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Check out what's new in Fortnite Battle Royale Season 5 with new map changes, weapon updates, gameplay changes, and more.

About Season 5

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Worlds Collide!

Rifts have appeared in Fortnite, transporting items (and even people!) from various places onto the battle map.

Season 5 Duration

Season 5 will run until September 25, 2018.

Updated Gear

Shotguns Changes

You can now see how many of the pellets managed to hit within the reticle. Spread pattern is now consistent with no variation.

Firing two shotguns in rapid succession is no longer possible as a cooldown of about 1 second has been applied.

SMG Changes

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Damage to objects and players now match for Tac and Silenced SMGs.

Drop-off changes to the Suppressed SMGs makes it better suited for close-range fights.

Official stats:

  • Fall off starts at 24 meters from 28 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 80% at 35 meters from 85% at 47.5 meters.
  • Damage reduced to 65% at 50+ meters from 75% at 70+ meters.

Quoted from Official Fortnite v5.0 Patch Notes

Map Changes & New Areas

Desert Area

The new Desert area is located at the southeastern edge of the map and contains the new location, Paradise Palms.

Paradise Palms

Paradise Palms is a desert oasis with an apartment complex and multiple pools.

Lazy Links

A luxury clubhouse located in the middle of a golf course, it features a pool and tennis courts.

Moai Statues & the Viking Ship

Easter Island is missing some of her statues thanks to the Rifts!

Rifts have transported a whole Viking shipyard on top of a mountain southeast of Snobby Shores. Plunder the treasures aboard with care. It's a long drop down!

Check Out Season 5 Map Updates!

All Terrain Kart


The All Terrain Kart is Fortnite's first in-game transport that can fit your entire squad.

Speed Boost via Drifting

Drifting while driving the All Terrain Kart results in a speed boost!

Jump Over Obstacles

All Terrain Kart passengers can lean back together to jump over obstacles in-game.

To lean back, use S on keyboard or hold down on your joystick.

Roof as Bounce Pad

The roof of the vehicle can also double as a bounce pad.

Check Out More Info About The ATK!


Rifts are a new mysterious feature in Fortnite's Season 5.

How To Use

Stepping into rifts teleport you above the area you're currently in!

CAUTION: Rift teleport locations are RANDOM.

Check Out Rift Locations!

Challenges & Minor Updates

Season 5 has updated some of the in-game challenges and gameplay features.

Progressive Challenges

Progressive challenges can now be completed no matter the season by acquiring a fixed amount of XP.

Now, you can take your time and complete them whenever you want!

Weekly Challenges

Weekly challenges have been split between free and Battle Pass. The first 3 challenges will be free while the last 4 are for Battle Pass holders.

Complete 4 challenges to unlock weekly rewards.

Revive Teammates, Earn XP

Reviving teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 Limited Time Missions now earns XP from up to three times per match (30XP, 10XP, 10XP).

If you need extra XP, help your teammates out!

Down But Not Out Changes

Knocked down player collisions have been adjusted accordingly. Check if you can crawl under doors or smaller spaces!

Reviving Down But Not Out players who were crouched beforehand returns them to the crouching position.

Storm Movement

Storm circles 7, 8, and 9 now shrink in random directions into a new location instead of staying in the same area.

To survive, make sure to keep moving because you don't know where the storm circle will shrink next!

Check Out How To Survive The Storm!

Gyro Controls for Nintendo Switch!

Gyro controls is now available for Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite. You may now tilt and wield your console for more intuitive controls!

Check Out How To Play On Nintendo Switch!

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