We’re officially in Week 10 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 should be the last that we see before Season 5 begins. But when exactly will that happen and what can you expect from it?
Here’s everything we know so far…
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.
As we mentioned above, important Fortnite updates tend to be released on a Tuesday.
With Season 5 looking likely to end on September 25, Season 6 will almost definitely go live on the same day (Tuesday, September 25) as part of massive patch.
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.
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.
Nobody knows! However, the overwhelming theory is that the mysterious cube is on its way to Loot Lake and that some sort of major event will begin once it gets there.
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!
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.