Fortnite Season 6 COUNTDOWN: It is live

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 is here! And with it comes new map changes, weapons and more!

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Here is everything you need to know about the new Season.

Latest - Season 6 Is Here!


Downtime has officially ended for the Season 6 update and now players can dive straight in to the new season.

Before doing so, they will have to play the Zero Crisis Finale event, which is one of the best things we have ever seen in the game.

Here's the trailer for the event that we can check out in game before Season 6.

Who Are The Seven?

In the latest snippet of information from Epic Games, we learn that Agent Jones is trying to get information about "The Seven".

We don't really know who this group is but it could mean a number of things.


In Amazon Prime's The Boys, "The Seven" is the name of the superhero group that is the focus of the series. It's hard to imagine that they would make their way to Fortnite, but it isn't outside the realms of possibility.


Alternatively, it could be a hint that Fortnite's own superhero group is returning to the narrative?

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From the last set of teasers, we know that PSG footballer Neymar is collaborating with Epic Games for next season. Although we're pretty confident that it isn't a sports-themed season... Perhaps he is a part of this new "The Seven" group that is destined to save reality?

Release Date

Season 6 will begin on Tuesday, March 16th.

It will be ushered in by the Season 5 event called the Zero Crisis Finale, which will be mandatory to take part in before players can jump into Season 6.

This indicates that the event will play a major part in the future of Fortnite.



Downtime typically begins at 4 am EST/9 am GMT and usually lasts for 90 minutes-2 hours.

So players can expect to be back in the game by around 5:30-6 am EST/10:30-11 am GMT.


Each season comes with a new trailer and Season 6 won't be any different.

However, it won't be released until launch day, so for now, check out the audio logs that have been released to hype up the new season.

Patch Notes


Epic Games stopped doing full patch notes quite a while, instead giving brief patch notes to supported creators.

Instead, the community creates its own patch notes.

Once the new season is out we will update you with everything that has been changed.

Battle Pass

Each season comes with a new Battle Pass, giving players over 100 rewards to unlock over the course of the season.

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REWARDS: Each season comes with Battle Pass, granting over 100 rewards

The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, with a Battle Bundle costing 2800 V-Bucks which gives players the first 25 levels of rewards.

Players that subscribe to the Crew Pack will receive the Battle Pass as part of their subscription.


Map Changes

With the Zero Point being unstable, we can expect big changes to the Fortnite map in Season 6.

The centre of the map will likely drastically change, likely removing the sand and adding a new central POI.

Season 5 saw Chapter 1 locations blend with Chapter 2 locations, such as Tilted Towers merging with Salty Springs and Greasy Grove with Logjam.

It is possible these will be removed, or we could see more Chapter 1 locations come back.


Season 6 will see lots of weapons vaulted and unvaulted, changing up the loot pool and meta.


We can also expect to see new weapons come to the game too.

It is unclear whether Gold Bars will be staying in the game, so Exotic rarity weapons may disappear.

We will also likely see some weapons like the Heavy Assault Rifle, and some shotguns vaulted with some others returning, such as the Burst Assault Rifle and Pump Shotgun.

Leaked Skins

With every update comes a bunch of new leaked skins.

This should be the case with the 16.00 update too.

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MANDO - This was THE big collaboration that kicked things off

So far we don't know what will be coming to the game, but there are a few characters we can expect to see.



Batman is expected to play a key role in Season 6, with the Fortnite X Batman Zero Point comic series tying into the season.

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KEY: Batman will play a large role in Season 6

Players that purchase the comics will receive new Batman and Harley Quinn cosmetics too.


The Seven

The Seven look to be returning in Season 6, with the latest audio log (see above) referencing them again.

This will be the first time we have seen them since Season X back in 2019.

So far we have seen three members of The Seven in the game, The Visitor, The Scientist, and The Paradigm.

Could we see the fourth member come to the game in Season 6?