Epic Games has just launched Season 6 of Fortnite along with a slew of information about the new changes. Firstly, the company unveiled its announcements trailer which sets the stage for the newest season. Loot Lake has undergone its final transformation and will have a different look and feel this time around. The official cinematic can be seen below.

Many new cosmetics are to be featured as well, with the biggest being pets. Pets will take the form of back-blings and can react to varying occurrences in gameplay. Calamity and DJ Yonder are the first two unlocks of this season’s Battle Pass, an unlock system that is priced at $10. Calamity is one of the progressive outfits which has different tiers of outfits, depending on player level. None of these affect gameplay and can be kept even after the season is over.

Fortnite also released a full list of patch notes that showcases varying buffs and fixes. A notable listing is for Shadow Stones. These are a new consumable that provide players with limited invisibility, but no weapons can be used while unseen. Another addition are four new islands: Floating Island, Corrupted Areas, Corn Fields, and Haunted Castle. Here are a few more features that will make an appearance.

  • Storm Circle Changes
  • Players using a keyboard and mouse on PS4 will now be put into the PC matchmaking pool.
  • Grappler charges reduced from 15 to 10.
  • Double Barrel damage reduced from 143/150 to 114/120.
  • Reduced Dual Pistol floor loot drop chance from 1.49% to 0.88%.
  • Vaulted Impulse Grenade, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Light Machine Gun, Bouncer, and Remote Explosives.
  • Added momentum functionality to Grapplers. When hitting a moving object (vehicle, player), its momentum will be added to your launch force.

Fortnite Season 6

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a free download on all current-gen systems and, thanks to Sony’s new policy, can all be played together. Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mobile devices are able to matchmake with each other for cross-play. Season 6 is out now in a free update with its Battle Pass available for 950 in-game V-Bucks or $10.