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First Fortnite Season 6 Trailer Hints At A Whole New World

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With just days before Fortnite Season 6 starts, Epic Games has dropped the first trailer. With the teaser now out, speculations on what the next season has in store for players are in full swing. Fortnite Season 6 is scheduled to begin on Sept. 27.

Here’s what the Fortnite Season 6 teaser tells us

The Fortnite Twitter account shared the first teaser for the next season on Monday with the words “All great parties need a DJ.” The tweet also included an image hinting at a new skin or perhaps the general theme of the full season. The character shown in the image is inside a giant purple cube similar to the one that melted in Loot Lake.

Epic Games did something similar with the first teaser for Season 5, and if the past is anything to go by, players will get a new skin similar to the one shown in the image.

The developer shared several teasers for Season 5 in the days leading up to the launch of the new season in July. The Season 5 teasers included masks and axes that made their way into the actual game in one way or the other, so we can expect Fortnite Season 6 to introduce a DJ Llama skin early on. The new skin will probably be available as a Battle Pass reward and may also be available for purchase.

Hopefully, Epic Games will share more teasers for Fortnite Season 6 in the next two days.

Season 6 theme speculations

It must be noted that the Fortnite cube event ended last Wednesday after the cube melted in Loot Lake. The latest teaser also shows something like a giant purple cube, so theories about a possible connection between Fortnite Season 6 and the cube event are running rampant.

The giant cube appeared in Season 5 out of a crack in the sky. It was seen moving around the map during the season, leaving runes behind and creating areas of low gravity. On Sept. 19, the cube was finally submerged in Loot Lake, spreading puzzling energy through the water.

One popular theory surrounding this giant purple cube came after an image of the week 10 loading screen was leaked. The leaked screen showed Brite Bomber hesitantly touching the purple cube. One fan speculated on Twitter that the reason she appeared apprehensive about touching the cube had something to do with her reflection in the cube, which looked strangely sinister.

Bomber’s reflection was wearing different clothes and an evil-looking smile. The reflection also wore a dragon T-shirt instead of the unicorn T-shirt she usually wears. This sparked the theory that the cube could lead to the emergence of an evil mirror universe. Epic’s teaser of Season 6 somewhat supports this speculation because it shows a massive cube-like purple tint.

Speculations also suggest that the cube or Loot Lake will transform cute and inactive-looking characters into cooler and more active characters such as a DJ at a party. One theory suggests Fortnite Season 6 will not be an entirely evil mirror universe, but that that evil universe will be parallel to the current one. Such a scenario would allow the Fortnite team to offer many new skins along and different views of popular locations.

What should players do now?

Earlier, it was believed that Fortnite Season 6 would arrive by Sept. 25. This expectation was based on an in-game countdown. However, on Friday, Epic Games confirmed that Season 6 will be coming on Sept. 27.

“Season 6 is now dropping from the Battle Bus on September 27,” reads a tweet from Fortnite’s official Twitter account.

Though the time for the new season hasn’t been confirmed, updates usually happen at 4 a.m. Eastern.

With just days left before the new season, the Season 5 Battle Pass is now in its final stretch, so if there is still anything you haven’t yet earned, you have only a couple of days to get it. Over the weekend, Epic Games offered quadruple the experience with a 400% Match XP bonus from Sept. 21-24 ends at 8 a.m. Eastern (12 p.m. GMT) on 24 Sept. 24.

Since the release of the game in 2017, Fortnite has been downloaded more than 125 million times. In August alone, the game was enjoyed by 78.3 million players. Now with Season 6, Epic will be hoping to continue to attract even more players.