Huge Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 update TODAY adds Baby Yoda and the Mandalorian


FORTNITE has kicked off a brand new season after last night’s epic Galactus event.

The Marvel supervillain descended on Fortnite Island – and in his wake, we’ve been left with a brand new map.

Fortnite has a brand new cast of characters
Star Wars fans will love this Mandalorian tie-in

Epic Games has now unleashed Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 to the world.

It comes in the form of an app update, so you’ll need to install it before you can start playing the new content.

The new season is being called Zero Point, and is described as follows: “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.”

The new Zero Point has changed the centre of the map

Here’s what the new Fortnite Island map looks like now

Yes, you heard right: The Mandalorian is coming to Fortnite.

It’s not the first Star Wars tie-in, but it’s a welcome edition, seeing The Mandalorian and his pint-sized sidekick Baby Yoda enter the Island.

There’s clearly marketing wisdom behind it: Disney+ is currently airing the second season of The Mandalorian.

Epic Games has remade the Fortnite map with some interesting new locations.

“Battle for honour in an ancient arena,” the game-maker wrote.

“Sharpen your survival skills in the jungle, and explore the shifting crystalline sands flowing from the exposed Zero Point.”

You’ll be able to kill enemies in new and very sci-fi ways

You’ll need to collect bars to acquire some of the game’s newest rewards

There’s a new Help for Hire mechanic where you’ll take on quests and bounties from the Island’s new characters.

You can also challenge them to a duel to earn some spoils of war.

These new characters accept bars as a form of payment.

And you’ll earn these bars by completing quests and bounties, eliminating other players, or finding hidden stashes around the Island.

You can spend the bars on new weapons, upgrades, services and more.

Here’s a selection of brand new Fortnite weapons, including the Mandalorian’s Amban Sniper Rifle

Epic Games has also hinted that we’ll see more new characters as the season progresses.

New weapons for the season include the Dragon’s Breath Shotgun, which lets you “unleash your fiery rage”.

You can also get the Mandalorian’s Amban Sniper Rifle, which works as both a ranged and melee weapon.

The new update is available for all platforms from today, except for iPhone due to an ongoing policy dispute.

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