Fortnite Season 5: What Are Bars & Bounties? What Are They Used For? Quests, NPCs, Rewards, Collection Book

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 launched on December 2nd, bringing big changes to the game.

Many Chapter 1 POIs have sort of came back, being mixed in with Chapter 2 locations to create hybrids.


One other new addition is Gold Bars and Bounties, but what are they?

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What Are Bars?

Bars are a new type of currency in the game, but they are only earned in game and can't be purchased.

They are acquired by defeating other players, from Safes, and from completing various Quests and Bounties.

Players can earn a maximum of 10,000 Bars, which can then be used to buy weapon upgrades or receive help from various NPCs on the map.



Quests are the new version of Challenges in Season 5.

Each week players will get a variety of Quests to complete, much like weekly challenges used to be.

There will also be a variety of Quests added every day that act as Daily Challenges, along with an unlimited amount of smaller XP Quests, much like the Punch Card challenges.

Players can also gain Quests from NPC characters which will reward Bars upon completion.


Along with Quests, Characters can also give Bounties.


These can range from collecting an item, to destroying something, to eliminating a certain player.

These reward Bars upon completion.

Overall the new challenge system is a very welcomed addition and brings a lot of new variety to the game.

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NPC Characters

Dotted around the map in Season 5 are 40 NPC Characters.

These are Fortnite skins that you can find and interact with.


Players can identify them by the speech bubble and this can be seen before you get to them so you know you're close.

Each one will offer you a variety of Bounties and Quests to do.

They can also upgrade weapons for you and show you the location of things such as Chests.

Here is a map of where to find them all.


When you find a Character it will be added to your Collection Book, the same as Fish are.

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Crew Pack

In a blog post the Crew Pack was officially revealed by Epic Games, after having been leaked recently.

Each month players will receive,

  • Battle Pass Included for the full Season - As a member of the Fortnite Crew, you’ll always have access to the current season’s Battle Pass!
  • 1,000 V-Bucks Each Month - Fortnite Crew members will receive 1,000 V-Bucks every month. Spend it on your favorite Item Shop content!
  • Get A New Monthly Crew Pack! - Get an exclusive Fortnite Crew Pack, an always-new Outfit Bundle that only Fortnite Crew members get.

The first Crew Pack skin is called Galaxia and will also include the Cosmic Llamacorn Pickaxe and Fractured World Back Bling.

Chapter 2 Season 5 Trailer

With every new season comes a new trailer.

Check out the Chapter 2 Season 5 Story Trailer here:


Watch the Battle Pass trailer here: