Fortnite Season 6: Pets, New Battle Pass Goodies & More

In Short: Epic Games' popular Fortnite: Battle Royale has officially entered Season 6, an update that brings a whole new Battle Pass bonus set, along with pets, a new consumable item, bug fixes and more. The new Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, or about $9.50 USD, and buys you 100 new levels, over 100 rewards that can be unlocked through playing, and two new skins that appear instantly when you buy the package. Pets, meanwhile, manifest as a passive feature in that they'll follow you around and react to situations happening around you without your input. The new consumable, meanwhile, is called the Shadow Cube, and it induces Shadow Form, rendering you invisible but unable to attack, and also unable to suffer fall damage, for 45 seconds.

Background: Particularly astute Fortnite players or those who follow news related to the game may be aware of some spooky goings-on in the game universe, and this month's Season 6 reveal shows off a number of things that relate to those. The Shadow Cube is the biggest example. A few new weapons have been added into the game, while some of the loadout has been stashed away for now. Fortnite has launched a new season with fresh content every now and then since the game started out, and this latest reveal is more of the same. Speaking to the sheer amount of new content and game changes, this is probably one of the biggest updates yet.

Impact: Dedicated Fortnite: Battle Royale players would do well to practice in the new maps and take advantage of the new consumable item, the Shadow Cube. As is always the case with new seasons, many of the changes introduced here will become integral to the competitive meta in the very near future. Among the more potentially effective changes are the addition of a momentum mechanic to the game's Grapplers, and the new weapons; the Vaulted Impulse Grenade, Suppressed Submachine Gun, Light Machine Gun, Bouncer, and Remote Explosives. Finally, there's the obvious biggest change, Shadow Cubes. They pack a Phase ability that allows players to pass through structures like a spirit, and do it very quickly. Coupled with disabling the mode by hitting the alternate fire or scope key, it could be used to set up all sorts of scenarios and to escape bad situations without much fuss. Mobile gamers are playing the same game as console gamers, so it's important to mind these changes across the board, if you want to be successful in the game. .

 

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