After loads of teasing and piecemeal reveals, Fortnite (Free) Season 6 is finally here. Downtime is currently ongoing on all platforms but we have details for the new Battle Pass and the patch that will hit all platforms beginning now. The highlights of Season 6 and the update include Pets on an updated island and a new consummable that brings out the darkness. The new Battle Pass has 100 levels with over 100 rewards and can be bought for 950 V-Bucks once the servers are back up.
The teasers so far have been going for a purple theme with darkness as the keyword and this leads to the new big addition of Shadow Stones. Shadow Stones are found in corruptes areas across the map and using one of these will apply a Shadow Form to you for a short amount of time. You won’t be able to use weapons while in Shadow Form but will be invisible when stationary. This temporary form also gives you a boost in speed and immunity towards fall damage. You can pass through objects as well in Shadow Form.
The island has been udpated with corrupted areas, corn fields, a haunted castle, and more. iOS and Android get some memory optimisations to ensure less situations of poor performance with many apps running in the background. The update will go live on the App Store any time now. If you do play Fortnite, we have a dedicated channel in our Discord. Make sure to join our Discord channel here to squad up and get some Victory Royales. You will soon also be able to play with PS4 owners if you only play Fortnite on Switch because Sony finally woke up.