Fortnite launches season 5 to its 125 million users

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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.

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.

Fortnite Season 5 is here and the upcoming skins, gliders, emotes and more this season have been leaked.

"Fortnite" season 5 also adds indicators on how many pellets hit when players are using shotguns.

Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues can be found all over the Battle Royale map, which you can now navigate in the new All Terrain Kart.

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V5 introduces a new vehicle option called the ATK, or All Terrain Kart.

Other new features are Rifts, which pop up throughout the map.

The Season 5 mystery outfit still hasn't been revealed or datamined just yet and if it's anything like the skin we got in Season 4 - "The Visitor" for those who don't remember - then it's likely we won't see this until Week 7.

You can, as ever, check out the full patch notes on the Epic Games blog while you wait for the game to come back online. 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.

And this time next week we'll be sure to update you on the location of the Week 2 hidden battle star the second it's verified. As always, do not forget to finish out the match you're in once you've completed a challenge in order to be sure you get credit for it. Epic Games has also made it a bit more hard to "double pump" in season 5. Well, season 5's new battle pass has you covered. The heavy shotgun now fires 10 pellets instead of 5, but the maximum damage of the weapon has been unchanged. To rectify this, players can earn XP for reviving their teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 matches.

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