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  Worlds collide in Fortnite's Season 5, available now!
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07/12/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Thursday, July 12, 2018 — Epic Games is excited to announce the launch of Fortnite’s Season 5 is finally here! Players can drop in now and find all kinds of changes to the Battle Royale map. A Viking ship, desert outpost, ancient statues have appeared on the island, and Moisty Mire has been hit with a drought, bringing with it a brand new desert outpost.

Season 5 Launch Cinematic

Season 5 Battle Pass Overview

Fortnite’s first four-person vehicle has also arrived! Players can hop in a zippy All Terrain Kart (ATK) with their squad and uncover all-new mysteries and locations... the possibilities are endless!

A new season means a new Battle Pass! Packed with more than 100 rewards, including all new toys and cosmetics, players can pick up the Battle Pass for 950 V-bucks to start earning rewards.  

The full patch notes for today’s update can be found here.