Is the old Fortnite map coming back? Chapter 3 Season 3 teases multiple old POIs

With each new season in Fortnite, something changes on the map. Every season, at least one location undergoes a significant change without fail. Sometimes the whole island goes through a significant change, like when season X rolled into chapter 2 season 1 or when chapter 2 season 8 rolled over the island to kick off chapter 3 season 1.

Now that Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has arrived, the map has been subject to further changes in a way that is very different from what players expected.

The aftermath of the war was more colorful and less daunting than it could have been. And the map changes this time have led to an age-old question: will the old Fortnite map return?

Ever since the old map is gone, everyone is wondering. Some hints from this season may provide the answer.


Is the old Fortnite map coming back soon?

Despite being given some pretty enjoyable maps throughout the game’s history, Fortnite players only seem to want the old map from Chapter 1 back. The Chapter 2 map and the Chapter 3 map have been satisfactory so far; however, they are not the original, and nothing beats that in most gamers’ minds.

That said, a few locations of the original have remained or have returned since the old map left. Pleasant Park and Retail Row continued through Chapter 2, while Shifty Shafts, the Racetrack, and Greasy Grove returned with the beginning of Chapter 3.

Even spots like the Volcano and the Mayan Temple somehow made a comeback, and it looks like Epic Games is getting closer to giving the fans what they want, but they’re not quite there yet.

The final season may offer players the best hope of getting the old map back. Rave Cave, formerly known as Command Cavern, is home to the old Pizza Pit. It’s not in great shape, but it’s there. Slipstreams, which were first introduced in Chapter 1 Season 9, have also returned.

The southwest corner of the map has a very famous spot. It’s called Displaced Depot, but it’s clearly one of Dusty Depot’s three original buildings before it was destroyed. The giant wooden chair from Chapter 1 is also nearby.

• Displaced Depot sees Dusty Depot’s blue warehouse returning to the island! #fortnite https://t.co/9a7DYAfP7p

There are also other references to the Chapter 2 map. For example, the fuselage of the first plane crash at the beginning and how The Shark can also be found near Displaced Depot.

Obviously, the current map is a bit of an amalgamation of all the previous maps, which gives players a bit of hope. The old map is beloved and seeing all these landmarks and references is a nostalgic embrace for many players.

However, this probably doesn’t mean the old map is coming back. Epic Games is constantly pushing the game forward, and bringing the old map back would require them to step back or come up with a complicated explanation; neither is a good option.

Inside the Mothership (Image via Epic Games)
Inside the Mothership (Image via Epic Games)

This isn’t the first time gamers have been plagued with old locations either. The inside of the mothership in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 had many old landmarks and POIs from the original map, and most of them never came back.

Even when the map went back to the old one, it was very different for the most part. Unfortunately, these pests and references will likely be all loopers.


Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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