Fortnite, the popular battle royale game, is undergoing a major transformation in its Chapter 5: Season 1 update. Following The Big Bang event, which resulted in the destruction of the Chapter 4 island, players can expect a completely revamped experience in the new season, titled “Underground.” The highlight of this update is the introduction of a brand new island with a plethora of exciting gameplay features.
The new battle royale island in Chapter 5 features a variety of new locations to explore. Players can now traverse a railway system, complete with a train that they can actually ride. Additionally, the island offers marinas, mansions, and even a captivating grassland area. However, one notable addition to the island is the increased presence of snow, adding a new dynamic to the gameplay.
Chapter 5 introduces a unique gameplay element – boss battles. The island is now populated with five boss characters, including the iconic Peter Griffin from Family Guy. Defeating these bosses rewards players with medallions, which grant the ability to regenerate shields over time. However, holding onto a medallion comes with a trade-off. The more medallions a player possesses, the more precisely their location is revealed on the map. This adds an element of risk versus reward to the gameplay, as players must weigh the benefits of shield regeneration against the potential danger of exposing their position to opponents.
Aside from the boss battles and medallion mechanic, Fortnite Chapter 5 brings a range of additional gameplay features and additions. Players can now drive around the island in an SUV, providing a new level of mobility and strategy. The Ballistic Shield is a new weapon that allows players to defend themselves while simultaneously shooting with a pistol. Furthermore, players can now move while healing or restoring shields, enabling them to engage in combat while regaining health.
Weapon modification is also possible in specific locations around the island, allowing players to customize their weapons and improve their performance. Similarly, players can now customize vehicles with different bodies, decals, and wheels, adding a new layer of personalization to the game. This exciting addition allows players to make their mark on the island and stand out from the competition.
Fortnite is known for its collaborations, and Chapter 5 is no exception. Epic Games has partnered with Lego to bring a unique in-game experience called Lego Fortnite. This collaboration extends beyond just the gameplay experience; it also includes the game’s skins. Over 1,200 existing skins will receive a Lego-style option, transforming characters like Peely the banana into adorable Lego versions. However, it’s important to note that these Lego styles will only be usable within the Lego experiences inside Fortnite.
Fortnite Chapter 5: Season 1 comes at a bustling time for the game. The release of Fortnite OG in November, which reintroduced the original island and beloved locations, items, and characters, resulted in the game’s biggest day in history, attracting over 44 million players. With the introduction of the new island, boss battles, medallions, and exciting gameplay additions, Fortnite continues to evolve and captivate players with its ever-changing world. Prepare to dive into the depths of the underground and embark on thrilling adventures in Fortnite Chapter 5: Season 1.