Fortnite concluded Chapter 4 with a fantastic Big Bang event featuring hip-hop artist Eminem, and has now introduced the latest Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1, which is packed with content for players. There will be a new Chapter 5 map, weapons, Battle Pass, and so much more, but that’s not all.
Fortnite is also bringing three new experiences for players including LEGO and Rocket League Racing. Below is the breakdown of everything you need to know about Fortnite Chapter 5.
Fortnite Chapter 5: Underground Brings Three New Experiences, Peter Griffin, and More
Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 launched on December 3 at 3 AM PST and brought a massive overhaul to maps and weapons, added new game modes, and there were several other changes. The latest Chapter 5 will see players joining “The Underground” taking on “The Society.” Players will have to defeat The Society’s bosses including the most notorious Valeria and also save Peely.
Fortnite always has something new and amazing for players and this time is no different. Fortnite introduced what it will be bringing into the game with The Big Bang event including new experiences. The new experiences include LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival. These experiences will launch later this week in Fortnite Chapter 5 and will be free to play.
LEGO Fortnite is a survival crafting LEGO adventure with an open world map, where players can create their LEGO characters and enjoy solo or with their friends. LEGO Fortnite will become available on December 7, 2023, and is the first of the LEGO experiences in the game. This will bring new LEGO styles to players’ existing outfits as well as emotes for free.
The second new experience coming to Fortnite is Rocket League-inspired Racing mode called Rocket Racing which, is also developed by Psyonix. This mode will become available to play on December 8, 2023, and is described as:
“a supersonic arcade racer where players drift, fly, and boost with friends through an ever-growing selection of tracks.”
The third and final new game mode is called Fortnite Festival and will become available in Fortnite Chapter 5 on December 9, 2023. Players will be able to get on the stage and perform songs from some of the most popular artists in the world, alone or with friends.
This new music game is created by Harmonix, the studio behind the Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Fortnite Festival Season 1 will feature The Weeknd as the Music Icon, marking “the beginning of music gaming” in Fortnite.
These new experiences will also earn players XP in The Big Bang Battle Pass, which is available to purchase for 950 V-Bucks and features some iconic outfits.
Players buying the Battle Pass will unlock Hope and additional new outfits including Oscar, Vengeance Jones, Nisha, Montague, Fortnite debutante Peter Griffin from Family Guy, and notorious Valeria. Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid will also join Battle Pass later on.
There is a new map in C5S1 with new POIs including Ritzy Riviera marina, Rebel’s Roost mansion, Grand Station at Reckless Railways, Hazy Hillside village, and Grand Glacier Hotel. The map is also getting a new moving train that will improve connectivity to different parts of the island. There are also new vehicles such as the Grandeur Trailsmasher SUV available on the map.
C5S1 also brings several new weapons to the game and this time the title adds new assault rifles, SMGs, and shotguns. Fortnite C5S1 also gets a new mobility item, weapon mods, and a ballistic shield with a pistol to help players defend themselves and shoot enemies. The ballistic shield has infinite health, but it will ultimately be knocked down after much damage.
Some other smaller but notable changes include customizing weapons with mods, FlowBerry, a new fruit for recovering shield, Medkits and Shield Potions usage has been tweaked, reviving and rebooting will not hard reset anymore, but will slow down if you move away while reviving.
The Daily Quests are replaced by Match Quests and players will have three Match Quests that end with each match, and improved animation with new features called motion matching and procedural layering.