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When does Fortnite Season 7 start? Season 6 end date

Published: 4/May/2021 13:16 Updated: 4/May/2021 13:17

by Daniel Megarry

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 is racing towards the finish line, and players are now beginning to look ahead to Season 7 and the new features it will bring.

While some players were left a little disappointed with Season 5 of Fortnite, the current Season 6 update is winning over gamers with brilliant new features like tameable wild animals, difficult Guardian boss fights, and weapon crafting.

There are a few weeks to go before this ‘Primal’ season comes to an end, and no doubt a couple more mid-season updates still to come, but that hasn’t stopped players from speculating when Season 7 will begin and what could happen when it finally arrives.

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When does Fortnite Season 6 finish?

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Fortnite Season 6 ends in June 2021.

Chapter 2, Season 6 of Fortnite will come to an end on Monday, June 7, 2021.

We know this because the official Fortnite website displays a confirmation that the Season 6 Battle Pass will expire on June 7, meaning the season will end then, too. This is how it’s always worked in previous seasons.

Of course, there’s every chance that Epic Games could extend Season 6 if they’re not finished working on the next update in time. That has happened in the past, but we won’t know if that will be the case until closer to the time.

When does Fortnite Season 7 start?

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Fortnite Season 7 launches in June 2021.

Chapter 2, Season 7 of Fortnite is expected to begin on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

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There’s always a decent chunk of downtime between seasons, so with Season 6 coming to an end on June 7, it makes sense that Season 7 will then kick off the day after on June 8.

As always, there may be delays to the season or even a Black Hole-style event to bridge the gap between seasons, so while this date is pretty concrete for now, it could change later down the line.

Epic Games are currently testing Season 7

On May 3, 2021, it was confirmed by a number of prominent Fortnite leakers including ShiinaBR that Epic Games have started testing v17.00, otherwise known as Chapter 2 Season 7.

With this news, it seems that everything is on track for Season 7 to go live in June. Hopefully, we’ll start to get some teasers or leaks in the coming weeks, as fans are eager to see what comes next.

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What is the theme of Fortnite Season 7?

Every season of Fortnite has a loose theme that ties everything together and influences the map, NPC characters, and Battle Pass skins you can unlock. Unfortunately, there’s no clue yet as to what Season 7 will entail.

What we can safely predict is that it’s very unlikely Epic will keep things in the Primal age going into Season 7, so we’d expect a return to modern times – or perhaps they’ll do the complete opposite and take players into the future?

It has also been revealed that Epic are planning to go “beyond battle royale” with an open-world experience in Fortnite. There’s no release date yet, but it could tie into the upcoming season’s theme.

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Will there be a live finale event in Season 6?

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There could be more solo experiences in the future.

Previous seasons have ended with a massive live finale event, but Epic Games switched things up with Season 5. Instead of ending Season 5 with a live event, they kicked Season 6 off with a launch event called the Zero Crisis Finale.

Unlike the traditional live events that bring hundreds of Fortnite players together, the Zero Crisis Finale was a solo experience that gamers could play through the first time they launched Fortnite during Season 6.

It’s unknown whether Epic will return to major live events in Season 6, but given how well-received the Zero Crisis Finale was, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see more solo experiences in the future.

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