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Fortnite Season 5 Introduces Golf, Basketball, and (Possibly) Volleyball

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Epic brings sportsball to Fortnite.

Just as everyone expected, Fortnite now has a golf simulator. OK, few (if any) fans expected new sports to play inside Fortnite, but that's exactly what they're doing now that Season 5 has begun.

Fortnite streamers and leakers DieBuddies posted a promotional image hinting at in-game golf early this morning before later posting that it was possible to play basketball, volleyball, and golf.

The trio of sports games are made possible through what Epic has dubbed "toys," which Polygon reports are unlocked by purchasing this season's Battle Pass and performing an emote that generates a basketball, golf ball, or volleyball (which looks more like a beach ball but is being called a volleyball by most players).

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DieBuddies also revealed that there is an "elite" version of each of the balls that re-skins them in new colors and gives the golf ball and basketball a star.

As detailed by Balls.ie, there's now even a full golf course in the northern portion of Fortnite's refreshed map dubbed Lazy Links. This area used to be called Anarchy Acres, but it's been replaced by the golf course in Season 5.

Players will need to reach level 27 in order to unlock the golf ball emote before teeing off, at which point they can head over to Lazy Links and use their axe as a club. It's surprisingly accurate too, with the emote changing depending on where you are on the course. Hitting the flag with a putt sets off a celebratory animation.

Meanwhile, YouTuber Cotton stumbled upon a basketball court in the game's Tilted Towers section. No one seems to have discovered a volleyball net just yet, but many players have convinced themselves it's out there and are on the hunt for it. If it does exist, it will no doubt show up in videos shortly.

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As IGN reported earlier today, Fortnite's Season 5 updates include the All Terrain Kart (ATK), so players can fully simulate the experience of hitting the links. Season 5 also has new weekly challenges, and the first involves lightning bolts.

Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He loves video games and sports, but not sports video games. Follow him on Twitter.