Season 5 is well underway and we can’t wait for Fortnite Season 6.
The good news is that we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about season six – from rumours to gameplay improvements -related stuff and big announcements.
Treat this as your own personal Fortnite season six ‘hub’ – we’ll be updating it daily, so you’ll always be in the know.
Let’s kick off with what we know so far.
When is Season 6 landing?
After Season 5…..
Season 5 comes to an end almost a year after the battle royale mode was originally launched on the 25th September.
We are hoping Epic Games will be planning something extra special for the next season as an ode to the overwhelming success they have had this year.
What can we learn from season 5?
The map has had a huge overhaul with new areas to explore including Lazy Links, a wacky golf course and Paradise Palms located in a huge desert biome.
There are also a number of smaller towns and sights to see including a bunch of random dinosaurs and a racing track.
Vehicles and battle pass
An all-terrain golf buggy has also switched up conflicts alongside new rifts dotted across the map that drop you from the sky to pounce on unsuspecting enemies.
The all-new battle pass also has a vast selection of skins and mini-games for you to show-off and enjoy with your mates.
So, what does this mean for Season Six?
Well, we can expect to see some similar changes in Fortnite Season 6.
Alongside trolleys and golf carts, a new vehicle could be added that will fit the theme of the next season (read on to find out what this might be).
New areas will be introduced, with the older zones such as Loot Lake and Lonely Lodge being overhauled.
A whole new battle pass with unique skins and emotes will also be accessible, providing players with an objective to aim towards when playing.
Hints and clues
In the run-up to the launch of season five, Epic dropped massive hints with rifts opening up across the map dropping real-world objects into the game.
We will likely see similar events happening as Fortnite Season Six draws closer.
Superhero’s and World’s colliding are a thing of the past, medieval knights should also move aside, as Fortnite Season 6 is looking to be the biggest and best one yet.
As players get their hands into Fortnite Season 5, they have been speculating as to what the next season’s theme will be.
Return of the Ghoul
Many YouTubers and streamers have been saying we could see the return of the most sought-after skin in the game ‘The Skull Trooper’.
This was a Halloween exclusive skin which was integral to Fortnite Battle Royale’s initial launch and success.
A creepy ominous Halloween/horror movie theme is currently the top candidate in the community for Season 6.
Areas of the map could easily be overhauled to have a more sinister feel, with Haunted Hills already being an example of that.
Werewolf, alien, Frankenstein and more skins could also be part of the battle pass.
Due to some players looking through the code in future patch notes they uncovered that there may be more water areas coming to the Fortnite map.
This has led players to believe that the theme of Season 6 will be ‘water based’ with a great flood taking over portions of the map.
This could again lead to new vehicles in the form of boats, and the opportunity for some more brilliant skins.
It has also been found that the skins from previous seasons often hint at what is coming next.
With the two new scuba diving skins and the Chomp Sr. skin shark skin, it looks likely there is going to be a downpour next season
The evidence speaks for itself.
Season 6 has to be the best season yet
Fortnite Season 6 will have to be the best season yet in order to keep players interested. With the new Season starting late September, Epic games have placed the season at the perfect time in order to compete with the big titles coming in October.
You can read more about why Fortnite Season 6 has to be the best season yet here.
Changes to weapons
We have seen the weapons in Fortnite changing with every patch since the beginning of Fortnite.
Fortnite Season 6 is set to be no different, with big changes in the works for how the guns look and feel.
Find out how weapons are going to be changed here.
Old Fortnite music could make a comeback?
The popular theme tune was thought to be a relic of the past with fans of the game mourning its loss.
Fans of the original music shouldn’t lose hope just yet as Epic Games has dropped a major hint that it may come back for Fortnite Season 6 click here to read more.
Could a smaller map be in the works for Season 6?
Fans of the popular battle royale title have been speculating as to whether the next map will be five times smaller.
This is due to a number of factors:
- Epic games focus on esports and build battles, primarily focusing on Tilted Towers
- Hints that the starting island could become it’s own mini battle arena for players
- Other battle royale titles have taken similar approaches when launching different maps
Read more about the new smaller map here!
Stone heads may have dropped a huge hint for Season 6!
Players have been continuing to rinse the Season 5 Fortnite map for all of its secrets.
A new theory has started to formulate around the giant stone heads that appeared around the map at the start of Season 5.
With the theme of Season 6 still being speculated on and fans not knowing what sort of event will trigger its start.
This theory makes a lot of sense and has some pretty convincing evidence.
Reddit user ShadoukenGames traced the direction every stone head was facing.
It turns out they are all looking towards Salty Springs.
A popular destination located just South of Dusty Divot.
