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Season 6, with the slogan “Darkness Rises”, of Fortnite: Battle Royale started on September 27, 2018, and ended on December 5th, 2018.

The theme revolves around Darkness and the Cube, just in time for the Halloween season.

Season 6 was the first season to introduce pets and music to the game, as well as a new consumable, Shadow Stones. Changes to the map include the addition of corrupted areas, corn fields, Floating Island, and the Haunted Castle. You can find the full list of Cosmetics released this season here.

How did it Start?

Season 6 continues the storyline that was started in Season 3.

Throughout the second half of Season 5, The Cube rolled around the island, printing seven glyphs before rolling into Loot Lake, sinking underneath the Lake and deactivating underneath the central island. The entire surface of the lake was turned purple in the process

At the start of Season 6, The cube activated. It absorbed all of its energy dispersed along the surface of the lake and tore the central island from the ground and lifted it up into the air, with The Cube attached to the bottom of the floating island. The entire island was kept suspended in the air by an an air vortex powered by the cube itself.

Loot Lake was renamed to Leaky Lake on account of the mess that The Cube left behind. The central chunk of the lake was completely missing, and in the very center of the ruined lake was a large whirlpool with a bright light coming from underneath it. This likely lead to The Vault, and the location of the whirlpool corresponded to the exact location from where the cube emerged from at the start of the season, likely meaning that The Cube actually entered the vault, but returned back to the island for an unknown reason.

The glyphs located around the island became corruption zones. It seems like the cube printed the glyphs to act as energy converters, using up the soil and natural resources in the vicinity of the glyph to convert into energy usable by the cube. In the process, the glyphs corrupted the areas surrounding them, with dead trees and barren soil, along with Shadow Stones and purple vents littering the corruption zones.

Only one rift remained at the start of Season 6, kept maintained and controlled in a laboratory within an underground bunker in Wailing Woods.

The Season 6 Storyline

Less than a day after Season 6 started, the cube began moving with the The Floating Island to the closest corruption zone, near Pleasant Park. Within three days, the cube reached the corruption zone and ripped out a chunk of land with the glyph imprinted on it, lifting it up into the air and sucking out energy from the corruption zone underneath the glyph, causing solid cube material to grow through the floating island. The process took some time, but once all the energy was sucked out from the corruption zone, the cube dropped the glyph and moved on, heading towards the next corruption zone. Throughout nearly a month, the cube visited all six corruption zones on the map, and grew through the house on the Floating Island. The final corruption zone that the cube visited was the central zone, and during the process, all other six glyphs around the island lifted from their corruption zones and began moving towards the Floating Island, each one suspended in the air by a vortex. At this point, the cube material had grown through the entire floating island and the house on to When the glyphs reached the Floating Island, the cube began absorbing their energy simultaneously. When the cube was done, the glyphs 'deactivated' and crashed down onto the ground. Their purple colours turned to a darker brown colour, signifying that the cube had stripped them completely of their energy.

At this point, the cube was completely filled with energy and pulsed rapidly. It returned to Leaky Lake, where it projected a beam of purple energy upwards, opening a purple vortex in the sky, which was likely a portal to The Sideways. Over time, the vortex in the sky grew, and covered the island in a purple hue

On August 24th 2018, Fortnitemares began. The cube released a sudden burst of energy that ripped the floating island into several large chunks. The cube material that grew through the island was shredded into fragments and scattered around the island by a shockwave. These fragments spawned Cube Monsters, which attacked loopers. A thick fog also materialised and shrouded the entire map in darkness. This event was likely the first stage of invasion by The Cube, a method of occupying The Imagined Order and the loopers with fighting the monsters while it finishes building the vortex for a full-scale Sideways invasion.

What happened next is not entirely clear, but it can be assumed through loading screens that Calamity led an army of loopers to fight The Cube at Leaky Lake, while The Imagined Order oversaw and controlled the process in the shadows, weakening The Cube with The Zero Point and breaking off its outer shell. Over the next few days, The remains of The Cube's outer shell melted and dropped into Loot Lake, culminating in The Butterfly Event on November 4, where The Cube's outer shell completely melted away and it began spinning wildly, tearing itself apart in a giant explosion. All Loopers on the island were somehow sent to The In-Between, the realm of The Zero Point that connects every single reality together in an inter-dimensional nexus hub. What happened next is unclear, but a large rift formed that took the appearance of a butterfly. It fluttered around each looper, before landing on the looper's finger in a cinematic event, transporting each player back to the island.

