Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1: Underground has arrived and it comes with a ton of changes and additions, including a new island, a train that goes all across the map, weapon mods, over 1,200 LEGO Style outfits, bosses, a new Battle Pass with Peter Griffin and Solid Snake, and much more.

This new chapter in Fortnite is all about taking the fight to ‘The Society’ by joining ‘The Underground.’ You must do all you can to not only take down a group of bosses led by Valeria, but also rescue our beloved Peely from their clutches. Oh, and if you thought Valeria was tough, wait until you go against Family Guy’s Peter Griffin, who is amazingly also a boss alongside Oscar, Nisha, and Montague.

Defeating bosses will gain you a Society Medallion, and this item can regenerate your shield as long as its in your inventory. The more medallions you have, the faster your shield will regenerate. Be careful though, as the more medallions you have, the more percise the radius of your exact location will be to your enemies.

As for the new map these bosses call home, some of the new POIs include the classy Ritzy Riviera marina, the abandoned Rebel’s Roost mansion, the Grand Station at Reckless Railways, the high alpine Hazy Hillside village, the elaborate Grand Glacier Hotel, and much more.

Speaking of Grand Station at Reckless Railways, this is just one stop of the new train that will be able to take players to different parts of the new island. However, don’t think it will always be a peaceful trainride as battles can and will happen aboard, so stay ready!

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LEGO, Racing, and Music Games Alongside The Big Bang Battle Pass With Peter Griffin and Solid Snake

Some of the biggest new additions to Fortnite were introduced in The Big Bang event that led into the start of Chapter 5: Underground, and they include LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racking, and Fortnite Festival.

These are new games that will live inside Fortnite and will give players brand-new experiences to enjoy alone or with friends. LEGO Fortnite is the first of these and is a survival crafting game that will become available on December 7.

As if that wasn’t enough, over 1,200 existing Outfits will now have a LEGO Style in addition to their regular Fortnite Style, and these can be used in all upcoming LEGO experiences inside the game. The Outfits will be added to your Locker automatically and will be gifted to you at no extra charge. Certain Emotes will also get the LEGO treatment.

Rocket Racing is up next and it will serve as a new racing game from Rocket League developer Psyonix when it is released on December 8. Lastly, Fortnite Festival will arrive on December 9 and is being built by Guitar Hero and Rock Band’s Harmonix. This new game lets you take the stage and perform songs from the most popular artists in the world, and Fortnite Festival Season 1 will kick off with The Weeknd as the Music Icon.

While it’s always great to have more ways to play Fortnite, these new games will also earn you XP in The Big Bang Battle Pass. This new Battle Pass will cost you 950 V-Bucks, but you will be able to earn 1,500 V-Bucks back by completing it.

You will also auto-unlock the Hope Outfit and will be able to progress and earn Outfits of all the bosses, including Peter Griffin. While he won’t be available at launch, Solid Snake will also join The Big Bang Battle Pass in the future.

Fortnite Chapter 5: Underground Also Adds Weapon Mods, Car Styles, Ballistic Shields, and More

There is so much more coming in Fortnite Chapter 5: Underground, and one of the biggest items is the Mod Benches. These allow you to add mods to weapons in exchange for Bars that reduce recoil, increase mag capacity, and more.

Many weapons you pick up will already come modded, as Uncommon ones will have one mod, Rare will have two, Epic will have three, and Legendary will have four. If you don’t love the mods equipped on a certain weapon, you can head to a Mod Bench to exchange them for Bars.

Cars are also getting a cosmetic boost as a new Cars section has been added to the Locker that will now store Car Bodies, Decals, and Wheels. All players will be gifted the OEM Wheel from Rocket League, and Rocket League players can also unlock the Octane, Cyclone, Jager 619, or Lamborghini Huracan STO Car Bodies if they have them in the game.

More Car Bodies will be added in the Fortnite Shop, and you can rest easy that these will grant no competitive advantage to players. The Big Bang Battle Pass will also include a Scorpion Car Body.

Other new additions to Fortnite include the Ballistic Shield that can be used alongside a pistol, a Grapple Blade that can send you flying to a surface or another player to then attack, a Cluster Clinger that explodes and pops out smaller explosives, and a FlowBerry that will recover Shield and grant a low-gravity effect to you and nearby teammates.

Medkits and Shield Potions will now start restoring you immediately, and you can now move slowly while they restore. Reviving and Rebooting are also being adjusted as the timers will only slow down instead of hard reset if you get out of range.

Match Quests will replace Daily Quests and give you more control over what missions you want to pursue during each match, improved animations are coming with Motion Matching, Procedural Layering, and Physics Based Animation, walls built for players will have a plank that can propel players upward, and more.

Lastly, a new Grandeur Trailsmasher SUV will let players go off-roading and such new weapons will become available like the Hammer Pump Shotgun, Frenzy Auto Shotgun, Nemesis AR, Striker AR, Thunder Burst SMG, Hyper SMG, Reaper Sniper Rifle, and Ranger Pistol.

This new Fortnite chapter is a big one, and it follows Fortnite’s ‘biggest day’ ever thanks to Fortnite OG that saw over 44.7 million players jump in. For more, be sure to check out our full playthrough of The Big Bang event so you can be ready for all the goodness to come in Fortnite.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.





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