Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 4

This day in Fortnite history: Chapter 1 Season 4 released

Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 4 was released on May 1, 2018 – two years ago, today. For many, this was considered the golden age of Fortnite, where players were still discovering the game for the first time.

Season 4 introduced the third battle pass of the game. It was a superhero theme, featuring skins like Carbide and Omega. We don’t see a ton of these skins worn today, but it was an exciting time to be a Fortnite player.

The game was still experiencing exponential growth at this time – cementing itself as a household name. Ninja was still topping the Twitch charts as Tfue was steadily gaining on him.

Season 4 also brought us the first-ever in-game Fortnite event: the Rocket Launch. This might not be the most impressive event in Fortnite history, but it still holds a special place in every player’s heart.

For a lot of players – especially those who have since left the game – Season 4 was the best season in Fortnite. We had new items like the Hop Rocks, Shopping Carts, Jetpacks, and Bouncers to accompany the incredibly overpowered Drum Gun.

We may never experience a game that makes us feel the way that Fortnite Seasons 3, 4, and 5 did. When players ask for the “old” Fortnite, they’re reflecting on what they felt two years ago, today.

Jimmy Russo is a writer and editor for covering a variety of games and topics. He specializes in first-person shooters including Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Valorant, while also covering livestreaming news on Twitch and other aspects of the gaming industry.