Fortnite: Leak Indicates A Flooded Map In Chapter 2 Season 3

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Fortnite: Leak Indicates A Flooded Map In Chapter 2 Season 3

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 is about to make a splash.

Rumors began months ago that Fortnite: Battle Royale Chapter 2 Season 3 would feature a water-themed map. Famed Fortnite leaker HYPEX discovered a new Fortnite icon that seems to indicate that the map will indeed flood next season. If the PS4 icon leaks are any indication, it’s time to throw some swim trunks on and dive into the new map in just ten days.

Leaked PlayStation 4 Store Icon

This icon is not a whole to go on as it stands. However, we can identify that the Battle Bus takes center-frame and water surrounds it. The only piece of land in the frame is a palm tree that sits on top of a sand-bar. This image encompasses the bulk of what we know heading into Chapter 2 Season 3. A live in-game event named “The Device” will take place in five days. We can fully expect the current Fortnite map to flood after the in-game event.

Constant Delays

Chapter 2 Season 3 has experienced three delays since the release of Season 2. It was initially slated for an April 30 release date. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic likely caused Season 3’s delay until June 4. Season 3 was pushed back another week until June 11 after the two previous delays. For two straight seasons, Fortnite: Battle Royale would endure a fourth-month long season whereas, in the past, seasons would typically last around three months. With a release date of June 11, the Fortnite fandom will have to wait anxiously as more leaks surface whether they approve of them or not.

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General Reaction

The memes have begun as we inch closer and closer to Chapter 2 Season 3. Personalities like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Turner “Tfue” Tenney have not yet reacted to the flooded map leak. However, a few Fortnite pros have had some choice words for the underwater theme in Season 3.

A Twitter thread involving Fortnite caster Aussie Antics and European pro Fray gives us an idea of what the professional scene is going through. Water zones in Fortnite are tough to navigate from a competitive standpoint. There are many areas over water that players cannot place builds on, making it challenging to stay alive. Chapter 2 Season 3’s competitive season could be difficult with a flooded map.

However, we should temper expectations and not go over-board with hate without seeing the new map. We could see an underwater swimming mechanic and potentially even some underwater points of interest. The Fortnite: Battle Royale fandom will find out for sure on June 6.

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Matt Pryor
Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.