Every Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass Skin: Outfits, Back Bling, Contrails, GlidersEve
By Tamoor Hussain | @tamoorh on
The much-anticipated launch of Season 5 of Fortnite: Battle Royale has arrived. This brings a ton of new content to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile, and among the highlights is a new Battle Pass that consists of challenges and a variety of rewards to earn. These primarily come in the form of cosmetics, ranging from Outfits (what Fortnite calls skins skins) and Back Bling to Gliders and Contrails (the trail you leave behind you while skydiving). This means it's time to start the unlock grind all over for hardcore players, but is it worth the time and effort? We'll let you decide for yourself.
Above, you can take a look at all of the skins, bling, trails, and gliders that have been added in the 5.0 update. This way, you see everything that's available this season and decide whether you want them enough to purchase the Battle Pass and invest the many hours it takes to unlock everything. If you're new to Fortnite (where have you been?) and are unfamiliar with how the Battle Pass works, here's what you need to know courtesy of developer Epic Games:
"Play to level up your Battle Pass. The more you play, the more rewards you earn. Level up faster by completing Weekly Challenges. Earn up to 100 rewards worth over 25,000 V-Bucks (typically takes 75 to 150 hours of play). You can purchase the Battle Pass anytime during the season for 950 V-Bucks."
So, to get the rewards, all you've got to do is buy a Battle Pass in-game and then play as much as you can. If you're interested in these rewards, you're better off buying the Battle Pass soon, as you'll receive XP bonuses that will speed up your progression throughout the season. As mentioned above, you can also boost the process by doing weekly challenges, which net you bonus Battle Stars. The first week of Season 5's challenges are up, and you can find a guide on where to find the Risky Reel treasure map and where to search floating lightning bolts.
These items featured in this gallery are just a few of the unlocks available in the Battle Pass, there's also sprays, emotes, and more. You can see everything in the Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass here. Free V-Bucks are among the rewards, and it's possible to more than make back the cost of the Battle Pass if you play enough. Those can then be spent on the skins and cosmetics that are regularly sold through Fortnite's in-game store or saved for the Season 6 Battle Pass that we'll likely be seeing in September.
Finally, the 5.0 patch that ushered in the new season introduces new gameplay mechanics, changes some of the map, and makes a number of tweaks to the way the game plays and performs, so make sure to read the full Fortnite Season 5 update patch notes. You'll find a new, golf kart-style vehicle that lets you drive around with a full squad, while the map adjustments see a number of significant changes; most notably, there's a huge desert area that replaces Moisty Mire.