We’re less than a week away from the start of Fortnite‘s next season. Developer Epic has now confirmed Season 6 of its popular battle royale game begins next Thursday, September 27, giving you only a few more days to unlock any remaining rewards from Season 5. To help you accomplish that, the studio is offering a special bonus all players can take advantage of for a limited time.
All this weekend, Epic is rewarding players with considerably more XP than usual in Fortnite. From now until September 24, players will receive an additional 400% Match XP when playing Battle Royale mode. The bonus XP event will only run until 5 AM PT / 8 AM ET / 1 PM BST on Monday, so you don’t have much time to take advantage of it, but it’s the perfect opportunity to level up your Season 5 Battle Pass and unlock a few more rewards before Season 6 arrives.
Season 5 is scheduled to wrap up the following day, September 25, making this the last chance you have to complete any remaining challenges. Epic rolled out 10 weekly batches of missions throughout Season 5, plus 10 Road Trip challenges–Season 5’s equivalent of Blockbuster challenges–that could only be completed by finishing all of the tasks within a given week. If you still need help completing any of the challenges, you can find tips for each in our Fortnite Season 5 challenge roundup.
We still don’t quite know what to expect from Season 6, but some strange events have been happening in Fortnite in the lead up to the new season. Back in August, a mysterious purple cube appeared on the map after a lightning bolt emerged from the giant rift in the sky and struck the desert. Epic hasn’t officially acknowledged the cube, but players quickly discovered it would react differently depending on how they interacted with it.
More recently, the cube began slowly rolling around the island. Fans had many theories as to where the cube was heading, but earlier this week, it sank into Loot Lake, turning the entire lake purple and bouncy. It’s still unclear how this will relate to Season 6, but with the new season just around the corner, everything should be revealed in only a few days.