Powered By

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked

Last Updated: June 18th 2024

Share on Social

In Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked cars have taken over the the island. A ferocious sandstorm recently moved over the Island, creating a new biome in the south dubbed the Wasteland. The “Wasteland Warriors” have already called shotgun on owning the place.

The Wasteland includes 3 new areas, 3 new bosses, and 3 new medallions to grab. Car upgrades scattered across the Island for you to utilize, along with refuel stations and Kind Cacti to run over for a quick heal. The Kind Cacti heal you, your friends, and your car. Keep an eye out for the new items including Nitro Fists which you can use to punch across the Island. Some vaulted weapons return like the Combat Shotgun, Enforcer AR, Harbinger SMG and Hand Cannon.

The full list of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked covered below.

Key Takeaways

  • New Points of Interest - Redline Rig, Nitrodome, and Brutal Beachhead enter the fray, all with new bosses and medallions.
  • New Items - Nitro Fists, Nitro Splash, Boom Bolt, and a familiar soft drink, Nuka-Cola are all available for you to use in the new patch. Nitro-fied players and cars receive a boost to driving speed, ramming power, buffs to attached mods, and even decreased fuel consumption.
  • Un-Vaulted/Carried Over Weapons - 13 weapons and 1 grenade are in the arsenal of weapons at your disposal this season.
  • War Bus - Two war buses are available to hijack and use to cause mayhem on the road. Each War Bus comes with two cannons on top and a horn that produces a rechargeable EMP pulse that damages enemy shields and temporarily disables vehicles in the area.
  • Car Upgrades - 6 new vehicle mods including weapons and body upgrades, add a boost to the strength of your vehicle.
    • Machine Gun Turret (roof slot): Have a passenger fire a machine gun while someone else drives!
    • Grenade Launcher Turret (roof slot): Some would call this littering, but the Grenades will get rid of themselves by exploding.
    • Spiked Bumper (front bumper slot): Deal more damage to players and objects on impact.
    • Cow Catcher (front bumper slot): Boost your ramming power and give your car some defensive armor.
    • Bulletproof Tires (tires slot): Tired of tire poppers? Make your tires indestructible!
    • Chonkers Off-Road Tires (tires slot): Make your car more off-road friendly. Especially useful if you’re not driving an SUV!

Welcome to the Wasteland!

A ferocious sandstorm recently moved over the Island, creating a new biome in the south dubbed the wasteland. The “Wasteland Warriors” have already called shotgun on owning the place. (They did ride in with the sandstorm, after all.) This crew moves as fast as their decked-out cars, proven by the places they’ve already established:

Redline Rig

Image via Epic Games

Redline Rig is a Nitro refinery run by The Machinist, the Wasteland Warriors’ master mechanic. What’s Nitro? Whether you’re in a car or not, Nitro will make you feel irrepressibly powerful…

Nitrodrome

Image via Epic Games

Nobody knows chaos and destruction more than Ringmaster Scarr, so it makes sense she’s the master of ceremonies at the circus of car spectacle: the Nitrodrome.

Brutal Beachhead

Image via Epic Games

Brutal Beachhead is the base of operations for the Wasteland Warriors. Here, you can find none other than the Wasteland Warriors’ master muscle Megalo Don. Be warned: it doesn’t take long for his rage to surface.

There’s more to discover in the wasteland, including a Snooty Steppes turned Sandy Steppes.

Go Nitro

Image via Epic Games

Across the Island you may find Nitro Splash or Nitro Barrels — both shipped from Redline Rig. Nitro Splash is a portable Nitro container you can throw down to infuse your car (or yourself) with Nitro. Nitro Barrels are Nitro containers that Nitro-fy on contact.

Propelled by the steam inside, Nitro Barrels will fly off when you hit them… then explode on landing. Drive away without looking back!

Image via Epic Games

Nitro’s nitro typical perk. In this temporary state, expect the following advantages:

Nitro-Fied Car

  • Driving speed increase
  • Explosive ramming power that deals damage and knockback (must be driving at a sufficient speed)
  • Fuel consumption decrease
  • Buff to attached attack mods

Nitro-Fied Player

  • Movement speed increase
  • Explosive bashing power that deals damage and knockback… Bust through builds! (must be moving at a sufficient speed)
  • Stamina consumption decrease (Sprint longer!)
  • Reload speed increase
  • Fall damage immunity

Pack a Punch With Nitro Fists

Image via Epic Games

When you’re ready for the heavy-handed approach, put on Nitro Fists to perform a 3x punch combo, uppercut, or an aerial punch that dashes you through the air!

Nitro Fists have four charges, each one recharging every eight seconds. The uppercut and aerial punch use one charge, while the 3x punch combo uses none. If you aerial punch the ground instead of the air, the impact will be meteoric to surrounding enemies.

