Release date and time announced for v6.0 update in Fortnite - what to expect - Dexerto

Release date and time announced for v6.0 update in Fortnite – what to expect

Published: 26/Sep/2018 19:56 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 20:42

by Albert Petrosyan


Epic Games have announced the release date and time for v6.0 update in Fortnite Battle Royale, which will mark the start of the highly anticipated Season 6.

The update is set to go live on September 27 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 8 AM BST and will require downtime, which means that matchmaking will likely be disabled 20-25 minutes prior to launch. 

The announcement for the v6.0 update was made via a post on the official Fortnite twitter page on September 26.

The tweet also makes sure to remind players that they will still be able to upgrade progressive Outfits from Season 5, such as the Drift and Ragnarok skins, after Season 6 launches, as long as they are unlocked in the Battle Pass before the current season ends. 

However, players will not be able to complete any of the weekly challenges from Season 5 once the update goes live, which means they have until the downtime to complete any outstanding challenges

Players will have to wait until the Patch Notes are released once the update goes live to see what additions, changes, and adjustments are being implemented into Fortnite. 

There are high expectations among the fan-base for what Epic have in store for Season 6. Although the theme of the season has not been revealed, teaser images have been released in the past few days on social media.

There are several things coming in the v6.0 update that have already been confirmed by Epic in the past days and weeks. 

A major revamp to audio, especially concerning footsteps and Glider tracking, will be implemented right at the beginning of Season 6.

Furthermore, the ability to customize bindings for controllers is also being reportedly added via this update.

The v6.0 update will also likely contain a slew of various cosmetic items, all of which will likely be found in game files and leaked by data miners shortly after the update goes live.

Make sure to monitor the Dexerto Twitter account, as well as our website, as we will relay all information pertaining to the update and Season 6 as soon as it’s announced by Epic.


How to get The Mandalorian skin in Fortnite Season 5 with Baby Yoda

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:17

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite Season 5 is upon us, and it’s got some very exciting things in store – but the one thing fans are most looking forward to is the leaked crossover with The Mandalorian.

Following the success of Season 4’s Nexus War, which introduced skins and weapons based on some of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes and villains including Storm and Venom, Fortnite seems to be once again teaming up with another Disney-owned franchise, Star Wars.

Recent posts from a number of leakers including ShiinaBR and others have suggested a crossover with The Mandalorian is imminent, with bounty hunter Din Djarin and the adorable viral sensation Baby Yoda both being a part of the major Season 5 update.

There’s even been a leaked advertisement for the Battle Pass, which shows off the incoming Mandalorian skin accompanied by a little Baby Yoda, which is presumed to be another Back Bling cosmetic like Rocket Racoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy.

How to get The Mandalorian Fortnite skin

We won’t know exactly how to unlock the new Mandalorian secret skin and accompanying Baby Yoda Back Bling cosmetic until Season 5 drops on December 2, but we can definitely speculate.

In previous seasons, featured skins have been unlocked when players complete Battle Pass challenges. It’s likely that The Mandalorian skin will be acquired through a similar unlock method. It will look something like this:

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Head into the Battle Pass menu.
  3. Access the Battle Pass challenges screen, and wait for the relevant challenges to appear.
  4. Once they’ve been made available, it’s down to you to complete them.

We’ll update this page as soon as we know how to unlock these new cosmetics, so keep an eye out.

When does Fortnite Season 5 start?

Fortnite has a lot to live up to after Season 4. It saw the introduction of a number of Marvel heroes as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus, for an epic Nexus War finale event.

Season 5 will kick off on December 2, although an exact time hasn’t been confirmed. It’s also been hinted by dataminers that there will be another Black Hole style blackout to bridge the gap between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5.

Fortnite black hole
Epic Games
It’s rumored there will be another blackout between Season 4 and Season 5

It’s not expected that the whole season will be themed around The Mandalorian, unlike the previous Marvel-focused Season 4, but it looks like it will likely feature enough Star Wars content to keep fans of the galaxy far, far away happy.

Season 5 also brings with it the arrival of the new Fortnite Crew membership, which includes the Battle Pass, V-Bucks, exclusive skins, and other monthly benefits for a set price.

We will continue to update this guide as new information becomes available.