Fortnite Season 5 is finally here after much teasing from Epic, and it’s changed up the Battle Royale map in a big way. In this Fortnite Season 5 map guide, we’ll be detailing all the changes that the map has undergone, walking you through the completely new area of Paradise Palms, as well as detailing Lazy Links for you.
If you instead need help with anything else on the latest seasonal event of Battle Royale, you’ll want to head over to our Fortnite Season 5 guides hub. It’s in this guide that you’ll find all the information you need on the new Battle Pass cost, as well as detailed list of all the new skins and cosmetic items that you can earn over the course of the next 10 weeks while the season rolls on.
Fortnite Season 5 Map Guide
In the early hours of July 12, the Fortnite Season 5 update has finally gone live. You’ll need to update your game with the patch that comes in at about 4.7GB before you can jump into the action, but once you’ve downloaded the update, you’re free to explore all the new points on the map.
Season 4 of Fortnite changed up the map a little bit, namely with the comet landing on Dusty Depot and changing up the entire layout of the location. However this time two brand new locations have sprung up on the Fortnite map, completely changing the way the overall map looks and feels.
Fortnite Paradise Palms Guide
The first of these two new areas is called Paradise Palms. This has basically replaced Moisty Mire with a brand new desert area in the southeastern section of the Fortnite map. Remember when the Fortnite burger mascot turned up in a real life desert before Season 5 launched? Well it looks like Epic took the entire desert and put it on the map.
In this new desert area, it looks like you’ve got three main areas of buildings. The first of these is on the southern coast of the location, and looks to be much smaller than the bigger town, which sits smack bang in the center of Paradise Palms. Finally, there’s a race course to the north of the map section, and this could potentially be a place where you race the All-Terrain Karts, as were also introduced in the Season 5 update for Fortnite.
Fortnite Lazy Links Guide
This location on the other hand, is basically a massive estate. Lazy Links has replaced Anarchy Acres, and whereas before you had a few barns surrounded by dry farming land, you’ve now got a huge house surrounded by lush green scenery.
There’s bound to be various weapons and chests nearly always found within the huge house area of Lazy Links. Otherwise, the house is surrounding by green fields on all sides, which could prove perilous if you’re caught out in the open.
That’s all you need to know about the new map changes for Fortnite in Season 5. Now that we’re all done here, you can head over to our Fortnite Season 5 skins guide, or our Fortnite Week 1 Challenges guide, for a list of the debut challenges in the new season.
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