Fortnite Season 6 latest – Chapter 2 SLAMMED for ‘ridiculous’ characters and a storyline ‘going nowhere’ after 4 years

FORTNITE Chapter 2 Season 6 went live on Tuesday 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.

According to rumours, new weapons have already been “leaked”, including a ‘Recycler’.

Twitter account @HYPEX claims the ‘Recycler’ weapon “will suck in/recycle some type of ammo/mats and shoot a Junk Bomb”.

It is also rumoured three new Exotics will be coming to Fortnite.

According to @iFireMonkey, players will be able to buy Marksman Revolvers, Unstable Bows, and Grappler Bows from Deadfire Rebirth Raven and Lara Croft respectively.

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

  • SEASON 6’S CINEMATIC OPENING DIRECTED BY RUSSO BROTHERS

    Fortnite’s season 6 opening cinematic was directed by the Russo brothers.

    Epic Games’ chief creative officer Donald Mustard this evening tweeted to say he was “so beyond grateful” for the opportunity to collaborate with Anthony and Joe Russo

    He wrote: “On a personal level, they’ve not only been amazing partners but also true mentors who inspire and make us better at what we do. 

    “@Russo_Brothers I love you 3000!”

  • NEW FORTNITE SEASON INCLUDES LARA CROFT AND RAVEN SKINS

    The latest season of Fortnite has launched with a barrage of new skins.

    The game continues to blur the lines between real and virtual worlds by including Brazilian football player Neymar Jr. as a usable skin, Newsbytes reports.

    Other famous pop culture skins included in the new season are Lara Croft and Raven from Teen Titans.

  • FORTNITE REMAINS BANNED FROM APPLE’S APP STORE

    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.

  • TIP FOR ANDROID PLAYERS

    If you’re playing Fortnite on an Andriod 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).”

  • 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”.

  • FLYING WITH CHICKENS

    Fortnite fans have rushed to Twitter to show off their new favourite features in season 6.

    In the update fresh wildlife roams the island, and can even be tamed.

    Chickens, boar and even wolves, can be interacted with.

    Below, one player shows how characters can use chickens to fly.

  • ADDED WILDLIFE CAN BE TAMED

    The new Fortnite update has added wildlife’ creatures that roam the island which you can actually tame.

    Some of the prey is harmless, like the humble chicken.

    But you’ll also find fearsome tusked boars, and even “vicious predatory wolves”.

    You’ll be tasked with hunting or taming this wildlife to “live off the land”
    And it’s also useful to gather materials for crafting.

    But Epic Games warns: “Though wolves may roam, the most fearsome predators have yet to hatch.”

  • NEW WEAPONS ‘LEAKED’

    According to rumours, new weapons have already been “leaked”, including a ‘Recycler’.

    Twitter account @HYPEX claims the ‘Recycler’ weapon “will suck in/recycle some type of ammo/mats and shoot a Junk Bomb”.

    It is also rumoured three new Exotics will be coming to Fortnite.

    According to @iFireMonkey, players will be able to buy Marksman Revolvers, Unstable Bows, and Grappler Bows from Deadfire Rebirth Raven and Lara Croft respectively.

  • 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.

  • SEASON 6 BATTLE PASS ADD TEEN TITANS’ RAVEN

    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.

  • FORTNITE UPDATE SIZES

    Xbox One: 26GB

    Xbox Series X: 10.3GB

    Switch: 12GB

    iOS: 0GB

  • 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.

  • SEASON 6’S CINEMATIC OPENING DIRECTED BY RUSSO BROTHERS

    Fortnite’s season 6 opening cinematic was directed by the Russo brothers.

    Epic Games’ chief creative officer Donald Mustard this evening tweeted to say he was “so beyond grateful” for the opportunity to collaborate with Anthony and Joe Russo

    He wrote: “On a personal level, they’ve not only been amazing partners but also true mentors who inspire and make us better at what we do. 

    “@Russo_Brothers I love you 3000!”

  • NEW SEASON MAP

    This is the new Fortnite map for Chapter 2 Season 6.

    Happy exploring!

  • FORTNITE REMAINS BANNED FROM APPLE’S APP STORE

    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.

  • FAN REACTIONS

    Fortnite fans have flocked to social media to give their two cents on Season 6 – and feedback is overwhelmingly positive.

    One player wrote: “Okay so I think that season 6 of chapter 2 is such a cool season, one of the best in my opinion.

    “I love the fact that you can ride boars and wolves it’s crazy and the crafting mechanic is awesome. Amazing job Fortnite!”

    Another said: “I just want to say on the behalf of the Fortnite community this season is by far the best one yet.

    “So many new things, it’s unbelievable. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for Fortnite. Keep up the good Fortnite Team!”

  • NEW WEAPONS ‘LEAKED’

    According to rumours, new weapons have already been “leaked”, including a ‘Recycler’.

    Twitter account @HYPEX claims the ‘Recycler’ weapon “will suck in/recycle some type of ammo/mats and shoot a Junk Bomb”.

    It is also rumoured three new Exotics will be coming to Fortnite.

    According to @iFireMonkey, players will be able to buy Marksman Revolvers, Unstable Bows, and Grappler Bows from Deadfire Rebirth Raven and Lara Croft respectively.

  • 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.”

  • 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”.

  • VOICE CHAT ISSUE RESOLVED

    Issues with the voice chat feature on Fortnite have been resolved.

    Gamers had been having problems this evening.

    But the Fortnite Status team quickly fixed the issue.

  • ‘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.

    He wrote on Twitter: “The Pump Shotgun should NEVER be removed from Fortnite.

    “It is the most satisfying weapon to use and it’s not even close.

    “Please never vault it again, @FortniteGame.”

  • 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.

  • FORTNITE REMAINS BANNED FROM APPLE’S APP STORE

    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.

  • 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.”

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