Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 6 Start Date, Time & What You Should Know

The world is destabilizing, fast.


Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 5 has been a pretty solid season of Fortnite, even if it has run a little long. Stretched out for almost 50% longer than a normal season should be, it’s no surprise that some fans are wondering when Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 6 starts.

With the Zero Point destabilising, as it pretty much tends to do, Agent Jones landed on the Fortnite island at the start of Season 5 and has been drafting hunters ever since to stop people from escaping the loop. What this has essentially entailed is a good excuse to include some pop culture franchises from the eighties and include the likes of bounties and gold bars, though the storyline is still taking shape.

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 6, including what day it starts and at what time.


Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 6 Start Day & Time

According to the official Epic Games website, Season 5 will last until March 16th, 2021. Season 6 will also start on the same day.

In terms of what time in particular Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 6 will begin, new Fortnite seasons almost always start after a long downtime that begins at 8AM GMT. However, in a pretty big change, downtime for Season 6 will instead take place at 4AM GMT. At the end of downtime, the Zero Crisis cinematic will be available to watch.


What To Expect From Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 6

While it’s still a little early to tell, it’s clear that the Zero Point storyline for Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 5 is going to carry over into Season 6 — and that The Seven aren’t going to be happy about Jonesy’s interference.

As of v15.50, the Zero Point at the center of the island has started to pulse pretty ominously, likely due to just how many portals Jonesy has been creating every time he uses his strange rift device to bring a new character to the island. Jonesy’s female boss, who hasn’t yet been revealed, warns him against drawing the attention of The Seven, but that’s exactly what he’s done.

Judging from a teaser, Jones is even attempting to find out more on The Seven with no help from The Order, the organisation he is a part of. Will he end up teaming up with them? Or will it all be a bit more biblical?

As for the event at the end of Season 5, well, it’s not happening. Instead, there will be an even called the Zero Crisis Finale that will kick off at the start of Season 6. This event will be watchable as a premiere with everyone else online or as the first thing you see and play when you log-in. Who knows what this will entail, but there’s a good chance it will be pretty crazy.

We do expect, however, that Fortnite will keep doing a million crossovers in Season 6. As we’ve already seen, that likely means Neymar. Yes, really, the Brazilian megastar footballer.


Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 6 Battle Pass

As ever, players can spend 950 V-Bucks in order to snag the Battle Pass, which is essentially a system that gives players cosmetics over 100 tiers for completing challenges and just generally playing the game.

However, players will also get the Battle Pass included if they’re an active Fortnite Crew subscriber, which costs £9.99/€11.99/$11.99 a month. Subscribers will also unlock an exclusive skin and 1000 V-Bucks each month.

Fortnite is free-to-play on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Android.

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