UNOFFICIAL pictures of the latest update to Fortnite’s newly flooded map have leaked online, according to reports.
Posted to social media, the images show the gradual receding of waters that engulfed the map last month with the introduction of Chapter 2 Season 3.
As each season progresses, Fortnite-maker Epic Games gradually changes it to keep it interesting for players.
According to an image of the updated map obtained by trusted Fortnite leaker VollMitBox, several areas that were flooded will soon return.
They allegedly include Slurpy Swamp, Weeping Woods, Risky Reels, Craggy Cliffs, and Dirty Docks. The update is expected in the coming weeks.
The leaked area also includes a new section to the northwest of the map called The Ruins.
This is thought to contain the Atlantian ruins, home of Aquaman who features in this season’s battlepass, gaming site mxdwn reports.
That rumour appears to have been confirmed by a photo leaked to Reddit that shows Aqauman’s trident embedded in an isolated rock in the region.
The trident was apparently found by the poster last week in Fortnite’s replay mode.
Aquaman is a playable skin in Chapter 2 Season 3, and featured in the season trailer released last month.
Fortnite is run in chapters that are split into seasons, with each season lasting roughly ten weeks.
Every time a new season begins, the game’s map changes slightly and new characters, cosmetic items and more are released to players.
Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 3 officially began on June 17, 2020.
The new season added some fun water-focussed elements to the map (hence the name, “Splash Down”).
“The Island has flooded, there are new areas to explore, Marauders to take on and… sharks to ride?,” according to Epic Games.
“Survive more than just the Storm. Adapt to the new flooded way of life on the Island.”
Sharks and whirlpools are a new way to travel around the flooded map, and there are new NPCs called marauders to fight.
One of the biggest changes, though, is the ability to make your own umbrella so you can glide in style.