Fortnite’s battle royale mode is soon to enter into Season 6.
We have gathered all of the confirmed information and rumours ahead of what is looking to be the biggest and best season of the hit game so far.
When is it coming out and how much will it cost?
Season 5 comes to an end almost a year after the battle royale mode was originally launched on the 27th September.
The battle pass which will include in-game cosmetic items, as well as emotes, sprays and V-bucks, will most likely cost the same as in previous seasons – 950 V-bucks (£8.00).
EPIC games have posted two teaser images for Fortnite Season 6.
The first image shows a Llama DJ wearing shades with a purple bolt of lightning striking across the image.
Not giving away too much I know.
Fans thought this might have been a hint towards the hidden theme of Season 6, maybe a disco party theme.
However, the latest image posted by Fortnite to all social channels depicted a cowgirl sporting a balaclava and a traditional cowboy hat, looking like something straight out of Red Dead Redemption.
As with Season 5 of Fortnite, the skins revealed early are usually central to the ‘storyline’ of the following Season and will come as part of the battle pass.
So don’t be surprised if you find yourself rocking one of these two skins come day one of Season 6.
It is disappointing to see that at first glance these two skins don’t seem to have a related theme.
After Season 5, which didn’t have a concurrent theme, Fortnite players are keen to see something similar to Season 4 where there was a very clear superhero theme running throughout the Season.
We will hold our judgements back for now, however, as all has not been revealed.
New location Crazy Castle coming to Season 6!
Perhaps one of the biggest changes that are coming to Season 6 is those to the map.
Players and fans of the battle royale game have been speculating and theorising as to what will happen with Loot-Lake now the cube (Kevin) has changed it.
Well, particularly savvy fans think they have found out where the new location is going to be on the map and what it is called.
Epic Games released a Crazy Castle spray in the season 5 Battle Pass.
The spray, titled Crazy Castle follows the alliteration model used for all points of interest in Fortnite.
This speculation led to fans thinking it could be a clue as to what we could expect next season.
Further to this, in a short video promoting one of the new Fortnite emotes the background has completely changed.
In the distance, you can see what look’s like a castle, located near Pleasent Park.
If this is the case we could see a huge castle appear in place of Loot Lake or maybe in the middle of the Lake with a moat around it.
We bet fans of Fortnite‘s battle royale mode never expected to be able to have pets follow them around in-game.
According to ‘FNLeaks’ on Twitter, an account well known for accurately predicting previous updates by looking at the game’s files, we could be seeing pets in the upcoming season of Fortnite as well as weapon skins and music packs.
The biggest question is that if pets are made available as paid additions or as part of the battle pass what will they do?
The most likely answer is that pets will play a purely cosmetic role and act as another way for Epic Games to make some cash from V-bucks purchases.
The majority of MMORPG’s allow players to have mini pets which will pick up loot or give players a buff, however, this would go against everything Fortnite stands for.
The game thus far has not been pay-to-win adding this in could alienate fans.
Weapon skins please god no!
When people hear the word weapon skins they think of CS:GO, Call of Duty, FIFA and other games where you can purchase loot boxes and have a chance of getting a randomised weapon skin/player.
Again, it is unlikely that Fortnite will take this route in Season 6 as they already have such an effective system when it comes to in-game cosmetics.
Weapon skins will just give players another opportunity to show off their look.
This mysterious bunker has been in the game since the end of Season 4.
It hasn’t really done much other than rouse player’s suspicions, spawn a load of crazy conspiracy theories and sit in Wailing Woods waiting for its time to open up.
Well, the time has finally come.
What’s coming out of the bunker is not, however, what you would expect.
According to Fortnite leakers, a ‘purchasable skin’ will come out of the bunker and build a chicken restaurant to compete with the current ‘Durr Burger’ chain that the skin from Season 5 is based on.
It is believed that throughout Season 6 The chicken restaurant will expand into an amusement park that will eventually overtake Wailing Woods.
Other restaurant chains will also pop up around the map, with mascot skins being released so players can support their favourite dining location.
A lot of players are convinced that this will be the new theme of the season but with the ominous tones the cube is giving off, it would be comical for the next season to revolve around fast-food joints, wouldn’t it?
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.
Both Call of Duty: Black ops 4 and Battlefield V have Battle Royale modes and it’s possible Red Dead Redemption 2 may do as well.
This is the biggest threat Fortnite has had to face so far.
Both COD and Battlefield have massive audiences, a lot of whom have probably switched to Fortnite whilst waiting for the new games.
Fortnite Season 6 will have to pull out all the stops in order to keep players engaged.
Late September is the perfect time to start a new season with new locations, weapons, vehicles, skins and hopefully game modes.