Here's your first look at the Fortnite Season 5 map

It's also added two new named locations: Paradise Palms and Lazy Links, on top of a few anonymous areas that will surprise when you jump out of the Battle Bus.

Week 1 challenges are now live now that Season 5 of Fortnite has officially begun. As we mentioned though, you can find all this detail in the above gallery which will make sure you don't get lost.

Fortnite Season 5 will be available to play today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The All Terrain Kart can fit you along with three others in your squad so that you can go traversing across the different biomes that are dotted around the Fortnite map.

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Season 5 also adds a new vehicle, the All Terrain Kart (ATK).

The map we all know and love has gone through a bit of a sandy makeover, and it now now mostly represents a golden desert. Adding a new dimension to the game like this helps to prevent the experience from growing stale, while also expanding the ever-growing list of things Fortnite offers which other Battle Royale games don't.

One of the main skins of the season 5 Battle Pass is Rangarok which can be upgraded with new items as players progress further through the Battle Pass tiers. With the launch of a new season comes the launch of a new Battle Pass. Season 5 of the hit game dropped on July 12. Once a full slate of weekly challenges are completed, a player must then find the corresponding hidden Battle Star on the map for that respective week. These will take you "for a wild ride" if you dare step in, so maybe they'll act as some kind of teleportation portal. Epic Games has also made it a bit more hard to "double pump" in season 5.

Heavy shotguns now fire ten pellets rather than five, but the overall damage of the shot is unchanged, meaning that each individual pellet now does half the damage it did before, but there are twice as many. To rectify this, players can earn XP for reviving their teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 matches.

  • Delia Davidson