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‘Fortnite’ season 5 introduces desert biome, golf carts and free weekly challenges

13 July, 2018, 00:21 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • Fortnite season 5 adds all-terrain kart and new places to explore with it [Video]

The rocket launch that tore a portal in the sky of Fortnite has been affecting the game for weeks, spewing items from another world into the virtual one. There's more to today's patch than just what's listed here, so be sure to head over to the official Fortnite site to check out today's patch notes in full. We also know the update will add in the two skins featured in the image below, which seem to support the theory that the update will be themed around multiple worlds and time periods colliding.

There's a new California desert biome that's taken over a section of the map, according to our sister site Variety.

A new vehicle, called the All Terrain Kart (ATK), has made its way from the real world into the Fortnite world as well.

On closer inspection, this is the small erm, the umbrella/Minecraft axe shaped thing you'll spot on the map just west of Lazy Links (a new Season 5 location in the north). 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 golf cart can hold up to four players, has drifting speed boosts and has a roof that players can use as a bounce pad.


The heavy shotgun will now fire double the pellets, with 10 instead of 5, but the maximum damage will remain unchanged. Epic Games has also made it a bit more hard to "double pump" in season 5.

As Epic explains: "All players can change their preferred fire mode by navigating to Options, Custom HUD Layout, then choosing the "Select Fire Mode" option and confirming their selection: Tap-to-fire, A dedicated fire button, Autofire".

For Switch players, V5 adds gyro motion control options to the game. "Fortnite" players will now earn XP when they revive their teammates in 50vs50 and Teams of 20 matches, according to Engadget.

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

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