Brand New Fortnite Victory Royale Screen and Slow-Mo Animation Updated for Season 5

Published: 12/Jul/2018 11:44 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 14:29

by Calum Patterson


If you haven’t managed to get your first win during Season 5 of Fortnite Battle Royale, you may not even be aware that Epic has completely redone the famous ‘Victory Royale’ screen and animation.

Getting a victory royale, whether its your first or your 100th, is the sweetest feeling in all of Fortnite, so making sure it feels appropriately rewarding and ‘epic’ is absolutely vital.

The old victory royale screen had remained unchanged since the game’s launch, and no one really had any major complaints about it – but that didn’t stop the developers from always looking for improvements.

The signature golden ‘#1’ stays as well as the text ‘victory royale’, so in terms of the actual screen image itself it isn’t that big a change. It’s the new slow motion animation added that makes all the difference.

Instead of the game instantly stopping as soon as the final elimination comes in, there is now an awesome slow-motion effect, really giving the winning moment some extra flair.

It certainly makes winning a game feel and look even better, and should be particularly special during the upcoming competitive tournaments which will be watched by millions.

OpTic Gaming’s Jack “CouRage” Dunlop managed to snag a win with his first game of Season 5, and was not expecting the dramatic new victory animation.

It’s another reminder of Epic Games incredible attention to detail, that even with all the big changes, including new map zones, a vehicle and lots of new skins, they are still looking to make small improvements.

It should also contribute to the overall longevity of the game, as keeping the game feeling fresh can come down to just the small things if players are playing for months and months on end – as many Fortnite fans have been.

You can find out more about all the changes in Fortnite Season 5 right here.


How to complete Quests in Fortnite Season 5: Challenges & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Tanner Pierce


With Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, challenges are seemingly no more, at least in the form that they’ve taken for a while. Now, players are able to complete quests, which operate in a similar way but are a bit different nonetheless. Here’s what you need to know about them.

For a while now, players in Fortnite have been completing challenges in order to help level up their battle pass. These challenges tasked players with completing certain objectives around the map and, in return, they are given rewards, mostly XP. It ended up being one of the main ways players could grind up their battle pass tiers and overall level.

Now, with the start of Season 5 in Chapter 2, challenges are gone, at least in the form they once took. Now, players will have to complete Quests in order to level up their battle pass. But how do you complete them and what are the actual requirements? Here’s what you need to know.

What are Quests in Fortnite Season 5?

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Quests can be found in its own menu on the left-side of the screen.

Jumping into Fortnite Season 5, one might be a bit confused as to what Quests are and why they’ve replaced challenges. While don’t know for sure why exactly they’ve taken the place of the latter, you can rest assured that they operate almost identically to the old format.

In Fortnite’s main menu, you should see a button to press on the left side labeled Quests. Clicking it will bring up the map and all your Quests, similar to how it’s been in previous seasons. That being said, these new “challenges” are a bit more narrative-focused, having quotes alongside them.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Quests list

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Fortnite Quests are similar to challenges from previous seasons.

Quests are split up into different rarities. Everyone seems to have the two same Legendary Quests, alongside some rare and uncommon quests that are different from player to player. Once a quest is done, a new one pops up in its place, which presumably will keep happening until you’ve gone through every single challenge.

That being said, for the two Quests that everyone does have, here’s what you need to complete:

  • Mandalorian Bounties: Complete Bounties
  • Legendary Quests 1: Four Stages
    • Stage 1: Shotgun Eliminations
    • Stage 2: Assault Rifle Damage
    • Stage 3: Sniper Rifle Elimination from 150m
    • Stage 4: Deal Explosive damage to structures
  • Legendary Quests 2: Three Stages
    • Stage 1: Discover Named Locations
    • Stage 2: Talk to a character
    • Stage 3: Collect bars

New Quests should be available every week as the season goes on, much like the challenges of old. We’ll be updating this piece with new objectives as they become available.

All in all, it seems like Quests are a more refined version of challenges; gone is the long list of tasks and now we have a more organized experience. Here’s hoping that Epic continues with this style in the future.