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Fortnite • Jan 21, 2019

When does Fortnite Season 8 begin? Rumors, Season 7 end date and more

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The dust had barely settled after the release of Fortnite’s Season 7 update before Epic Games released some interesting news about when it will end. That information also gave us an idea of when Season 8 will begin for players on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and every other platform. Here's everything you need to know!

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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.

Seven weeks later, we've experienced everything from an entire snow map on Christmas day to a giant sword named the 'Infinity Blade' that was quite possibly the most overpowered thing we've ever seen. As we're past the halfway point in the season, players are beginning to wonder about what comes next. Below, you can find everything we know (and everything we think we might know) so far:

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

When does Fortnite Season 7 end?

Players will have longer than normal to unlock all of the Battle Pass rewards in Season 7. Epic Games released a blog post shortly after the season began where they announced 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!”

According to the blog post, Season 7 will end on Thursday, February 28

So, players will actually get a full 12 weeks to unlock all of the Season 7 Battle Pass skins and cosmetics.

The Infinity Blade is one part of Season 7 that fans will be keen to forget.

When does Fortnite Season 8 begin?

If previous seasons are anything to go by, Season 7 ending on the Thursday should mean that Season 8 will also go live on February 28.

Thursday makes sense as the release day due it also being the day that the weekly Fortnite challenges are released.

Of course, any delay in preparing the v8.00 patch could derail Epic's plans and mean that the release is delayed.

The X-4 Stormwing plane was a controversial addition to the game in Season 7.

What will the Season 8 theme be and what changes can we expect?

The Season 6 theories and predictions that the map will be covered in snow for a winter/Christmas theme in Season 7 proved to be true. However, the rumors so far in Season 7 are nowhere near as detailed.

A number of theories focus on the mysterious eggs under Polar Peak, with some fans believing they will hatch and become dragons, but there's no knowing when, or if, that might happen. We're also pretty sure that the Ice King will have a major part to play in whatever does eventually happen.

We're expecting to see the snowy corner of the map to remain, much like the desert biome that houses Paradise Palms, but every season has seen major map changes and we're sure to be surprised by something! Week 7 saw the entire map get covered in snow and ice once again, so there's no knowing what's in store!

We're expecting at least some of the snow to stay in Season 8.

How much will the Season 8 Battle Pass cost?

Expect to see Season 8 Battle Pass cost around the same amount as it has in previous seasons, so somewhere in the region of 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, probably, unlock a mystery skin through a series of bonus challenges like this season's ‘Snowfall’ challenge.

How long will Season 8 last?

We’re expecting Season 8 to be a return to normal practice, meaning it will last 10 weeks 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, so don't be surprised if we start to hear more once February begins.


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.