Following a cataclysmic event starring the supervillain Galactus, the most recent season of Fortnite is nearly right here. Chapter 2: Season 5 has been dubbed “zero level,” and it includes hunters from totally different realities becoming a member of forces to struggle one thing referred to as “the loop.” Most significantly: a kind of hunters is the Mandalorian, accompanied as at all times by Child Yoda (aka Grogu).
Whereas last season was entirely Marvel-themed, season 5 contains a bevy of recent unique Fortnite characters, along with the famed Star Wars bounty hunter. Those that buy this season’s battle go will be capable of 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 combating Flapjack,” which feels very Fortnite. (That is the sport that gave us Peely the banana, in any case.)
Exterior 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 time Hawk, which helps you to monitor your opponents.
Except for these additions, the most important change seems to be a brand new quest construction. Right here’s how developer Epic describes it:
Assist for Rent
As a hunter, it’s your obligation to assist the Island’s characters of their unstable new actuality. Tackle their quests and bounties, get intel in your environment, or rent them to be your ally. Don’t wish to negotiate? Problem them to a duel and reap the rewards.
Spend your wages
The brand new characters solely settle for one type of cost: bars! Earn bars by finishing quests and bounties, eliminating gamers, or discovering hidden stashes across the Island. Spend your earned bars on new unique weapons, upgrades, intel, providers, and extra.
Epic has additionally teased “much more hunters from the realities past,” suggesting that further licensed characters are on the way in which. Contemplating the corporate has labored with everybody from Marvel to Star Wars to DC to the NFL to musicians like Travis Scott and Marshmello, these “hunters” could possibly be nearly anybody.
The replace isn’t stay but, however sometimes Fortnite seasons launch at round 3AM ET.