While the events in The In-Between were happening, The Imagined Order altered reality and removed the whirlpool, sealing The Vault underneath Leaky Lake. The ruined lake was changed to a peaceful paradise, with colourful grass, flowers and waterfalls. In the center of the Lake stood the remains of The Cube, arranged in a Stonehenge formation, while the chunks of the Floating Island were partially buried and covered in grass around the central area of the lake. The sky vortex, fog, and cube fragments scattered around the island were wiped away as if they never existed, and thus, Fortnitemares ended as Season 6 drew to a close.

How did it End?

Without the glyphs powering them, the corruption zones around the island began to fade, as the grass slowly regrew on the corrupted soil. The Glyphs dropped near the central corruption zone became overgrown with grass as nature slowly recolonised the corruption created by The Cube.

Sometime after the Butterfly Event, a giant iceberg began appeared in the far south-west, shrouded in a snowstorm and on a direct collision course with the island. A few weeks before the end of Season 6, a robot codenamed A.I.M. arrived on the island and planted a flag representing The Arctic Force at Flush Factory. The robot then began scouting the island and observing its inhabitants, preparing for the incoming invasion...


Week 1
Available: September 27, 2018

Category Challenges Reward
Free Pickup a Legendary Item in different matches (3) 5 Battle Stars
Free Regain Health from a Cozy Campfire (150) 5 Battle Stars
Free Stage 1: Search Chests

Stage 2: Search Supply Drops

Stage 3: Search Supply Llamas

3 Battle Stars
Battle Pass Apply Shields (500) 5 Battle Stars
Battle Pass Land at Junk Junction,Tomato Temple, and Tilted Towers (3) 5 Battle Stars
Battle Pass Dance under different Streetlight Spotlights (7) 10 Battle Stars
Battle Pass Eliminate opponents in different Named Locations (5) 10 Battle Stars

Note: When you complete four challenges listed above you will receive a 5,000 XP Bonus.

New Features

Update v6.00 (September 27, 2018)

Update v6.01 (October 3rd, 2018)

Update v6.02 (October 10th, 2018)

Update v6.10 (October 16th, 2018)

Update v6.20 (October 24th, 2018)

Update v6.21 (November 1st, 2018)

Update v6.22 (November 6th, 2018)

Update v6.30 (November 14th, 2018)

Content Update v6.30 (November 19th, 2018)

Update v6.31 (November 27th, 2018)

Battle Pass

The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, the same as the previous seasons. This Battle Pass first introduced pets and music in the game.

New kinds of Cosmetics

  • Pets: A type of back bling that reacts to certain situations you're in.
  • Music: Custom music for the lobby.

