The massive multiplayer battle royale title, Fortnite, is approaching its new season that’ll come with a new map and other changes that many players will no doubt be excited for. Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is finally coming to an end after months of being out and players are wondering just when exactly the season will end and when Chapter 2 Season 6 begins.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 will officially kick off on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, and Epic Games has even released a countdown video on Fortnite‘s official YouTube channel that will premiere the story cinematic for the new season, and according to Epic Games, it’s the most ambitious yet. According to the timer, the video will start around 5 AM ET/ 2 AM PT and will kick off the new season.
Season 6 will conclude the events of Season 5, with Fortnite character, Agent Jones, completing his mission in the Zero Crisis Finale. Unlike other big Fortnite events that happen to all players at the same time, the Zero Crisis Finale is only playable as a solo experience and players don’t have to jump into the game at a specific time to try it out. Players can simply enjoy the experience for the first time when they login to Fortnite‘s new season.
As for what players should do before the season comes to an end later tonight, Epic Games recommends folks to spend all of their Gold Bars, as the Exotic Weapon prices are deeply discounted. Gold Bars reset at the end of the season in order to make way for some new gameplay improvements, so players can spend them all without feeling like they’re going to waste.
And of course, the Season 5 Battle Pass will be no more as the season ends, meaning that players only have today to complete the Beskar Quests for the Mandalorian armor. There’s also Crystal Styles to unlock for Reese, Mancake, Mave, Kondor, and Menace, as well as the Breathless Blades reward.
Epic Games has yet to confirm the theme for the upcoming season, but if it’s anything like the Hunter theme for Season 5, fans should have a lot to look forward to in terms of collaborations with other popular media franchises. Players had the opportunity to play as characters such as Master Chief from Halo, The Mandalorian from Star Wars, and even Ryu and Chun-Li from Street Fighter.
Fortnite is currently available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.