When does Fortnite Season 7 begin? Snow theme, leaked skins, vehicles, release time and more v7.0 patch news - Dexerto

When does Fortnite Season 7 begin? Snow theme, leaked skins, vehicles, release time and more v7.0 patch news

Published: 16/Nov/2018 15:12 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 19:05

by Ross Deason


Thursday, December 6, will mark the start of Season 7 in Fortnite Battle Royale and the release of an all-new Battle Pass with hundreds of cosmetic items associated with it.

Season 6 was an eventful one, beginning with the Darkness Rises event that saw the mysterious cube turn Loot Lake into a massive floating island that then began to travel around the map.

Eventually the cube exploded entirely, turning Loot Lake into ‘Leaky Lake’ and seemingly bringing an end to the cube saga. But with Season 6 coming to an end, and Season 7 about to begin, what can you expect to see?

Here’s everything we know so far…

The first Season 7 teaser showed an icy silhouette that we assume will be the tier 100 skin.

When does Fortnite Season 6 end?

Fortnite seasons tend to last a total of 10 weeks. The in-game counter shows that it is due to conclude on Wednesday, December 5.

If you’re still trying to unlock the last of the Season 6 Battle Pass items, you’re running out of time!

When does Fortnite Season 7 begin?

Epic Games has confirmed that downtime for the Season 7 patch will begin on Thursday, December 6 at 09:00 GMT (04:00 EST, 01:00 PST, 20:00 AEDT, 10:00 CET).

While the patch notes are usually released at the start of downtime, we expect there to be a long wait as the many changes for Season 7 are implemented. 

The second teaser image for Season 7 all but confirmed that a snow theme is on the way.

What will the Season 7 theme be and what changes can we expect?

As Season 6 progressed, there were many theories that the map will be covered in snow for a winter/Christmas theme in Season 7, and the evidence to support those theories quickly began to stack up.

The first Season 7 teaser, which was released on December 3, also seems to support that theory and an icy silhouette was released along with the caption: “A bitter ice spreads… 3 days to Season 7.”

The second teaser followed a similar pattern and was captioned with: “A frigid day dawns… 2 days to Season 7.”

We’d say that these clues are more than enough to conclude that we’ll have a white Christmas in Fortnite this year!

Elsewhere, it’s looking more and more likely that new forms of transport, like planes and zip lines will be added to the game – the third Season 7 teaser all but confirmed this.

An all-new creative mode will also be debuting with virtually unlimited possibilities for mini-games and more.

The third teaser image shows another new skin using what we assume is a zip line, while a plane circles in the distance.

What will the Season 7 Battle Pass skins look like?

We usually have very little idea of what to expect from a new Battle Pass prior to its release, but there are usually some hints in the teaser images.

This was once again the case with the Season 7 teasers, but they didn’t give much away due to the fact that they are silhouettes. 

However, a major leak on December 5 gave us our first sneak peek at what to expect from a few of the outfits, at least:

How much will the Season 7 Battle Pass cost?

Expect to see Season 7 Battle Pass cost around the same amount as previous seasons, around 950 V-Bucks (~ $10).

The Battle Pass gives you the chance to unlock a range of exclusive skins, emotes and other cosmetic items as you level up through all the tiers.

You’ll also get the opportunity to complete Battle Pass challenges and, if previous seasons are anything to go by, unlock a mystery skin through a series of bonus challenges like this year’s ‘Hunting Party’.

How long will Season 7 last?

We’re expecting Season 7 to be another 10 week affair, with 10 sets of weekly challenges and 100 Battle Pass tiers to work through.

Epic Games usually start dropping hints and information about the coming season as it draws closer.


How to do secret Cleanse Tanks & Escape Fortnite Season 4 challenges

Published: 24/Oct/2020 7:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite Season 4 might be new, but an old enemy, the infamous gnome, is up to his usual antics. This means there are more secret challenges to complete. Here’s how to do them.

Fortnite’s secret challenges might be a small addition, but they’re welcome ones that keep players on their toes. It’s always nice to get one-up on that pesky gnome, but more importantly, players receive a decent amount of experience for completing them.

Fortnite Season 4 introduced a lot of new things, but it also added two new more secret challenges. They offer a modest 10,000 experience each, which makes them a nice way to boost your level. 

If you want to complete them but aren’t willing to invest the time and patience to figure it all out, we’ve got you covered.

Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
Fortnite Season 4’s Secret Challenges all revolve around this pesky gnome.

Cleanse Tanks

The first challenge is located in Slurpy Swamp, and it’s very easy to do. 

  • Naturally, the first step is to make your way over to Slurpy Swamp.
  • Once you’re there, make your way to the main building and look for the two large tanks lying around.
  • You’ll notice that their tops are missing, which is intentional.
  • Jump inside and take a dip to cleanse them. It’s as simple as that.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
The tanks are side-by-side, although they’ll look more green and gnarly compared to the picture above.


Luckily, the second challenge is in Slurpy Swamp as well. However, it’s a little trickier to spot than the first.

  • First, head to the northern side of the main building. It’s the same one you were in for the previous challenge.
  • Next, look for a wall with a conveniently-placed hole.
  • The insufferable gnome who has been playing games with us this whole time will be hidden inside. 
  • To draw him out, all you need to do is walk up towards him. If you get close enough, he’ll panic and launch himself into the distance.
Fortnite Season 4 Secret Challenges
Epic Games
The gnome in question standing next to his escape route.

That’s all there is to it. If you managed to complete them both, you’ll find yourself 20,000 experience points closer to a higher level.

Many players tend to stumble upon these challenges and finish them without even realizing it. However, others aren’t so lucky, and while they aren’t necessarily hard to do, they can be a pain to find.

Who knows where we’ll run into that pesky gnome next, but it’s inevitable that we will again in when the next series of challenges have been released.

Until then, you might want to go back and finish any of the others you’ve missed.