Fortnite's Week 5 Challenges Delayed, Now Coming Thursday

The rest of Season 4's weekly challenges will now roll out every Thursday.

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Fortnite players will have to wait a little longer than usual for the next set of weekly challenges to complete. Rather than rolling out the new challenges on Tuesday, as it typically has for the past several weeks, developer Epic announced on Twitter that the rest of Season 4's weekly challenges will instead arrive every Thursday, as they previously used to. [Update: The 4.3 update is now available and Week 5 challenges are set to launch on Thursday as scheduled.]

The new set of challenges are now slated to go live across all platforms--PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS--on May 31 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 8 AM GMT. Epic says the delay isn't due to any technical issues, but rather is an "intended change" to the weekly challenge schedule.

"Starting this week with the v4.3 update we will be updating the Weekly Challenges on every Thursday rather than with the update for the remainder of Season 4," Epic explained on Reddit. "Our goal is to reduce the risk of new weekly challenges being put in a bad state if the weekly rollover is delayed."

The aforementioned 4.3 update likewise still isn't available, but Epic has already detailed some of the quality-of-life improvements it will introduce to Fortnite: Battle Royale, one of which is a challenge progress notification system. Once implemented, players will see messages pop up during matches as they complete objectives, making it much easier to know where they stand toward finishing a given challenge.

Other new features on the way soon to Fortnite is a limited-time Playground mode, which features friendly fire and respawns. A new shopping cart vehicle also recently appeared in the game's New Updates feed. Epic didn't reveal any further details about the shopping cart or when it will arrive in the game; its accompanying description simply says, "Roll into battle alone or with a buddy."

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