"Fortnite" Season 5 Introduces New Vehicle & Desert Landscape

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Fortnite Season 5 has arrived, bringing big changes across the board - new locations on the Fortnite map, an original All Terrain Kart vehicle for you and your squad to drive around in, and a complete overhaul of the Fortnite Battle Pass Challenge system to include a portion of free challenges every week. If you had the Season 4 Battle Pass you'll get some free levels on this one to kick start your progress, but there's also a change this time to how challenges are handled. The height of the jump will depend on how well players are able to lean back and release at the same time.

Fortnite Save the World has been given a huge new update.

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There are also a notable number of rifts still lurking around the map.

The roof of the ATK also functions as a bounce pad. Season 5 of the hit game dropped on July 12. 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. Where storm circles would normally just shrink, Epic has decided that the seventh, eighth and ninth circles should move in random directions, giving campers a whole new headache to deal with.

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Although, I was using the Nintendo Switch while trying one out, so I was definitely more prone to over-correcting on the steering than a person playing on PC might be. The Battle Pass also allows players to compete in weekly challenges that can unlock more rewards.

The heavy shotgun will now fire double the pellets, with 10 instead of 5, but the maximum damage will remain unchanged.

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As always with a Fortnite patch there are a bunch of fixes and performance improvements, with some changes too in weapon balancing. To rectify this, players can earn XP for reviving their teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 matches. In a word, Fortnite season 5 appears to be massive. You can toggle the mode in the settings menu at anytime.