There are also two new locations for players to visit called Paradise Palms and Lazy Links.
"Viking ships, desert outposts, and ancient statues have appeared across the island", explains Epic.
Scattered throughout the map are rifts that teleport players to a different point on the map where they can then parachute back down to the ground.
You can, as ever, check out the full patch notes on the Epic Games blog while you wait for the game to come back online.
Remember the cracks in the sky at the end of Season 4?
Check out the Season 5 trailer and Battle Pass promo video below. Where storm circles would normally just shrink, Epic has decided that the seventh, eighth and ninth circles should move in random directions, giving campers a whole new headache to deal with.
Most notably, the map will be receiving an update, but won't be entirely changing as the rumours suggested. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier (up to a season maximum of 100), players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts. Pellet spread is also less randomised now, allowing for similar accuracy across multiple shots.
The heavy shotgun will now fire double the pellets, with 10 instead of 5, but the maximum damage will remain unchanged. While the list of changes is fairly extensive, one notable addition to the Switch version is gyroscope aiming. Also, after firing a shotgun, you won't be able to use a different shotgun for a short amount of time, presumably to avoid players weapon switching to fire off shotguns faster than they were created to be shot.
There are too many times in these game modes where other players just walk past you while you're down, so maybe this little XP bonus will encourage people to be more sporting.
Season 5 of Fortnite is finally here and the patch notes have already been released.