Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

Fortnite season 5 map changes

This won't mean stuff from last season will be carried over, though, as it will start exclusively from Season 5.

Season 5 of Fortnite is upon us, and game developer Epic Games has a long list of updates for gamers. Non-Battle pass players will get the first three challenges for free, while people who paid will get an extra four challenges to undergo.

The roof of the ATK also functions as a bounce pad.

Those objects aren't the only things getting teleported - players can also take advantage of rifts and get zapped into the air to get a better look at the surrounding area and maybe get a drop on an enemy. Epic has brought some of them down to earth in the form of Rifts. We won't know the full extent of cosmetic changes to the map and exactly what the new season's theme is until the servers come back online. The rear passengers can even work together with the driver to jump over obstacles on the map by leaning back and then releasing at the same time for a higher jump.

Late game Storm Circles are also changing slightly, allowing them to move around the zone rather than continually shrinking.




Though the Fortnite floating lightning bolt mission only tasks players with finding seven of them, there are significantly more available around the map. This should provide players with more information on why their point blank hits are only registering small damages.

As always with a Fortnite patch there are a bunch of fixes and performance improvements, with some changes too in weapon balancing.

There's also a new vehicle joining the Shopping Cart. To rectify this, players can earn XP for reviving their teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 matches.

Almost ten months after its release, Fortnite: Battle Royale continues to be a massive success. For the Nintendo Switch, Epic games has also included motion controls which can be adjusted in the Settings menu.

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