Fortnite Season 6: Start Date, Event, and Everything to Know

Fortnite’s Season 5 is still carrying on strong with more crossovers than players could ever hope for, but it won’t be long now before Season 6 is supposed to start. With Chapter 2 Season 6 scheduled to be ushered in later this month, players have a new theme, cosmetics, another battle pass, and more to look forward to. While most of the next season remains under wraps just like every other season before it, players at least have some likely answers to some of their most pressing questions about the next season.

Thankfully, the past seasons have at least given us an idea of how things will go down when Season 5 transitions into Season 6. We’ll see some sort of big event happen that leads to a theme loosely connected to what’s been happening in the current season, and Season 6 will continue to build on that theme until you forget what even happened in Season 5 and how we got there. As for the question of how we’ll get to that point and what to expect after we’ve arrived in Season 6, you can find what you need to know about the next season below.

When Does Season 6 Start?

As of March 9th, Epic Games has confirmed the start date for Season 6. The next season will kick off on March 16th, a date many already suspected would be the one set for Season 6, and it’ll naturally be accompanied by an event that’ll end the current season and welcome the next.

While a date’s been set, the exact timing of the event hasn’t yet been announced. Epic Games promised that it’d have more info to share on the matter soon, however, so it shouldn’t be long before we know exactly when Season 6 will begin following the expected intermission between this season and the next.

Season 5’s Last Event

Alongside the confirmation of the Season 6 start date, we also learned that the final Season 5 event will be known as the “Zero Crisis Finale.” It was also confirmed that the event would feature the conclusion of Agent Jones’ mission with Epic Games saying it features the “most ambitious story cinematic yet.”

Interestingly enough, it was also confirmed that this event will be a “solo experience.” While most events are filled with other players taking part in the same thing that you’re participating in, this one will apparently just feature you, Agent Jones, and whatever other characters Epic Games felt fit to include. Epic Games promised more details on the event as we get closer to its set date.

Season 6 Leaks and Theories

Datamining efforts will consistently reveal upcoming skins for the current season, but they’re not as useful when it comes to predicting what’s coming afterwards. However, we’ve gotten some previews of things that might be coming in Season 6 already as well as some ideas players have about how we’ll get to that season.

Some players have pointed out that the portals appearing around the map this season appear to have been strategically placed to form a cube shape. The importance of that remains to be seen, but it seems unlikely it was unintentional.

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It’s also been suggested that Fortnite could get AI-driven vehicles in the future. With just around 10 days left before the new season starts, this sort of thing seems like something that’d be used in Season 6 perhaps after being introduced in final Season 5 event.

Season 6 Battle Pass

Without knowing what the theme is for the next season, it’s even more difficult to predict what’ll be in the battle pass. We’ll have to hope for some leaks between now and March 15th to impart what they can about the next season’s battle pass. Epic Games is typically pretty reliable about sharing teasers on social media during the days leading up to the next season, so we’ll at least catch some glimpses of a few skins from Season 6.