It also just so happens to be located underneath the largest rift on the map…
Coincidence? We think not.
That’s not all though, as located in Salty Springs is a secret underground bunker.
Players are still not sure what relevance this bunker plays but have theorised that it could be something to do with the stone heads.
Season 6 could be in for a great start if all these theories turn out to be correct.
A HUGE is event occurring on August 21st
As we come up to the halfway point of Season 5 we can start to expect some dramatic changes to occur.
Not only to the map… but to the Sky.
That’s right, the rifts that are scattered across the season 5 map don’t just give you an escape route from the storm.
Fortnite data miners believed they have discovered the date that the rifts will start to shrink.
To read more about how the rifts are shrinking you can click here.
IOS users have put millions of hours into Fortnite and made Epic $200 million since it’s release.
Android users, on the other hand, have had to suffer silently and for the first time envy the fact they don’t own the latest iPhone.
Fortnite for Android still hasn’t got a firm release date and it seems like it now may be delayed even further, potentially as far away as Season 6.
Epic games have been in talks with Google about whether they will be selling Fortnite through their platform or independently from them.
Google play takes a huge 30% cut on any sales made from apps on their store.
This is delaying the process and stopping Android users from getting their mitts into Fortnite.
In better news…
There has been a leaked skin coming towards the end of Season 5 (which again suggests we could have to wait till Season 6 to see the game on Android), called Galaxy.
MystxcLeaks a Fortnite data miner discovered the skins and has theorised it will coincide with the launch of Fortnite on the Samsung Galaxy s9, making it a timed exclusive skin and very rare.
What is Fortnite?
In September 2017, a new standalone mode called Battle Royale was launched – which brought the game into direct competition with PUBG – another battle royal-style shooter.
Then on March 12th 2018, Epic released the IOS version of Fortnite.
Each game sees 100 players plonked on to a map with no weapons or armour – you need to scavenge and explore to find these.
Similar to PUBG there is a ‘closing in’ mechanic – which sees the game area get smaller and smaller.
Venture outside the safe zone (a ‘storm’ in Fortnite’s case) and you’ll lose health rapidly, before being eliminated.
Fortnite can be played solo or with friends on mobile, Xbox, Switch, PS4 and PC.
Word to the uninitiated – if you’re playing solo, do not try to team up – you’ll get killed.
How much does Fortnite cost?
It’s free – unless you’re mad about cosmetics (which some people clearly are).
What games systems is Fortnite currently on?
It’s on Xbox, PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch and IOS.
When is the game coming to Android?
With 1000’s of people already playing Fortnite on IOS, there is a huge demand for the game to come over to Android.
Epic games are currently working to release the game in China where the majority of people use Androids.
The release date is rumoured to be 24th July so keep your eyes peeled.
Season 5 map
The addition of golf kart’s to the map was perhaps the biggest gameplay development this season.
Allowing you to travel faster and race your friends on the new track that rivals Monaco’s.
Portals are also dotted around the map which allow you to re-drop from the sky, giving you more time to loot and still get away from the storm.
There are no other maps (yet), which will frustrate some, but developers Epic continue to add to their existing map with locations such as Paradise Palms and Lazy Links.
Where’s the worst place to land on Fortnite?
It all depends on your ability. Tilted Towers can be the best place if you’re experienced or worst place if you’re a noob.
It’s usually teeming with loot and powerful weapons – but most decent players will swarm on it pretty sharpish.
If you’re new to the game, head for Snobby Shores or Lonely Lodge – they’re a bit further out so they’ll be less competition for decent loot.
Best weapons for mobile players?
On Fortnite the colour of the weapon indicates how good it is.
With the new update, the best way for smartphone players to win is to take the sneaky approach.
The silenced SMG has had a big upgrade in terms of damage and accuracy so make sure to rock one of these when sneaking up on people.
Pair the tactical shotgun with the silenced SMG and you have a winner.
If you come across a sniper it may be worth practising as it will give you a real advantage over other players.
The best weapons are found in loot crates – so keep an eye out for these.
How to build as a mobile player?
It’s always best to build a small fort three stories high in the zone.
This way you can have a clear view of all the battles going on around you and will let you pick off opponents with your assault rifle or sniper.
If you want to get better at building you have to practice.
Hop into a game, head to wailing woods, collect some wood and just build up and down.
Practice switching between weapons and different types of materials, then when you get into a battle you will likely win!
Why bother getting Fortnite on my phone?
It’s easy to pick up and play for an hour or on your lunch break or on the train, anywhere with an internet connection – plus, it’s free.
Fortnite is all about action – and the fun construction element really helps add a new dimension to battles.