‘Fortnite’ season 5 introduces desert biome, golf carts and free weekly challenges

Image via Epic Games

Image via Epic Games

Season 5 of Fortnite is finally here and the patch notes have already been released. The patch notes show that a lot has been changed, even if they don't make all of the changes entirely clear.

Perhaps one of the biggest changes occurred in the Moisty Mire part of the map, which doesn't look so moist anymore.

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On closer inspection, this is the small erm, the umbrella/Minecraft axe shaped thing you'll spot on the map just west of Lazy Links (a new Season 5 location in the north). A few unnamed places of interest have also been sprinkled across the island.

Season 5 of Fortnite Battle Royale has brought back these treasure hunts and for the first week, the map is in Risky Reels. The ATK can also get a temporary speed boost when players realize a successful drift. What's more, the roof acts as a bounce pad although you'll probably have more fun driving them through rifts.

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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. Within the former, you'll find a race track ideal for putting them to the test. Here's what you need to know about the latest version of the game the world is obsessed with! Season 5 of the hit game dropped on July 12. Did you find the secret Battle Pass tier? There are truckloads of tweaks, changes and additions - ranging from weapon alterations to new vehicles - so study up before dropping.

Epic has split the weekly challenges into two sections - free and Battle Pass - giving those who play for free the chance to level up faster as well. Epic is also changing the way progressive challenges work - your progress toward completing these now carries over between seasons. This, Epic says, will allow players to complete challenges at their own pace, and it should do something to help alleviate the season-end grind.

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