Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

Fortnite season 5 adds all-terrain kart and new places to explore with it [Video]

'Fortnite' season five adds a desert locale, golf carts and rifts

In the desert biome Moisty Mires has been replaced by Paradise Palms which is a new tropical-themed location that includes various buildings and palm trees. This won't mean stuff from last season will be carried over, though, as it will start exclusively from Season 5. A drought has hit the area and now it looks like a desert.

Today, Season 5 launches and Epic Games has given us our first official information on what to expect. We also know the update will add in the two skins featured in the image below, which seem to support the theory that the update will be themed around multiple worlds and time periods colliding.

New "Rifts" will also be introduced into gameplay. Fans can check out Epic Games' full patch notes for season 5 online.

To explore it all, players can ride around in the four-seater All Terrain Kart (ATK) that's essentially a tricked out and highly durable golf cart. It'll drift, granting you a speed boost, and players can use the roof as a bounce pad.

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.

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Progressive challenges are now completed by acquiring a fixed amount of XP and is no longer dependant on your season level.

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.

The patch notes details a lot of tweaks that have been made to the game such as adjusted.shotgun spread patterns, heavy shotguns now firing 10 pellets instead of 5 along with bug fixes. You'll also be able to see how numerous pellets from a shot hit the target, which will be displayed by marks within the reticle, allowing you to see at a glance how effective your shot was. While the list of changes is fairly extensive, one notable addition to the Switch version is gyroscope aiming.

Another change is how players are able to earn extra XP when playing big team modes.

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