Fortnite Season 6 Primal Is Here: Animals, Crafting, More
Epic Games has released Fortnite Season 6 today, revealing the new season of battle royale for players. For the next few months, this is what the next season of content will be all about, and it is an interesting start. To help you with the new season, we have our Fortnite Season 6 patch notes.
Fortnite Season 6 Primal Starts With Zero Crisis Finale
These days, Epic Games has not revealed some official Fortnite Season 6 patch notes for the new season of battle royale, but we have compiled our own set based on our experiences with the game thus far and with some help from the little info that the developer has provided.
First off, the name of the new season is known as Primal. Essentially, it is going to be a more wild season since it is focused on the primal nature that has now invaded the island, or at least part of it. This has caused some massive changes for the game and the future.
It follows up on Season 5 by taking many of the ideas presented and bringing them back. However, in the process, there are some changes as well that are likely to make some fans disappointed. The Fortnite Season 6 patch notes begin with the end of that fifth season.
When you log into the new season for the first time, you will be treated to the first-ever solo story event. Epic finally learned from the disappointment that players have regarding the live events that were hard to get into, plus set at times that were hard for many people to see.
As such, this event is a singleplayer one that you can play anytime you want when you first log into the game. If you haven’t played it, we recommend that you do so now as there is no reason to get spoiled this time. But if you have played it, here is what we know about the event.
As the Zero Crisis Finale concluded, Agent Jonesy had to do something about the growing crisis. To that end, he reached out to the mysterious Seven. One of them, known as The Foundation, responded to the call and appeared.
You play through the event, closing up the various portals and ultimately seeing the map change some. In the process, the Zero Point is sealed by The Foundation character, who hints that they will return at some point in the future and lays the groundwork for other mysterious seven members to appear.
With that end, though, some of the areas around the sealed Zero Point were changed while it was doing its thing, leading to some new map locations, removal of existing ones, and the start of a brand new season. Here’s what we know thus far with our unofficial Fortnite Season 6 patch notes.
Season 6 Battle Pass
Kicking off the Fortnite Season 6 patch notes is the new battle pass. As you know, every season means the start of a new free and paid battle pass. You know the drill by now: if you want the new skins at the center of the story this season, you’ll need that battle pass.
Otherwise, you are just good at sticking to the free version, where you will still get some rewards this season. As always, there are 100 tiers of items that you can get, ranging from new skins to new emotes, loading screens, gliders, and so much more.
Unlike the past seasons, there is a bit less focus on the crossover characters in this particular battle pass. There are two crossover characters you can get at this time, but that is it for now. That is more than we had last season, but there are also fewer characters on the horizon from what we know.
In total, you will find seven characters that you will be able to unlock this season. As always, many of them will have several different versions that you can unlock for them, including new skin styles, either through the battle pass itself or through specific quests.
The seven new skins are as follows:
- Agent Jones
- Lara Croft
- Rebirth Raven
- Spire Assassin
When it comes to purchasing the paid battle pass for the first time, you will automatically unlock the character known as Agent Jones. This fan-favorite version of the character is finally available. You will get him immediately at tier one, so long as you get the premium battle pass.
That is followed up by the first crossover character this season, which is Lara Croft. The previously leaked character is finally here. She has two skin styles that we know of, with the first coming at only tier 15. That is followed up by the new character, Tarana, who has some more primal styles at tier 29.
From there, we get the fourth character right in the middle at tier 50 with the new mysterious character Raz. This person is seemingly based around the town culture at The Spire. Then at tier 61, you will get the Cluck skin that is a big chick in the process of hatching from its egg.
The second-to-last skin this season is sure to be one of the most popular ones with the Rebirth Raven outfit. This one is based on the famous Teen Titans and DC Comics superhero Raven. She has several skin styles, with the first one, DC Rebirth, coming at tier 77.
And last but not least, you will get the amazing final skin at tier 100 with the legendary Spire Assassin. It has a couple of its styles, as this very sharp and menacing assassin is the final skin that players will be gunning for at the end of the battle pass.
