For the article on The Chapter 2 Season, please see Chapter 2: Season 6
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.
- 1 How did it Start?
- 2 The Season 6 Storyline
- 3 How did it End?
- 4 Challenges
- 5 New Features
- 5.1 Update v6.00 (September 27, 2018)
- 5.2 Update v6.01 (October 3rd, 2018)
- 5.3 Update v6.02 (October 10th, 2018)
- 5.4 Update v6.10 (October 16th, 2018)
- 5.5 Update v6.20 (October 24th, 2018)
- 5.6 Update v6.21 (November 1st, 2018)
- 5.7 Update v6.22 (November 6th, 2018)
- 5.8 Update v6.30 (November 14th, 2018)
- 5.9 Content Update v6.30 (November 19th, 2018)
- 5.10 Update v6.31 (November 27th, 2018)
- 6 Battle Pass
- 7 Battle Pass Rewards
- 8 Unlockable Styles
- 9 Teasers
- 10 Videos
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...
Available: September 27, 2018
|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.
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)
- Epic & Legendary Pump Shotgun
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
|Llama De Muertos
|Battle Bus (Emoticon)
|It's Go Time!|
5/8 Calamity Challenges
5/8 Dire Challenges
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.