Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is here, and this is what's in store

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 has finally begun after an epic event with Galactus, and we've got the details on everything new. There's more details below, but by far the biggest change for Fortnite this season is that ol' Mando is here, titular character from the Star Wars show on Disney Plus, The Mandalorian. He's brought Baby Yoda with him and the pair are just one of many changes in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5.

1. Mando and Baby Yoda join the party

Fortnite Mandalorian and The Child

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In conjunction with Season 2 of The Mandalorian kicking off on Disney+, Mando and Baby Yoda are in Fortnite. Mando has quests for battle pass owners to complete, and two Star Wars items have made their way to the game. The Mandalorian Jetpack is a reskin of the previous jetpacks in the game, while the Amban Sniper Rifle can double as both a gun and a melee weapon.

2. Dragon's Breath Shotgun and Amban Sniper Rifle

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The latter has been mentioned above – the Amban Sniper Rifle from Star Wars can be used at both range and to punch enemies – but there's also another brand new weapon in the form of the Dragon's Breath Shotgun. This is a powerful behemoth of a weapon that has four shells per round, and fires all four at once, dealing a potential of 170+ damage. It also deals splash damage, perfect for dealing with groups of enemies.

3. Four new mythical weapons

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5

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Mythical weapons have returned in the form of the following:

  • Boom's Sniper Rifle
  • The Dub
  • Shadow Tracker
  • Night Hawk

Although previous mythic weapons were usually found by killing the boss AI enemies around the map, there don't seem to be any so far this season so it's likely these can be found as general loot. These are generally more powerful versions of existing weapons in the game, like The Dub is a double-barreled shotgun.

4. Tilted Towers returns!

Salty Towers

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Tilted Towers is back! Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. It's now called Salty Towers though and is somewhat submerged in sand, thanks to it now being on the edge of a desert. It still has most of the classic buildings though, including, y'know, the massive tower block in the middle.

5. More new places of interest


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Along with Tilted Towers coming back, there are some more new places of interest to explore. Butter Barn is a flapjack-themed saloon by a river, Colossal Coliseum is a huge Roman... coliseum with statues decorating the exterior, plus there are two futuristic-looking battle locations at Stealthy Stronghold and Hunter's Haven with plenty of loot to be had.

6. Gold and bounties are the rewards you seek

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There's a new form of currency in the game; Fortnite gold bars. These can be used for a plethora of new additions, including upgrading your existing weapons and buying new ones. You can even hire a personal bodyguard to assist you in fights, which is wild. You obtain more gold bars by killing enemies, completing quests and bounties (which are essentially new mini-challenges), and finding hidden stashes around the map. 

7. You can hide in the desert sand

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There is now a giant desert area covering the middle of the island, and you can actually use all that sand to your advantage by remaining hidden. Simply stand still on the sand for a couple of seconds and you'll sink below the surface, where you can then move around with little more than a small mound showing. Sneak up on an unsuspecting opponent, then leap out to take them by surprise and hopefully grab a quick elimination.

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Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.