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The Fortnite OG Map is Back

Remember the year 2018? It feels like a lifetime ago, but it was a time of optimism and excitement. Fast forward to 2023, and the world has seen significant changes, not all of them pleasant. In this gloomy era, there's a silver lining for Fortnite fans as the game's new season, Chapter 4, Season 5, dubbed 'OG' by Epic Games, takes us back to the roots of the game, revisiting the original map.

The Essentials

  • Fortnite OG Season: A nostalgic journey to 2018's Fortnite roots.
  • Original Map Returns: Iconic locations, classic weapons, and items are back.
  • Challenges Missing: The season lacks the engaging challenges of the past.
  • OG Pass and Shop: Unlock over 50 in-game items and explore a curated shop.
  • Ranked Mode: Enjoy a fresh start with faster rank progression.
  • Reminiscent Rewards: Showcase your achievements with Ranker's Tags Back Bling.
  • Classic Competitive Play: Test your skills in Ranked Cups.
  • The Re-OG Lobby Track: Celebrate the OG season with a free Lobby Track.
  • Unique Blend: Fortnite OG combines nostalgia and modern gameplay.

The Nostalgic Return of the Original Map

Revisiting classic locations like Pleasant Park, Tilted Towers, Risky Reels, and more allows players to relive the battles and experiences of the early Fortnite days.

The OG Weapons and Items

The return of iconic weapons, including the Scar, Assault Rifle, Tactical Shotgun, Pump Shotgun, and more classic tools of destruction, combined with the revival of classic items like the Quad Launcher and Chug Splash, adds to the nostalgia.

Challenges: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

One notable omission from the OG season is the absence of the beloved challenges that used to define Fortnite's early days. These challenges, which required players to explore and discover hidden treasures on the map, were a source of excitement and engagement. The absence of these unique challenges leaves a void that players and guide writers will surely lament. The community is left to wonder why these challenges were done away with when they added so much fun to the game.

A Glimpse into the Past

The OG season begins with a focus on Chapter 1, Season 5, bringing back Tilted Towers, classic weapons, and vehicles. The season's updates will continue to explore subsequent chapters, revisiting iconic items and locations.

The OG Pass and OG Shop

As part of the OG season, Fortnite introduces the OG Pass, a time-traveling journey through the game's history. The pass is packed with over 50 in-game items, allowing you to unlock all the cosmetic rewards in just four weeks. If you're a Fortnite Crew subscriber, the OG Pass is included in your subscription. The OG Shop is also taking a trip down memory lane, offering curated selections of classic, mashup, and fresh items. These items will be available for a limited time, with a new selection appearing daily. It's a chance to add some classic Fortnite flair to your in-game wardrobe.

Chapter 4 Season OG Ranked

With the new season comes a fresh start for all players in the ranked mode. Your performance in your first match doesn't determine your initial rank placement, but it reveals your rank and updates your progress based on subsequent matches. The season aims to provide faster rank progression at higher and middle ranks, making it more rewarding for players.

Reminiscent Ranked Rewards

Completing Ranked Urgent Quests during Fortnite OG will unlock Chapter 1-inspired Ranker's Tags Back Bling, which displays the color of the highest rank you've reached. It's a way to showcase your achievements in the season and beyond.

Classic Competitive Play

Fortnite OG introduces a range of competitive offerings, including Ranked Cups. While many OG features are available, some, like specific weapons and items, won't be part of tournaments. It's a chance to test your skills and compete in a classic Fortnite setting.

The Re-OG Lobby Track

To celebrate Fortnite OG, players can enjoy the free The Re-OG Lobby Track in their Lockers. Content creators in the Support-A-Creator program can monetize content featuring this Lobby Track for seven days, starting on November 3, 2023. This presents an opportunity for creators to share their experiences and celebrate the OG season.


Fortnite OG Season is a journey back in time to the game's roots, offering players a chance to relive the excitement of 2018. With the return of iconic locations, weapons, and items, it's a perfect blend of nostalgia and modern gameplay. While the absence of original challenges may be disappointing, the overall experience promises to be a unique and memorable one. So, drop into the original Island once again and experience Fortnite as you've never seen it before in Chapter 4 Season OG.

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