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When does Fortnite Season 4 end? Season 5 start time, downtime, details

Published: 1/Dec/2020 16:20 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 9:27

by Daniel Cleary

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Season 5 of Fortnite is now live after the war with Galactus came to an end, bringing about a new theme, skins, and more.

Fortnite’s season 4 dropped on August 27,  introducing tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy.

Now, fans are enjoying Season 5 and the new skins, challenges, and theme it brings with it.

Galactus and Iron Man in Fortnite
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Fortnite Season 4 introduced a bunch of Marvel-themed cosmetics and locations

When did Fortnite Season 4 end?

Season 4 of Fortnite fast approached its epic Nexus War finale event, a one-time spectacle featuring Galactus that took place on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

For more information on the Galactus event, we’ve got a dedicated Season 4 finale page for start times, leaks, and details of how you can watch along which will be updated as things progress.

When did Fortnite Season 5 start?

Immediately following the Season 4 Nexus War finale event, everyone was met with a message that read “To be continued in Season 5” along with a countdown timer indicating when the next season update will drop.

According to the timer and a subsequent announcement from Epic Games, the S5 patch was be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the lasting up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

Will Fortnite Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

 

What will Fortnite Season 5’s theme be?

While it’s unclear what the overall theme of Season 5 will be, leaks have pointed towards a skin based on The Mandalorian with an accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling, which will no doubt please Star Wars fans.

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 brings a new map, and there’s a new Fortnite Crew membership that will include the Season 5 Battle Pass, V-Bucks, and cosmetics.

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Fortnite Season 5 Zero Point: 15.00 patch notes, Bounty System, New Shotguns

Published: 2/Dec/2020 8:51

by Isaac McIntyre

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After the incredible Nexus War event that saw Galactus finally attack the Fortnite island, Chapter 2 Season 5 is officially here, bringing a host of updates to the game, including new weapons, a Bounty system, and some major map changes.

Season 4’s dramatic conclusion captivated the world on December 1, as the “Devourer of Worlds” Galactus finally reigned terror over the game’s island, attempting to pull the Zero Point out of the middle of the map to be consumed and end reality as we know it. Thankfully, with the help of some Marvel heroes like Ironman, Thor, and Wolverine, the gigantic villain was banished, but not before he made some startling changes.

Season 5 is set to revolve around the Zero Point, a massive ball of energy that creates the reality Fortnite exists in, and with it now exposed, Jonesy and some powerful bounty hunters have arrived on the island to stabilize it, and prevent any players from escaping the island.

With new weapons, the Bounty system, and some major map updates, there’s a lot to sink your teeth into this season. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 5: Zero Point.

New Weapons and Items

As always, a new season brings new toys for players to try out, and Season 5 is no exception. The new Dragon Shotgun is sure to lead to your enemy’s fiery demise, while the seven new fish available to catch in-game will give you a nice boost when needed.

Fans of Disney+’s The Mandalorian will get to use the weapons they see the character uses in the show, with his Amban Sniper Rifle making an appearance, while you’ll also be able to take to the sky using his Jetpack too.

Interestingly, there are also Gold Bars this season, along with a safe to keep them in. What you’ll be able to do with these bars remains unclear, but it’s likely they are the reward for capturing bounties and could be used to improve your loadout by buying new weapons or items. You can view the full list of new items below.

  • Dragon Shotgun
  • Shadow Tracker
  • New Floppers
    • Tiger Zero Fish
    • Leafy Zero Fish
    • Skull Zero Fish
    • Rift-To-Go Flopper
    • Sandstorm Rift Flopper
    • Zero Point Flopper
  • Bounty Board
  • Gold Bars & Safe
  • Boom’s Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Amban Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Mandalorian’s Jetpack (Mythic)

Vaults and Unvaults

Along with new items, Epic Games have used the Vault system to freshen up the loot pool. Charge and Double Barrel Shotguns are back, along with the P90, Storm Scout Rifle, and Balloons.

Players will be saying goodbye to the Revolver, Fire Trap, Scar AR, and Tactical SMGs. Perhaps the biggest vault, the Pump Shotgun has once again been removed from the game, although it’s always worth remembering that just because an item has been vaulted doesn’t mean it won’t come back again in the future. You can check out the full list of vaults and unvaults below.

Unvaulted

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel Shotgun
  • P90
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons

Vaulted

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Scar
  • Epic/Legendary Tac SMG

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass

Of course, there’s also a new Battle Pass for players to grind through this season, with The Mandalorian the stand-out addition, alongside a number of new skins that are unlike anything we’ve seen before.

The full Battle Pass hasn’t been released just yet, but you can take a look at the trailer which has been dropped by Epic Games.

Map Changes

There’s something strange going on with the Fortnite Season 5 map, with some classic locations returning, but not exactly as we remember them. Tilted Towers and Salty Springs have been merged together to create Salty Towers, a hybrid of both original map locations.

Elsewhere, Stealthy Stronghold, Hunter’s Haven, and Colossal Coliseum are the three POIs to be added this year, along with a host of other Season 5 map changes that have yet to be discovered.

Bug fixes

No Fortnite patch would be complete without bug fixes, and Epic Games have ironed out a few issues heading into the new season, including a fix for keybinding issues and disabling the Bash Burner pickaxe in competitive playlists:

  • Huntress Outfit appearing as Ramirez or another Outfit.
  • Impossible to bind the same key to different actions with Keyboard.
  • Bash Burner Pickaxe temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.

More information and patch notes from the Fortnite Season 5 update is being released constantly, so make sure to keep checking back to Dexerto as we continue to update this article throughout the day.