Fortnite Season 6 is on the way, and we're taking a look at all the information we currently know about it! With Season 5 on the way out, it's a good time to take a look at Fortnite Season 6's Release Date, along with all of the important information you will need to know. We're also featuring the latest in Fortnite Season 6 Leaks, as well as eventually featuring all of the Fortnite Season 6 Skins!
The obvious big clues we've been seeing in-game that appear to be attached to Season 6 is the almighty CUBE. It's been tumbling around the map for weeks now, and in some of the places it has tumbled it has left large Runes. These purple Runes that have been burnt into the environment cause a large circular low gravity field around them. There are seven of these Runes in total, so players will find themselves battling within these low gravity fields when storm circles close around them. While there are a lot of theories behind these, we don't have anything concrete to go on just yet.
Fortnite Season 6 Release Date
Fortnite Season 5 is ending on September 26th! This looks to have been delayed a bit, but if you haven't finished up your challenges or all of the tiers in your battle pass, you will be getting a 400% XP event from September 21st to September 24 at 8 AM ET (1200 GMT). If you are trying to complete all of your challenges as quickly as possible, be sure to check out all of our Season 5 Guides!
This all leads to September 27th which will be the release date of Season 6 of the Battle Pass!
Fortnite Season 6 Battle Pass
Like with just about every season of the battle pass there will be a free and paid version. The paid version costs around $9.99 USD, but will include many skins you can earn. This is always going to be your best bang for your buck when it comes to cosmetics in Fortnite. If you've been saving your V-Bucks from the Season 5 Battle Pass, you can always just use those to purchase it.
Fortnite Season 6 Teasers
We're getting closer to the reveal of Season 6 of the Battle Pass, so Epic has started posting teasers leading up to the event!
The second teaser has been released and it displays a woman dressed up in cowgirl attire. We do have Fatal Fields still around on the map, so something could change with that to relate better with this skin. Do keep in mind that the cube is appearing in all of the teasers so far, so we aren't done with old Kevin just yet. The text that was included with the reveal was "Saddle up!"
The first teaser appears to be a robotic DJ Llama skin. The tweet from Epic included the following text: "All great parties need a DJ." We could be in for a party themed Season? We've seen balloon items in some of the data-mines and we just got Clown skins. We'll see what the next teaser reveals!
Fortnite Season 6 Patch - Better Audio
It looks like Epic is going to be improving directional sound so it is easier to know whether or not a player is above or below you. This has been a long complained about thing, and it's good that we're going to be getting an update in the 6.0 patch. Here's the official notes on what's to come:
Season 6 - v6.00
- Footstep sounds
- More contrast between above/below steps.
- We want this to be easier to determine on the fly, especially while other sounds are playing (gunfire, harvesting, etc).
- More high frequency audio content to improve your ability to pinpoint the location of steps, and to prevent them from getting drowned out during intense combat.
- Glider audio tells
- Increased awareness when an enemy is gliding in your vicinity.
- Doppler-based glider audio for incoming threats. This will create that “car passing by” effect when a player glides over top of you.
- Improved spatialization of both skydiving and gliding players.
- Ability to hear the open/close sounds of gliders from further away.
During Season 6
- A system to add audio tells for in-air movement options (falling, Bouncers, Shockwave Grenades, etc).
- In Fortnite there are a lot of options for players who want to send themselves flying through the air. We want to add sound to players as they fly.
- This will provide additional tactical information and reduce cases where a player launches behind you without you knowing it.
- Better info to help you predict where your enemy may approach from.
- Discover and address cases where sounds don’t play at all.
- Due to the chaotic nature of the game, sometimes important cues fail to play or are lost in the mix. We’re working on identifying and fixing cases where this occurs.
What's been going on with this Cube?! It originally came into the game when lightning was striking cactus in the new desert biome. Once it destroyed all of the cactus that were conveniently laid out in a circle, the Cube was formed! A large purple Cube is a bit of an oddity in itself, but then the thing started moving. It also was defending itself, whenever a player would shoot at the thing, it would lash back at any player unfortunate enough to be near it.
So, what is the Cube doing? Well, apparently based on the runes it has been burning into the ground, it's drawing an abstract version of itself. If you link together where each rune has been placed you will get an interesting looking cube:
The Cube has finally reached Loot Lake and submerged into the water. The entire lake has the look of the cube with a purple hue and the runes. You can now bounce on the water like you were able to with the Cube. You can throw grenades on it and they will bounce across like you are skipping stones! It remains to be seen what will happen with Loot Lake!
There is likely more to come, and it will likely lead into whatever Season 6 will end up being!
Fortnite Season 6 Skins
We don't have any real information on what skins will be coming out in Season 6. The one thing I will point out though, is that the final loading screen for Fortnite Season 5 displays Brite Bomber touching the cube and in the reflection shows an evil version of herself. This could be pointing to more alternate versions of skins in the future to match this theme. This type of thing started with the Tomatohead skin and the challenges that could unlock the Crown style of his skin.
Fortnite Season 6 Leaks
Don't read any further if you want to be surprised! While none of this is for sure yet, the information was taken from in-game files.
With some deep data-mining by Reddit detectives, it looks like there's a possibility that Loot Lake will become a... VOLCANO! In the textures for Fortnite Battle Royale, there's something called a Loot Lake Mask. If you look closely, you'll see the shape of a Volcano within the middle of Loot Lake. To follow this up, there's also new sounds from the Cube that have the distinct sound of Lava and Water. This might be pointing to the Cube's final resting place and the inevitable launch of a Volcano in the middle of Loot Lake. To further this as "proof", there's a couple of game files labeled "VolcanicPit" and "LavaBlobs."
Also found in the Battle Royale files were a few new cosmetic features: Music Packs, Pets, and Weapon Skins. Pretty much every Season of Fortnite has come with a new Cosmetic type. In Season 4 we got Sprays, and Season 5 we got the new Toys. Season 6 could easily have Pets as the big new cosmetic item. Music Packs could be an interesting addition, a lot of people want the original Fortnite music back into their game, so this could be one way to give players the option to use it. Finally, there's always room for Weapon Skins. I could see these being a little less popular than most due to the game being 3rd person only and the weapons appearing fairly small on screen. Games like CS:GO can get away with these better due to them being in 1st person and the gun being the main thing on your screen. However, there's always room for more cosmetics, so naturally skins will be coming for weapons.