When does Fortnite Season 8 start? Chapter 2 Season 7 end date

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There’s not long to go until Fortnite Season 7 comes to an end, and players are already looking ahead to the start of Season 8, as well as all the new features and storylines it will bring to the table.

The alien takeover of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 is one that came out of nowhere from Epic Games, but it’s been a pleasant surprise for fans of the battle royale. The map has seen some astronomical changes, and the skins in the Battle Pass are among the best we have seen in quite some time.

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It’s safe to say players have had more than enough content to last them through the summer, but with mere weeks left of the current season, attention is naturally turning towards the future, and what Season 8 of Fortnite has in store for players.


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Season 7 of Fortnite won’t be around for much longer.

When does Fortnite Season 7 end?

According to well-known Fortnite dataminer HYPEX, Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite will come to an end on September 12, 2021, which aligns with the date that the current Battle Pass is set to expire.

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This is just in time for a brand new season that could potentially feature a Halloween-themed Battle Pass, as Season 8 should run through the Fall months into Winter 2021.

Keep in mind that there is always a chance that this season’s end date will get extended, as that has happened in the past. So while this date is great to have in the back of our minds, it is subject to change.

When does Fortnite Season 8 start?

Season 8 of Fortnite is expected to start on September 13, 2021. There’s always a decent chunk of downtime between seasons, so it makes sense that Season 8 will kick off the day after Season 7 finishes.

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This all depends on how Epic is doing in the lead-up to the new season and if they are ready on time. We have not seen a season delayed in over a year, though, so fingers crossed it does not occur with Season 8.

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Season 8 of Fortnite should kick off in September 2021.

What is the theme of Fortnite Season 8?

It’s always hard to predict what the theme of a new Fortnite season will be, as Epic continually throws players for a loop. No one was anticipating the Primal theme of Season 6 with dinosaurs, for example.

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However, based on recent leaks and hints, we can make some educated guesses. One of the biggest rumors is that Kevin the Cube will be making a return for Season 8, as it was teased by Fortnite’s Donald Mustard.

This alone would probably be enough for a whole season to be based on, as the mystery surrounding Kevin the Cube has interested players for years since it destroyed parts of the map and eventually disappeared.

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Kevin the Cube could be returning to Fortnite in Season 8.

However, there’s also the potential that this will be a Halloween-themed season, as October 31 will be right in the middle of the season. Fortnite usually celebrates the spooky season, so it wouldn’t be too unlikely.

A final theory is that Season 8 will revolve around ninjas or something similar. Why? Well, a recent leak claimed Epic Games were able to get the rights to anime icon Naruto, and they apparently want to include him in the next Battle Pass.

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This same leaker correctly predicted lots of things like Ariana Grande’s concert, and another recent report suggested that Epic have actually signed a deal with Shueisha, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it all turns out to be true!

That’s everything we know about Fortnite Season 8! Make sure you visit our dedicated Fortnite page for the latest news and leaks, and check out the rest of our guides below:

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