'Fortnite' season five adds a desert locale, golf carts and rifts

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Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues can be found all over the Battle Royale map, which you can now navigate in the new All Terrain Kart. Epic has also split weekly challenges into two tiers: free and Battle Pass. The rear passengers can even work together with the driver to jump over obstacles on the map by leaning back and then releasing at the same time for a higher jump. The All Terrain Kart has enough space to fit your entire squad, and you can drift with it to gain a speed boost.

New "Rifts" will also be introduced into gameplay.

Fortnite is bringing a mad, mad world to season 5 - and we're not talking about a certain Mad Titan rampaging about. We won't know the full extent of cosmetic changes to the map and exactly what the new season's theme is until the servers come back online. This should make it a little bit more challenging for players who prefer to camp as the Storm closes in.

Fortnite Season 5 is here and the upcoming skins, gliders, emotes and more this season have been leaked.

The heavy shotgun will now fire double the pellets, with 10 instead of 5, but the maximum damage will remain unchanged. You'll also be able to see how numerous pellets from a shot hit the target, which will be displayed by marks within the reticle, allowing you to see at a glance how effective your shot was. There will now be a delay when players switch from firing one shotgun to another.

As expected, the biggest changes are within the map. The game continues with the last-player standing format, but adds its own twist that changes everything: you can instantly build walls and stairs, allowing you create fortifications to protect yourself. To rectify this, players can earn XP for reviving their teammates in 50v50 and Teams of 20 matches. At the end of Season 4, rifts started opening up all across the world making certain things disappear over time.

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