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Fortnite Chapter 5: Everything New You Need to Know Explained

Dec 4, 2023
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Welcome to Fortnite Chapter 5! We've covered everything you need to know about the new season. To start, the island has undergone a massive transformation, featuring 11 Named POI's and a train that travels across the map during each game. Brace yourselves for the epic showdowns against bosses like Oscar, Nisha, Montague, Valeria, and even the iconic Peter Griffin from Family Guy! Defeat these bosses, snag a Society Medallion, and watch your Shield regenerate over time. But watch out, holding a medallion in your inventory marks you on opponents maps with an orange circle around your location. The more Medallions in your inventory, the greater the Shield regeneration and precision of your location radius.

Cars take center stage as a new cosmetic category, allowing players to customize their vehicles with Car Bodies, Decals, and Wheels. Unleash your creativity as your chosen design transforms ordinary cars into personalized creations, with exclusive options like the Battle Pass's Scorpion Car Body and unlockable Decals. The arsenal of Weapons & Items has undergone a complete overhaul, introducing a suite of new SMGs, ARs, the Ballistic Shield, Grapple Blade and more. These new weapons include the Hammer Pump Shotgun, Frenzy Auto Shotgun, Nemesis AR, Striker AR, Thunder Burst SMG, Hyper SMG, Reaper Sniper Rifle, and Ranger Pistol.

Discover the power of Mod Benches located within the island's vaults, where weapon mods can be acquired in exchange for Gold Bars. Experiment with recoil reduction, increased mag capacity, and other enhancements to optimize your weapons. Reboot Vans offer a refined revival mechanic, preventing hard resets if you accidentally move out of range during revives or reboots. Match Quests were introduced to replace Daily Quests, providing three challenge options at the beginning of each game. Select one of the three quests to pursue each game to earn XP. Scale enemy structures with ease using new planks, and experience improved animations across all platforms, enhancing the fluidity of your gameplay. Fortnite Chapter 5 is not just an update; it's an evolution, promising an unparalleled gaming adventure that blends innovation, strategy, and creativity.