Season 5 updates change the game map and introduce some new mechanics, such as Rift that directs you into the air, but the game's core mechanism remains unchanged. Though you may be familiar with battle royale games, Fortnite is slightly different. The game continues with the last player format but adds its own turn that changes everything, you can instantly build walls and stairs, allowing you to create a castle to protect yourself.
Fortnite drops you to an island with 99 other players, and the last player (or team) is left alive to win. Although similar to games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, many small differences make Fortnite a very different experience. Knowing what to bring, when to shoot, and what to build is essential if you are going to be the last person living on the island.
You will not find a tutorial on Fortnite: Battle Royale, so when you get to the island, everything you have is your intelligence and whatever you can find along the way. Here's everything you need to know to get a strong start and probably last long enough to find yourself a rocket launcher. After many mysterious jokes that preceded the event, the Fortnite Season 5 update was finally active.
With it comes a lot of fresh new content including map changes, new skins, and a new Battle Pass. Here's what you need to know about all that is offered in Season 5 updates, as well as looking at current weekly challenges.