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Fortnite • Dec 06, 2018

When does Fortnite Season 8 begin? Epic Games confirm extended Season 7 end date


The dust has barely settled after the release of Fortnite’s Season 7 update, but we already have information on when it will end, and that gives us an idea of when Season 8 will begin!


Thursday, December 6, was a big day for the world of Fortnite as the highly anticipated v7.00 patch was finally released. Season 7 began with a bang, literally, as an Iceberg collided with the map and created a massive icy biome that covers around one quarter of the map.

The new season also means a new Battle Pass has been released, and players around the world are already grinding away in an attempt to get to level 100 and unlock the impressive Ice King skin.

Those players will have longer than normal, though, as Epic Games have released a blog post where they announce that Season 7 will be extended by two weeks to allow for their winter break.

“The Epic Games team will be taking its own holiday break this winter, so Season 7 will be extended by two weeks and end on February 28,” they explained. “We’ll still have new updates coming out during that break period bringing new items and challenges. You can plan on more holiday cheer to hit before the New Year as well!”

The Season 7 Battle Pass includes a number of impressive new skins.

So, before you get too concerned, there will still be updates during holiday season and you’ll even get a full 12 weeks to unlock all of the Season 7 Battle Pass rewards.

According to the blog post, Season 7 will end on Thursday, February 28. If previous seasons are anything to go by, this means that Season 8 will also go live on February 28.

We’ll keep this post updated with any and all Season 8 news in the run up to February 28 so that you know exactly what to expect when it rolls around.

In the meantime, you can follow @Dexerto on Twitter to keep up with everyone Fortnite related throughout Season 7.