Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 LATEST – Lara Croft and Neymar join update as new maps, weapons and wildlife added

FORTNITE Chapter 2 Season 6 went live today in a major new update to the huge gaming series featuring Lara Croft and footballer star Neymar.

New patch notes, maps, weapons and wildlife are all included in the update which Fortnite fans are going to love exploring over the coming weeks and months.

But first things first – you'll need to download and install the Fortnite update to enjoy the new goodies on offer.

Describing the update, Epic Games said: "When you first launch into the new season, you’ll play through the conclusion of Agent Jones’ mission in the Zero Crisis Finale.

"The aftermath of this event is sure to shape reality as we know it.

"Don’t worry, the Zero Crisis Finale is a solo experience and you can play through it whenever you first log in during the season.

"Want to watch it online first? We’ll share details soon on how you can watch the global premiere with everyone, beginning with our most ambitious story cinematic yet!"

Follow our Fortnite live blog below for the very latest news and updates on Chapter 2 Season 6

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HOW TO CRAFT ITEMS IN FORTNITE

    Not understanding the tutorial messages that Fortnite provides to craft items in the latest season? Don't worry here are some useful tips from PCGamer on how to get crafting.

    1. Hit 'tab'
    2. Click 'crafting' on the submenu
    3. Select weapon you have that you want to changE

    For more information on crafting click here.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHAT IS FORTNITE NEW SEASON EVENT?

    Epic Games has already teased that the transition from Season 5 to Season 6 will be marked by a major in-game event.

    The event is being dubbed Zero Crisis Finale, and is shaping up to be absolutely massive.

    Epic Games has even teased some details about the switchover.

    "When you first launch into the new season, you’ll play through the conclusion of Agent Jones’ mission in the Zero Crisis Finale," the game studio explained.

    "The aftermath of this event is sure to shape reality as we know it. Don’t worry, the Zero Crisis Finale is a solo experience and you can play through it whenever you first log in during the season. Want to watch it online first? We’ll share details soon on how you can watch the global premiere with everyone, beginning with our most ambitious story cinematic yet!"

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHEN DOES FORTNITE CHAPTER 2 SEASON 6 START?

    Fans of Fortnite will know that the game is split up into chapters and seasons.

    The chapters are the big overarching parts of the storyline.

    We're currently in Chapter 2, which hasn't ran out of steam yet.

    These chapters are then split up into smaller seasons, which typically have their own stories, items and map changes.

    Season 6 began on Tuesday, March 16 – so it's live right now.

    So what’s the story? Total chaos!

  • Alex Winter

    WORRIED ABOUT TEAMERS IN SOLO PLAY MODES?

    No need.

    Here's what Fortnite bosses have to say about that: "We’ve built a system to automatically ban teamers in solo play."

  • Alex Winter

    COMPANY'S TOUGH STANCE ON CHEATING

    Fortnite say they're tough on cheaters – and won't tolerate anyone who doesn't play fair.

    Asked how they handle aimbots and overlays, company bosses said: "We take cheating very seriously on both a legal and game development front.

    "We don’t want to tip our hand by talking in-depth about how we combat cheating.

    "Cheaters are permanently banned across Fortnite."

  • Alex Winter

    NEW SET IS INSPIRED BY FORTNITE

    Nintendo has announced plans to launch a new set of official Joy-Con inspired by Fortnite.

    The new controllers should launch on June 4 and come in a pack that includes 500 V-Bucks – Fortnite's in-game currency – as well as a download code for additional in-game cosmetics.

  • Katie Davis

    ‘NEVER VAULT PUMP SHOTGUN AGAIN’

    YouTuber Jack Dunlop, known to fans as CouRage, has urged creators to “never remove” the Pump Shotgun from Fortnite.

    The 26-year-old, who live streams his gaming experiences, described it as “the most satifying” weapon to use.

    It comes after new weapons (including the flame and metal bow) were introduced today.

  • Katie Davis

    BIG CHANGE

    Fortnite has changed in a big way.

    A "primal" biome has spread throughout the biome.

    In this biome, modern technology has largely been eradicated.

    At its centre, you'll find the spire and a village surrounding it. And lurking in its shadow is a wilderness that's taken over the island's locations – including colossal crops and Boney Burbs.

    Players who travel to the edge of the primal biome will find Guardian Spires that are "protected by mysterious forces".

  • Katie Davis

    SEASON 6 MAP

    Pictured is the new Fortnite map for Chapter 2 Season 6:

  • Katie Davis

    THE FORTNITE WORLD

    Fans of Fortnite will know that the game is split up into chapters and seasons.

    The chapters are the big overarching parts of the storyline.

    We’re currently in Chapter 2, which hasn’t ran out of steam yet.

  • Katie Davis

    PUMP SHOTGUNS ARE BACK

    Pump Shotguns have returned to Season 6.

    It comes as new weapons (including the flame and metal bow) were introduced today.

    But fans were left disappointed that some of their favourite weapons have been removed.

    However Fortnite creators listened to fan’s feedback and brought the shotgun back.

  • Katie Davis

    GAMERS LOVING LARA CROFT

    Lara Croft is now part of the Fortnite family, and fans have rushed to praise the character addition

    One tweeted: “As a fan of Tomb Raider & Fortnite, it has been an incredible day.

