Fortnite Teases Return to Chapter 1 Map in November

Fortnite veterans and newcomers alike will be able to savor gameplay on the map from Chapter 1 in about a week according to a tease from Epic Games. 👀

Published: October 27, 2023 12:20 PM /


Fortnite Chapter 1 Tease for November 3, 2023

Today Epic Games posted a tease that will pique the interest of many veteran fans of the popular battle royale shooter Fortnite.

The tease, which you can see above, was posted on the official X (formerly Twitter) account of the game. 

It includes the November 3, 2023 date, and the mention "Sprint (or Mantle, your choice) back to Chapter 1" hinting that the iconic map from the first chapter of Fortnite is making a comeback. 

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"Listen, buddy, if you don't log into Fortnite on November 3, I'm gonna fly over to your house..." Image Courtesy of Marvel Studios

It's worth mentioning that the original map launched in late 2017 with Season 1 was then tweaked with various additions and changes across subsequent seasons. The island was then completely destroyed by a black hole at the end of the chapter and replaced by a new map in Chapter 2 in late 2019.

As a consequence of these many iterations, we don't know which version of the map we'll get, or perhaps it may be a completely new variation of the old map. We'll likely know on November 3.

If you're unfamiliar with Fortnite, the ultra-popular game is available on nearly every platform on the planet. It's free-to-play and it inevitably relies heavily on microtransactions and battle passes, often including collaborations with popular IPs like My Hero AcademiaFuturamaThe Witcher, and tons more.

In other Fortnite news, the Halloween event will actually end exactly when the old map returns, on November 3. 

Recently, we heard that all the content, regardless of whether it's built by users, third parties, or Epic Games itself, will get an age rating, courtesy of IARC

On the other hand, the FTC is prompting players who have been misled by confusing button layouts into making unwanted purchases in the game, to apply for a refund. This follows a settlement achieved in March 2023, ordering Epic to pay $245 million to those affected. 

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