It's time to get stuck in with Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6!
This season has included a ton of high points with Zero Point bringing back parts of many Chapter 1 POIs including Tilted Towers, Greasy Grove, and Flush Factory.
It's also featured some amazing crossovers with series like God of War, Halo, The Walking Dead, G.I. Joe, Terminator, and Predator among others.
Table of Contents
- LATEST - Battle Pass Details
- Zero Point Event Trailer
- Season 6 Downtime
- Neymar Is Coming
- The Seven Are Returning
- The Zero Point Is Getting More Unstable
- Icon Skins Making One Last Comeback
- The Zero Crisis
- Is Fortnite Going Back To Basics?
- It's... Pulsating?
- Is The Zero Point Event Going To START Season 6?
- Season 5 Event Announced
- Release Date
- Where Are The Patch Notes?
- Battle Pass
- What About Skins?
- Season 6 Map Changes?
- What Platforms Is It On
But with all of this exciting content behind us, it's time to look forward to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6.
LATEST - Battle Pass Details
Each season, Fortnite give us a brand new Battle Pass and Chapter 2 Season 6 isn't about to change that.
This time, we've got both Lara Croft and Rachel Roth (AKA Raven) to look forward too alongside a slick Tier 100 Skin in the form of the Spire Assassin.
There's also a good selection of other cosmetic items, Emotes, Music Tracks, and a few free V-Bucks along the way!
But, we all know the skins are the highlight of each Battle Pass and Chapter 2 Season 6 proves to be one of the best!
Zero Point Event Trailer
The Zero Point is about to end reality and Agent Jones only has one place to turn: The Seven.
Jones manages to dip, duck, and dive, his way through the multiverse fight to throw a beacon of some sort to get The Seven involved... However, The Foundation isn't too happy about it.
However, the two strike a deal and decide to "get to work" in the brand new Season subtitled "Primal".
Time to run wild.
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Season 6 Downtime
Each Fortnite update comes with some downtime, and we now know when Season 6 will kick off once servers return!
With the season 5 event being part of Update 16.00, the downtime period could easily last up to 8 hours. With downtime kicking off at 12am EST, we expect servers will come back around 8am EST.
Neymar Is Coming
Prior to the Zero Point Event, Epic Games have released another batch of Fortnite teasers for Season 6 and the end-of-season event.
You can check out the first one below:
Although the Reality Log itself is just Agent Jones slowly losing it, we do get a hint at what's in store.
Following this, Neymar tweeted this:
And then Fortnite fired back with this, seemingly confirming that a collaboration between Neymar and Epic Games (and most-likely a skin) is on the way.
It isn't exactly what fans are after but it's something, right?
The Seven Are Returning
In the latest audio log, it was revealed that Agent Jones is trying to find information on The Seven.
The Seven consist of The Visitor, The Scientist, and The Paradigm, as well as four more unknown characters.
We haven't really heard from The Seven since the black hole event at the end of Chapter 1 Season X, but it appears that their story is far from over.
The Zero Point Is Getting More Unstable
As the end of Season 5 rolls around, and the upcoming Zero Crisis Finale event, the focal point of the season, the Zero Point, has begun getting more unstable.
FortTory posted a short video of the Zero Point, stating that it is now emitting shockwaves every minute rather than every two minutes.
At this rate, the Zero Point could continue to pulse at a rate of one every three seconds by March 16th, 2021.
With it looking like its set to explode, and possibly suck the island into it again, will Agent Jonesy be able to stop it before its too late?
Icon Skins Making One Last Comeback
If you haven't got your hands on any of Fortnite's Icon Series skin bundles, now might be the time you can do it.
It seems that Epic Games' crossover chaos doesn't just stretch to other Video Game IPs and pop culture figures, it also includes Fortnite Streamers and Content Creators!
READ MORE: What's The Theme For Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6?
Well, according to a notable Fortnite leaker this could be the last time they're up for grabs as the Icon Skins are all making an appearance in the Item Shop later today ( 12/03/21 )
We hope it isn't the last time, of course, but with the Zero Point Event taking place soon... It could be.
The Zero Crisis
It appears that the next season could be subtitled "Zero Crisis" altogether which would suggest that the Zero Point Event that's due to take place on March 19th, 2021, is only the beginning...
Below, you can check out the screenshot someone "grabbed" from the PS Store.
Although this doesn't give too much away, it could mean that the Zero Point Event is something far more catastrophic than we originally thought.
READ MORE: Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 Map Changes
Take everything with a grain of salt until it is officially confirmed, though. Not every Fortnite leak is legitimate sadly.
Is Fortnite Going Back To Basics?
A recent reveal from notable leaker HYPEX has revealed the standard key art for Fortnite going into Chapter 2 Season 6.
