Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 4 release date, Marvel theme teased & everything we know

Nathan Warby
Dr Doom in Fortnite

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 4 is set to introduce fresh content including new weapons and cosmetics once the update goes live.

Epic Games have teased that Season 4 will have a Marvel-theme, which was also suggested by the previously leaked 2024 roadmap, you’re likely to see many superheroes including Deadpool and Wolverine appear on the island.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 4 start date

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 4 arrives on Friday, August 16, 2024, as confirmed by the in-game Battle Pass timer. Season 3 will end on August 15 at 11 PM PT / 2 AM ET (August 16) / 7 AM BST (August 16), so the new season will begin the following day after a period of downtime.

Marvel theme teased

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 4 is set to be another Marvel-themed season, after the v30.10 update brought back Stark Industries beacons that were found around the map in Chapter 2 Season 4. These can now be seen again on the island, teasing the return of Iron Man and Co.

According to the leaked roadmap, Doctor Doom could be the main antagonist of Season 4, so there’s a high chance that the Fantastic 4 will also be a part of the storyline in the new season.

Leaks have also claimed that Season 3 will end with a mini-live event to set up the Marvel season, similar to the Titan’s hand. In the Titan’s Hand live event, Pandora’s Box was opened and it gave rise to the Sandstorm that ushered in the Wastelander sandstorm that transformed the map into what it is currently.

However, while all signs are pointing towards Chapter 5 Season 4 being Marvel-themed, there has been no official confirmation from Epic Games. So, take all of this with a pinch of salt until they make an announcement.

Leaked weapons

According to dataminers, weapons like the Dual SMG, Striker Rifle V2, and the Anvil Launcher V2 will be available in the new Fortnite season.

Apart from these guns, there’s a Wolverine’s Claws Mythic melee item and a Super Launch Pad are also expected to go live in the game in the upcoming season.

The leaked weapons for Chapter 5 Season 4 are updated versions of weapons that have previously been in the game. For example the Striker Rifle V2 and the Anvil Launcher V2 will be the updated versions of the weapons with the same name.

That was everything we know about Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 4 so far. We’ll be sure to update this page with more details once we know more.

In the meantime, Chapter 5 Season 3 is still active, so make sure to complete all your Weekly Quests to level up quickly and earn all the skins the Battle Pass has to offer, including Magneto.