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 watch Fortnite Galactus live event: Countdown, start time, leaks

Published: 1/Dec/2020 16:52

by Brad Norton


Excitement for Fortnite’s Season 4 Nexus War finale event, which will introduce Marvel villain Galactus, is at fever pitch. From start times to how to watch live, here’s everything you need to know.

Love them or hate them, Fortnite’s crossovers with Marvel have become big business for Epic Games. Season 4 has introduced a number of skins and weapons for our favorite superheroes and villains, and it’s set to go out with a bang with the arrival of Galactus.

We don’t know too much about what will happen when the Devourer of Worlds hits the Island, but as his moniker suggests, it’s going to spell trouble; the event has been described as “an interactive Marvel movie” by Epic, and is expected to be one of the biggest events the game has ever seen.

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Nexus War finale including start times, how to watch, leaks about another potential Black Hole scenario, and what to expect when Season 5 finally arrives.

When does the Fortnite Galactus event start?

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4:10 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event

If you want to take part in Fortnite’s Nexus War finale event, Epic recommends you log in to the game at least 60 minutes prior to the start time and date listed above, with the Event Playlist expected to go live 30 minutes before the event.

Epic have also advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat) for the best experience.

However, if you don’t want to play, and instead just want to watch the event live, you can tune in to NICKMERCS’ live stream on Twitch below.

Fortnite Galactus event: What to expect

Unfortunately, we don’t really know what to expect during the event itself, although the prevailing theory is that players will have to fight Galactus. This hasn’t been confirmed and is pure speculation, but with the hype that’s been surrounding the villain’s arrival, it would make sense.

That being said, the playlist for the event apparently states that players will have to “defend the Island to save all Reality!”, which supports that theory that we’ll have to take down Galactus himself.

We’ll just have to wait and see to find out exactly what’s going to happen during the event itself when it goes live at 4:10 PM.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

2While we may not know exactly what we’ll be doing during the event, as with everything in Fortnite, there’s a ton of leaks surrounding the event itself, giving players SOME idea of what to expect.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

It’s also been heavily rumored that there will be another Black Hole type situation once the Galactus event comes to a close. Back when Chapter 1 ended, the battle royale was stuck behind a black hole loading screen, with nothing for players to do until Chapter 2 began.

The potential return of a blackout was pointed out on November 18 by data miner FNLeaksAndInfo, who tweeted: “Prepare for some more possible downtime after the event similar to the Black Hole event!”

Beyond the event itself, it seems like players may be able to play as Galactus if some leaks are to be believed, although not in the way you’re probably thinking. It turns out there’s actually a standard-sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

On top of that, on November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.

Live coverage to follow…