Following a cataclysmic occasion starring the supervillain Galactus, the newest season of Fortnite is sort of right here. Chapter 2: Season 5 has been dubbed “zero point,” and it includes hunters from totally different realities becoming a member of forces to combat one thing referred to as “the loop.” Most importantly: a type of hunters is the Mandalorian, accompanied as all the time by Baby Yoda (aka Grogu).
While final season was completely Marvel-themed, season 5 includes a bevy of latest authentic Fortnite characters, along with the famed Star Wars bounty hunter. Those who buy this season’s battle go will have the ability to unlock characters like an historical warrior and a sci-fi hunter that appears ripped from a Tsutomu Nihei manga. There’s additionally a creature referred to as “Mancake the fighting Flapjack,” which feels very Fortnite. (This is the recreation that gave us Peely the banana, in spite of everything.)
Outside of characters, there are new areas together with a jungle space and a sci-fi desert attributable to the exploding zero level. It additionally wouldn’t be a brand new season of Fortnite with out new weapons: season 5 additions embody the Dragon’s Breath shotgun, the Mandalorian’s Amban sniper rifle, and the Night Hawk, which helps you to monitor your opponents.
Aside from these additions, the greatest change seems to be a brand new quest construction. Here’s how developer Epic describes it:
Help for Hire
As a hunter, it’s your obligation to assist the Island’s characters of their unstable new actuality. Take on their quests and bounties, get intel in your environment, or rent them to be your ally. Don’t wish to negotiate? Challenge them to a duel and reap the rewards.
Spend your wages
The new characters solely settle for one type of cost: bars! Earn bars by finishing quests and bounties, eliminating gamers, or discovering hidden stashes round the Island. Spend your earned bars on new unique weapons, upgrades, intel, providers, and extra.
Epic has additionally teased “even more hunters from the realities beyond,” suggesting that further licensed characters are on the manner. Considering the firm has labored with everybody from Marvel to Star Wars to DC to the NFL to musicians like Travis Scott and Marshmello, these “hunters” might be nearly anybody.
The replace isn’t reside but, however usually Fortnite seasons launch at round 3AM ET.