Epic Games have given Fortnite Battle Royale fans periods of non-stop challenges and rewards in the past, so will 14 Days of Fortnite be making a return in Chapter 2?
The developers of the free-to-play title have added a number of new weekly tasks to the game since its last major update on October 15, which saw the introduction of a new map and, of course, a whole host of fresh locations.
With the snow not as prevalent on the current island and the likes of Polar Peak, Frosty Flights, and Happy Hamlet no longer in the picture, many players will be wondering if the map will be turning into a winter wonderland with the beginning of Season 2.
Those who regularly jump from the Battle Bus will remember that not too long ago the game’s development team was given a summer break, sparking the 14 days of Summer event in June.
During this time, weekly updates to the battle royale froze and players were given the chance to grind through a number of different missions.
With that event in mind and the likelihood of yet another Christmas break being handed to Epic Games’ employees this year, we’re likely to see another set of 14 Days of Fortnite challenges announced in the near future. Or, at least, something very similar.
Leaker Lucas7yoshi has also predicted a winter Fortnite theme could be on the cards, after discovering the start date of Season 2 in the game’s files.
I have high hopes for Chapter 2 Season 2
API currently says this season ends on December the 12th/13th so it'll be christmas/winter themed.
Hopefully we get communication unvaulted. pic.twitter.com/HYMxkOoYii
— Lucas7yoshi – FN Leaks/News (@Lucas7yoshi) November 18, 2019
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 is expected to come to a close on December 12, according to its developer’s website, meaning that their official timeline lines up perfectly for a new season to feature a fresh winter theme. Last year’s event started on December 19.
Epic Games have kept their cards very close to their chest during the course of the first season of the new game, not releasing patch notes when changes are made – preventing players from being able to keep up to date with new content.
However, that hasn’t stopped them from shuffling the pack more than once already.
With so much water having been added to the map, as well as other features involving interaction with rivers, it remains uncertain about what will happen should the snow and ice reappear.
We could see fishing temporarily disabled, the motorboats wouldn’t be able to run anymore, and the dreaded slippery ice that was introduced back in Season 7 could return.
Whether or not any of that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but fans will certainly be expecting holiday-themed challenges as we approach the game’s next major update. With Season 2 expected in mid-December, the 14 Days of Fortnite challenges could kick off soon after, running right through to the New Year.
We’ll just have to wait and see.