It all started with that big crack in the sky. After a rocket launched in Fortnite creating the anomaly, people began spectating what Fortnite had in store for them next. The wait is finally over and Fortnite Season 5 is here. Now, what does that mean for Fortnite? Let me show you.
“Words Collide” is the tagline for Season 5, creating weird crossovers between the Fortnite world and our own using rifts. A variety of items have appeared on the island including golf carts, Vikings, and ancient statues.
Naturally, with the new season comes a new battle pass, complete with tons of stuff to keep you occupied for a while. That’s right, 100 more rewards to earn available in-game right now for 950 V-Bucks (you can purchase 1000 V-Bucks for $10). The new Battle Pass was revealed alongside a trailer, showcasing new lifeguard, Viking, and military-themed skins, gliders, and items.
Epic Games is also giving players who don’t pay a bit more to do. Weekly challenges will now be split into two sections, free and Battle Pass. “The first three challenges will be available for free while the last four are only available if you own the Battle Pass,” the Fortnite team said. “The threshold to unlock the weekly challenge reward will remain at four.” This is fantastic news for players who choose not to pay the 950 V-Bucks, while still giving players a good incentive to pay for the upgrade.
The season update brings in a new vehicle, the All-Terrain Kart (ATK). This vehicle emphasizes teamwork. The kart can hold four players, grants a speed boost after drifting, and comes complete with a roof that acts as a bounce pad. With the whole squad grouped up in the kart, this leads to new possibilities as passengers can build while another player drives.
Remember when I mentioned rifts? These rifts play a role in Season 5’s gameplay. Walking (or driving) through a rift will send you high into the sky allowing players to teleport to random sections of the map.
Season 5 brings a new desert biome to the Battle Royale map, along with new locations Paradise Palms and Lazy Links.
For those playing on the Switch and mobile, you get some new options to play. Switch users will be able to use motion and gyro controls to play, allowing players to waggle their Joy-Cons to aim at enemies. As for mobile, an autofire function has been added causing player’s weapons to fire automatically when the reticle is over an enemy.
The update also brings wild west heroes and weapons to the game’s Save The World mode, as well as a whole host of gameplay tweaks to Battle Royale. For full patch notes, head here.
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