Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Fortnite Season 6 Has Arrived, Includes Pets, Shadow Stones, and New Skins

Fortnite Season 6 Has Arrived, Includes Pets, Shadow Stones, and New Skins

While there isn't an obvious link between the two, both images seem to be reflected in the side of "Kevin", the mysterious purple cube that has been travelling across Fortnite's map causing havoc throughout Season 5. There are also a number of other Halloween costume skills that can be earned in different ways throughout the season.

As ever, Fortnite Season 6 also heralds the arrival of the new v6.00 patch, with various tweaks, bug fixes and so on, as well as an XP boost for Save the World and the new Riot Husky enemy, equipped with a shield, to take on. Read on for details of where exactly to find the hidden stars, plus information on the other rewards you'll unlock along the way. Epic Games has teased players with a castle for a long time, and it's finally made it to the game.

But if everything does go smoothly, Fortnite fans could be enjoying season 6 by midday in the UK. They'll even react to your encounters, so keep an eye out for special interactions as you play.

In addition to Shadow Stones, the Vaulted Impulse Grenade, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Light Machine Gun, Bouncer, and Remote Explosives have all been added back into the vault. They're constantly buffing and nerfing weapons while adding completely new ones into the mix. The Grappler now offers just 10 charges instead of 15, and damage dealt by the double-barrel shotgun has been reduced significantly.

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Pets can now be unlocked through the Battle Pass and allow you to bring a cute and small friend into the battlefield.

As for new items, Fortnite is getting pets - yep, pets.

There are three pets in all being introduced in season 6, and they're all exclusive to the Battle Pass. Thankfully, it's not too out of the way so you won't waste a lot of time obtaining it. When you're ready, you can download the season six update across all platforms and get stuck into the action!

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