Battle Pass Rewards

DJ Yonder (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Calamity (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Pickaxe Season 6 - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Bang - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Calamity - Spray - Fortnite.png
Picnic - Glider - Fortnite.png
DJ Yonder
Tier 1
Tier 1
Tier 3
Tier 5
Tier 6
Tier 7
Campfire - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Emoticons - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Bonesy - Pet - Fortnite.png
Squeaky Clean - Music - Fortnite.png
Ghost - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Smash Up - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
Tier 8
Tier 10
Tier 12
Squeaky Clean
Tier 13
Tier 14
Smash Up
Tier 15
GG Potion - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Exhaust - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Meow Moon - Spray - Fortnite.png
Pastel Patrol - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Zig-Zag - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Giddy-Up (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
GG Potion
Tier 16
Tier 19
Meow Moon
Tier 20
Pastel Patrol
Tier 21
Tier 22
Tier 23
DJ Yonder - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Plunger - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Tomato - Toy - Fortnite.png
Camo - Pet - Fortnite.png
Manhole Cover - Spray - Fortnite.png
Running Man - Emote - Fortnite.png
DJ Yonder
Tier 25
Tier 26
Tier 28
Tier 29
Manhole Cover
Tier 30
Running Man
Tier 31
Dice - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Valkyrie - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Fireflies - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Llama De Muertos - Spray - Fortnite.png
Camper - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Covered Crusader - Glider - Fortnite.png
Tier 32
Tier 34
Tier 36
Llama De Muertos
Tier 37
Tier 38
Covered Crusader
Tier 39
DJ Yonder - Spray - Fortnite.png
Scales - Pet - Fortnite.png
Fate - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Ghost - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Fable (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Wallcrawler - Spray - Fortnite.png
DJ Yonder
Tier 40
Tier 43
Tier 44
Tier 46
Tier 47
Tier 48
Lightning - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Black Cat - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Eerie - Music - Fortnite.png
Cactus Maze - Spray - Fortnite.png
Dusk Wings - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Bat - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Tier 50
Black Cat
Tier 51
Tier 53
Cactus Maze
Tier 54
Dusk Wings
Tier 55
Tier 56
Bonesy White - Pet - Fortnite.png
Tomato Temple - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Patterned - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Slitherin - Emote - Fortnite.png
Chompmasters - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Meeet - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Bonesy (White)
Tier 59
Tier 60
Tier 62
Tier 63
Tier 65
Tier 66
Bats - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Spots - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Dusk (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Gremlins - Spray - Fortnite.png
Scales Pink - Pet - Fortnite.png
Fancy Tomato - Toy - Fortnite.png
Tier 68
Tier 69
Tier 71
Tier 72
Scales (Pink)
Tier 74
Fancy Tomato
Tier 76
Fly - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Dusk - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Swarm - Glider - Fortnite.png
Oni - Spray - Fortnite.png
Skull Trooper - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Spectral Essence - Contrail - Fortnite.png
Tier 77
Tier 78
Tier 79
Tier 80
Tier 82
Spectral Essence
Tier 83
Ravage - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Nightshade (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Night Cloak - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Pixel Raven - Spray - Fortnite.png
Bonesy Mocha - Pet - Fortnite.png
OG Remix - Music - Fortnite.png
Tier 84
Tier 86
Night Cloak
Tier 87
Pixel Raven
Tier 89
Bonesy (Mocha)
Tier 90
OG (Remix)
Tier 92
Dire - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Clown - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Flamenco - Emote - Fortnite.png
Scales Black - Pet - Fortnite.png
Dire - Spray - Fortnite.png
Dire (New) - Outfit - Fortnite.png
Tier 93
Tier 94
Tier 95
Scales (Black)
Tier 98
Tier 99
Tier 100

Season Levels

Free Tiers

Spiderweb - Spray - Fortnite.png
Calamity - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Regal Wave - Emote - Fortnite.png
Battle Bus - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Floating Island - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Fabled Cape - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Tier 2
Tier 4
Regal Wave
Tier 6
Battle Bus (Emoticon)
Tier 8
Floating Island
Tier 11
Fabled Cape
Tier 14
Crossfire - Glider - Fortnite.png
GG Potion - Spray - Fortnite.png
Guiding Glow - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
Waveform - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
Devil Horns - Banner Icon - Fortnite.png
Its Go Time - Emote - Fortnite.png
Tier 22
GG Potion
Tier 26
Guiding Glow
Tier 30
Tier 38
Devil Horns
Tier 42
It's Go Time!
Tier 46
Supply Llama - Loading Screen - Fortnite.png
Jack-O-Lantern - Contrail - Fortnite.png
TP - Emoticon - Fortnite.png
Game Over - Spray - Fortnite.png
Supply Llama
Tier 50
Tier 54
Tier 58
Game Over
Tier 62

Achievement Rewards

Reckoning - Pickaxe - Fortnite.png
Webrella - Umbrella - Fortnite.png
Wolfpack - Back Bling - Fortnite.png
5/8 Calamity Challenges
Victory Royale
5/8 Dire Challenges

Unlockable Styles

Like the previous 2 seasons, the outfits that come with Tier 1 and 100 of the Battle Pass have unlockable styles. Each new style comes with a challenge to unlock it. If you "level up" Calamity fully, you will earn a pickaxe that accompanies the outfit. When you "level up" Dire fully, you will earn a backbling to go along with the outfit.

Calamity came with the Calamity Challenges, and Dire came with the Dire Challenges. Like Season 5, you can complete them even after the season ends.