Season 5 of the genre juggernaut Fortnite: Battle Royale has officially launched. With season 4 officially in the past, Epic Games has decided to kick off the summer using aspects of many different points of time. Viking ships and villages dot the landscape, billboards have been displaced by space-time rifts into grasslands, and an Old West stagecoach overlooks a drive-in movie theater. The theme of this season is “Worlds Collide.” Not only does it have a historical theme, with new skins and scenery that reflect that, the update also brings a massive new zone of the map to explore: Paradise Palms, a vacation community located in a new desert biome, replacing Moisty Mire.
The Battle Pass features brand new skins, emotes, pickaxes, and much more. A new addition this season is toys: similar to emotes, they function as fun little minigames. Have you ever wanted to hit an oversized golf-ball off of a giant wooden llama? Well, now with toys, you can realize your dream! The pass has also some functional changes; now, free players are granted access to three open challenges every week, with the remaining four only accessible to those who purchase the pass. This will help free players progress and reach higher tiers of rewards, and just in time too, as there are a lot of rewards for free players this time around!
Also new is a four-person vehicle, a golf cart, complementing the two-person shopping cart. Roads on the map have been adjusted and somewhat cleaned up to accommodate this new mode of transportation. In addition, many oft-requested quality of life improvements have found their way into the game. New UI elements indicate how many pellets from a shotgun blast hit a target, reviving teammates in large team modes now grants XP, and the map screen has become much more responsive on controllers. And this is just the tip of the iceberg! To see the full patchnotes for season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale, click here. And be sure to check back with GameRVW for all the latest Fortnite news!