All New Desert Map Terrain Added to Fortnite Plus Two New Map Locations for Season 5

Published: 12/Jul/2018 9:59 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:57

by Calum Patterson


The rumors that the Fortnite map would be getting a sandy makeover for Season 5 have been realized as a new ‘Desert’ biome and two new points of interest have been added.

As part of the largest update to Fortnite Battle Royale yet, Epic Games has got Season 5 off to a bang with a plethora of significant changes, including adding a four player vehicle, lots of new skins and changes to shotguns.

Epic has in the past said that while adding an entire new map is a possibility for the future, the priority was constantly improving and evolving the current map.

So it was expected that the map would also undergo changes, and Epic hasn’t disappointed fans who were waiting on a significant change after teasers including anchors and a carriage mysteriously appeared near the end of Season 4.

The loading screen is the first thing players will immediately notice has changed, with a desert theme hitting the lobby.

As for the in game map, it is only a section of the map that has been given a desert makeover, with Moisty Mire getting traded for a much more dry and hot location.

At the center lies ‘Paradise Palms’, a scenic location complete with cacti and all the trimmings from a western movie.

The other new location, ‘Lazy Links’ replaces the now completely gone ‘Anarchy Acres’ – a not so popular POI in the previous map version.

The complete new map for Season 5 can be seen below.

And, courtesy of FaZe Clan player Cloak, here is some in game footage of what it looks like to land at the new Desert Biome.


All leaked skins and cosmetics in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

Published: 2/Dec/2020 6:27

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is almost here and leakers have already unraveled some of the skins and cosmetics we can expect to see, including everything from The Mandalorian to a hilarious Mancake.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 wrapped up with a record-breaking end, which means Season 5 is around the bend. Epic Games has already dished up an exciting teaser trailer and offered a glimpse of what’s to come.

Leakers have been hard at work too, rummaging through all the data and keeping an eye out for anything worthwhile. They’ve managed to uncover some exciting details about skins and cosmetics. Here’s everything we know so far.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
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Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 includes a crossover with The Mandalorian.

All leaked skins in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

VastBlast spilled the beans on some of the exciting skins we’ll be able to wear in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5. The Mandalorian one isn’t too surprising. Everyone knew it was coming. But it looks fantastic and will definitely be a popular skin.

However, there are plenty of other ones too, including Kondor, Mancake, Mave, Menace, Lexa, and Reece. Here’s a picture of them all side by side. They certainly look like an interesting mix of characters from many different walks of life.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
VastBlast leaked all the skins we can expect to see in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.

All leaked cosmetics and variants in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

HypeX also managed to find a bunch of cosmetics. There are some amazing variants for the aforementioned skins, but the standout has to be the hilarious mustaches and bandanas for Mancake, which will almost certainly be a hit due to their gimmicky vibe.

However, he also found plenty of other interesting bits and pieces, including armor, backpacks, gliders, pickaxes, and shields. There’s bound to be an appealing cosmetic for everyone.

Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5 Leaked Skins Cosmetics
HypeX found a bunch of cosmetics and variants coming in Fortnite Season 2 Chapter 5.

That just about sums up all the skins and cosmetics that have been leaked so far. However, there have also been plenty of POI and weapon leaks too, and they’re equally exciting.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is already on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and although the previous season was universally loved, the next one might be even better.