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Fortnite's cinematic for season 5 has leaked, and it's rift-tastic

Fortnite season 5 (opens in new tab) is finally here, and although the actual patch might not have got here yet, that hasn't stopped the sneakiest of sluethers from unearthing everything that it has to offer. Obviously, the Fortnite patch notes (opens in new tab) have been very beneficial, but now thanks to Twitter user FortniteBR, we can watch the opening cinematic to the new season right now:

Ever since the rocket went off on June 30, rifts have been appearing on the Fortnite map (opens in new tab), sucking in various POIs and then reappearing somewhere else. The Durrr Burger sign even appeared in the desert in the real world (opens in new tab), which would be an early signal of the exact theme Epic was going to use for season 5 - worlds colliding. 

Although we don't get a glimpse of the new locals to feature in the season 5 map, the cinematic does make sense of everything that has happened in the game over the past 12 days, including tying in the detective costumes, the fact the llamas started appearing in real world cities across the globe and more. 

Another new element for the fifth season of Fornite (opens in new tab) is the new All Terrain Karts, or ATKs, (opens in new tab) which seem to have been teased for a week or so now in the real world. It was there all along apparently. Cheeky Epic, cheeky. 

Let us know what you love most about the Fortnite cinematic in the comments below. Are you a fan of this new theme?

Sam Loveridge
Sam Loveridge

Sam Loveridge is the Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar, and joined the team in August 2017. Sam came to GamesRadar after working at TrustedReviews, Digital Spy, and Fandom, following the completion of an MA in Journalism. In her time, she's also had appearances on The Guardian, BBC, and more. Her experience has seen her cover console and PC games, along with gaming hardware, for over seven years, and for GamesRadar, she is in charge of reviews, best lists, and the overall running of the site and its staff. Her gaming passions lie with weird simulation games, big open-world RPGs, and beautifully crafted indies. Basically, she loves all games that aren't sports or fighting titles!