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Family Guide to Fortnite Chapter 3 Flipped

Fortnite Chapter 3 is a new update that brings a new map, new skins and mechanics. Here's our guide to what's new and how the game has changed.

The biggest innovation is that the island from Fortnite Chapter 2 has been turned upside down. You now have a brand new island to explore that exists on the underside of the original locations.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 represents a new phase for the game. It's designed to reinvigorate the experience for existing players, but also be a perfect starting point for those new to the game. As the game progresses players will witness the wintry new island thaw, discover new locations, seize victory crowns, and complete new quests.

Slide Swing and Retreat

New in the update is the ability to slide downhill to get around more quickly and evade enemy fire. You can also swing on buildings if you put on Spider-Man's web-shooters.

This adds a new dimension to play. Even if an enemy knocks you out you are able to crawl faster to safely reach your squad. You can also now pick stuff up while knocked out too which is new for the game.

Spider-Man

You can use Spider-Man's web-shooter ability no matter which outfit you’re wearing. If you want, you can also suit up as the iconic web-slinger. With the Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass, you can unlock outfits like Spider-Man, the Wanderer Ronin and The Outlaw Harlowe.

Later in Chapter 3 Season 1, you will be able to unlock the leader of the legendary “Seven”: The Foundation. There's also a hint of Spider-Man's friends and foes becoming available in the item shop throughout the season!

New Biomes

The new flipped island isn’t just a fresh battlefield. There are also new ways to explore creatively. You can roam the Western Snowfield and ascend to a “Seven Outpost.” You can traverse the Eastern Tropics with a motorboat. You can even get a taste of easy living in Condo Canyon. Then, once the snow has thawed you will be able to cross the Grasslands and discover a previously snowed-in secret.

New Camps

You can now create a home base while exploring the island. You simply set up a tent to heal up or secure items to collect in future matches. Your teammates can also use your tent to assemble their own, meaning the whole squad can get in on the fun. If the storm’s coming up on your camp, pack your tents for a new campsite — or leave ‘em if there’s no time. You can still access your stashed items in new tents!

New Victory Crown

If you rank highly enough in Battle Royale you can earn a victory crown. This means you’ll start your next match wearing the crown. Which is a sign of your achievement, but also shines and makes you stand out to those seeking a victory crown of their own.

If you are able to hold on to your crown for the match you then gain bonus XP during the match, and if you’re skilled enough to win while wearing the crown, you’ll get an exclusive emote!

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Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.