Here are the early patch notes for the new Fortnite v28.00 (4.08) update today. The 3 December 2023 release sees the introduction of Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground.
Epic Games concluded Fortnite chapter 4 with the Big Bang live event. The OG map is no more, but only for a short time.
Epic announced that they broke a new record with over 100 million players playing Fortnite in November.
For that reason, Epic has decided to bring back the Fortnite OG map in 2024. However, there is no official release date for it yet.
With rumors of the second season of chapter 5 launching in March, that seems a likely date for the return of the OG map. It’s unlikely Epic would release in the first season of a new chapter that’ll include a brand new map.
Speaking of Fortnite Chapter 5, leaks from a few weeks ago provided some insight into what players could expect.
We knew there would be racing, music, and Lego game modes released at some point in Chapter 5. However, no one would have expected all three to release in the first season.
During the Big Bang live event, for the first time, Epic revolved the event around everything the new chapter and season of Fortnite has to offer.
Once we were sucked into the Zero Point during the first phase of the live event, players were taken into the Lego Fortnite open world game mode.
Although we don’t have any information in regards to how it’ll work and the mechanics that’ll be in the game mode, we got a good glimpse of the map and we know it’ll be releasing on December 7th, four days after the release of Chapter 5 Season 1: Underground.
The Rocket Racing Fortnite game mode was also featured in the second phase of the live event. The mode has been updated in the game files numerous times over the past few months, and data miners have leaked a lot of the content.
A “garage” lobby tab was leaked that allows you to look at your own Rocket League-owned cars in Fortnite. We’ve also had confirmation car skins will be in the Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass.
The racing game mode will be released one day after the Lego Fortnite game mode, Friday 8th December 2023.
The final game mode, Fortnite Festival, was the third and final phase of the Big Bang live event. The game mode is similar to guitar hero, and it’ll be released on December 9th, 2023.
Aside from the game modes listed above, all of which won’t be released on the same day the v28.00 Fortnite update releases today, here is what else we can expect to see in today’s 4.08 Fortnite update.
C5S1 v28.00 New Season Download File Size
When a new Fortnite update launches, some players want to know about large the file size is for the new download.
When the v28.00 (4.08) Fortnite update has been pushed on all platforms, we’ll update the section below with how large the download it.
Xbox Series X|S:
Fortnite 28.00 (4.08) Update Early Patch Notes – 3 December 2023 (12/3/23)
A new season of Fortnite means a new Battle Pass. Although we don’t know the names of the skins, we do know Peter Griffin will be in this season’s Battle Pass.
Here are all the skins featured in the key art for the new season:
Weapon Mods / Attachments
Epic Games has been working on weapon mods and attachments for three years now. Leaks pointing towards weapon mods and attachments being added to the game first surfaced in December 2020.
They’ll finally be coming to the game with the release of today’s new 4.08 (28.00) Fortnite update.
Players will be able to find and attach magazines, optic sights, muzzles, foregrips, lasers, and more. We don’t have the full list right now, but we’ll be sure to update the below section with every mod and attachment.
Wall Climbing / New Movement Mechanics
Both hurdling and wall climbing will be added in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1: Underground and will be featured in the launch trailer.
Players will quickly be able to scale walls and other building and structures with ease along with the hurdling feature that was first introduced when Chapter 4 launched but was removed due to several issues.
New Weapons (Loot Pool), Grapple Blade
A new chapter of Fortnite isn’t complete without an overhaul of the loot pool. Epic usually removed the majority of the weapons in the previous chapter and replaced them with new ones.
We don’t have much insight into some of the new items being added apart from the Grapple Blade that was featured in the trailer.
The Grapple Blade works as both a grapple item and a close-ranged item to deal damage to opponents.
New Cars and Lamborghini
Players will now be able to find and use Lamborghinis in Fortnite. The trailer featured the Lamborghinis along with other sports cars, SUVs, and Octanes.
A new chapter comes with a brand new Fortnite map. Although players will be unhappy that the Fortnite OG map won’t be available until next year, a new map is always welcome.
We got some glimpses of some of the locations we’ll have on the new map, but we don’t have an overview or other images of the Chapter 5 map yet.
We’ll update this article with any new information along with posting the full patch notes once they’re available.
Let us know in the comments section below what you’re most excited about with the release of the 28.00 (4.08) Fortnite update.