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Fortnite Season 6 'Darkness Rises' let's you be invisible!

Fortnite Season 6 announced, includes new weapons and more and has as bunch of Halloween-themed goodies

By: Anthony Garreffa from Sep 28, 2018 @ 0:28 CDT

Fortnite is kicking off its huge Season 6 update which Epic Games is calling Darkness Rises, and is pushed out now. There are massive changes that are taking place in Fortnite, some of which includes Halloween-themed goods.

There are new skins, a new spooky map update, and the new Shadow Stones. Fortnite S6's new Shadow Stones turn the player into a living shadow if you consume them, which is a big change to the game. While you're in Shadow Form, you won't be able to use weapons but you'll be invisible to enemies if you stay still. This is a big game changer, that's for sure.

In Fortnite Battle Royale, the new Season 6 'Darkness Rises' changes a lot. Here's what you can expect:

Shadow Stones

  • Consumable typically found around corrupted areas of the map.
  • Using a Shadow Stone will apply 'Shadow Form' for a brief period.

While in Shadow Form:

  • Unable to use weapons.
  • Become invisible to enemies when stationary.
  • You become more visible and leave behind a Shadow Trail when moving.
  • Gain increased movement speed, jump height and fall damage immunity.
  • Gain a new ability, Phase, can be activated by pressing the Primary Fire button.
  • Phase: Propels you in the direction you are facing, and allows you to pass through objects.
  • The effect lasts 45 seconds but can be exited early by holding down Alt Fire button (aim down sights).

There are some gameplay changes, with new locations:

  • Floating Island
  • Corrupted Areas
  • Corn Fields
  • Haunted Castle
  • Drop in and find the rest in-game!

Performance optimizations have been included in the S6 update to Fortnite, too:

  • Optimized texture binding rendering code on Switch. This improved CPU and GPU performance, resulting in smoother gameplay and higher resolution rendering.
  • Optimized performance when many players are on screen.
  • Game thread optimizations
  • Optimized movement for supply drops.
  • Improved performance and memory for Android devices running Vulkan. This affects the S9+ Adreno, Note 9 Adreno variants.
  • Memory optimizations for mobile to reduce the chance of encountering low performance when many apps are in the background

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