The world of Fortnite continues to change with each passing season. By now, fans are familiar with the ongoing narrative structure of the game. Each season introduces some new conflict or theme. The gameplay typically reflects that theme through a series of world changes, new consumable items, challenges, correlating cosmetic items, and smaller clues that point to the next season. Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 does all of those things and sometimes some guides are exactly what you need to make sense of the latest changes and content.
Bounties, golden bars, NPC locations, Quests, and exotic weapons are all a bit more complex than they let on at first. There are plenty of unexplained rules when it comes to all of these new additions, and superior methods for getting the most out of each match in Fortnite. The seasonal golden bar currency will only grow more important as the season progresses, so it’s best to arm yourself with knowledge so you aren’t getting outgunned and outspent. Additionally, the currency only comes from playing the game, and the rewards only come from interacting with NPCs for Quests, Bounties, and requisitions. Epic clearly built these mechanics to work together and create a synergy for Chapter 2 Season 5 of Fortnite.
Aside from all of the new gameplay changes, you’ll also have the traditional weekly challenges from the battle pass to keep up with. These all yield XP-based rewards, so you will want to do them if you want to unlock the top-tier skins among the other rewards. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered for all of these things with our detailed Chapter 2 Season 5 Fortnite guides. Even if you’ve already been playing, a look through these guides might surprise you. There are plenty of secrets we’ve already discovered.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 — Guides and features hub
Chapter 2 Season 5 wrap up — The Galactus event, next battle pass, & game changes– If you’re totally out the loop with what happened between last season and this one, this article will get you caught up and give you a basic introduction to what’s new to the game.
How to find and complete bounties in Season 5 – The trailers really lean into this new mechanic. Become a hunter and get rich or die trying. You will want to start doing these as early on in the season as possible.
All Season 5 NPC locations and the unique Quests they each offer – For the first time ever, you can interact with NPCs during matches to augment gameplay. There’s a bunch of them scattered around the map and they all have their quirks and perks.
Every way to earn gold bars in Season 5 and how to spend them – Once you have a grasp on the different activities you can do in the latest season, it’s best to learn about the reward currency behind it. You will want to earn as many bars as possible and there are all kinds of obvious and secret ways to get them.
All eight of the Lazy Lake safe locations with golden bars – One such secret we’ve discovered this season is that safes randomly spawn in Lazy Lake. The payout is big if you can manage to find one.
Where to find the powerful exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5 – This quick guide previews the new exotic weapons added to the game as well as what you need to do to acquire them in matches.