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Fortnite Season 6 16.00 patch notes: Zero Crisis Finale, weapon crafting, wildlife

Fortnite Season 6 is finally here, bringing the Zero Crisis Finale in-game event, weapon crafting, tameable wildlife, and more.

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Fortnite characters in Season 6.

Fortnite Season 6 is finally here, bringing major updates including huge map changes, craftable weapons, Guardians Spires, and tameable wildlife to PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch in the v16.00 update.

It’s been three months since Fortnite players thought off the threat of Galactus and saved the island, with fans of the battle royale treated to a number of pop culture mashups in the following weeks, including Star Wars’ The Mandalorian and plenty of Marvel superheroes.

As always, the end of the season is set to shake things up once again, with Jonesy heading back to the Zero Point for a final showdown titled “Zero Crisis Finale” which will change Fortnite as we know it.

With plenty of changes and updates introduced to the title by Epic Games, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 6.

Fortnite's Zero Point in Season 5

Fortnite Zero Crisis Finale event

The first thing players will do when Season 6 begins is take part in the special Zero Crisis Finale event. Unlike previous season-ending events, this one will be played solo rather than in a lobby full of other players.

The Zero Crisis Finale will wrap up the plotline of Season 5, which saw the Zero Point return after the legendary Galactus battle, while also setting up the island for the “Primal” theme of Fortnite Season 6.

Fortnite Zero Crisis Finale event.

Fortnite Season 6 map changes

No seasonal update would be complete without some major map changes, and Season 6 is no different. With the Zero Crisis Finale returning the island to a more “primal” state, new POIs have appeared across the map.

The most impressive of these new locations is The Spire, a huge tower which sits right in the middle of the map where the Zero Point used to sit. On top of that, Colossal Crops has appeared in the north of the island, while Salty Springs has been replaced by Primal Pond following the patch.

The Primal biome can be seen stretching out from the center of the island, with Epic claiming that the “wilderness has taken over.”

Fortnite's Season 6 map.

Guardian Spires

Guardian Spires are a new addition to Season 6, with Epic stating that they sit on the edge of the Primal biome. Be warned though, these Spires are “protected by mysterious forces,” so it may not be as easy as it sounds to visit and loot them.

There are six Guardian Spiress in total, each protecting an area of the island to ensure no harm comes to them. You can read the full list of Guardians below.

  • Guardian of the Sea
  • Guardian of the Bay
  • Guardian of the Fields
  • Guardian of the Woods
  • Guardian of the Lake
  • Guardian of the Mountains

Weapon Crafting

In Season 6, players won’t just be able to find weapons and items, but will actually be able to make guns themselves. Using loot from wildlife, and technology unaffected by the Pulse, players can craft their own weapons anywhere.

Epic state players will be able to create “high-damage primal weapons like the Primal Rifle, high-precision familiar weapons like the Revolver, and powerful bows like the Flame and Metal Bow.”

Primal Weapons in Fortnite Season 6

Taming Animals

Fortnite players won’t be the only creatures on the island in Season 6, with wildlife running wild across the primal wilderness. Players can hunt or tame wolves, chickens, boars to “not only live off the land but to gather materials for crafting.”

Dangerous wolves are already roaming the map, but be warned, the Season 6 patch notes claims “the most fearsome predators have yet to hatch…”

Fortnite Season 6 wildlife

Bunker Chests

Some of the more cautious characters in Fortnite were prepared for the Zero Crisis Finale to destroy the island completely, so they created Bunker Chests to protect their most valuable loot.

These can be opened by players in Season 6, and house powerful weapons from Rare to Legendary rarity such as Rocket Launchers. As the season continues, new advancements will arrive “in the form of weapons and upgrades,” such as new Chonkers tires for vehicles to let them drive off-road.

Fortnite v16.00 Bug Fixes

As always, Epic Games are shipping some bug fixes for the game to help improve quality-of-life for players. These address issues across battle royale, Save the World, and Creative.

Here’s a list of what will be fixed in the Season 6 update:

General

  • Balloons item temporarily disabled.
  • Unable to edit color Styles for the Phantasmic Pulse Pickaxe in the Locker.

Battle Royale

  • Inventory menu selector appearing on multiple slots.

Creative Mode

  • Pressing the default key in pre-game lobby starts the game.
  • Main Player rift can sometimes show as a Seasonal Rift.

Save The World

  • The Val Defender doesn’t have perks when unlocked from the Valor Questline.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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Where to find all safe locations in Fortnite Season 6

Here’s where you can find all of the safe locations on the Fortnite Island for the Epic Quest in Chapter 2, Season 6 Week 6 to earn some nice rewards for your troubles.

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You can find and open various safes around Fortnite Island to obtain some Gold Bars, and one of the Season 6 Week 6 Epic Quests requires you to open three. Here’s how you can find these locations on the map.

You can tackle the Fortnite Season 6 Week 6 challenges for the opportunity to earn a bunch of extra XP. This can help you unlock some impressive new cosmetics while progressing through the Season 6 Battle Pass.

One of this week’s Epic Quests requires you to find and open three safes on Fortnite Island. We’ve decided to make things a bit easier for you by putting together all the safe locations in the battle royale.

Fortnite Season 6 Safe Locations

All safe locations in Fortnite Season 6

The good news is that you can find safes when visiting most POIs in Fortnite Season 6. Some of these areas have more safes than others, so you’ll want to look around in the more heavily populated ones.

