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Will Fortnite Ever Release A New Map?

Fortnite's lone battle royale map has been with us from the very beginning, and some players want to know: will Fortnite ever release a new map? It's an interesting question, for sure. But if you're holding your breath waiting for a new island to sprout up and supplant the current battle royale space, we wouldn't.

It seems highly unlikely that Fortnite will be getting a new map anytime soon. Why? Because the existing map already changes constantly. It basically transforms into a brand new map every season. And that approach seems to be working out just fine.

One only has to look at the number of world events that have taken place inside Fortnite: Battle Royale to understand what we're talking about. Once upon a time, the map was full of green spaces and rolling hills. But then a meteor crash happened, turning Dusty Depot into Dusty Divot. There was also the Kevin Cube incident, which briefly turned Loot Lake into Leaky Lake. An iceberg crashed into the Fortnite island, creating a snowy region that still exists today. And a volcanic eruption devastated many areas of the game's map; areas which have since been rebuilt in a new style.

Fortnite's playable spaces can be changed on a whim, depending on what the team at Epic Games wants to introduce. Some of those changes stick around for a while. Some are only present for a short period of time. But all seem to do enough to keep the Fortnite map fresh. It may be the same location from nearly two years ago, but it's hard to argue that it looks the same or that matches play out the same way.

And we can't imagine Epic wants to support more maps. The studio puts a lot of work into its world events; experiences that are shared by all players at a certain point in time during a season. Having those types of experiences on multiple maps would double or triple the amount of work the studio needs to do. Not to mention, it would make challenges and limited-time content more complicated.

So long story short: Fortnite probably won't release a new map anytime soon. But you can expect some changes to occur on the game's current map, especially when Fortnite Season 10 arrives on Aug. 1.