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Fortnite season 3 map guide: Every new location and latest changes

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Fortnite season 3 is starting to wind down, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of new changes to the map happening every week. While the season started off with half of the map being flooded, the waterline has progressively shrunk further and further back to the ocean, revealing new locations and familiar spots with some significant changes.

Fortnite season 3 has been promoting its Aquaman tie-in, plus the addition of drivable cars. That's resulted in a massive new location known as Coral Castle (not Atlantis), along with plenty of new (dry) ground to eventually drive on. Here's our guide to every new and returning location on the Fortnite season 3 map.

Fortnite season 3 map: Every location

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Coral Castle

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Coral Castle has been teased since the early stages of season 3. Ever since it became obvious that an Aquaman skin would be this season's big marketing tie-in, the rumors of a new Atlantis location have run rampant. Well, it ain't Atlantis, but it's about as close as I can imagine. Coral Castle features, what else, an ornate series of castles and towers deep in a crater of water surrounded by waterfalls, just north of Sweaty Sands. It's got a great amount of loot crates in most of its main buildings, and a number of sandy ramps on either side for a quick escape.

I'm particularly fascinated by the little floating orbs in some buildings that appear to contain frozen jelly creatures. There's also a series of coral conches that play musical notes, which might factor into a future challenge.

Dirty Docks

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Dirty Docks is pretty much fully back, including the surrounding warehouses and parking lots. Nothing terribly new here, but it's always fun to have an old friend back. As expected, the flood has rearranged some stuff and strewn about some garbage.

Slurp Factory/Slurpy Swamp

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The entirety of Slurpy Swamp and the Slurp Factory are now above water, but you can say goodbye to those majestic healing streams of Slurp juice.

Weeping Woods

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Weeping Woods is back and at it, with the vast majority of the water now having receded. All your favorite log cabins are still around, save for a bit of trash rolling around. The river has definitely gained a little girth.

Craggy Cliffs

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The entirety of Craggy Cliffs is back, after a brief period where about two-thirds had reappeared. That mysterious space ship that was previously underwater is now finally visible, and in fact has its own secret challenge. The rest of Craggy Cliffs is pretty familiar, save for a ton of garbage strewn about from the flood.

The Fortilla

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The Fortilla in the southwest portion of the map has now rotated 90 degrees after the latest waterline update. That means the usual entrance is now facing out towards the ocean. Weird stuff. It makes me wonder if any other locations will get washed out back to sea or get similarly rotated.

The Authority

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Taking the place of the Agency in the center of the map, the Authority is a much more menacing building surrounded by what basically looks like a fortified castle wall. You'll find a helicopter pad a few floors up, and ziplines leading in and out of the area at each corner. Good thing, too, since the area is littered with guard NPCs. Also, peep the Shadow faction flag, taking the place of all the Ghost faction signage.

As of July 27, there's now a way to just swim/walk into the Authority from the northern side, meaning you no longer have to construct a ramp up over an edge.

Rickety Rig

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Rickety Rig is already a pretty trashy location, just a stone's throw from the Fortilla. Expect this location to be a secondary retreat point for anyone who feels outgunned at the Fortilla.

Catty Corner

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The box factory that became Meowscles' hangout (after Deadpool kicked him off the yacht) has now been upgraded to a proper bachelor pad. The interior of the main building is still fairly factory-ish, but with a few tools laying around, you've got Meowscles' quarters, and even some sort of giant cat tree installation. You'll find it in the southeast portion of the map.

Frenzy Farm

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Of all the landmarks on the map, Frenzy Farm has managed to survive pretty well compared to others. Now everything is on floating platforms, like some sort of goofy hydroponics farm. The plantation house is now raised above the water level, though the big red barn didn't seem to make it all that well.

Since the waterline has receded, even more of the original farm has been revealed again. It's pretty much still the old farm we know and love, plus the few floating platforms from earlier and a little bit of terrain deformation.

Pleasant Park

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Pleasant Park has been pretty significantly changed. All the houses are still standing, just now on raised floating platforms, and dotting the landscape are some bounce pads that will help you stay above the water.

Steamy Stacks

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The waterline around Steamy Stacks has receded a ton since the start of season 3, so now the surrounding parking lot and beyond has been revealed. It's still the same old Steamy Stacks you love, but it's now way more viable as a drop point if you want a decent amount of loot.

Sweaty Sands

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More like s-wet-y sands, am I right? Okay, fine, anyway this fan-favorite location has actually been expanded a bit, with main street being widened out. It's still all covered in water, so you'll be traversing docks and raised platforms and whatnot, and the beach has been replaced with rock. Sandals optional.

Other locations

The Pirate Barge near Rickety Rig is exactly what you think: A big ol' pirate ship ready to plunder.

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