Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked Update Patch Notes

Kyuma |  Published: May 24, 2024
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Explore the new wasteland biome, use Nitro mechanics, and fight the Wasteland Warriors in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3: Wrecked update.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 is here with the Wrecked update, bringing a new wasteland biome, Nitro mechanics, unvaulted weapons, and more. This update introduces the Wasteland Warriors, a group of automobile experts who have taken control of the new biome.

Players can explore new locations, use Nitro to boost their cars and themselves, attach vehicle mods, and fight against the Wasteland Warriors to earn rewards.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked Update


New Wasteland Biome

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 New Wasteland Biome
Image Credits: Epic Games

The update adds a new wasteland biome in the south of the island, created by a recent sandstorm. The Wasteland Warriors have established several locations in this area:

  • Redline Rig: A Nitro refinery run by The Machinist
  • Nitrodrome: A circus of car spectacle run by Ringmaster Scarr
  • Brutal Beachhead: The base of operations for the Wasteland Warriors, led by Megalo Don

Players can also discover other changes in the wasteland, such as the Sandy Steppes, formerly known as Snooty Steppes.

Nitro Mechanics

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Nitro Mechanics
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Nitro Splash and Nitro Barrels can be found across the island, infusing cars or players with temporary advantages:

  • Nitro-fied Car: Increased driving speed, explosive ramming power, decreased fuel consumption, and buffed attack mods
  • Nitro-fied Player: Increased movement speed, explosive bashing power, decreased stamina consumption, increased reload speed and fall damage immunity

Players can also use Nitro Fists to perform powerful punch combos and aerial punches.

Vehicle Mods

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 vehicle mods
Image Credits: Epic Games

Vehicle mods are back, with unvaulted and new options:

  • Machine Gun Turret and Grenade Launcher Turret (roof slot)
  • Spiked Bumper and Cow Catcher (front bumper slot)
  • Bulletproof Tires and Chonkers Off-Road Tires (tires slot)

Players can attach mods using Vehicle Mod Boxes and repair their vehicles with Repair Boxes or the unvaulted Repair Torch. Service Stations have replaced gas pumps, refilling cars’ gas and health.

Wasteland Warriors and Rewards

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wasteland Warriors and Rewards
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Players can fight against the Wasteland Warriors, either in their individual lairs or in convoys. Defeating them will drop their Medallions, granting various benefits, and their Mythic weapons:

  • The Machinist: Medallion regenerates Shield, drops Mythic Combat Assault Rifle
  • Ringmaster Scarr: Medallion gives infinite ammo and damage buff, drops Mythic Boom Bolt
  • Megalo Don: Medallion infuses infinite Nitro, drops Mythic Nitro Fists

Defeating the Warriors also allows players to steal their cars, which have infinite Nitro.

Unvaulted and Carried-Over Weapons

Several weapons have been unvaulted or carried over from the previous season, with some receiving balance changes:

  • Shotguns: Cerberus’ Gatekeeper, Combat, Gatekeeper, Hammer Pump, Oscar’s Frenzy Auto
  • Assault Rifles: Warforged, Tactical (increased damage at long distances, reduced recoil, and bullet spread), Enforcer (increased damage, fire rate, and critical hit multiplier)
  • SMGs: Thunder Burst, Harbinger
  • Others: Huntress DMR, Ranger Pistol, Hand Cannon (increased damage at long distances and projectile speed), Shockwave Grenade

The Wrecked update also includes mobile HUD improvements and a new Battle Pass with Wasteland Warrior and Wastelander Outfits. The season will run until August 16, 2024, at 2 AM ET.