Fortnite Season 5 is finally here - here are the biggest changes

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

Progressive challenges will now stay in the game, so you can complete them without having to rush, and they'll go off XP rather than season level. The rocket launch that tore a portal in the sky of Fortnite has been affecting the game for weeks, spewing items from another world into the virtual one.

The Fortnite patch notes, published by creators at Epic Games today, calls these "All Terrain Karts", but I think that name might give them a little too much credit. There are also some damage and bullet drop-off changes to the SMG.

Of course, with the start of season 5 comes a new Battle Pass, which will offer up a bunch of new skins and cosmetics that fit within the "Worlds Collide" theme.

New "Rifts" will also be introduced into gameplay. And, as this isn't labeled as a "Hard" Season 5 Battle Pass challenge, you can expect it to be relatively easy.

Map updates include a new desert biome complete with race track and two new locations: Paradise Palms and Lazy Links.

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There's also a new vehicle, the All Terrain Kart (the ATK) which will accommodate your whole squad. 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.

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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.

In 50v50 or 20v20 modes, you'll now get bonus XP up to three times per match for reviving teammates. For the Nintendo Switch, Epic games has also included motion controls which can be adjusted in the Settings menu.

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