Fortnite season 5 adds new locations, second vehicle, lots more

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Fortnite season 5
Season 5 makes Fortnite even more exciting.
Photo: Epic Games

Fortnite season five has finally landed, bringing some of the biggest changes the world’s hottest game has seen since making its debut.

Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues can be found all over the Battle Royale map, which you can now navigate in the new All Terrain Kart. There’s also a whole bunch of new outfits, emotes, and more to look forward to.

Get ready to grab that Battle Pass!

One of the things that makes Fortnite so successful is that there’s always something to keep it feeling fresh. Even if you play every day, it’s nearly impossible to get bored of it.

Weekly content updates often add new weapons and equipment, or make minor changes to the Battle Royale map. But the biggest changes come with new seasons — and number five does not disappoint.

Epic excels with Fortnite season 5

With a new vehicle to drive, new places to explore, and over 100 new rewards to unlock, season five is the biggest yet.

Buy the Battle Pass and you’ll be immediately treated to two brand new outfits and new emotes — with many more to unlock throughout the season. You will also unlock the Battle Pass challenges, including the new Drift and Road Trip challenges, and five free tiers.

But even without the Battle Pass, you can jump right into the Battle Royale action and enjoy the latest changes to the map. There’s a brand new area called Paradise Palms, while Lazy Links has replaced Anarchy Acres.

You will also find pirate ships, ancient statues, and other new landmarks dotted around the map. And you can make your way to them in the new ATK, Fortnite’s second vehicle, which has enough space for your whole squad.

Gameplay improvements

Epic didn’t stop at new content. There’s also a long list of gameplay improvements to look forward to, including further shotgun tweaks, changes to storm circles, and gyroscope aim support for those on Nintendo Switch.

Epic has split the weekly challenges into two sections — free and Battle Pass — giving those who play for free the chance to level up faster as well. What’s more, you no longer have to complete all challenges within a single season; progressive challenges can be finished at your own pace.

Sadly, there’s no word on a release date for Fortnite on Android, and still no update on wireless controller support for iOS.

For the complete list of changes and improvements, check out the update version 5.0 patch notes on the Fortnite blog. The update is available to download across all platforms — including iOS — now.