The Fortnite Battle Royale map may not have changed size, but it’s more populated now than ever before. Adding in a new Desert biome, the former Moisty Mire region has been replaced with an environment that looks more at home in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Today we’re going to take a look at the changes that have come to the map in Season 5 so far. Be careful!
The largest new region, it’s the central point of the desert portion of the map. Dozens of houses and a large hotel overlook a harsh wasteland littered with new Rift Portals. ATK vehicles can also be found at this location and combined with the Rifts make it very easy to escape from despite being at the edge of the map.
The surrounding area is very diverse, featuring canyons, mountainous plains and even an oasis or two. It’s a very exotic landscape that feels like its own new map altogether. With updates like this, players will have a lot of new things to explore in the following weeks.
While it is unnamed, it’s clear what the theme of this new area is going for. Featuring a massive Viking warship overlooking a waterfall, this location sits atop the mountain that used to reside undisturbed above Greasy Grove. The area has become a hot spot for those that drop from the Battlebus coming from the South West, and for good reason. Good loot, many Rifts and a decent amount of farmable material exist at this spot. If you bought the Viking Magnus skin for 2,000 Vbucks you really can’t land anywhere else!
In Season 4 a meteor hit Dusty Depot and replaced it with a crater. As the season went on, trees began growing and now they have overtaken the newly constructed base inside of it. The Hop Rocks are replaced with mushrooms which restore shields as well as plenty of wood to farm. The entire scenery looks like something out of Jurassic Park and gives plenty of corners for enemies to surprise you from. There’s still a good amount of loot, but now it’s harder than before to rotate out of it when it’s time to leave.
Added during Season 4, the area was a movie drive-in that was hit by a meteor with nothing but devastation left in its wake. Now, it’s been rebuilt. The cars are straightened and parts of the area have been repaired. Not much has changed otherwise, but Rifts are nearby making it a place that’s good to hit from Wailing Woods before leaving.
The map is continuously updating just as it did in Season 4. Have you found anywhere else noteworthy or cool to check out? Let us know in the comments!.