The Fortnite Season 6 release is only a week away. Here’s everything we know about the new Fortnite season so far.
Fortnite Season 5 was a return to form for the game, mirroring the popularity of the same season in Chapter 1. The game feels fresh and new again – something that hasn’t been the case for a long time.
Still, fans are looking forward to when the next Fortnite season will begin. Not everything about the new season is perfect, and some players are ready to move on from the quests, NPCs, and IO Guards.
Fortnite Season 6 release date
Fortnite Season 5 will be longer than a traditional Fortnite season, but that’s to be expected. We’re not talking Chapter 2 Season 1 and 2 long, but it will be above average in length.
This is, of course, because the season takes place over the holidays. Fortnite developers are going on break and extending the season.
Fortnite Season 6 is scheduled to release on March 15, 2021. Players still have about a month to finish the Battle Pass at the time of writing.
Fortnite Season 6 leaks & rumors
We don’t have a ton of information about what Season 6 will bring, but there are some rumors that Epic will add weapon and vehicle mods to the game. This could be a huge change, just like the NPCs were this season.
Additionally, we’ve seen some rumors about an added NPC function. According to the leaks, we could be able to sell our loot to NPCs for Gold. We can then use that Gold to upgrade other weapons and buy exotics.
What else will Epic do with the last month of Fortnite Season 5 content? Your guess is as good as ours.
There’s even some speculation that Kevin the Cube will make an appearance before the end of the season. We still have a lot of content to discover, so don’t wish away Season 5 so quickly.
Hasbro announces new line of Fortnite toys
Epic Games have partnered with Hasbro to once again bring Fortnite characters to the real world in the form of toys.
Hasbro and Epic Games are working together again to create a new line of Victory Royale toys for Fortnite fans.
Fortnite has transcended gaming for a while. At this point, everyone has heard of Fortnite – even non-gamers. It’s a cultural icon at this point and has been immortalized by Hasbro toys before.
Now, Epic and Hasbro are teaming up again to bring modern Fortnite cosmetics to the figurine world. They released The Foundation toy for Season 6, with an announced release of other toys soon to come.
New Fortnite X Hasbro toys
Along with The Foundation are Meowscles, a shark, Lynx, Rippley, and many other characters from Chapter 2. The Loot Shark is even complete with a belly full of goodies, just as they were in-game.
We don’t have a word on when these toys will hit shelves, but preorders for The Foundation toy are now available for $39.99. You can grab yours on the Hasbro Pulse website.
We’ll keep you posted when the rest of the toys officially hit the shelves. They’ll make a great addition to your collection, desk, or gaming setup.
Image Credit: Hasbro, Epic Games
Epic Games reply to complaints of Fortnite storm visibility
The Fortnite storm is only getting less visible in Season 6. That is, unless you decide to cap your visuals with Performance Mode
The storm has only become denser and denser over recent Fortnite seasons, leading to extremely low visibility – unless players choose to use Performance Mode.
One problem has remained in the game from Season 5, however. The visibility of players inside the storm only seems to get worse, which is causing some fans to grow frustrated.
The darker storm tones of earlier Fortnite seasons have changed to a purple, foggy mess. You can barely see a few feet in front of you while running to the next storm circle, which is a massive downgrade from what we had just a few seasons ago.
This wouldn’t be as much of a problem if everyone was on the same playing field. Unfortunately, players who choose to use Performance Mode have a distinct advantage. Performance Mode completely removed the storm visibility issues – to the point where you can barely tell that you’re in the storm.
Reddit user u/EzBugatti99 posted a side-by-side comparison of Fortnite storm visibility with and without Performance Mode enabled. The difference is too massive to ignore.
Performance Mode is great for Fortnite players on lower-end PCs. You can choose to sacrifice some visual effects to achieve higher frame rates. Even some competitive players on high-end PCs are using it to boost their performance.
On the other hand, Epic likely never wanted Performance Mode to be necessary for anyone who wants to compete. Players who still want to experience Fortnite in high-detail won’t be on the same playing field as those who choose to use Performance mode. This isn’t even considering console players who don’t have the option to choose Performance Mode.
An Epic employee replied to this Reddit thread, saying, “We can discuss this with the team.” Only a few days later, they added the issue to the Forntite Community Issues Trello Board. It’s since been updated to “Fixed in Next Game Update,” which should be coming early next week.
Image Credit: Epic Games, u/EzBugatti99
Epic Games tease new Exotics & Raptor Eggs coming soon
In a blog post, Epic Games officially teased Raptor Eggs and new Exotic weapons coming soon to Fortnite Season 6.
Epic Games have officially teased previously-leaked Raptors in Fortnite Season 6, along with new Exotic weapons.
Fortnite Season 6 is still fresh, but we know that Epic have plans for the months ahead. We’ve already seen a few leaks that point to new skins and weapons coming to Fortnite, along with the potential addition of dinosaurs being added to the wildlife.
All of these came in the form of leaks from data miners until March 22. Epic released a blog post, giving players some tips on surviving during the new season.
Included in these tips were two small pieces of information that fans have latched onto. These are the eggs seen on the island and the addition of new “Unstable” Exotic weapons.
This phrasing likely relates to the Unstable Bow that was leaked at the beginning of the season, and the reference to the egg undoubtedly points to Raptors eventually hatching and patrolling the island.
With these elements officially mentioned by Epic, we can assume that we’ll begin to see new additions coming within the next few weeks.
The first time that we saw eggs on the island, they ended up being nothing but a teaser for future Battle Pass skins. This time, it looks like they’ll finally have
Image Credit: Epic Games
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