Learn more about the v6.00 update patch notes of Fortnite Battle Royale, including what's new in Season 6, map changes, new gear, items, & the all new Battle Pass.
About Season 6
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v6.00 (Season 6) Patch Notes Summary
v6.00 (Season 6) Summary & Overview
|Season 6 is now LIVE! Kick off the Season with a new Weekly Challenge|
|New Skins Released||All new sets of unique Skins are available in Season 6. Check them out now!|
|New Cosmetic: Pets||Bring your new friend for a ride with the new Pet Cosmetics!|
|Unlockable BGM||You can now unlock and change the BGM played in your lobby menu!|
|The eerie new Shadow Stone has the ability to turn you into a ghasty shade. Use this newly found power to fight your battles!|
|Map Revamped||Season 6 brought darkness and corruption to the map. Find out what has changed in this summary!|
|Grappler New Function & Rebalance||Grappler will now have momentum applied to their speed boost. The ammo count however, has been changed from 15 to 10.|
|Double Barrel Shotgun Rebalanced||Double Barrel Shotgun's damage has been decresed.|
- Legendary: 150 → 120
- Epic: 143 → 114
|Weapon & Items Vaulted||Impulse Grenades, Silenced SMG, LMG, Bouncer, Remote Explosive has now been vaulted.|
Release of Fortnite Season 6
New Content, Skins to be Launched
|Release Date||September 27, 2018|
Fortnite's Season 6 is here and it brings with it a number of updates, including changes in the map, new items and cosmetic skins, and an All-New Battle Pass to rank up!Check Out the Season 6 Skin & Rewards
Darkness Rises in Season 6
Spooky things are happening in Fortnite and it goes right with the Season's new theme: Darkness Rises. From werewolf skins to a new area called Haunted Castle, Season 6 looks to be a scary fun time!
All New Battle Pass
An all-new Battle Pass awaits in Season 6 with new exclusive skins, items, and emotes like in the previous season! Rank up to get your hands on the new items.Check Out the Season 6 Battle Pass
New Cosmetic Items: Pets
Have a cute friend with you in the battlefield! Pets are animated backblings of furry and scaly pals you can take with you to combat!Check Out the All Pets Skin List Here
Unlock New Music
Players can now unlock and select music that they can hear in their lobby screen. You can select which music to play in the Locker.
Season 6 Map Changes & New Areas
Explore the floating island or make your way through the Corn Field, Season 6 brings with a number of map updates and new areas!Check Out the Season 6 Map Updates Here
The island on the middle of Loot Lake is now floating with the power of the cube at its bottom!Check Out The Floating Island Movement
Explore the halls of the Haunted Castle, but be careful of what you see inside. You never know if it's an enemy or the ghosts of the castle.
Other Areas in Season 6
- Corrupted Areas
- Corn Fields
- More details on the other new areas coming soon.
Item & Weapon Updates in Season 6
|Grappler||Ammo count changed from 15 to 10|
|Double Barrel Shotgun||Double Barrel Shotgun's damage has been decresed.|
- Legendary: 150 → 120
- Epic: 143 → 114
|Dual Pistols||Drop rate changed from 1.49% to 0.88%|
Vaulted Weapons & Items in Season 6
New Consumables: Shadow Stone
Find Shadow Stones in corrupted areas in the map. These small cubes will let you turn into a shadow form for a certain amount of time! Shadow Form will allow you to be hidden from the enemies when stationary.Check Out the Shadow Stone Here
Several Weapons Have Been Vaulted
Epic Game has vaulted a number of weapons and items in the v6.00 update. Among the vaulted weapons are Impulse Grenade, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Light Machine Gun, Bouncer, and Remote Explosives.
Vaulted Weapons are Still Available in the Playground
Players can still use and find the weapons and items that have been vaulted in the v6.00 update in the Playground.
Momentum, Charges Update to the Grappler
Momentum functionality has been added to the grappler, adding launch force to player movement. Charges however have been reduced from 15 to 10.Check Out the Grappler Weapon Stats Here
Reduced Damage for the Double Barrel Shotgun
The damage of the Double Barrel Shotgun has been decreased from 143/150 to 114/120.Check Out the Double Barrel Shotgun Stats Here
Gameplay Updates for Season 6
Input Based Matchmaking for Consoles
Players on consoles will now be matched depending on the peripherals they use when playing Fortnite. Keyboard users will be matched with other keyboard users regardless of their platform for example.
Storm Circle Shrink Increased
The wait time for the circles has been decreased and the shrink time has been increased starting in the 4th phase. Safe Zone will now move 50% farther from the previous safe zone during late in the game.Check Out How to Survive the Storm Here