The much anticipated Fortnite Season OG has arrived, replacing Season 5 with a trip back in time to the original Chapter 1 map. This is paired with a turbo Fortnite OG Pass to condense the action, as this season will only be running for one month until December 2, 2023. There's a lot to pack in during that time though, with a new hotfix being released each week to progress the flashback to a new season from Chapter 1, and each will bring fresh weapons, vehicles, and landmarks back into play. If you want to catch up on what's new, then here's a round up of the biggest changes for Fortnite Season OG.
Fortnite Season OG returns to the original map
Fortnite Season OG has gone back to the original Chapter 1 map, a feature players have been requesting for a long time. Expect to see plenty of familiar landmarks revisited over the next month, including Greasy Grove, Risky Reels, Loot Lake, Frosty Flights, and the infamous Tilted Towers. A weekly hotfix will advance through the Chapter 1 Seasons with updated content as follows:
- V27.00 (current) - Season 5
- V27.00 hotfix (November 9) - Season 6
- V27.10 hotfix (November 16) - Seasons 7 & 8
- V27.11 hotfix (November 23) - Seasons 9 & X
There's a turbo Fortnite OG Pass with 50 rewards to unlock
The Fortnite OG Pass replaces the usual Battle Pass for this shortened season, and although it still costs 950 V-Bucks Epic have promised that progress through it will be much quicker with 1,000 V-Bucks to collect over 50 levels. Of course, there will also be plenty of other cosmetic rewards to unlock, featuring Back Blings, Pickaxes, Styles, and Outfits including Spectra Knight, Lil Split, Renegade Lynx, and Omegarok – which are all mashups of two previous skins.
There are hidden collectibles for XP boosts
If you want to power your way through the OG Pass then keen an eye out for the ten hidden Fortnite Gnomes that have popped up around the island, as each one you collect will award a 20,000 XP bonus. Our guide there has all of the locations, so you can easily gather them up.
Fortnite OG weapons are returning
Expect to get your hands on plenty of OG weapons as they roll out during the course of the Season, with Fortnite new weapons returning from the vault for each hotfix that's released. The Assault Rifle, Pump Shotgun, and Hunting Rifle are available to get you started, along with items such as the Damage Trap, Grappler, and Boogie Bomb.
Fortnite OG vehicles are also coming back
To help you get around the returning Chapter 1 map, there's a whole host of Fortnite OG vehicles making a comeback. The Shopping Cart and All Terrain Kart kick things off, but watch out for the relaunch of other classics including the Quadcrasher, Driftboard, X-4 Stormwing, Jetpack, and The Baller over the following weeks.
More original items are available in the Fortnite OG Shop
Keep an eye on the Fortnite OG Shop replacing the original Item Shop this season, as there will be a curated selection of cosmetics available including classics, mashups, and fresh takes. The Red Knight outfit will be making a long-awaited return, alongside new items such as the Raven Team Leader outfit.
Play Fortnite Season OG Ranked for a reward
Ranked play will still be available in Fortnite Season OG, and there's a special reward for those who take part. Leaping from the Battle Bus will present you with a Ranked Urgent Quest, and the first time you complete one of those this season you'll unlock the Ranker's Tags Back Bling. Wear them in future matches, and they'll display the color of your highest rank attained this season.
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