Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

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Charles Bowen | 12 July, 2018, 14:42

As always, if you're struggling to complete any of the above challenges, be sure to check out our Fortnite hub area, where you'll find a bunch of guides ready to help, as well as other Fortnite-related news and information. Epic Games has also added desert outposts and a desert biome, viking ships and ancient statues onto the map, which may have fallen through the crack in the sky.

V5 introduces a new vehicle option called the ATK, or All Terrain Kart.

Fortnite is now offline on all platforms while it's getting patched and updated ready to support Season 5.

You can, as ever, check out the full patch notes on the Epic Games blog while you wait for the game to come back online.

It's equally unclear when these new items could go live in the game, but it's likely going to be spread out over the next few days and possibly weeks, both as items you can obtain from the shop and those perhaps higher up the new Season 5 Battle Pass. The ATK is basically a ruggedized golf cart that enables speed boosts when drifting.

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The roof of the ATK also functions as a bounce pad. Polygon speculates that it might even transport players to an entirely different map. There are truckloads of tweaks, changes and additions - ranging from weapon alterations to new vehicles - so study up before dropping. Update v5.0's patch notes inform the centres of Storm Circles 7, 8 and 9 can now shift in random directions, as opposed to shrinking as normal. However, the first storm circle will now only ever do 1 damage, no matter how long you're stuck in it.

"Fortnite" season 5 also adds indicators on how many pellets hit when players are using shotguns.

Epic Games has also nerfed the "double pump" strategy yet again, as another shotgun will not be able to be fired for "a very short time" after firing another one. To rectify this, players can earn XP for reviving their teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 matches. For the Nintendo Switch, Epic games has also included motion controls which can be adjusted in the Settings menu.

Season 5 of Fortnite is finally here and the patch notes have already been released.

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