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The game wrapped up its Marvel-themed Chapter 2 – Season 4 on Tuesday with a fight against planet consumer Galactus in a live event which attracted a record 15.3 million concurrent players, according to Epic.
Aided by the likes of Iron Man and Thor, the season finale saw players piloting explosive-filled battle busses into the mouth of Galactus, who was on a mission to eat the Zero Point.
“The Zero Point has been unearthed and the island is in chaos,” reads the official blurb for Chapter 2 – Season 5. “Explore the new desert landscape with locations new and familiar as you battle to stop others from escaping the loop.”
The new season brings together “the greatest hunters across all realities”. Zero Point’s Battle Pass challenges players to complete bounties in order to unlock new hunters including The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda, gladiator Menace, flapjack man Mancake, and shapeshifting barbarian warrior Mave.
Epic has launched a $12 monthly Fortnite subscription service alongside Chapter 2 – Season 5.
In addition to the current season’s Battle Pass, each month Fortnite Crew subscribers will receive 1,000 V-Bucks and a DLC pack featuring exclusive outfits and accessories.
Epic has also replaced the Battle Bundle with a bundle of 25 levels, available to players at level 75 or lower at any time, once per season, for 1,850 V-Bucks.