The Fortnite Chapter 5 map has leaked, and you might have missed it amid the Fortnite OG hype taking over the game.
Fortnite OG brought the best aspects of Epic Games' Battle Royale back to Fortnite. From the OG map to remixed Chapter 1 skins, the final update of Chapter 4 has everything that made Fortnite famous, including daily Skirmish Cups. As fans explored all the great changes and competitive opportunities, a preview of next Chapter's map leaked online.
Here's everything we know about the Fortnite Chapter 5 map, including rumored new biomes.
Fortnite Chapter 5 Map Has Leaked Amid OG Hype
Just a month before its release, the Fortnite Chapter 5 map has leaked. Although all eyes are on the Fortnite OG, prominent leakers in the Fortnite community revealed an early image of the upcoming map for next season.
Reliable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR posted the work-in-progress photo of the Chapter 5 map, obtained by PeQu. The map might not have any labeled POIs, but we can still see the range of biomes coming in Chapter 5. Snow covers the entire southern portion of the map, and there appears to be patches of desert scattered throughout the remaining grasslands.
Leaks also reported that the Chapter 5 map codename is "Helios." In Greek mythology, Helios is the God of the Sun. It is unclear how the name might play into next season, but it seems like a direct sequel to the blood moon imagery in Fortnite Last Resort.
Leaks Claim the Fortnite Chapter 5 Map Contains This New Biome
Along with the snow, grasslands, and desert biomes, the Fortnite Chapter 5 map allegedly contains a Cherry Blossoms biome as well. Reported by Leewii and reposted by trustworthy leaker, iFireMonkey, the Sakura Biome features beautiful trees perfect for a Helios update.
The Cherry Blossoms will likely resemble those present throughout Steamy Springs in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4. As opposed to just a singular POI, though, the Sakura Biome could contain more Cherry Blossoms than ever before in Fortnite.
When Does Fortnite Chapter 5 Start?
Fortnite Chapter 5 starts on Friday, Dec. 3, 2023. Chapter 4 ends with Fortnite OG, and then the next Chapter will take over the game.
Although Epic Games has yet to confirm a live event to welcome Chapter 5, leaks revealed an in-game countdown coming at the end of November to tease a big event in the Battle Royale. Stay tuned for more updates as Chapter 5 approaches.