Fortnite Season 5 Patch Notes: All Changes

Fortnite Season 5 patch notes bring a new shotgun to the game.
Fortnite Season 5 patch notes bring a new shotgun to the game. / Photo by Epic Games

Fortnite Season 5 patch notes are necessarily an assemblage of data mining and in-game observation, as Epic Games hasn't released official patch notes for the battle royale in several months. Here's what we know is new and different in Chapter 2 Season 5.

Fortnite Season 5 New Items

  • Dragon Shotgun
  • Shadow Tracker
  • New Floppers: Tiger Zero Fish, Leafy Zero Fish, Skull Zero Fish, Rift-To-Go Flopper, Snadstorm Rift Flopper, Zero Point Flopper
  • Bounty Board
  • Gold Bars & Safe
  • Boom's Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Amban Sniper Rifle (Mythic)
  • Mandalorian's Jetpack (Mythic)

Fortnite Season 5 Unvaulted Weapons

  • Charge Shotgun
  • Double Barrel
  • Compact SMG
  • SMG
  • Storm Scout Rifle
  • Tactical Shotgun
  • Balloons
  • Heavy Assault Rifle

Fortnite Season 5 Vaulted Weapons

  • Revolver
  • Fire Trap
  • Scoped Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun
  • Legendary Combat Shotgun
  • Epic/Legendary Assault Rifle
  • Epic/Legendary Tactical SMG

In addition to these changes, Epic Games sent the following information about the new season to journalists covering Fortnite:

The Hunt is On

The Zero Point is exposed, but no one escapes the Loop, not on your watch. Join Agent Jones and the greatest hunters from across Realities like The Mandalorian in a chaotic battle that will shape the future of the Island...

New Hunting Grounds

New hunters means new locations from beyond the Loop. Battle for honor in an ancient arena, sharpen your survival skills in the jungle, and explore the shifting crystalline sands flowing from the exposed Zero Point.

Help for Hire

As a hunter, it’s your duty to help the Island’s Characters in their unstable new reality. Take on their quests and bounties, get intel on your surroundings, or hire them to be your ally. Don’t want to negotiate? Challenge them to a duel and reap the rewards.

Spend Your Wages

The new Characters only accept one form of payment: Bars! Earn Bars by completing quests and bounties, eliminating players, or finding hidden stashes around the Island. Spend your earned Bars on new Exotic weapons, upgrades, intel, services and more.

New Weapons, New Tricks

New weapons let you attack in novel ways. Unleash your fiery rage with the Dragon’s Breath Shotgun, switch between melee and ranged with the Mandalorian’s Amban Sniper Rifle, track your target with the Night Hawk, and more. Hunters and vendors are also working to bring you more weapons throughout the season, so keep an eye out!

All-New Battle Pass

Agent Jones has brought in the greatest Hunters across Realities to the Island. Pick up the Season 5 Battle Pass and unlock Mancake the fighting Flapjack, Mave the shapeshifter and the ultimate bounty hunter, The Mandalorian, with his companion The Child.

Who’s Next?

The hunters on the Island are only the first to arrive from outside the Loop... Throughout the Season, Agent Jones will bring in even more hunters from the Realities beyond. Who will be next?