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Epic reveals the start date of Fortnite Season 5

Meanwhile, season four’s rifts continue to grow

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Fortnite Battle Royale season four is coming to a close, but season five is right around the corner, according to Epic Games. The Fortnite developer announced last week that season five of the game will begin on July 12 at 4 a.m. ET — just one day after the end of season four.

While season five is upon us, we still don’t know much about what changes the new season might bring. Last weekend’s missile launch, and the rifts it opened up in the sky and on the map, are sure to play a huge role, but there’s no telling to what extent they’ll impact the gameplay. For now, the rifts on the map continue to get bigger and bigger with each passing day.

Just like previous seasons of Fortnite, season five will start with server maintenance that will keep the game down for an hour or two. Players will then be able to download the new patch, v5.0, and immediately drop into a game to see what changes have occurred. While we don’t have any official word on its existence yet, we can also say pretty safely that season five will have a Battle Pass that will give players special unlockable cosmetics and rewards for playing the game and earning experience.

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