Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 update patch notes: Wrecked theme, Fallout crossover, new POIs, more

Joseph Pascoulis
Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 artwork

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 has arrived, so here are the full patch notes of everything packed into the update, including new POIs, weapons, the Fallout crossover, and much more.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 gave players a heap of content to enjoy, and Epic Games brought even more in Season 3. Wrecked transforms the map into a wasteland, and includes major crossovers with Fallout and Marvel.

Here are the full patch notes for the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 update.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 release date & downtime

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 arrives on Friday, May 24, 2024, and downtime for the update began at 11 PM PT (May 23) / 2 AM ET / 7 AM BST. This period will likely last a few hours, during which the servers are offline.

Shark POI in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3
Chapter 5 Season 3 turns the map into a wasteland.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 theme

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 is titled “Wrecked,” with the island transforming into a wasteland after the events of Season 2. The sandstorm ruined parts of the map, giving way to new locations like the Nitrodome and Redline Rig.

Crossovers in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

The long-rumored Fallout crossover arrives in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3: Wrecked. Following the success of the Amazon Prime series, players can unlock Power Armor skins and the iconic Nuke-Cola bottles can be found scattered around the map.

That’s not all, as the update also brings Magneto to the game, marking the latest in a long line of Marvel collaborations. The legendary mutant and enemy of the X-Men is available as part of the new Battle Pass.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 update patch notes

This was just a small taste of what the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 update includes, for a breakdown of everything, check out the complete patch notes below as shared by Epic Games:

WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND

A ferocious sandstorm recently moved over the Island, creating a new biome in the south dubbed the wasteland. The “Wasteland Warriors” have already called shotgun on owning the place. (They did ride in with the sandstorm, after all.) This crew moves as fast as their decked-out cars, proven by the places they’ve already established:


Redline Rig

Redline Rig is a Nitro refinery run by The Machinist, the Wasteland Warriors’ master mechanic. What’s Nitro? Whether you’re in a car or not, Nitro will make you feel irrepressibly powerful

Nitrodome

Nobody knows chaos and destruction more than Ringmaster Scarr, so it makes sense she’s the master of ceremonies at the circus of car spectacle: the Nitrodrome.

Brutal Beachhead

Brutal Beachhead is the base of operations for the Wasteland Warriors. Here, you can find none other than the Wasteland Warriors’ master muscle Megalo Don. Be warned: it doesn’t take long for his rage to surface.

There’s more to discover in the wasteland, including a Snooty Steppes turned Sandy Steppes.

Go Nitro

  • Nitro Splash and Nitro Barrels – New items that infuse players or vehicles with nitro.
  • NITRO-FIED CAR
    • Driving speed increase
    • Explosive ramming power that deals damage and knockback (must be driving at a sufficient speed)
    • Fuel consumption decrease
    • Buff to attached attack mods
  • NITRO-FIED PLAYER
    • Movement speed increase
    • Explosive bashing power that deals damage and knockback… Bust through builds! (must be moving at a sufficient speed)
    • Stamina consumption decrease (Sprint longer!)
    • Reload speed increase
    • Fall damage immunity

Nitro Fists

  • New melee weapons that deliver a three-punch combo, or let you dahs through the air.
  • Nitro Fists have four charges that refresh every eight seconds.

Vehicle Mods return

Vehicle mods are back! Cow Catchers and Chonkers Off-Road Tires are unvaulted, while four new mods are joining the ride. Attach one of these mods per slot:

  • Machine Gun Turret (roof slot): Have a passenger fire a machine gun while someone else drives!
  • Grenade Launcher Turret (roof slot): Some would call this littering, but the Grenades will get rid of themselves by exploding.
  • Spiked Bumper (front bumper slot): Deal more damage to players and objects on impact.
  • Cow Catcher (front bumper slot): Boost your ramming power and give your car some defensive armor.
  • Bulletproof Tires (tires slot): Tired of tire poppers? Make your tires indestructible!
  • Chonkers Off-Road Tires (tires slot): Make your car more off-road friendly. Especially useful if you’re not driving an SUV!

Repair Boxes and Repair Torches can also be found around the map to restore a vehicle’s health. Service Stations have now replaced gas pumps which also offer extra health.

SUVs

Players can now make SUVs their equipped car, as the Behemoth Bundle arrives in the store, containing:

  • Behemoth Car Body
  • Flames Behemoth Decal
  • Lightning Behemoth Decal
  • Stripes Behemoth Decal
  • Wings Behemoth Decal
  • Behemoth Blackout Decal
  • Behemoth Dune Hunter Decal
  • Behemoth Offroad Wheels* (has 12 paint colors)
  • Behemoth Blackout Wheels

War Bus

The War Bus is being driven around the island by two patrollers, which players can hijack. Each bus comes with the following features:

  • Two cannons
  • EMP Horn (Disable vehicles and damages enemy shields)

New items

  • Nuka Cola (Restore health and shield over time)
  • Slurp Cactus (Restores health and shield to players and vehicles)

Returning weapons

  • Cerberus’ Gatekeeper Shotgun
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Gatekeeper Shotgun
  • Hammer Pump Shotgun
  • Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun (wait… Oscar?)
  • Warforged Assault Rifle
  • Tactical Assault Rifle
    • Balance changes:
      • Increased damage at long distances.
      • Reduced recoil.
      • Reduced bullet spread.
  • Enforcer AR
    • Balance changes:
      • Increased damage.
      • Increased fire rate.
      • Increased critical hit multiplier.
  • Thunder Burst SMG
  • Harbinger SMG
  • Huntress DMR
  • Ranger Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
    • Balance changes:
      • Increased damage at long distances.
      • Increased projectile speed.
  • Shockwave Grenade 

Battle Pass

  • The Machinist (unlocked right away!): Control your fire.
  • Rust: Shred the wasteland.
  • Peabody: Phil, Earl, and Axle. Three peas in a podcoat.
  • Ringmaster Scarr: Rule the chaos. Run the destruction.
  • T-60 Power Armor: Courtesy of the Brotherhood of Steel.
  • Brite Raider: Drive fast. Burn bright.
  • Megalo Don: Nitro-fueled apex predator.
  • Magneto (Unlocked through challenges in July)

Those were the full Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 patch notes. Now that the update is live, make sure you know the best PC settings, landing spots, and NPC locations to help you survive the wasteland.