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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4 skin bundles leaked ahead of Fortnitemares Halloween event

Published: 13/Oct/2020 9:52

by David Purcell

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Epic Games have had four of their upcoming Fortnite bundles leaked following the v14.30 update, but it’s unclear if this is all that’s coming with the Fortnitemares Halloween event. 

The game’s developers have arguably been a little slower than usual for rolling out new content in the battle royale title, yet we are quickly approaching a busy time of year for the game – the festive season.

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In the weeks and months ahead, we can expect to see a full-blown Halloween event, coupled by their holiday challenges and updates.

For now, though, we’ll just have to settle for a few bundles here and there to keep the game ticking over. Some of them look impressive nonetheless.

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Fortnite has been given a big shakeup in recent times, and more bundles are coming.

Fortnite leaked bundles from v14.30 update

Following the rollout of the game’s latest patch, which saw the introduction of a Rally Royale LTM and gave the Pump Shotgun a big buff, leakers were quickly hard at work finding unreleased content.

On October 13, ShiinaBR hit the jackpot with four different bundles – as seen below.

They include Daredevil’s red skin, as well as previously released Halloween skins that will likely return to the Item Shop.

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The data miner didn’t put an expected release date on any of these bundles, or prices for that matter, but their introduction to the game files suggests players won’t have to wait long before they are made available to use in-game.

As mentioned earlier, Halloween is just around the corner for the community, so we should expect even more weird and wonderful skins to be released in the near future.

If it goes down anything like this patch, they will probably be leaked ahead of time as well – so keep your eyes peeled.

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