Fortnite. Image: Epic Games.

Fortnite has has dropped Chapter Four of its on-going Battle Royale and with it comes a slew of extra features to spice up the gameplay experience.

Top of the list is a new island with a bunch of new environments and tools with which you can tear shit up and…Geralt of Rivia? That’s right, The Witcher himself has entered the Fortnite universe.

But more on that shortly.

Arriving on the new island, players can kick off Fortnite Chapter Four by either roving the landscape on dirt bikes, or trail thrashers, heading off to new locations such as the Citadel which is the home of character known as “the Ageless”; a mine where you can source a new material called kinetic ore or what looks like an abandoned farm.

Fortnite weaponry and extras have also been given an update, along with manoeuvres.

Use your pick axe to create a snowball, jump inside and literally roll over your enemies.  New “reality augments” now provide randomised buffs as you journey further into the game and flying jellyfish can restore your health. All-new guns including a blade-shooting rifle and a brawling weapon dubbed “the shockwave hammer”.

Fortnite. Image: Epic Games.

Now to the skins. If you’ve purchased the new season battle pass, this includes the usual new run of unlockable characters. For Chapter Four, this is the Doom Slayer from Doom and everyone’s favourite Witcher, Geralt of Rivia.

Lastly, technical details: according to Epic, Chapter 4 of Fortnite is now operating on Unreal Engine 5.1. This means that several high-end visual features such as high-quality ray-tracing and more lifelike lighting will also be available to gamers playing on PC and next generation consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X.