Fortify Your Ride

Image via Epic Games

Vehicle mods are back! Cow Catchers and Chonkers Off-Road Tires are unvaulted, while four new mods are joining the ride. Attach one of these mods per slot:

  • Machine Gun Turret (roof slot): Have a passenger fire a machine gun while someone else drives!
  • Grenade Launcher Turret (roof slot): Some would call this littering, but the Grenades will get rid of themselves by exploding.
  • Spiked Bumper (front bumper slot): Deal more damage to players and objects on impact.
  • Cow Catcher (front bumper slot): Boost your ramming power and give your car some defensive armor.
  • Bulletproof Tires (tires slot): Tired of tire poppers? Make your tires indestructible!
  • Chonkers Off-Road Tires (tires slot): Make your car more off-road friendly. Especially useful if you’re not driving an SUV!
Image via Epic Games

No mechanical experience is required — just hit a Vehicle Mod Box with your car to attach the mod. You’ll know which mod you’re attaching based on the symbol on the box! Already have something in a slot? You can replace the mod with a different one, or a brand new version of the existing one! You may want to replace a mod if its Health bar is getting low. (Note: the Bulletproof Tires don’t have Health, since they're indestructible.)

Image via Epic Games

A Vehicle Mod Box containing a Grenade Launcher Turret.

Is the Health of your car itself low? Hit a Repair Box or take matters into your own hands with the unvaulted Repair Torch!

Image via Epic Games

A Repair Torch can also fix a popped tire or broken window.

Get a taste of the future on your next pit stop. Service Stations have replaced gas pumps, refilling your car’s gas and Health while parked on the station pad!

Furbish Your Ride

Starting in Chapter 5 Season 1, you’ve been able to turn Sports Cars on the Island into your equipped Car. Now, you can do the same with SUVs! There will be certain Car Bodies in the Shop compatible with SUVs instead of Sports Cars. Also, select SUV Car Bodies from Rocket League will become cross-game eligible in the future. 

Image via Epic Games

The Behemoth Car Body.

To start things off, the Behemoth Bundle is in the Shop, containing items from the new Wastelander Set. Look right at home in the wasteland!

The Behemoth Bundle includes:

  • Behemoth Car Body
  • Flames Behemoth Decal
  • Lightning Behemoth Decal
  • Stripes Behemoth Decal
  • Wings Behemoth Decal
  • Behemoth Blackout Decal
  • Behemoth Dune Hunter Decal
  • Behemoth Offroad Wheels* (has 12 paint colors)
  • Behemoth Blackout Wheels

Split between showing off a Sports Car or SUV in the Nitrodrome? In the Locker, you’ll have separate loadouts for both! The Behemoth Bundle items will be eligible for cross-game ownership with Rocket League at a later date.

*The Behemoth Offroad Wheels aren’t any better at offroading than other Wheels. They just look the part!

Lose the Battle Bus, Win the War Bus

Image via Epic Games

After being dropped from the Battle Bus, fight for control of a coveted War Bus. There are two being driven by patrollers on the Island — hijack one and start a road trip of disarray! Each War Bus comes rigged with two cannons on top and a horn that produces an EMP pulse. (EMP does damage to nearby enemy Shields, and temporarily disables surrounding vehicles.) These monster mobiles hold multiple EMP pulses that each recharge after a short time!

Create a Roadblock With a Boom Bolt

Image via Epic Games

Cars aren’t unconquerable. When you’re in a jam (traffic or otherwise), break out a Boom Bolt, a fast-firing moddable crossbow that shoots explosive bolts. After a few good hits on a Whiplash, it’ll be totalled enough to cause a traffic back-up all the way from Reckless Railways to The Underworld (if people actually wanted to spend time in the abyss willingly).

Wrench Wretches

The Wasteland Warriors can either be found in their individual lairs or showboating in a convoy. If you can engineer a way to beat them, a trunkload of rewards await…

Exterminate the Machinist

Image via Epic Games

Upon being eliminated, The Machinist will drop her Medallion. The Machinist's Medallion will regenerate your Shield over time! 

If you defeat her inside Redline Rig, use this Medallion to open the garage holding her car. If she’s in a convoy, you’ll have to seize her modded-up automobile by force! Wherever you defeat her, you’ll also get a Mythic weapon: The Machinist’s Combat Assault Rifle.

Conquer Ringmaster Scarr

Image via Epic Games

Putting an end to Ringmaster Scarr’s show? Her Medallion will drop after elimination. Ringmaster Scarr’s Medallion will give you infinite ammo and a small damage buff!

Defeat Ringmaster Scarr at the Nitrodrome to open the garage hiding her car. Is she in a convoy? Defeat her there to capture her kitted-out ride! With her preference for extravagance, she’ll drop the Mythic Ringmaster’s Boom Bolt on elimination too.

Overwhelm Megalo Don

Image via Epic Games

So you’re going straight to the top. Megalo Don’s Medallion will infuse you with infinite Nitro!

The Nitro doesn’t stop there. Yes — defeating Megalo Don means you can steal his ride like the other Wasteland Warriors’ — but it also means you can get the Mythic Megalo Don’s Nitro Fists!

Speaking of infinite Nitro, all three of the Warriors’ cars have infinite Nitro.

🛑 Medallions put you on the map… which is helpful for anyone on a roadtrip to take you down. If you have a Medallion in your inventory, you’ll be marked on opponents’ map, and the more Medallions you have, the more precise the radius of your exact location.