Since the challenge only requires you to find and open three of them, you’ll want to visit one of the areas with the highest number of safes in them. These are Sweaty Sands, Craggy Cliffs, Dirty Docks, Holly Hedges, The Spire, and Pleasant Park.

You can take a look at all the safe locations in Fortnite Season 6 on the map below:

Fortnite Safe Locations Season 6 Map

You’ll be able to complete this Epic Quest much quicker by visiting Sweaty Sands since it has a total of seven safes for you to open. Even if a few enemies come here for the same purpose, you’ll still find enough safes to open on your own.

You can take a look at the location of each safe within Sweaty Sands on the Fortnite map below:

Fortnite Safe Locations Season 6

There’s another safe hidden inside the building at the end of the pier, so you can visit that as well. Like with other Epic Quests, completing this challenge will award you 24,000 XP.

You can try completing the rest of the Epic Quests if you want to progress through the Battle Pass faster. There’s also a Legendary Quest available for a limited time period, so be sure to hop to it.

Image Credits: Epic Games / fortnite.gg

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How to get special Fortnite x Batman skins

Exclusive Batman universe themed skins are available in Fortnite Season 6, and here’s how you can get them for yourself.

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Batman skins in Fortnite Season 6

The Batman x Fortnite comic book run has tied in the DC Universe with the battle royale, and players can get their hands on some exclusive DC-themed skins, including Batman himself.

Epic Games have introduced various Fortnite crossovers with notable franchises like TerminatorStreet Fighter & Star Wars. Now, DC has entered the arena with its own set of popular characters like Batman.

The two franchises are combining together in the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic book crossover. Purchasing each book in the series will grant you special items like character skins. Here’s how you can get them for yourself.

How to unlock Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit

Harley Quinn skin in Fortnite

Rebirth Harley Quinn is the first DC outfit that will become available to you after purchasing the Batman/Fortnite comic. We’ve known about this outfit ever since it was leaked by Fortnite data miners a while back.

As you can gather from the name, this outfit is based on Harley’s appearance during thee DC Rebirth run in the comics. She wears a red and black jacket, top and shorts, alongside red and blue pigtails.

Even if you decide not to pick up the comic book issue for yourself, you’ll still be able to get your hands on this skin when it becomes available in the Fortnite Item Shop in June 2021.

Armored Batman Zero Outfit

Armored Batman Zero Outfit in Fortnite

The Armored Zero Outfit for Batman can be seen in issue 2 of the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic. If you want this item, then you’ll have to purchase all six issues of the crossover book. This implies that we might not see this outfit in the Item Shop.

We got our first look at the suit in the comic’s official trailer, and it boasts a very different design from the traditional Batman look. As the name implies, the new Outfit features more armor with a sleeveless survival aesthetic.

Deathstroke Outfit in Fortnite (Rumor)

A few leaks emerged recently, claiming that Epic Games are set on bringing another major DC Comics character to The Island in the form of the supervillain Deathstroke. He might become available to unlock as part of a future issue of the comic.

This information came from the same data miner that previously leaked the Harley Quinn skin, and they confirmed that Deathstroke is “100% becoming a skin in Season 6,” so we should expect to see him arrive soon.

While this seems likely, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is currently just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully, Epic will confirm his arrival in the Fortnite through an official announcement soon. If they do, we’ll be sure to update this article.

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Fortnite Week 6 location challenge: Fancy View, Rainbow Rentals & Lockie’s Lighthouse

You’ll have to visit Fancy View, Rainbow Rentals and Lockie’s Lighthouse for a Fortnite week 6 challenge, and here’s where you can find them.

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Fancy View, Rainbow Rentals, and Lockie’s Lighthouse locations in Fortnite

One of the Epic Quests in Week 6 of Fortnite Season 6 requires you to visit Fancy View, Rainbow Rentals, and Lockie’s Lighthouse. We’ll go over each of these locations on the battle royale’s map.

The Fortnite Season 6 Week 6 challenges will grant you the opportunity to earn some extra XP to unlock cool new cosmetics, and progress through the Season 6 Battle Pass.

One of these challenges requires you to visit Fancy View, Rainbow Rentals, and Lockie’s Lighthouse. We’ll help make things a little easier by marking these locations on the map, so that you can complete this Epic Quest.

Rainbow Rental in Fortnite

Where to find Fancy View, Rainbow Rentals, & Lockie’s Lighthouse in Fortnite

The good news is that these landmarks aren’t particularly difficult to find if you know where to look on Fortnite Island. All of these are easily identifiable once you spot them, and two of them are fairly close to each other.

We’ve marked each of these locations on Fortnite’s map below:

fancy view, lockie's lighthouse, rainbow rentals locations in Fortnite

Lockie’s Lighthouse is the easiest of these locations to find. It’s on its own little island in the Northern section of the map, right between Stealthy Stronghold and Craggy Cliffs. You’ll find it extremely difficult to miss.

As the name implies, Fancy View is a nice-looking house by the coast just northwest of Holly Hedges. If you head inside then you’ll find a ton of Rocket League merchandise lying around, so just stick to the road until you get there.

Finally, Rainbow Rentals is on the west coast of the Island and consists of five colorful huts on the beach. You can easily rotate there from Holly Hedges since it’s directly southwest of that area.

Lockie’s Lighthouse

That covers all the locations of the landmarks that you have you have to visit in order to complete the Week 6 challenge. As with other Epic Quests, completing this challenge will award you 24,000 XP.

You can try completing the rest of the Epic Quests as well if you want to progress through the Battle Pass faster. There’s also a Legendary Quest that’s available for a limited time period, so be sure to hop to it.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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