Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

Ruben Ruiz
July 12, 2018

One of the biggest gameplay adjustments involves the shotgun, with the development team creating a short amount of time between switching between two of the weapon. Shotgun spread is now consistent with no random variation, the suppressed SMG has been amended to fall in line with other SMGs and the hunting rifle aim assist has been reduced to match other sniper rifles.

Did you also want to play golf and basketball with your buddies? 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. "Hop in an All Terrain Kart (ATK) with your squad and uncover all-new mysteries and locations that await".

Unlike before, Season 5 has changed to offer three "free challenges" and four challenges exclusive to Battle Pass users. Now, they have been replaced with Paradise Palmsn (which dominates the southeastern corner of the map) and Lazy Links (a golf course in the central northern area). The ATK also features a speed boost after drifting, the roof acting as a bounce pad and passengers in the back being able to help the driver leap over vehicles by leaning back and releasing.

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There's also Road Trip tier rewards (similar to Blockbuster challenges from last season) as well as Drift Challenges. This means that if you're really close to a new reward and the new season is imminent, you won't lose your chance to get that skin you spent the whole month trying to earn.

In one of the biggest updates to Fortnite yet, Season 5 of Fortnite just kicked off with a handful of new additions to the game.

For Switch players, V5 adds gyro motion control options to the game. You can read about all of these and more over on Epic's site.

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