    “The best part is that Lara can stand next to female icons like Chun-Li, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Rey, Michonne, Harley Quinn, Storm, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Raven & MANY more.”

    While another wrote: “So happy Lara Croft is on #FortniteSeason6 now!!”

    Earlier on Twitter, @FortniteGane said: “Grab legendary gaming icon Lara Croft from @tombraider in the Chapter 2 Season 6 Battle Pass!

    “Level up the Pass to unlock an additional style for Lara and complete Weekly Challenges to get a classic look.”

  • Katie Davis

    CRAFT YOUR OWN WEAPONS

    Fortnite players will craft their own weapons in the new patch.

    Use loot from wildlife and technology that hasn’t been affected by the pulse.

    Then craft your own weapons anywhere.

    You’ll be able to make high-damage “primal weapons” including the Primal

    Rifle, Revolver, and the flame and metal bow.

  • Katie Davis

    NEW HAZE OUTFIT STYLE

    A new style of the Haze Outfit is available in the shop now.

    Haze is considered to be a rare outfit in Fortnite.

    It can be purchased from the item shop.

  • Katie Davis

    HIGH PRAISE FOR UPDATE AMONG FANS

    Fans have been busy praising the latest update on Twitter.

    One wrote: "I haven't really cared about fortnite much but I love the new season, it's so good."

    While another said: "Overall the new fortnite season to me is very refreshing and really exciting to jump in to!

    "However, I am extremely sad about snipers being gone. that was literally my favourite part of the game.

    "Other than that, I would give it an 8/10."

  • Katie Davis

    TEEN TITANS’ RAVEN FEATURED

    Rebirth Raven from DC Comics Teen Titans can be earned in the Battle Pass.

    To unlock the skin, players will have to reach level 77 in the paid Battle Pass.

    Other licensed tie-ins are Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, and Brazilian football star Neymar.

  • Katie Davis

    DOWNLOAD UPDATE TO PLAY

    If you want to play Fortnite's latest season, you'll need to download an update.

    Without the update, you won't get access to any of the new content.

    In fact, you won't be able to play the game with all your pals either – because you need the same map as your friends.

    So if you're planning a gaming session, make sure you've installed the new patch.

  • Katie Davis

    CRASHES BEING INVESTIGATED

    Reports of crashes on PC when using Performance Mode are being investigated by servicers of the game.

    A further tweet from Fornite Status added: “If you are experiencing low-quality building textures when using Performance Mode on PC, please check your “Meshes” setting under the Video tab is set to High (only available when Performance Mode is enabled).”

    The team are also investigating crashes on PC when using the DX12 beta as well.

  • Katie Davis

    SOME FANS LEFT DISAPPOINTED AFTER WEAPONS DITCHED

    Some fans have been left disappointed that their favourite weapons have been removed.

    It comes as new weapons (including the flame and metal bow) were introduced today.

    One gamer tweeted: "Fortnite removed snipers… see you guys next season."

  • Katie Davis

    HOW IS THE GAME SPLIT UP?

    Fans of Fortnite will know that the game is split up into chapters and seasons.

    The chapters are the big overarching parts of the storyline.

    We’re currently in Chapter 2, which hasn’t ran out of steam yet.

    These chapters are then split up into smaller seasons, which typically have their own stories, items and map changes.

    Season 6 began TODAY – so it’s live right now.

  • Katie Davis

    TIP FOR ANDROID PLAYERS

    If you're playing Fortnite device and having problems with the Zero Crisis Finale, here's a tip to fix the issue.

    The @FortniteStatus team tweeted to say: "Android players: Enable the “Tap Anywhere” setting if you’re experiencing issues completing the Zero Crisis Finale.

    "You can toggle this on in the Touch and Motion tab of your settings (before or during the experience)."

  • Katie Davis

    BAD LUCK FOR IPHONE USERS

    Want to play the new update on iPhone? You're out of luck.

    Fortnite is still banned from the iPhone's App Store.

    It's linked to a long-running legal dispute that began last year, when Epic Games tried to dodge Apple's 30% app commission.

    Ever since, Fortnite has been unobtainable on iPhone – at least through legitimate means.

    And even if you still have Fortnite installed on your iPhone, you'll be locked out of the latest update.

  • Katie Davis

    LARA CROFT JOINS FORTNITE FAMILY

    Fortnite’s new battle pass includes Lara Croft.

    Extra styles for the Tomb Raider character will allow you to swap between her classic and prequel trilogy looks.

    A third look can also be unlocked by completing in-game challenges.

    Lara Croft is now part of FortniteCredit: Epic Games

     

  • Katie Davis

    HOW TO BAG ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES

    Although the island has changed massively, you can still bag some important supplies.

    You'll be able to find bunker chests dotted around Fortnite. Open them to find powerful weapons that range from rare to legendary.

    You can even find a rocket launcher inside.

    New advancements in these bunker chests will be added as the season progresses.

    One teased by Epic ~Games is "a new chonkers tire set to let you tear it up off-road".

  • Katie Davis

    SEASON 6 PRIMAL BATTLE PASS

    There’s a new Primal Battle Pass.

    It’ll cost you 950 V-Bucks, but you can earn 1,500 V-Bucks by playing.

    You can use them to buy the next Battle Pass, or grab some sweet loot from the Item Shop instead.

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