New Map Locations: The Spire, Boney Burb
Once you get past the new battle pass, you will want to check out the island in its Season 6 glory. Like in Season 5, there are some major changes, but they are centered around the middle of the map. This is odd, but it seems that this central area will continue to be the focal point for a while longer.
There are only three new named locations on the island this season, so don’t let the game fool you. It will tell you that there are four new named locations when you first jump into a match. That is because you’ll see four significant question marks near the center of the island.
But the trick here is that one of these four is the same named location but with some changes to it: Weeping Woods. It still has the same classic name, but it has more of a different feel. Overall, though, the changes aren’t vast enough to make that much of a difference.
The changes for Weeping Woods and the other new locations have to do with the brand new biome: Primal. This more primitive natural style is all about wildlife. It has a very autumn-like feel to it in the trees, grass, and colors.
It is honestly stunning and beautiful on the PS5 where I was checking out the new season. While the biome doesn’t change too much about Weeping Woods, it is seen more earnestly in the other new locations. Those three replace the Zero Point landmark in the middle, Colossal Coliseum, and Tilted Towers.
Yes, you read that right: Tilted Towers is gone for good again. In its place has risen Boney Burbs, a new and more spooky-like locale to check out. The Zero Point has become its own named location with The Spire that has a town at the bottom of a pillar that leads to the sealed Zero Point.
And Colossal Coliseum has morphed into its new form known as Colossal Crops, like a merge of the coliseum and the farms that were there before it. There is only one new named location returning from Season 5, and that is Stealthy Stronghold.
That means that the fan-favorite Hunter’s Haven has been controversially removed from the island and not replaced in the process, except for a rather lame landmark. The desert is completely gone as well, with the Primal biome taking its place.
Season 5 had its NPCs and gold bars as the main focus of the season, which hasn’t changed much here. You can still enjoy the NPCs and take on mini-quests to get some gold bars, but there are new mechanics as well. The bulk of them revolves around two aspects: animals and crafting.
While not quite the dinosaur season that many of us have been wanting for some time now in Fortnite, the Fortnite Season 6 patch notes reveal animals on the island. These animals act to populate the island more, much like what the NPCs did last season.
You will find them throughout much of the Primal biome in the season. They include animals like boars, chickens, and wolves. We haven’t found other types at this time, but there is a chance that there are others around the island.
The gist of it is that some of them, like the chickens, will stay away from you and leave you alone, while others like the wolves are more dangerous and will likely require you to take them out. This adds a new level to the game with more enemies to take out other than regular NPCs and other players.
But there is more to the wildlife than just adding to the island’s population and making it feel alive. We have heard that you can tame them, but we have not been able to do that just yet.
What we do know, though, is that defeating these animals will give you materials. These materials include animal bones and more that can help you out when it comes to the other main new feature this season, and that is crafting.
Crafting System and New Weapons
Season 6 of Fortnite adds crafting into the mix on a whole new level. Unlike the past seasons, you could go to an upgrade station and create a new weapon or something like that as this is a new element that further helps Fortnite become more like Minecraft and other building games.
When you open up your inventory in the menu, you will now see a tab in the match for crafting. Through it, you will take various materials like bones, fireflies, gas tanks and create and upgrade various items in the game.
This can be done anywhere and at any time, but it can be time-consuming going through all of the menus, so it is best to find a safe location first, or else you might be taken out by an enemy while trying to craft. The crafting system is baked into the loot this season with all of the new weapons.
There are a ton of new weapons this season. They are the makeshift and Primal ones. While the standard loot still exists, I’ve found thus far that the new gear is more common. You’ll find stuff like a makeshift shotgun that is the base form.
You can then gather materials and upgrade it to a Primal shotgun or other options, depending on what you want. You can also find already upgraded weapons in chests and on the island. There are other upgradeable weapons, like pistols, assault rifles, SMGs, and even bows.
Bows are back and in an even bigger way this season with the different versions and rarities that you can make or find. This season is looking to be a pretty wild one, so stay tuned for more Season 6 coverage, like our lengthy map guide, how to best craft, Week 1 challenges, and more in the coming days.