Zap That Thirst With Nuka-Cola

Image via Epic Games

The wasteland is a pretty apocalyptic place… like there was some kind of falling out. Indulge yourself in these trying times with a nice cold bottle of Nuka-Cola! Restore a bit of Health, and over time, some Shield 👍

Kind Cacti

Image via Epic Games

Remember: it’s not the wasteland itself that’s oppressive — it’s the infamous Warriors. Pickaxe a Slurp Cactus to splash healing cactus fruit around you! Don’t want to get out of your car? Drive through the cactus to heal yourself AND your vehicle.

Old Weapons Aren’t a Waste

Don’t even try to keep that new car smell. Unvaulted and carried-over weapons are at your disposal for the start of Chapter 5 Season 3:

  • Cerberus' Gatekeeper Shotgun
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Gatekeeper Shotgun
  • Hammer Pump Shotgun
  • Oscar's Frenzy Auto Shotgun (wait… Oscar?)
  • Warforged Assault Rifle
  • Tactical Assault Rifle
    • Balance changes:
      • Increased damage at long distances.
      • Reduced recoil.
      • Reduced bullet spread.
  • Enforcer AR
    • Balance changes:
      • Increased damage.
      • Increased fire rate.
      • Increased critical hit multiplier.
  • Thunder Burst SMG
  • Harbinger SMG
  • Huntress DMR
  • Ranger Pistol
  • Hand Cannon
    • Balance changes:
      • Increased damage at long distances.
      • Increased projectile speed.
  • Shockwave Grenade (technically not a weapon)

Mobile Hud Improvements

Playing Chapter 5 Season 3 on mobile? We’ve improved the mobile HUD in Battle Royale so it’s easier to see the action on your screen! We combined buttons so that there are fewer, and we also repositioned icons.

These changes won’t apply to mobile players with a custom HUD, and they won’t take away the ability to create a custom HUD.

Play as a Wastelander With the Wrecked Battle Pass

The Wrecked Battle Pass releases at the same time as Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 3: Wrecked!

With a Fortnite Battle Pass, unlock in-Fortnite rewards by earning XP across Fortnite Battle Royale, creator-made islands, LEGO® Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival. Some of the rewards in the Wrecked Battle Pass are Outfits of the Wasteland Warriors and other wastelanders like Rust! Purchase the Wrecked Battle Pass for only 950 V-Bucks and earn up to 1,500 V-Bucks back by leveling up in it.

Image via Epic Games

With the Wrecked Battle Pass purchase, keep leveling up to unlock these Outfits:

  • The Machinist (unlocked right away!): Control your fire.
  • Rust: Shred the wasteland.
  • Peabody: Phil, Earl, and Axle. Three peas in a podcoat.
  • Ringmaster Scarr: Rule the chaos. Run the destruction.
  • T-60 Power Armor: Courtesy of the Brotherhood of Steel.
  • Brite Raider: Drive fast. Burn bright.
  • Megalo Don: Nitro-fueled apex predator.

The Wasteland Warriors aren’t the only forces of the wasteland… Unlock the Wastelander Magneto Outfit from Battle Pass Quests in July! The Wrecked Battle Pass will be available to progress in until August 16, 2024, at 2 AM ET.

Tournament Notes

Competitors! Bring it on in a new Season of Battle Royale. You can learn about Season 3’s competitive offerings in our Competitive Details blog post! Chapter 5 Season 3 features not in tournaments include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Bulletproof Tires
  • Chonkers Off-Road Tires
  • Cow Catchers
  • Drivable Vehicles
  • Grenade Launcher Turrets
  • Machine Gun Turrets
  • Off-Road Tires
  • Repair Boxes
  • Repair Torches
  • Service Stations
  • Shockwave Grenades
  • Spiked Bumpers
  • Vehicle Mod Boxes
  • War Busses

The fuel tank is on F — knock yourself out until Wrecked ends August 16 at 2 AM ET!

Image via Epic Games

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked Launch Trailer

Ah, the wasteland… the possibilities seem as vast as the grains of sand. So vast that the “Wasteland Warriors” don’t want to give up control. This band of marauders brings a whole new meaning to scrappy crew — each one is an automobile expert who’ll tread on any rebellion. In Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 3: Wrecked, get in the driver’s seat and bring the Nitro to these vehicular villains! 

Video via Epic Games

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked Closing Statement

With the car changes in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Wrecked, the meta has shifted quite a bit. Being without a vehicle leaves you extremely vulnerable. Everyone circling you with mounted machine guns and grenade launchers, but with Nitro Fists you can quickly avoid danger with multiple dashes through the air. The new Boom Bolt crossbow helps against the swarm of cars. You can debilitate cars without the Bulletproof Tire upgrade by shooting them, providing a subtle weakspot for disadvantaged, immobile players. A lot of changes coming with this season to spice up your experience, so hop out of the battle bus and into the War Bus for some Victory Royales!

If you haven't already, head over to our Discord to stay up to date with our content development.

Written by: mkaytea

Reviewed by: Soap_GOD

© 2024 Maxroll Media Group, All Rights Reserved