You can check it out in the tweet below:
We agree. It does look a little too simple for what we've just had but does that mean Fortnite is returning to its' roots after this season of chaos? Only time will tell.
New reports are coming in from Fortnite players that the Zero Point has started to glow and pulsate.
Although it's still a little slow, every two minutes could easily be ramped up as we approach the release of Chapter 2 Season 6.
Could this mean the Zero Point is going to explode? Or maybe implode? Only time will tell.
Is The Zero Point Event Going To START Season 6?
If we take a closer look at the wording Epic Games have used in their latest status update regarding the ever-present Zero Point, we can glean some significant details about what's to come.
The Twitter posts are a little less informative but when you look at the Epic Games Blog Post you can see the following quote:
When you first launch into the new season, you’ll play through the conclusion of Agent Jones’ mission in the Zero Crisis Finale. The aftermath of this event is sure to shape Reality as we know it.
We don't know what this means yet, of course, but it's bound to be a huge event.
The fate of all reality is at stake... How will you save the world?
Season 5 Event Announced
After no word from Epic Games, most players assumed that the Season 5 event wasn't taking place, but we now have official confirmation that it will be.
Normally an end of season event takes place the Saturday before the new season, so we initially expected a March 13th event.
In a tweet, Epic Games revealed what to expect,
"CH2 Season 6 launches on March 16 with the explosive conclusion of the events of Season 5. You'll play through the culmination of Agent Jones' mission in the Zero Crisis Finale. This is a solo experience & you can play through it whenever you first login during the Season."
This will be the first time we've seen something like this from Fortnite, usually, an event is a cinematic experience that players just sit back and watch, except last season we got to take part in a flying event that emulated the Death Star battle from Star Wars Episode 4.
Players will also be able to watch the experience first online before jumping into it themselves, more details will be shared before the start of the new season.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is due to end on March 16th, this date will also signal the start of Season 6.
Downtime will kick off at 12am EST, and will likely run to 2am EST when the new season will go live.
Where Are The Patch Notes?
For some reason, Epic Games no longer provides patch notes for its updates.
Instead, they give brief patch notes to their creators that have a Support-A-Creator code.
Using these, the Fortnite Trello board, as well as information that players discover, we can put together an accurate patch notes list.
Unfortunately, we won't know what changes will be happening until the new season drops in March.
With every new season comes a whole new Battle Pass for players to discover and unlock.
Battle Pass Price
Each season the Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, V-Bucks are Fortnite's own currency that needs to be purchased with real money, 1,000 V-Bucks costs $7.99/£6.49.
There is also a Battle Bundle that costs 2,800 V-Bucks and grants players the first 25 levels.
Battle Pass Rewards
The Battle Pass comes with over 100 cosmetic items to unlock.
These range from skins, emotes, weapon wraps, music packs, gliders, harvesting tools and other items.
None of the items in the Battle Pass offer players a competitive advantage to players and is purely cosmetic.
What About Skins?
New skins are a key part of a new season, with the Battle Pass usually containing 6-8 new skins, as well as many new additions to the Item Shop throughout the season.
In recent months we have seen a bigger emphasis on collaboration skins, these have ranged from TV shows to music artists, to movies and other video games.
Chapter 2 Season 4 saw the Battle Pass be entirely Marvel themed, with superheroes such as Iron-Man, Wolverine, Thor, and Storm making an appearance.
Season 5 saw a return to a regular Battle Pass, with new unique Fortnite characters be released, with the exception of Star Wars' The Mandalorian, who was the level 1 skin for the Season 5 Battle Pass.
Also in Season 5, we have seen many new "Hunters" come to the game from other franchises.
No doubt over the course of the remainder of Season 5 we will see more collaborations take place.
Season 6 Map Changes?
Every new season sees changes to the Fortnite map.
While it will likely be a while before we see a change as big as Chapter 2 Season 1, which saw a whole new Fortnite map, there are still plenty of big changes that happen each season.
These can range from new POIs and landmarks, to entirely new mechanics that add depth to the game, such as the addition of vehicles and Mythic bosses.
In Season 5 we saw many old POIs from Chapter 1 make a return, with some blending into current POIs.
This is because the Chapter 2 map is actually created from the Chapter 1 map, and the returning POIs were positioned in the exact same place that they were in during Chapter 1.
When a POI or landmark was already there, such as Logjams being where Greasy Grove used to be, they ended up fusing together.
This is also why we have Salty Towers, which is a hybrid of Salty Springs and Tilted Towers.
No doubt throughout the rest of Season 5 we will see some more familiar places return as we head closer to Season 6.
What Platforms Is It On
Fortnite is currently playable on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Android.
The game used to be playable on iOS but was removed after the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit began in 2020.