Fortnite Season 5 has arrived, and as with any new season, there have been plenty of map changes. From brand-new locations to the return of some classics, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s upgraded island.
With the battle against Galactus now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to focus on Season 5, and the battle to save the island. The Zero Point at the heart of the island is unstable, and Jonesy and his team of hunters are desperate to save the reality we all know and love.
The Zero Point has clearly caused some issues after being drawn out of the ground by Galactus, and it appears that it’s started to warp multiple realities together, with some new locations springing up, and some classics returning — just not as we remember them.
You can take a look at the new Fortnite Season 5 map below.
Tilted Towers is back! Well, not exactly. The last time we saw Tilted Towers, it was being covered in molten lava during Season 8, but thanks to Zero Point, it makes its triumphant return.
It’s not exactly the Tilted Towers you remember though, as it has been through an odd merged with Salty Springs, combing the two to make a new version of both locations, although it still feels familiar once you’re inside it.
Pleasant Park has a new neighbour, as a massive walled section forest has appeared directly north of the town.
There doesn’t seem to be too much inside it right now, with just trees and a few small buildings, but we may see some construction there as the season goes on.
One of the easiest new locations to spot is the new home of the Zero Point, which is floating high in the sky in the middle of the island.
The area around it has been covered in sand, and some strange spikes are sticking out of the ground.
Located just West of the Zero Point is the new Colossal Coliseum. A grand structure designed for combatants to do battle, there’s sure to be plenty of fights taking place here in Season 5.
More map changes are being discovered all the time, so check back as we continue to update this article.
How to get the exclusive Vi skin in Fortnite Season 5
Vi is coming to Season 5 of Fortnite. Here’s how you can obtain them and their whole set including: bling, pickaxe, wrap, and loading screen.
Vi is a new character coming to the world of Fortnite and bringing with them lots of cool new items for players to equip. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.
Epic Games have already done their best to give players a wealth of options in Season 5 of Fortnite thanks to numerous new popular characters. This season we’ve been treated to bonafide A-Listers in Kratos, Master Chief, and The Predator
Now, players of the popular battle royale game have another character with even more customization options to add to their wardrobe.
New Fortnite character, Vi
Vi is a fabulous new addition for all Fortnite Crew members for February. We’re coming to the end of January’s Fortnite Crew content which includes the Green Arrow, and Epic has already got players hyped for their next offering.
This is the official Epic blog post description for Vi: “A cunning new warrior on a race against time arrives in Fortnite Crew. Meet Vi, The Fox Clan’s last hope.”
To gain access to Vi, you need to be signed up to Fortnite Crew. You will then gain access to new skins, the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, and more. If you sign up now, then you’ll still be able to gain access to January’s content and Vi as well.
If are able to acquire Vi, then you will receive the following items:
- Vi’s outfit
- Foxbow Quiver Back Bling
- Crooked Claw Pickaxe
- Drift Shift Wrap
- Vi Loading Screen
Vi will arrive on February 1 and will be out of rotation at the end of February to make way for March’s content.
Make sure you don’t forget to download Vi’s items when they become available. They’ll only be here for one month.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to get the Terminator skin set in Fortnite
Epic Games have brought brand new Terminator-themed skins to Fortnite Season 5, and here’s how you can get them.
As Fortnite Season 5 comes closer to its end, new crossovers are being added to the Battle Royale. Now, Epic Games have brought along the T-800 and Sarah Connor as part of a new Terminator skin set.
Fortnite has seen more than its fair share of crossovers throughout the past few years. We’ve seen additions from Halo, God of War, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and many others. Epic Games have now brought another new addition to the Battle Royale.
Less than a week after the arrival of The Predator, the developers have added brand new Terminator-themed skins to the game. You can choose to play as either the T-800 or Sarah Connor, and here’s how you can get your hands on them.
How to get T-800 and Sarah Connor Fortnite skins
You don’t need to do any special quest or challenge in order to get these skins. You can get yourself the Fortnite x Terminator crossover set by spending some V-Bucks in the Item Shop.
You can pick up the Sarah Connor skin for 1,800, or pay 1,500 to get the T-800. Alternatively, you can purchase the entire bundle for 2,800, which may sound like a lot but you’ll also get some great savings.
You can take a closer look at the prices of the Fortnite Future War set below:
- Future War Bundle: 2,800 V-Bucks
- Sarah Connor: 1,800 V-Bucks
- T-800: 1,500 V-Bucks
- Techno-Grip Axe: 800 V-Bucks
- Cyberdyne Salute: 300 V-Bucks
If you purchase the Future War Bundle, then you will also be able to acquire the exclusive T-800 Endoskeleton Arm and HK Skynet Uplink Back Blings, along with the Combat Knife pickaxe. That makes this worth the money you spend.
We don’t know exactly how much longer these skins will be available in the Item Shop, so you’d better hurry up if you want to get your hands on them.
Image Credits: Epic Games
Epic Games respond to leaked Fortnite player logins
Epic Games have denied claims by Fortnite pro Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber that their API leaks players’ emails.
There is a growing concern among Fortnite players that their player logins are being leaked through the in-game leaderboard, but Epic Games have reassured fans that their API is safe.
Whenever fans create an online account to play games, their first concern is their privacy security. Developers try to avoid hacker scares but they can still pop up from time to time. One Fortnite fan claimed that this has happened with Epic Games.
Jonathan ‘Yung Calculator’ Weber stated that he was inexplicably logged out of his account and that the battle royale’s in-game leaderboards were leaking players’ personal information – such as their email addresses.
This led to a response from a Fortnite data-miner who denied these claims, and their statement was backed up by Epic themselves.
Epic Games deny leaked Fortnite player logins
Yung Calculator tweeted that Epic Games have not secured player logins, so anyone can access these emails and try to hack accounts, reset passwords or kick players out of a match. Additionally, it will also log you out in-game.
“Guys, Epic Games’ infrastructure is so dogmeat that if you don’t have this turned off, people can find your email,” he said.
“That’s kind of bad on its own, but then if they have your email, they can send password resets to your account. That’s fine normally — on Twitter, it means nothing normally — but on Epic Games, it logs you out in-game.”
He further elaborated that he’s not the only player who has experienced this issue- with Clix, Nick Eh 30, and Nate Hill also being affected. “Epic Games has no idea what they’re doing. Their infrastructure is garbage. They need to change it — it’s disgraceful.”
Not everyone is convinced that Yung’s claims are true. Fortnite data-miner ‘FNBRUnreleased’ claimed that these kind of leaks are impossible due to the nature of Epic’s API, so there’s no way that your email address can become available to hackers.
“It is not possible to view the email of another person’s Epic [account]. Epic’s API does not work like that. I’ve been seeing this rumor from [Yung Calculator] spreading false information,” they stated.
FNBRUnreleased’s defense for Epic Games has been backed up by the devs themselves who also took to Twitter in order to respond to Yung’s claims.
“We investigated reports that leaderboards were divulging non-public information or causing unauthorized logouts. This is not the case.
“We are certain that affected accounts remain secure, player info (incl. email addresses) isn’t being divulged & any logout issue is resolved.”
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At the time of writing, Yung Calc’s tweet is no longer online, so either the player took it down or it was removed by Twitter. Either way, his claims have gathered doubts and Epic Games are standing by the security of their API.
That said, you should always make sure that that you’ve take extra precautions to protect your online information. You can do this by choosing strong passwords that are impossible to guess, and by applying two-factor authentication wherever possible.
Image Credits: Epic Games, Yung Calculator
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