Fortnite's long-teased comet (opens in new tab) has landed—destroying Dusty Depot, not Tilted Towers, in the process. In its place remains a crater, filled with glowing Hop Rocks—consumables which let players "lift off with low gravity." Away from the crash site stands Risky Reels, a new location situated on the map's eastern corner, north of Wailing Woods. It's all go in Fortnite Season 4.
Courtesy of Fortnite Intel (opens in new tab), here's Hop Rocks in practice:
New 'Hop Rocks' found in the Dusty Divot crater! #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/LDkdEQABmWMay 1, 2018
As detailed by Epic in update v4.0's extensive patch notes (opens in new tab), Season 4's Battle Pass boasts 100 tiers of new rewards—including new cosmetic items, emotes and sprays. Of the latter, Epic says players are no longer limited to six slots on their emote wheel, and that a new 'Locker Emote Slot' button triggers any emote and/or spray presets.
Elsewhere, the patch notes explain headshots in Battle Royale are now prioritised, which means players can no longer block headshots with idle body parts. Crossbows have been vaulted too, and hit markers are now displayed when looking through a scope.
Save the World's 'Part 1: Origin Story' Blockbuster Event kicks off with reports of "a strange new husk lurking about harassing survivors". The questline gives players five quests and one Landmark Mission wherein Ray has disappeared. Bring her home with the help of Spitfire and Lok, and "recruit a team of superheroes" along the way.
More information on all of that and more can be found in this direction (opens in new tab). Now that the map's changed, how might your own favourite Fortnite landing spots (opens in new tab) be impacted?
Fortnite Intel (opens in new tab) also reports the following objectives comprise Season 4's Week 1 Challenges: