The Fortnite map has changed once again, and there's a lot of new stuff to take in as you look around the island. In fact, the Fortnite Season 5 map represents the biggest changes since the entire island was flooded, with large areas being completely remodelled thanks to the arrival of the Zero Point. The Marvel influence from the previous season has been completely removed, and alongside welcoming familiar areas such as Pleasant Park and Salty Towers back to Fortnite, there are also several completely new named locations to explore. If you're ready to see what's fresh in the Fortnite Chapter 2 map then let us take you on a tour, as well as provide our advice on the best places to land.
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 map changes
Obviously the biggest Fortnite map change for Season 5 is the large section of desert that has emerged in the centre of the island, in stark contrast to the lush green grass and trees that surround it. There are also a number of new places of interest that are named on the map, and we'll cover each of those below.
Fortnite Zero Point
The Zero Point appeared above the centre of the island at the start of the season, and turned a large area into desert. Within it you'll find Zero Point Crystals that, when consumed, allow you to briefly teleport when double-jumping, and if you stand still within this area you'll tunnel into the sand, so you can move around undetected.
Fortnite Stealthy Stronghold
This new named location arrived in the northwest corner of the map, and represents a walled jungle training ground with lots of tree cover. As well as plenty of supplies within, you may also encounter the Fortnite Predator if you keep your eyes open.
Fortnite Pleasant Park
After being completely taken over by Doctor Doom for a season and turned into his domain, Pleasant Park has now pretty much returned to its OG form. There are no longer any Henchmen to deal with, but watch out for the IO Guards patrolling the hill to the southwest of the area.
Fortnite Salty Towers
Tilted Towers is back! Well, not quite, but it is a reasonable approximation of that fabled location, complete with the iconic clock tower. Although somewhat run down and partially buried in sand, this has still become a popular landing destination for players, so don't expect to have this area to yourself.
Fortnite Hunter's Haven
Nestled in the hills to the south of the desert, Hunter's Haven features chests and weapon stashes galore. However, it's also a hotbed of IO Guard activity, so be prepared as you're practically guaranteed a fight with NPCs if you head here.
Fortnite Colossal Coliseum
Colossal Coliseum is a huge combat stadium located in the desert, with a network of corridors and cells leading to the central open arena. Find the secret stairwells on the south side of the building, and you can also access a futuristic bunker hidden underneath.
Fortnite Flushed Building
There are plenty of new and returning landmarks around the island, but we had to give a quick shout out to our old friend Flush Factory, which has returned as Flushed Building in the southeast corner of Slurpy Swamp complete with the iconic giant toilet at the front.
Best places to land on the Fortnite map
Question is, where should you be going for the best loot and chance to win the game? These are the locations we reckon you should land at on the Fortnite Season 5 map:
First up for the best places to land on the Fortnite map is Steamy Stacks, a huge power plant in the north-east corner of the map. With a monument to everyone's favourite cube, Kevin, in the front car park, there's plenty of chests to be found in and around this huge point of interest. It's also in the very corner of the map, so you'll avoid all the players that love to go to the centre at the start.
It's one of the few long-standing locations and believe it or not, Retail Row is still a great place to land, with numerous houses and shops to loot. At the early stage in a new season, it's also unlikely you'll run into loads of players here at the start, as people will want to explore the fresh locations before going somewhere as OG as Retail Row.
If you land on top of Hotel 23 (the tallest building) and work your way down, you can hoover up plenty of chests and ammo boxes along the way. Once that's done, there are lots of other buildings to search, and don't forget to check out the vehicles in the RV Park for more hidden goodies.
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