We’re officially in the final few days of Season 5 in Fortnite, and that can only mean one thing: a new season is just around the corner!
The release of the Week 10 challenges on September 14 marked the beginning of the final week of challenges in Season 5, and the September 18 patch is expected to be the last that we see before Season 6 begins. But when exactly will that happen and what can you expect from it?
Here’s everything we know so far…
When does Fortnite Season 5 end?
While there has still not been any official "end of Season 5" post from Epic Games, it’s beginning to look more and more likely that Season 5 will end on Tuesday, September 25. This is the date that is displayed in the Battle Pass information on the official site.
Major Fortnite patches are traditionally released on a Tuesday so Season 5 ending on that date would make sense.
Then again, Season 4 ran past the expected end date, so nothing is set in stone.
When does Fortnite Season 6 begin?
Epic Games have confirmed that Season 6 will drop on September 27!
Of course, any delays or issues that Epic Games run into could push that date back as they will want the transition to be a perfect one.
Season 6 is now dropping from the Battle Bus on September 27.
Celebrate its arrival and unlock those final Battle Pass rewards with an additional 400% Match XP all weekend, from now until September 24 at 8 AM ET (1200 GMT). Glide into the party! :tada:
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 21, 2018
How much will the Season 6 Battle Pass cost?
If previous seasons are anything to go by, the Season 6 Battle Pass will cost a total of 950 V-Bucks (approximately $10).
The Battle Pass will give you the opportunity to unlock a variety of outfits, emotes and other in-game cosmetics as you level up through various tiers.
Battle Pass owners will also get the chance to complete Battle Pass exclusive weekly challenges. Epic released seven challenges each week in Season 5 but only three were free to play.
What major changes will we see to the map and game for Season 6?
Nobody knows! However, the overwhelming theory is that the mysterious cube, which recently melted into Loot Lake, will spark some sort of major event.
One of the most popular theories is that there will be some kind of portal to a "dark world" replacing the Loot Lake, but speculation ranges from an explosion to some sort of “Volcanic Pit” turning up in the large expanse of water.
One thing’s for certain, Epic Games will make sure that Season 5 ends with a bang and Season 6 begins with some major changes to the map!
How long will Season 6 last?
Expect to see another 10 week season. The time span gives players ample opportunity to earn all of Battle Pass items and the cycle seems to work perfectly in terms of the lore and in-game events.
Epic tend to start releasing hints about the next season at around the halfway point of the current one.