Season 5 has come to an end and Epic has revealed what’s new with the Fortnite Season 6 patch notes.
“Darkness Rises” is the theme for Season 6 and follows the events of the purple cube and its subsequent dissolving into Loot Lake. The theme brings a number of map changes including a floating island where Loot Lake was originally located, a haunted castle, and new corrupted areas where the runes were placed.
Shadow Stones grant players a special shadow form for 45 seconds when consumed. Your ability to use weapons is removed but you can go invisible when standing still. Phase is a new ability that propels you forward and lets you pass through objects. You also receive increased movement speed and you’re free of any fall damage. These new items are typically found near corrupted zones.
A number of weapons were vaulted, including the Impulse Grenades, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Light Machine Gun, Bouncer, and Remote Explosives. The Double Barrel Shotgun got a significant nerf going from 143/150 damage to 114/120.
Pets can now be unlocked through the Battle Pass and allow you to bring a cute and small friend into the battlefield. Pets will most likely count as back bling as they appear in backpacks in the trailer.
Storm Circles and both their wait time and shrink time have gotten changes. Expect matches to go just a little bit faster as the wait time for circles to start moving have generally gotten shorter.
Players have the ability to select music from their Locker. New music can be unlocked through the Battle Pass.