The community playing Fortnite, a popular online game, is eagerly anticipating new seasons and events. The rumour mill has been particularly excited by hints towards an impending update in the game's content, namely, the re-introduction of the Chapter 1 maps.
The buzz amongst the players about this possible update began with leaks circulating online. Many have been speculating that Chapter 1 maps might be making their way back into the game, which has fans eagerly waiting for more information.
The Chapter 1 maps hold a special place in the hearts of many Fortnite players. They are viewed as historic battlegrounds where players fought relentless virtual battles, made friends and created unforgettable gaming moments.
Long-time players of Fortnite, often dubbed as the original game enthusiasts or OG players, are especially excited at the possibility of a return to these memorable locations. The very thought of revisiting the old maps has sparked a wave of nostalgia amongst them.
These rumors got further fuelled by the 26.30 patch. As per the patch note, it introduced Fortnitemares 2023 and a Time Machine to the island, pushing the speculation about the return of the old maps even further.
Players are trying to piece together this latest puzzle from the leaks about the upcoming Chapter 4, Season 5 of the game. Known Fortnite leaker, 'Egyptian Fortnite Leaker,' has piped in suggesting that the next season will feature a “time corruption”.
This “time corruption” could result in rolling back different seasons of the Chapter 1 maps during the gameplay. This leak has further invigorated the speculation about the return of the old maps.
Adding credibility to these rumors, some unexpected items from Chapter 1 Season 5 started showing up in the Frenzy Fields on the current Fortnite island. These items included signages of Durr Burger, Dusty Diner, and Truck ‘N’ Oasis, all brought to the island by Kado Thorne’s Time Machine, as per the game narrative.
Apart from these items, the date featured on the Time Machine, July 12, 2018, is another intriguing factor. It is worth noting that this date coincides with the original release date of Chapter 1 Season 5.
Kado Thorne, a time traveler character from the game, is depicted travelling back to these past seasons to complete his legendary collection, reinforcing the return speculation.
In Mega City, a billboard showcasing the Chapter 1 sky added to the rising rumor. Additionally, the official Fortnite account posted a teaser titled “The greatest heist of all time”.
This teaser featured an image of Vampire Kado Thorne stepping out of the Time Machine, subtly pointing towards a retro storyline.
A leak from the popular Fortnite information source, D3NNI_yt, suggests a connection between this speculated storyline and the Avengers Endgame plot.
According to this speculation, the character of Thor is seen playing Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 5 during the 2023 timeline in MCU canon.
The return of Chapter 1 maps, as suggested by all these leaks and rumors, has excited the Fortnite player community. Loyal fans are expressing their eagerness to return to their old haunts, a move they believe will reinvigorate the game.
If these rumors hold any water, gamers might soon be experiencing the nostalgia of playing in the original Chapter 1 maps while enjoying the features of the upcoming Chapter 4 season.
However, until an official announcement is made, these rumors will continue to add an element of mystery and excitement to the Fortnite gameplay. Game on!