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Fortnite chapter 1 season 6 release date

The Fortnite season 6 release date has long since passed, so here’s everything we knew leading into that season's battle pass and theme.

Fortnite season 6 release date

When was the Fortnite season 6 release date? The sixth season of Fortnite was released close to Halloween, meaning that a brand new Battle Pass and challenges were made available, but what sent fans into a frenzy were cryptic clues and hints. We had plenty of fun speculating as to what was to come, with the mysterious purple cube fanning the Fortnite fan theory flames as it traveled around the island. Eventually, it arrived at Loot Lake and turned the water purple and bouncy, giving way to a floating island kissing the sky above the large lake.

We now know that Fortnite pets are confirmed for the game, but there are also mysterious cubes called Fortnite Shadow Stones, a new consumable found in the new corrupted areas of the map that apply ‘Shadow Form’ and let you phase through walls. Of course, we also have the theme confirmed and plenty of spooky new Fortnite season 6 map changes. Here’s everything we know about Fortnite season 6.

Fortnite season 6 release date

The Fortnite season 6 release date was Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The Fortnite season 6 release time was 9am BST (4am ET / 1am PT). Make sure to check out the full Fortnite patch notes 6.0 to see what this update brought, as it was quite the biggie.

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Fortnite season 6 Battle Pass

We were right to be certain that there’d be a new Battle Pass, and you can get a taste of it in the video above. It includes the upgradeable skin that this season turns you into the scary Fortnite werewolf skin shown off in the final Epic teaser on Twitter.

For those of you who didn’t drop the cash on the necessary Fortnite V-Bucks (950 to be specific, which equates to $9.99/£7.99 if you buy 1000) to purchase Epic’s premium progression system, the Battle Pass was a way for paying players to earn extra cosmetics. They could progress through levels and tiers if they didn’t pay but could not unlock the loot to which Battle Pass owners would have exclusive access.

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Fortnite season 6 map

The Fortnite season 6 map changed considerably and has since changed completely. Now and again, Bluehole introduced PUBG new maps, but Epic historically added to its single existing map, refreshing it completely whenever a new chapter started.

New areas appeared for the launch of season 6, including Haunted Castle, Floating Island, Corn Fields, and various Corrupted Areas in which you’ll find Shadow Stones. It certainly has a darker theme than most: the Fortnite season 5 map saw a desert biome replace Moisty Mire to the southeast, and the Lazy Links resort appeared where the northern area of Anarchy Acres used to be.

Fortnite season 6 theme

The theme is one of the most exciting parts of any new Fortnite season, as it influences future map changes and the range of cosmetic loot we can either purchase or unlock as part of the Battle Pass. The Fortnite season 6 theme was ‘Darkness Rises’, which sounded pretty ominous and promised some pretty cool dark-themed skins. It also included the first Halloween event.

Those were all the changes we knew going into Fortnite chapter 1 season 6. If you want more recent updates, check out the latest Fortnite map or all Fortnite weapons currently available.