Epic Games have revealed the first details about the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6. For the first time, the end-of-season event will be a single-player narrative experience that will begin on Tuesday, March 16th. Players will be able to jump into the Zero Crisis Finale whenever they first boot up the new season, with no need to rush into a typical live event where you may face server issues.
When players first login, they’ll play through the conclusion of Season 5 and begin Season 6. This will feature the finale of Agent Jones’ mission that he carried out throughout the past few months. Due to the emphasis on the mysterious Zero Point and its recent instability, the outcome of this event is set to “shape reality as we know it”.
It is expected that it will consist of both cinematic cutscenes and interactive gameplay segments where the player is actively involved in completing Jones’ mission. Previously, these have generally been passive experiences where you would just stand somewhere and watch things unfold. However, over time, they have become more dynamic, with the Galactus event last season featuring some arcade-style shooting.
The Zero Point grows more unstable! With Chapter 2 Season 6 starting on Tuesday, March 16 2021, here's some important things to know ahead of launch. [THREAD]
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 9, 2021
Even though this can be played at any time, there will still be a global premiere at some point, allowing fans to share in a collective experience as with previous multiplayer live events. This allows players to enjoy the community aspect of the game when Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 launches. More details will be shared soon about when this will take place and what form it will take.
Finish Off Season 5
Before Season 5 ends, you must finish off all your unfinished quests and complete your battle pass. This includes spending your gold bars as they will not carry over. The ultra-rare exotic weapons now cost much less, which is a good way to spend them. The gold bars system might not carry over; they simply say that your cache will be reset to make room for improvements.
You now only have a week left to finish the high-level quests as well. This includes the Beskar quests to complete The Mandalorian’s armour, unlocking the post-level 100 crystal styles for some characters and obtaining the Breathless Blades reward by finishing Fishstick’s or Lovely’s epic quests.
Beyond all this, there are no details on the theme of the season. Season 4 and 5’s immense number of crossovers could potentially continue, or they may want to focus on original characters this time.
In recent Fortnite news, Epic Games had to pay compensations for its use of loot boxes in the Save the World part of the game. While it did give back to the players, the story can’t be great for its image, so the new season must work to improve the public’s perception.