When does Fortnite Season 6 begin? Battle Pass, Season 5 end date and more - Dexerto

When does Fortnite Season 6 begin? Battle Pass, Season 5 end date and more

Published: 14/Sep/2018 10:56 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 11:29

by Ross Deason


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.

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.


Fortnite players demand broken “pay to lose” Baby Yoda back bling is fixed

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players have discovered a bug that’s rendering their Baby Yoda aka The Child back bling cosmetic useless, as it stops them from being able to aim properly.

Season 5 of Epic Games’ hit battle royale introduced a major crossover when The Mandalorian made his way onto The Island. As well as a skin, a glider, and Beskar armor, there’s also a Baby Yoda back bling for players to unlock.

Claiming the Baby Yoda back bling is no easy feat, as players need to reach Level 100 of their Battle Pass to be able to carry the adorable Grogu on their back. This means plenty of grinding and weekly challenges to earn that all-important XP.

Now that Fortnite Season 5 has been out for a while, players are slowly starting to unlock the Baby Yoda back bling, but many of them are facing disappointment upon learning that their hard-earned reward is broken.

Fortnite x Predator Crossover
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Fortnite and The Mandalorian have crossed paths in Season 2 Chapter 5.

Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling is broken

In a Fortnite subreddit thread which has gained over 10k upvotes, Reddit user SweggyBoi highlighted the issue at hand: When you have Baby Yoda equipped, you can’t see where you’re aiming at all as it blocks more than half of the screen.

The problem seems to occur when the player enters and exits a car, causing Baby Yoda to become static. This is likely because the back bling hovers behind the player, rather than resting directly against their back as capes and backpacks do

You can see the moment where Baby Yoda blocks the player’s screen in Fortnite below. SweggyBoi and a number of other Reddit users have called on Epic to acknowledge and fix the problem.

You can’t see where you’re aiming at all when using The Child pet sometimes, either make him see-through when aiming or move him more to the left, please get this to the frontpage so Epic Games can see this. from FortNiteBR

Of course, an easy fix for this problem would be to simply not use the Baby Yoda back bling. But when most players have spent real money on the Battle Pass and dedicated hours of gameplay to unlocking the cosmetic, their frustration is understandable.

“How the f**k did this pass playtests?” asked one Reddit user, while another added: “The view truly is awful with bulky skins and back blings. This one is super extreme though. Hope we just get some FOV settings finally so we can use more skins without having half the screen blocked.”

Others highlighted a different problem with Fortnite’s Baby Yoda back bling: “Because it sticks so far out from your back, when you’re hiding it either clips through the wall or shows around the corner.”

While the recent customizable superhero skin controversy resulted in players accusing Epic of supporting “pay to win” cosmetics, the Baby Yoda back bling is being jokingly referred to as “pay to lose” as it’s actually hindering players’ performance.

Hopefully, Epic Games will issue some sort of fix for this problem in the near future.