What are the new map and weapon loot pool changes in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3?

What are the new map and weapon loot pool changes in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3?

Fortnite’s Chapter 5 Season 3 is dubbed Wrecked, and features Mad Max-like wastelands with car mods and war-torn characters. The island has also shifted so that the southern portion is filled with desert to reflect this.

The Greek mythology theme from last season isn’t fully gone, as Mount Olympus and The Underworld are still on the map. The southern part of the map has been consumed by wasteland desert, so you’ll be able to find new characters like Peabody and Brite Raider (outfits that are also included in this season’s battle pass) roaming around.

Below, we explain the map and loot pool changes for Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3.

Fortnite map changes for the Chapter 5 Season 3 update

As mentioned above, the southern part of this map has been consumed by bright desert regions with areas where you can amp up your car. There are four new points of interest: the Nitrodome, Sandy Steppes, Brutal Beachhead, and Redline Rig.

The Fortnite C5S3 map, with each point of interest labeled Image: Epic Games via Polygon

Fortnite weapon loot pool for the Chapter 5 Season 3 update

These weapons have been unvaulted for the new season:

  • Enforcer AR
  • Oscar’s Frenzy Auto Shotgun
  • Repair Torch
  • Vehicle Mod: Cow Catcher
  • Vehicle Mod: Off-Road Tires

These are also new items added for Chapter 5 Season 3:

  • The Machinist’s Combat Assault Rifle
  • Megalo Don’s Combat Shotgun
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Ringmaster’s Boom Bolt
  • Boom Bolt
  • Megalo Don’s Nitro Fists
  • Nitro Fists
  • Vehicle Mod: Machine Gun Turret
  • Vehicle Mod: Grenade Launcher Turret
  • Vehicle Mod: Spiked Bumper
  • Vehicle Mod: Bulletproof Tires
  • Nuka-Cola
  • Nitro Splash
  • Nitro Barrels
  • Slurp Cactus

Some of the weapons in the above list will only drop from taking on the respective boss. For example, you’ll get the mythic Megalo Don’s Combat Shotgun for eliminating Megalo Don. These bosses do appear to drop medallions, too, just like last season.

What has been vaulted in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3?

  • Ares’ Warforged Assault Rifle
  • E-11 Blaster Rifle
  • Nemesis AR
  • Zeus’ Huntress DMR
  • Frenzy Auto Shotgun
  • Hades’ Harbinger SMG
  • Drum Gun
  • Wookiee Bowcaster
  • Reaper Sniper Rifle
  • Darth Vader’s Lightsaber
  • Chains of Hades
  • Thunderbolt of Zeus
  • Wings of Icarus
  • Waterbending
  • Chug Splash
  • FlowBerry

In addition to the above, the specialty weapons dropped by bosses (like Ares’ Warforged Assault Rifle) have been vaulted, since those are no longer featured bosses. These versions of boss medallions have also been vaulted, though as mentioned above, there are new versions of boss medallions that fit with the season’s theme now.

For more Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 guides, here’s a full list of battle pass skins. We also have guides on Medallion locations and vehicle mods.