Zero Point is the title of Fortnite season 5 and has a group of hunters from different realities. The star of the season isfrom series with Baby Yoda. Another surprise for the fifth season was the inclusion of Kratos from the God of War series.
Along with the new characters, players will have new areas on the map to explore, weapons to use and more content to unlock throughout the season.
When does season 5 start?
Fortnite season 5 started on December 2 at midnight ET (9pm PT), but according to Epic, servers will be down for update to 4am ET (1am PT).
What is season 5’s theme?
Zero Point centers on Agent Jones, who appeared at the end of the Nexus War event. He gathered a group of hunters from different realities, and they make sure that no one escapes the Loop. New points of interest on the season 5 map, such as Hunter’s Haven and the Colossal Coliseum, will set players against each other to see who survives.
Season 5 introduces new missions and bounties with players receiving bars as their reward, which can be redeemed for new weapons and abilities. There is also a new Battle Pass that unlocks unique skins such as Mancake the fighting flapjack, Mave the shapeshifter and of course The Mandalorian with Baby Yoda.
The official PlayStation Twitter account teased Kratos’ addition to the game on Wednesday with an audio clip from Agent Jones, who is the character responsible for stabilizing Zero Point. He says the next target was someone who killed gods with his bare hands.
The confirmation came via PlayStation Store, which showed an ad for Kratos coming to Fortnite. It is still unclear whether the God of War skin can be unlocked or just bought.
What happened during the Nexus War event?
The event started a little after 4 pm ET (13:00 PT) on Tuesday. Fortnite players were on a SHIELD Helicarrier with the cosmic being Galactus threatening on the horizon.
The giant walked slowly closer to the island and then swung away Helicarrier like a bug. Galactus, known for devouring planets, has set its goal on Zero Point, which is the island’s secret energy sphere that is responsible for all the reality-jumping events that take place on the island.
As the players float in front of Galactus, Iron Man comes up with a plan for how to stop the cosmic being. He decorated a Battle Bus for each player with lasers and bombs. The goal is to drive the bus into Galactus’ giant mouth, but in your way are waves of drones. Fortunately, Thor also intervened and gave your bus a detour into a ditch like the one Luke Skywalker flew through in A New Hope. This is where AC / DC’s Demon Fire from their new album, Power Up, can be heard in the background. Several drones began to surround the bus, and out of nowhere comes Wolverine using his adamantium claws to destroy a wall of robots your way. You get the word from Iron Man about leaving the bus while watching Galactus swallow, explode in the green light and be forced back to his reality.
The final scene shows a suit-wearing Jonesy, one of the standard characters in Fortnite, waking up in an office. This is apparently related to the season 3 closing event where some organizations are behind all the crazy things that are happening on the island and are the cohesive story of the last four seasons.
According to Epic, 15.3 million participated in the event while 3.4 million watched YouTube and Twitch.
Can I play the event on iPhone or iPad?
Because of a, the game is downloaded from the Apple App Store. This means that even those who already have Fortnite installed on iPhones or iPads will not be able to participate in this event.
Epic Games is in a similar dispute with Google on Android which has led to Fortnite being downloaded from the Google Play Store, but there are ways to.