Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 isn’t done unveiling all of its new mechanics just yet. Weather conditions were teased right when the season launched, and we may have a release date coming soon. Here’s what you need to know about tornadoes and lightning in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1.
What to expect from weather in Chapter 3 Season 1
Evolving biomes and climate conditions are a big theme this Chapter. Looking at the map, there are a variety of locations that change the way you play in a big way. According to dataminer HYPEX, stats for the Tornado and Lightning Storm (not to be confused with the normal Storm) have been found.
Tornado and Lightning stats leaked
The tornado takes time to form, and will move across the Island for 8 minutes. The lightning storm will form faster and last shorter. It’s expected that these extreme weather conditions will damage players, but it’s not all bad: being struck by lightning will increase your movement speed.
Epic Games have also teased that tornadoes will suck you in and shoot you out, which could be an interesting mobility tool. More likely, it’ll get you eliminated by shooting you into the actual Storm.
HYPEX also found challenges relating to the weather for Week 6, suggesting that they will start forming on the Island on January 11.
As outlandish and novel weather sounds, it’s not that much different in concept than the Caretaker boss from C2S8. It spawned semi-randomly and patrolled areas, engaging players. Ultimately, it forced players to avoid those areas. I think that’s how the weather conditions will play out
Of course, we don’t know if there are rewards to be had if you brave the weather just yet. I’m not exactly looking forward to having the last circles form around tornadoes and lightning storms, but these chaotic and ever evolving conditions add some depth to the Island. The new map feels more alive, and hopefully weather will take it one step further.