Fortnite: Season 5 Launch Date & Latest Updates

Fortnite’s Season 5 will kick off on July 12th and to get things up a notch, Epic is providing a 100% XP bonus from June 29th to July 2nd.

Also, the latest update brings Fortnite Playground limited time mode into the game. This allows up to four players to hone their skills in a small instance that provides a “safe zone”. Players will also find the newly added map markers  and Dual Pistols for more fun and firepower.

Save the World players will “discover how the quadrilogy ends in the finale of the Blockbuster event” and that the Builder Pro controller layout has finally arrived.

  • Celebrate summer with the Fireworks Launcher, which has been added as a seasonal item that has firework explosions and replaces the Grenade Launcher for a limited time. (cosmetic change only).
  • Save the World and Battle Royale keybindings are now separated. Settings in one mode will not affect the settings of the other.
  • Changed the button that lets you re-roll one daily quest or challenge from ‘Abandon Quest’ to ‘Replace Quest’, to make the behavior more obvious.

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