It’s official, Fortnite season 5 is here. And that means we’ve got a brand new map in which to dispatch our 99 battle royale rivals all over again. Coming to Fortnite’s new map is a brand new biome, two fresh named areas, and a host of unnamed ones. Now the servers have gone live, we have jumped in to get a sneak peek at all the changes to Fortnite season 5’s map.
Kicking things off, the biggest addition to the map is a desert biome, complemented by the new named areas of Paradise Palms and Lazy Links. We have also found lots of new unnamed areas cropping up across the map, as well as lots of interdimensional rifts.
Here’s everything we know about Fortnite Season 5.
That desert biome sits in the south-east corner of the map, and replaces Moisty Mire and Prison with a Monument Valley-style affair. That’s where Paradise Palms can be found, as well as an oasis and a handful of unnamed locations. There’s also the new Lazy Links, which replaces Anarchy Acres at the top of the map.
Other changes seem to be relatively minor. With the World Cup coming to an end, it’s no surprise that stadium has disappeared. Dusty Divot has become extremely overgrown, offering what seems to be plenty of wood resources. There’s also a change near Snobby Shores, which sees what appears to be an unnamed settlement sitting atop the mountain where the super-villain lair once hid. Expect to also see some more unnamed locations dotted around the map. Just to state for the record, Tilted Towers is still standing.
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The Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass skins have popped up already, as have the Fortnite Season 5 patch notes. They revealed that Fortnite season 5 will introduce a new vehicle, the All Terrain Cart, as well as mysterious rifts that have popped up all over the island.