If you have been playing quite a lot of Fortnite, especially in the last season which is Chapter 4 Season 4, you will know that at the moment there is an in-game time machine and a Fortnite leaker has suggested that it could mean we will be seeing the return of the Fortnite Chapter 1 Map when we go into Chapter 4 Season 5.
Fortnite leaker, HypeX has taken to their Twitter account to reveal several findings regarding the new Fortnite season which is due to drop on November 3rd 2023. It should be noted that even though HypeX has not always got the timings for leaks right, the leaks that they do mention are always from content that has been added to the game by Epic Games. HypeX has also been known to correctly predict map changes within Fortnite in the past so if anyone has a fair idea of what is to come, it will definitely be HypeX.
At the moment HypeX is reporting that when we go into Chapter 4 Season 5 we will be greeted with the Chapter 1 map when we pass through the in-game time machine which at the moment is showing the date 12th of July 2018 which was the day Chapter 1 Season 5 launched.
Players will start Chapter 4 Season 5 at the very beginning of Chapter 1 which will take us back to possibly the very first map we saw on Fortnite and will slowly change throughout to show Chapter 1 seasons up until the conclusion.
Below is the tweet from HypeX regarding the leak:
CHAPTER 1's RETURN ‼️— HYPEX (@HYPEX) October 10, 2023
A reliable source claimed a day before S4 that Chapter 1 returns in S5 due to the time machine breaking, and that we'll cycle through ch1 seasons for a month with constant map changes and OG weapons / loot pool, until the blackhole, and then we go into… pic.twitter.com/zFfCUhEh92
So far, HypeX has not said that we will be going back to the very first map even though this is a possibility and we could instead see maps from a little later in Chapter 1 when we go back.
If you are a long-standing player of Fortnite, you will remember many of the popular places from the Chapter 1 map such as Loot Lake, Pleasant Park, Retail Row, Anarchy Acres and even Dusty Depot/Divot. The leak posted by HypeX on their Twitter does show Loot Lake so this could be confirming that we will be seeing Loot Lake in the game during this time.
If the latest update to Fortnite is anything to go by, we have already seen props from Chapter 1 Season 5 scattered around the current Fortnite Map in Chapter 4 Season 4 which could be teasers from Epic Games.
With just over three weeks to go before the new season, there is still time to find out more and the leaks so far should only be taken lightly. I guess the good thing is that we do not have too long to wait to see if these leaks are indeed correct.
Very exciting times for long-standing Fortnite players!