Fortnite Season 5 Adds a New Squad Vehicle, Desert Biome & More

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Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale is officially underway, which means players now have a new set of challenges to complete and Battle Pass rewards to unlock. As we mentioned though, you can find all this detail in the above gallery which will make sure you don't get lost. Epic Games has also made it a bit more hard to "double pump" in season 5. Most importantly, however, there will be a small delay when you want to fire a shotgun straight after using another, so this will stop people stacking and spraying the hell out of each other with pumps. There's a brand new area called Paradise Palms, while Lazy Links has replaced Anarchy Acres. 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.

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There's also a new vehicle, the All Terrain Kart (the ATK) which will accommodate your whole squad. Not only does this vehicle drive you and your mates around, but the roof acts as a bounce pad and if you leap over obstacles, everyone in the ATK can lean back and release simultaneously for a higher jump. Other un-named POI have also been added to the island. Look at our map above to narrow down your starting location and glide on over there.

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The same principle of "Blockbuster" is back in Season 5 of Fortnite, and will now be known as 'Road Trip.' Like Season 4, the new multi-week endeavor requires players with the Battle Pass to complete all challenges from any seven different weeks of Season 5 to unlock the 'Mystery Character'. You can now complete progressive challenges at your own pace.

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Another change is how players are able to earn extra XP when playing big team modes. For the Nintendo Switch, Epic games has also included motion controls which can be adjusted in the Settings menu. Until then, it's time to get refreshing that login button.

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