Fortnite's seasonal changeovers have been a streaming spectacle for many seasons now, and next week's new season will bring yet more flair to one of the biggest games in the world.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 kicks off on March 16, one week from today. While dataminers were right to speculate that Season 5 wouldn't include an event, that's because the event will instead arrive with the debut of the new season. Players who enter Fortnite's battle royale mode in Season 6 can take part in a solo mission playable as Agent Jonesy, the protagonist of the game's weird and wonderful lore and voice by Troy Baker.
The Zero Crisis Finale event will "change Reality as we know it," teased Epic Games. Players can also watch it before trying it for themselves, Epic added, with more details to follow in the days leading up to launch of the new season. Because of the new season coming up, all Exotic weapons have been reduced in price, and the devs made it clear that your Gold Bars won't carry over into Season 6, so spend away.
It's typical for Fortnite events and Battle Pass themes to leak before launch, so this next week may bring us such information on what players can expect. Fortnite has been heavy on the licensed characters as of late, following up an all-Marvel season with one that brought The Mandolorian, Predator, Xenomorph, Daryl and Michonne from The Walking Dead, and many more familiar faces.
Not every Battle Pass is themed, but following Season 5's loose theme of capturing the world's greatest hunters, it's safe to expect more already established fan favorites will come to the island in the months ahead for Season 6.
With Fortnite's Season 6 coming in just one week, you have only a few days left to level up your Battle Pass to 100 to unlock The Child (aka Baby Yoda), or chase the bonus skins for characters up to level 220.