Fortnite Season 5 is almost upon us, after having been teased for weeks by Epic after a rocket took off in the game. In this Fortnite Season 5 guide, we’ll be walking you through all you need to know about the brand new event, including the new Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass, all the new Fortnite Season 5 skins that you can purchase and earn right now, as well as other information about how the new season has changed up the game.
But if you instead want a full guide to everything available right now in Fortnite Battle Royale, you’ll want to head over to our Fortnite Season 4 guides hub. Here you’ll be able to find a complete walkthrough guide for everything that was introduced back at the beginning of Season 4, so you’ve got an idea of the things to come in Season 5 for Fortnite.
Fortnite Season 5 Date
Late last month in June, Epic revealed that Fortnite Season 5 would start on Thursday, July 12. As of right now, a new 4.7GB update is available for Fortnite Battle Royale on all platforms, which would seem to indicate that the event is almost ready to kick off.
Just below, you can see a range of the brand new Fortnite Season 5 skins. This is the new screen you’ll be greeted with as soon as you boot up the game after installing the update.
Veteran Fortnite players who participated in past seasons of the Battle Royale game will know that this launches on Thursday, the same day that the weekly challenges traditionally go live on. This is the exact same time that the Weekly Challenges go live at every Thursday, and so there should be Week 1 Challenges live instantly with Season 5.
Fortnite Season 5 Map Updates
There are appears to be a brand new area of the Fortnite Battle Royale map, as part of Season 5. There’s a new « Biome: Desert » area as revealed in the v5.0 Update patch notes today on July 12, so it looks like a desert section will certainly feature.
Fortnite Season 5 New Kart
Just below, you can see the brand new All-Terrain Kart for Fortnite Battle Royale. This was introduced in the v5.0 Update for the game, and can fit an entire team of 4 players inside, although it doesn’t have much by way of protection.
Fortnite Season 5 Worlds Collide Teaser
Epic teased the image just below from the official Fortnite Battle Royale Twitter account on July 9. We don’t know what this could mean for the game, but all signs point towards a Thundercats crossover (in our dreams!). Fans seem to think the mask in the Season 5 teaser image points towards Bastet (a goddess of ancient Egyptian religion) or a Kitsune mask (Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox).
Another Season 5 teaser, this time on the game’s New Updates pop-up, uses the same mask image but is joined by the words « Worlds Collide ». This is clearly in reference to the wormholes that have appeared across the game world. We still don’t know what it going to come through, but we’ll find out soon enough.
On the same day as the above teaser on July 10, the Fortnite Twitter account released the image just below. It looks like to be some sort of axe, perhaps hinting at some form of norse mythology.
Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Cost
But what about the cost of entry for Season 5? Fortnite Battle Royale is completely free to download after all, but if you want entry to all the seasonal events when they launch in the game, you always have to pay up in V-Bucks, the microtransaction currency that Fortnite uses.
Since Fortnite Season 5 is almost live, so will the brand new Battle Pass that you can purchase. This new Battle Pass should cost the same as always: 950 V-Bucks. This equals roughly around $10, since you’ll have to purchase the V-Bucks 1,000 bundle, leaving you with some change left over.
We’ll be updating this guide once we know if purchasing the Season 5 Battle Pass unlocks any new skins straight away, just like the previous Battle Pass did for Season 4.
Fortnite Season 5 Theme
Back when Fortnite Season 4 was on the horizon, there were tons of fan theories about the upcoming event doing the rounds. One of the more popular ones was that a comet in the sky would completely destroy Tilted Towers when the event began. This wasn’t what happened when Season 4 launched, as the comet instead largely hit Dusty Depot, turning it into Dusty Divot, with one main building in the middle of a huge crater.
As for what the Fortnite Season 5 theme is, Epic kept this a pretty big secret right up until the launch of the event.
Fortnite Season 5 Skins in Battle Pass
As we previously mentioned, we’ll be continually updating this guide as the event rolls out. We’ll be bringing you the full list of new Fortnite Season 5 skins that you can earn through the Battle Pass, so make sure to keep an eye on this guide for more information.
For now though, you can head over to our best Fortnite skins page, which we’ll be updating once the new cosmetics for Season 5 have been revealed. You can also check out our Fortnite Week 9 Challenges guide, which are set to go live on June 28.
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