When does Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 start?

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The Zero Point Event is coming and Agent Jones isn't going down without a fight!

With rumours of DC crossovers, the return of The Seven, and some significant map changes, Fortnite might be very different in a day or two.


A single-player event focused on Zero Point, has been confirmed and will end Season 5, before Season 6 begins.

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But when exactly will we all be able to jump into the new content? We've got all the information you need to know.

LATEST - Cinematic Release Time

A recent update on Twitter has confirmed that the Live Premiere of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 end-of-season event cinematic will begin at 08:00 GMT / 04:00 ET.

Agent Jones is taking matters into his own hands in an effort to stop the Zero Point from collapsing.

READ MORE: What To Expect From The Zero Point Event

To watch the event, keep an eye on the Fortnite YouTube live stream here.

Long Downtime?

The latest rumours suggest that the Season 6 downtime will be really long.

CollapseLeaks on Twitter pointed out that the Season 5 event is not scheduled to happen until 2pm ET on March 16, which would be around 8 hours after it's due to start.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 start time
Some Teases Are Tough to Decipher

Therefore, you can expect Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 to start at around 3pm ET/7pm GMT on March 16.

Downtime of that length is pretty unprecedented for Fortnite, aside from the Black Hole event a few seasons ago, so expect big map changes if the time is true.

We'll have all the updates you need as more information is revealed.

New Season 6 Teaser

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.


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?

What Time Season 6 Will Start

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 has been confirmed to be starting on Tuesday, March 16 and we expect downtime for the update to begin at 03:00 ET / 08:00 GMT, with you being able to jump into the content shortly after.

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Of course, as soon as the finalised time is revealed, we'll be sure to update you here.

Zero Point or Zero Crisis?

Recently, a fairly plain image of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 key art has been making the rounds on social media.


It doesn't give us a lot, but what is interesting is the fact that there seems to be a confirmation that "Zero Crisis" is the title of the next part of the game's narrative.

You can check out that below:

It isn't clear whether this is the name of the whole of the next Season or just the event that's due to start Chapter 2 Season 6. However, it should all be taken with a grain of salt until further confirmation from Epic Games arrives.

Season 5 Event Announced

With just a week to go, the Season 5 event has finally been announced, or it could be called the Season 6 start of season event.


In a series of tweets and blog post, Epic Games announced that players will be able to take part in a solo event at the start of Season 6 on March 16th.

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.

Fortnite Galactus Event Space Battle

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.

When Does Fortnite Season 6 Start?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is due to end on March 16th, assuming there are no delays.

This means that Season 6 will also begin on March 16th.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass Screen End Date
SOON: Season 5 ends in just a couple of weeks.

Downtime will likely begin at 4am EST/9am GMT for Season 6, bringing lots of new changes and additions to the game.


But before Season 5 ends we still have one more update.

15.50 Update

Prominent leaker Shiina has confirmed that the 15.50 update is being tested on the staging servers.

These are private servers that Epic Games uses to play the game to make sure the build is working before it is rolled out to the public.

This means that the 15.50 update should arrive between March 2nd-4th, but likely on March 2nd as Tuesday has consistently been update day recently.

Week 13 Challenges

There are still a couple of more weeks worth of challenges coming which give players lots of XP to try and finish off the Battle Pass.


Check out the Week 13 challenges below.

Epic Quests

  • Scan a server at a Surface Hub (1)
  • Throw Fruit at Hunter's Haven (3)
  • Damage opponents at Hunter's Haven, The Orchard, and Retail Row (300)
  • Pistol Damage (300)
  • Bathe in the Purple Pool at Steamy Stacks (1)
  • Enter the Zero Point (1)
  • Destroy Crystal Trees (5)

Legendary Quest

  • Build Structures (60/120/180/240/300)