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Fortnite Season 5 Epic Games patch notes: Have Fortnite 5.0 patch notes been released?

July 12,2018 12:11

Season 5 is being updated to Fortnite right now. Epic Games turned off the servers at 9am BST (4am ET) this morning to bring in the new patch. The servers will remain offline for roughly an hour, but Epic Games has released the patch notes, giving fans ...and more »


Season 5 is being updated to Fortnite right now. 
Epic Games turned off the servers at 9am BST (4am ET) this morning to bring in the new patch. 
The servers will remain offline for roughly an hour, but Epic Games has released the patch notes, giving fans an idea of what Season 5 will look like. 
Epic Games announced the patch notes on their official Twitter account at 9am this morning. 

What are the Fortnite Season 5 patch notes? 
According to the official Epic Games website, Season 5 will see a HUGE amount of new content hit the game. 
The Website says: “Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues have appeared across the island. Hop in an All Terrain Kart (ATK) with your squad and uncover all-new mysteries and locations that await. 
“Tell me, partner...do ya feel lucky? Test that luck with the new Flintlock weapon set while you Challenge the Horde in the Road Trip event, now available in Save the World.”
The patch notes seem to hint at time travel, which fans had speculated before the update this week. 

Epic Games also revealed the new Battle Pass will be for 100 levels and more than 100 new rewards, costing the same amount as last season. 
The Fortnite Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, or £8/$10. 
Fortnite fans can now “power slide into battle” in the newly released All Terrain kart (ATK), which adds another mode of transport to the game alongside the Shopping Cart. 
The official website teased fans, challenging them to “Test their courage” by stepping through the rifts. Apparently, players are in for a “wild ride”.

A new Challenge the Horde mode is now added to the Save the World mode, tasking players to “Rally the squad and prepare for the ultimate challenge of survival and teamwork.”
Wild West skins have also been included in the patch notes, as well as several new Flintlock weapons for Save the World mode. 
One of the biggest inclusions to the patch notes is updates to the map. 
According to the Epic Games website, this includes:
New Biome: Desert
New Location: Paradise Palms
New Location: Lazy Links
A few unnamed POIs have also appeared across the island.

Other patch note highlights include: 
The centre of Storm circles 7, 8, and 9 can now shift in random directions (instead of simply shrinking). As the storm closes in, it will move & shrink to the new location.
Starting in Season 5, progressive challenges will no longer be restricted to a single season. You can now complete progressive challenges at your own pace.
Progressive challenges are now completed by acquiring a fixed amount of XP and is no longer dependant on your season level.
Emoting will now interrupt sprinting.
You now earn XP for reviving teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 LTMs up to three times per match (30XP, 10XP, 10XP).
Weapon reticle will now fade slightly when reloading, out of ammo, or changing weapons.
The player camera can now see out of the water when walking in lakes.
For a full rundown of the patch notes, read here. 

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