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When will Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1 end? Season 2 start date

by Albert Petrosyan

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With Season 1 of Chapter 2 now very much underway in Fortnite Battle Royale, it's not too early to take a look at when the second season will be launching.

The release of Chapter 2 in Fortnite was really a game-changer in so many ways. Not only did it introduce a lot of new content such as a whole new map, features, and items, but it also gave Epic Games a way to start the game over again, so to speak.

The developers really stripped Fortnite down to a barebones version not too dissimilar from the game's early stages back in early 2018, having things like a limited weapon and item pool, only one vehicle, and not too many named locations on the map.

Thus, it was fitting that Epic decided to call the first installment of Chapter 2 Season 1 not 11, since a lot of the extravagant and over-the-top things that were in the game in Season 10 have been mostly stripped away. 

As a result, players are already looking ahead to the future and what it will be bringing to the Fortnite table, starting with Season 2.

Below, you can find details about when Season 1 will be wrapping up and giving away to Season 2 based on clues, speculation, and confirmed information.

Epic Games
Epic Games
Chapter 2 started the season count over in Fortnite.


When does Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 1 end?

As is usually the case, there is no way of knowing for sure when a season will end in Fortnite until Epic Games start hinting at it with in-game countdown timers and teasers on social media.

However, there are some clues that we can look at to help us determine when the book on Season 1 will be closed, starting with the Battle Pass timer.

When Season 1 launched on October 15, the Battle Pass' countdown indicated that there were 54 days left in the season, which would put the end date on Sunday, December 8, which would make sense since the previous season also ended on a Sunday.

This is close to the December 6 release date for Season 7 last year, which was the one that ran through the 2018-19 winter, and December 16 for Season 2 the year before that.

Epic Games
Epic Games
The Battle Pass countdown at the start of Chapter 2 showed 54 days left until the end of Season 1.

However, if there's one thing everyone's learned about Epic Games, it's that things are not always what they seem, so there's a chance things could change at some point between now and December 8.

The starting and ending dates for seasons get delayed and extended all the time. Take Season 10 for example, it's conclusion was delayed by nearly a week in order to give players more time to complete challenges before the massive The End event sent the game into a two-day spell of darkness.

Epic Games
Epic Games
The End event ended Season X on a Sunday, but Chapter 2: Season 1 didn't start until the following Tuesday.


When will Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2 start?

Logic would dictate that if Season 1 is ending on December 8, then Season 2 should kick off on that same exact date, likely with a massive update that would require a long downtime in between. 

However, that hasn't technically always been the case, since Season X ended on a Sunday but it took nearly two whole days before Season 1 of Chapter 2 was launched. 

While that's unlikely to happen at the start of Season 2, you should always expect the unexpected when it comes to Epic Games.

Furthermore, a new season has never started on a Sunday in Fortnite history, as most of the launch dates have been either Tuesday or Thursday, with a couple of Fridays sprinkled for the early seasons. 

Epic Games
Epic Games
Season 7, which was during last winter, started on December 6.

Will there be an in-game event to start Season 2?

In-game events have become a tradition Epic Games use to wrap up an old season and kick-start a new one. While The End will go down as the biggest one by-far, both in terms of magnitude and length, there have been others that have dictated the direction with which the new season will be going. 

As far as Chapter 2: Season 2 goes, there will likely be some sort of spectacle at the start of it, although it's hard to tell at this point with it still being so early in Season 1.

If there is going to be an event, the first indication will come from the game-files that data-miners find and leak, followed b actual in-game clues such as map changes and countdown timers. 

Epic Games
Epic Games
In-game event, such as the Comet Event in Season 3, have been used to kick off new seasons in Fortnite.

That is all of the information that's currently available regarding the ending of Season 1 and start of Season 2. More and more details will start to be revealed probably around mid-to-late-November, and we will, of course, have all of that for you here as soon as they're available.