As we head into the final weeks of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3, fans are listing everything that went wrong with WILDS.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 was initially quite a promising update to Epic Games’ Battle Royale title. Bringing with it a new jungle biome, a decent enough battle pass, and a back-to-basics feel, the early days of the season actually felt relatively fresh.

After Season 2 had a million different ways to take to the skies and avoid conflict, it was actually relatively nice not to worry about overpowered movement options for a few days.

But now, a stale meta, the slower pace, and a poorly received Summer event have left the season feeling tired, with many fans simply waiting for whatever is coming next.

Fortnite Mud

Everything Wrong With Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3

The Jungle

A mixture of low visibility, mud and gravity-induced deaths have players avoiding this season’s newest POI.

Initially, the jungle biome was a lot of fun to explore, from its new mud mechanics to its raptor companions. Temples had interesting puzzles to crack, and the push toward thermal sight allowed us all to pretend to be the Predator.

But after some time, the forest became a place many players simply chose to avoid.

After all, the area is full of areas for campers to hide, mud can be a major inconvenience to deal with, and falling from a tree by mistake is something that’s frankly happened one too many times for all of us.

The Transformers Crossover

A Transformers collab with no transforming? You can’t make this up.

Finally, Optimus Prime has come to Fortnite in a long-awaited Transformers crossover that players have been requesting for years. And to say that the collaboration is underwhelming would be an understatement.

Optimus Prime (and Primal) actually look quite good in-game, but neither of the skins can actually transform into their iconic alternate forms. The most we get is Prime’s arm turning into a gun as an emote, which fans have complained about ever since the season began.

Transformers Optimus Prime in Fortnite

That’s before we get into the Transformers in-game event, which consisted of some half-hearted missions and very little else of note.

By far the best thing to come out of the collaboration is a real-money Transformers Pack DLC that turns the Battle Bus into a Transformer. But incredibly, that pack won’t even drop this season, as the Transformers Pack hits shelves on October 13.

Fortnite Battle Bus Skin Transformer

Summer Escape Event Disappointment

Meant to be fun in the sun but Summer Escape is a shadow of previous Summer events.

Fortnite’s Summer events used to be updates that fans looked forward to each year, offering new ways to play and a variety of interesting daily missions and rewards.

This year there’s just not much to Summer Escape. There are some missions to complete, but no real must-have items or features to explore, which is leading to a lot of fans complaining that seasonal events just aren’t what they used to be.

Fortnite Summer Events

This year, the best part of the Summer event is that you can earn Purradise Meowscles. And while we’ll admit, he is the best skin in the Battle Pass, it’s not enough to save the Summer Event just to have a good skin release.

Not least because he’s just this season’s secret skin, not actually part of the event.

The Purradise Meowscles outfit in Fortnite

Movement

Movement tools have gone from hero to zero – but is that the worst thing?

It seems fans are split on the movement in Fortnite this season and that makes sense. In Season 2 we had the Kinetic Blade, ODM Gear, Grind Rails, Aerialist, Web Slingers and more to contend with, which was as fun as it was complete overkill.

Now, many of Fortnite’s most obnoxious movement tools are missing, slowing down the pace of the game considerably.

Fortnite Raptor

There are new tricks to help you get around – such as raptors, vines, and dirt bikes, but in general Fortnite now forces players to be more tactical.

For some players, particularly those in Zero Build, removing ways to gain height fast has proven to be a frustrating move. For others, the new change of pace is a good thing.

Lobby Balancing

The age-old complaint, back for a new season.

Lately, we’ve been noticing an uptick in complaints about lobby balancing, as players report that their matches are harder than they should be.

Several users believe that this could be due to fewer users in each playlist, as the Fortnite player base has too many options to choose from.

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Thanks to the popularity of Fortnite Creative 2.0 (UEFN), as well as Limited Time Modes there will be fewer players to matchmake with in your lobby no matter what mode you prefer.

Combine that fact with player boredom leading to users dropping off Fortnite, it’s clear that standard BR modes will be suffering.

And with fewer players to choose from, there’s almost certainly going to be a larger skill gap than usual in your game.

As Reddit user LavishnessNo1097 puts it: “being put in lobbies with people way better than me is making me lose interest in the game.”

For now, all we can do is hope that the season picks up in its final few weeks. And if not, hey, Chapter 4 Season 4 is starting soon!

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