Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

Where Shopping Carts provided some extra zip for duos, Epic has gone one better in Season 5 with the introduction of the All Terrain Kart (ATK).

As expected, the map has changed following the rocket launch and subsequent appearance of mysterious rifts.

The new season has also been preceded by Fortnite items, including Llamas and the Durr Burger sign appearing in real life locations around the world. 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). 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 also a new vehicle, the All Terrain Kart (the ATK) which will accommodate your whole squad. It looks like a sort of off-road golf kart, which is no less than you'd expect from Fortnite. Fans can check out Epic Games' full patch notes for season 5 online.

The latest change to Shotguns for Season 5 doesn't have everyone convinced.

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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.

For now, keep reading for details on how to complete the "hard" "Follow the treasure map found in Risky Reels" challenge. Epic is also changing the way progressive challenges work - your progress toward completing these now carries over between seasons.

As always with a Fortnite patch there are a bunch of fixes and performance improvements, with some changes too in weapon balancing. Rather than their bullet spread being randomised, they'll now fire in a consistent manner, meaning you'll be able to learn where within their arc will actually get hit.

Fornite is a free game, but seasons cost 950 V-Bucks (roughly $10).

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