Friday ‘Nite: Fortnite Paradise Explained – Chapter 3, Season 4 Leaks and teases are everywhere
Friday ‘Nite is a weekly Fortnite column in which Mark Delaney takes a closer look at current events in the vast world of Fortnite, with a particular focus on the game’s plot, characters, and lore.
By all signs in the game, we only have a few days until Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4 debuts. that doesn’t mean the update will quietly show up in download queues on PC and console next weekend. It looks like several official teasers for the new Fortnite season have leaked online. Here’s what we know so far about the new Fortnite Paradise leaks.
Each season of Fortnite gets a subtitle with its numbered designation. Chapter 3, Season 4 appears to be called Paradise, according to a recent series of TikTok videos that have been shared by fans. The person(s) who found the Fortnite Paradise teasers are known to share Fortnite leaks on the Telegram messaging app. This account, known as @FortniteNews, previously discovered Operation Sky Fire, the summer 2021 cinematic event that ended Chapter 2, Season 7, before it was revealed by Epic.
Now the same account has shared a number of documents apparently destined to be shared soon by Epic, including a cryptic tweet slated for later and at least one of a series of weird live teasers for the next season of Fortnite. Since the initial leak, several other fans have shared similar videos, and it’s currently unclear if any of them are believed to have been shared, although at least one appears to be from a proper TikTok ad.
In addition to this, an almost empty website has also been released by Epic, further stating that the Fortnite Paradise teasers are real and possibly coming on schedule. This might just leave the tweet programmed as a real “leak”. Nevertheless, suddenly a lot is revealed for Fortnite Season 4, one way or another. Here’s a roundup of all the weird lifestyle blogger videos featuring Fortnite’s mysterious “Chrome,” which seems to be playing a major role in next season’s plot.
While these eerie teasers look like Capri Sun commercials or Terminator sequels to fans of certain ages, in the lore of Fortnite itself, this liquefied “Chrome” is of uncertain origin. It’s likely that the Reality Tree will play a role in whatever happens here, as its roots have spread across the island and warped reality all season. Related to this, Donald Mustard, Epic CCO and Head Scribe of Fortnite, tweeted some lyrics from Queen recently.
Is this real life?
Is it just fantasy?
— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) September 8, 2022
Known for mostly (or perhaps exclusively) tweeting things that are short-term or long-term Fortnite teases, fans read his tweet as a Fortnite clue. What has the Reality Tree really been doing on the island all this time? Is this the real life of loopers? Or is it just fantasy, a veiled fantasy world that they were led to see.
As I lay out a timeline of everything we learn about Fortnite Paradise today, I can’t help but declare victory. I began to question the nature of looper reality as soon as the season kicked off– all those years of reading about simulation theory and watching Westworld is skeptical, I guess. What we may be about to find out is that the “Bloomwatcher” can use Chrome or maybe is Chromium and the offshoots of such power don’t look good for the heroes of the story given how it seems to consume and corrupt everything it touches. There’s still so much to learn, but right now is a good time (if it’s not already too late) for loopers to consider whether or not they can escape this new reality.
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