Season 6, with the slogan “Darkness Rises”, of Fortnite: Battle Royale started on September 27th, 2018, and ended on December 5th, 2018.
The theme revolves around Darkness, just in time for the Halloween season.
Season 6 was the first Battle Pass 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. The runes that were created by Kevin in Season 5 corrupt the areas around them,leaving them dead and spawning Shadow Stones, rocks shaped likeKevin that give ghostly abilities. The cube reforms, and attaches to the Loot Lake island, rising out of the lake, supported by a tornado, leaving a giant, glowing hole in Loot Lake. Kevin was back, and with a new house to suit.
The Season 6 storyline
Not long after, the island began moving to the runes and activating them, lightning striking each one, the cube glowing brighter after each rune was active. After it finished activating the final runes, it lifted all the runes out of the ground and draws them to it near the mountain near Dusty Divot. Kevin absorbed all the power of the now activated runes and dropped them to the ground when he was done. It then headed back to Leaky Lake and started to absorb power out of the vortex in the depths of Loot Lake.
The Start of Fortnitemares 2018
Soon after, Kevin shot up a purple beam of light to the sky and created a huge, swirling portal. The power blew up the island it was holding (destroying the house) and the pieces of Kevin that had grown around the house as Kevin activated the runes, they flew all over the map and began spawning Cube Monsters. These monsters could be killed for shield and loot. Kevin also created smaller Cube Fragments. Later, Kevin's outer shell began to crack and continued to crack throughout the week until eventually the outer shell fell off. Starting from then, every hour Kevin would drop a strange liquid into the vortex, its power draining slightly after every drip.
Welcome to the In-Between
On November 4th, during a live event, the final drip dropped from the now white/purple Kevin, it began spinning rapidly and charging up until it finally exploded and destroyed itself, teleporting every player to a white dimension dubbed the In-between,. A rift then appeared and turned into a butterfly. The butterfly flew around for a while, your skins head following it wherever it went. Your player eventually reached out, the rift butterfly landing on their finger and everything turns white. Suddenly, your back in the sky above a new version of Loot Lake, dubbed Leaky Lake The shards of the floating island have made new islands around the lake, now containing more chests then before. Kevin's remains are located in the center of Leaky Lake, marking the end of The Cubes life.
After the event, A Pizza Pete's Food Truck is found near the Durr burger restaurant in Greasy Grove, a sign on the door showing its been infested with cockroaches forcing the restaurant to close for good. Durr Burger, wanting revenge, created its own food truck and went to war with Pizza Pit. The two food trucks raced throughout the map. At the end of the season, both food trucks set up shop in Retail Row Meanwhile, a robot named A.I.M landed at Flush Factory. He made his way to Leaky Lake, watching over player and later to a dance party at Tilted Towers, as shown in loading screens.
How did it end?
Late in the season an Iceberg, was spotted moving towards the island, leakers later found that Polar Peak sat inside. It ended up covering some POIs in the bottom left of the map, such as Flush Factory and Greasy Grove.A couple days later, downtime begins, and Season 7 begins, a snow/Christmas theme becoming apparent quickly.
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.
Battle Pass Rewards
|Llama De Muertos|
|DJ Yonder (spray)|
|It's Go Time!|
5/8 Calamity Challenges
5/8 Dire Challenges
Like the previous 2 seasons, the skins 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 skin. When you "level up" Dire fully, you will earn a backbling to go along with the skin.
Like Season 5, you can complete them even after the season ends.
|Buy Battle Pass (none)||Skin Tier 1|
|Earn 20,000 XP||Skin Tier 2|
|Earn 50,000 XP (cumulative)||
Skin Tier 3
Earn 90,000 XP (cumulative)
Skin Tier 4
Earn 140,000 XP (cumulative)
Skin Tier 5
Earn 200,000 XP (cumulative)
Skin Tier 6
Complete 10 Weekly Challenges
Blue/Green Clothing Accent
Complete 25 Weekly Challenges (cumulative)
Purple Clothing Accent
Complete 50 Weekly Challenges (cumulative)
Black Clothing Accent
Complete 5 out of 8 Calamity Challenges
|Reach Battle Pass Tier 100||Skin Tier 1|
|Earn 30,000 XP||Skin Tier 2|
|Earn 70,000 XP (cumulative)||Skin Tier 3|
|Earn 120,000 XP (cumulative)||Skin Tier 4|
|Earn 180,000 XP (cumulative)||Skin Tier 5|
|Earn 250,000 XP (cumulative)||Skin Tier 6|
|Complete 20 Weekly Challenges (cumulative)||Blue Color Accent|
|Complete 40 Weekly Challenges (cumulative)||Yellow Color Accent|
|Complete 60 Weekly Challenges (cumulative)||Brown Color Accent|
|Complete 5 out of 8 Dire Challenges||Wolfpack Backbling|