Fortnite Season 5 news this week includes new skins and map leaks
Epic Games will soon be launching Fortnite Season 5 for fans on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Mobile.
It will include a whole new battle pass of cosmetic items, a feature that has proved wildly popular with the fanbase.
This has been confirmed through the estimated levels of purchases made with these V-Bucks transactions, which reportedly went past the $300 million mark in May.
So you can imagine why the launch of the new Fortnite Season 5 skins and cosmetics will be so important next week.
There’s also plenty to consider when it comes to the Fortnite Battle Royale map, which has seen some significant changes in the past few months.
And more tweaks are expected to be made during the Fortnite Season 5 release date.
FORTNITE SEASON 5 LEAKS
Fortnite Season 5 is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 12.
Epic Games confirmed earlier in June that they had decided to delay the launch by a few days, which shouldn’t cause too many headaches for fans.
There are plenty of rumours swirling around Fortnite season 5 though and many alleged leaks.
It’s been claimed the cracks in the sky caused by the Fortnite rocket launch may be a sign of a tear in time and space in the Battle Royale universe.
And that’s helped spark fans theories that Fortnite season 5 could see fans travel back in time to bygone eras.
Recent Fortnite season 5 leaks have seemingly added weight to these theories, and you can check out leaked pictures in the gallery in this story.
BATTLE PASS SKINS IN SEASON 5
So far one alleged Fortnite skin has emerged online, which appears to show a character dressed in garbs from Ancient Egypt.
You can check out the picture of the alleged Fortnite season 5 leaked skin – amongst rumoured map changes and more – in our gallery.
In the alleged leaked Fortnite season 5 skin a female Battle Royale character is pictured wearing an Ancient Egyptian headband, golden shoulder armour and a dress.
The character is also pictured in a sandy setting, which seems to hint towards a new point of interest coming to Fortnite Battle Royale.
Other alleged Fortnite season 5 leaks have added more weight to the time travel theory.
Fortnite fans have also made an exciting discovery in the Battle Royale map.
Fortnite fans spotted cracks in the sky following the recent rocket launch.
Some believe the cracks represent an inter-dimensional portal, while others think it’s some kind of time warp.
The cracks would soon start to make things disappear from the map, including the Tomato Town mascot and the Lonely Lodge sign.
NEW MAP LOCATIONS
But now it appears something has been added to the Battle Royale map.
An anchor has appeared in the hills between Snobby Shores and Greasy Grove.
Perhaps hinting at the direction for the new season, the large anchor can be found on the B6 portion of the map, close to the abandoned car and vending machine.
Fortnite leakers on Twitter have also obtained pictures of alleged assets from Fortnite season 5.
Fortnite Season 5 kicks off later this week
Images they have found appears to show parts of the Wild West point of interest that is rumoured to appear in Fortnite season 5.
While other assets appear to be taken from a more recent setting, which looks like 1940s/50s/60s America.
Think Grease and you can imagine the type of setting it looks like these assets have been taken from.
Finally, another apparent Fortnite season 5 leak appears to show an elementary school that will be added to Battle Royale soon.
BATTLE PASS ITEMS
Data miners also believe they have found a list of new contrails in the game files, which is pretty big news for fans.
Contrails are the vapours that come off your gliders when you’re flying toward the island and have so far only been available through the Battle Pass.
This would suggest that these new designs will be part of the official Season 5 loot list.
However, it should also be noted that Epic Games may have decided to change things up, rather than leak this information early.
The Season 5 list being shared online includes:
- Stars & Stripes
- Golden Starfish
WHEN IS THE FORTNITE SEASON 5 RELEASE DATE?
Players can expect an end date of season 4 on Monday, July 11.
Fortnite players will be happy to learn they won’t have long to wait until the new season starts and they can start ranking up their Battle Pass once again.
Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled for release on Thursday, July 12, shortly after the end of season 4.
Epic Games has estimated between 75 and 150 hours of game time to secure tier 100, though many Fortnite fans don’t mind the amount of time they are required to play for.
Season 4 has been superhero themed, with several skins allowing players to take on their own super-powered personas as they fight their way to survival.