When many players first saw the Fortnite Season 3 map, they were excited at the concept of unveiling new POIs over time. As the water levels have continued to go down, however, we learned that nearly all of the underwater POIs are the same as we left them. Sure, Slurpy Swamp and Dirty Docks might look a bit messy, but they’re inherently the same as they were in Season 2.
The only holdout that we have is the ‘Ruins’ POI, which most fans assume to be Atlantis – Aquaman’s home. Since we only have three bosses on the Fortnite map, many players think that Aquaman will be an NPC boss when Atlantis comes to Fortnite – but that’s only speculation.
On July 27, Epic made their periodic changes to the map. The water levels went down, which revealed more of the older POIs that were underwater for the first half of the season. There weren’t many substantial changes with this update, but there’s something going on at the giant whirlpool in the northwest of the map.
Most fans already had this area pegged for Atlantis when the location was first leaked. It seems to be closer than ever, with the inhabitants carving out their own little slice of the Fortnite island.
Although this map location represents where Atlantis will be, there’s another piece of evidence that hints towards the layout of Atlantis. Do you remember the Aquaman trailer? It showed him and his Fishstick army in front of a wall of water. Fans speculated as to whether or not this was a reference to Atlantis or to the Season 2 storm. Well, a new visual glitch gives strong hints that the wall of water will be in the game.
When you play Fortnite with your settings on Low, an outline around the Whirlpool appears. This, likely, shows the squares that the wall of water will affect. Basically, it’s around the existing whirlpool.
Atlantis will be the biggest addition to Fortnite Season 3 when it eventually comes out. A wall of water surrounding the location would be awesome, and set it apart from all of the…