby animations that play when entering the live event:

The Baller Is Returning to the Game

According to the most recent leaks, the Baller is bound to return to Fortnite. Dataminer Hypex has tweeted that the model has been updated not too long ago. The grapplers have been reworked and equipped balloons will now de-spawn when the player is entering the vehicle.

Mountable Animals

Epic has been working on mountable animals in the past already. In Chapter 3, Season 1 we had Klombo inhabiting the island. You could climb on his back, but I wouldn't really call that mounting. Now Epic is back at it, trying to include this mechanic into the game. Who knows, we might me riding wolves in to the battle once the next season starts.

Weapon Mods

It was leaked quite some time ago that Epic Games is working on weapon mods. So far, though, they haven't appeared in the game. Fortnite leaker HypeX believes that Epic is still working on finding the perfect way for players to use them. Who knows, maybe they will finally enter the game in Season 3?

Chapter 3, Season 3 Map Changes and New POI's

Since we only just got a brand-new map, in Chapter 3, Season 1, you shouldn't have too many high expectations for Season 3's map changes. However, a few places will always change around, and maybe there will be even more underground POIs.

POI DDMachine

In the game files, you can find a new POI under the code name DDMachine. It is not yet known where this place is supposed to be, but it is associated with the words "Thermal" & "Lightning". Maybe some kind of experiment or weather station?

Chapter 3, Season 3 Battle Pass Skin Leaks

Following is a selection of possible Battle Pass skins, according to leaks that have accrued over the last couple of months. Many of these will likely appear one day or another, but perhaps not in this particular season. Thus, don't be weirded out that some of these were in last Season's version of this article. Many of them have been rumored for a long time!

Darth Vader and Obi-Wan

Unfortunately, nothing is known about the Season 3 Battle Pass yet. However, rumors say that Darth Vader and Obi-Van will appear in Fortnite. Will there maybe even be a complete Star Wars season?

At least we got our first sneak peek at Obi-Van...

Avatar, SpongeBob & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Furthermore, Paramount has signed a deal with Epic Games. The perfect template to launch crossovers with, for example, Avatar, SpongeBob, the Ninja Turtles, and so on. Logically, none of this has been officially confirmed yet, but the possibilities seem endless!

New Weapons And Items Coming To Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3

Let's hope so! Or rather, let's hope for both some new and old weapons. Yes, this season was a change of pace, but I think we can speak for everyone when we say that these last two seasons way too sprayer-friendly. We expect a better shotgun, preferably an old-school pump shotgun, and please, something a little more creative as well!

However, all of this being said, it still remains to be seen whether Epic Games will fulfill the community's wishes. That's all for now, though, in regard to Chapter 3, Season 3 leaks. As soon as there's more news, we'll update this article again, so make sure to check back regularly to keep yourself all up-to-date!

This article was originally written by Alisa Eiber.