Fortnite Season 3 Adds Underwater Map, Sharks

Fortnite Season 3 brings new locations to the game's map.
Fortnite Season 3 brings new locations to the game's map. / Courtesy of Epic Games

Fortnite Season 3 arrived Tuesday night, sinking the island underwater and adding sharks and more to the game.

Although Epic Games no longer releases patch notes for its updates, it does highlight major changes on its site. That, combined with compiling work by fans, provides an ever-clearing picture of what's new and different in the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3.

Foremost among the changes is the sunken island, which features new locations such as Catty Corner, Rickety Rig, and The Fortilla, the last of which is a water-top city built of scrap materials.

The new map also has a tides system that will cause the water to recede throughout the season, eventually uncovering more locations to exploring. New vehicles will also be revealed later in the season, including a sports car and a pick-up truck.

The water provides a home for sharks that can attack players, but that can also be used as a mode of transportation. Hooking one with a fishing rod will let you ride them indefinitely. Dropping an item during that ride will lose it forever, as the sharks will eat it.

Sharks aren't the only threat on the new island. New NPC enemies called Marauders will land on the island and hunt down players across the map. Marauders will drop loot when eliminated.

Finally, there are plenty of changes to the list of weapons in the game. Many of these stats are drawn from data mining, as the weapons have yet to be thoroughly tested in-game.

Fortnite Season 3 New Weapons

Ocean's Burst Assault Rifle

  • Ammo: Medium Bullets
  • Reload time: 2.3 seconds
  • Mag Size: 30
  • Damage: 37

Jules' Glider Gun

  • Reload Time: 1.3 seconds
  • Mag Size: 10

Flare Gun

  • Reload Time: 1.5 seconds
  • Mag Size: 6
  • Damage to players: 60


  • Reload Time: 1.3
  • Mag Size: 10

Kit's Shockwave Launcher

  • Ammo: Rockets
  • Reload Time: 2.7
  • Mag Size: 6

Charge Shotgun

  • Ammo: Shells
  • Reload Time: 5.5/5.3/4.8/4.5 seconds
  • Mag Size: 3
  • Damage: 8/8.5/8.9/9.3/9.8

Kit's Charge Shotgun

  • Ammo: Shells
  • Reload Time: 4.3 seconds
  • Mag Size: 5
  • Damage: 10.2

Firefly Jar

  • Damage to players: 40

Fortnite Season 3 Vaulted Weapons

Epic Games also tapped the vault as a way to switch up the weapons pool.

  • Vaulted: Pump Shotgun
  • Unvaulted: Chug Splashes, Hunting Rifle, P90

Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass

Finally, the new season brings a new battle pass. Players can purchase it for 950 V-Bucks, or spend 2,800 V-Bucks to unlock the first 25 tiers at once.