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Published: 18/Aug/2020 7:00 Updated: 18/Aug/2020 8:47by Connor Bennett
Fortnite Season 4 is expected to start once the summer comes to a close, but what is in store for the next season? Here is everything we know so far.
After weeks of waiting, Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 launched on June 17 – taking the Top Secret theme from Season 2 and changing it to Splash Down. As leaks predicted, the map has been flooded with water and the theme is all about dealing with the water and waves.
The latest season is almost at its end and as always, Fortnite fans are looking at what comes next. The simple answer is Season 4, but what will that entail? Here is everything we know so far.
The end date for Fortnite’s Splash Down themed season is set for Thursday, August 27, according to Hypex. This means that the season should last for 71 days – a significantly shorter amount of time to previous seasons.
As a result, Season 4 will be getting underway by the end of August. Original leaks claimed that the current season could be extended beyond this. Though a recent lawsuit has seemingly nipped this in the bud.
Season 3 ends on August 27th!
— HYPEX (@HYPEX) June 17, 2020
Reliable leaker ‘iFireMonkey’ pointed out on June 18 that, on top of the weekly challenges already set for Season 3, there are also additional sets in the game’s files that point to an extension.
This could see the current season extended until around September 3, a week after the projected end date. These additional sets of challenges aren’t a new thing – plenty of Fortnite seasons have used Overtime Challenges before.
Potential Season 3 Extension:
Shocking, day 2 and here I am mentioning this lmao.
The season is set to end on August 26th, however we have 12 weeks worth of challenges.
Week 12 is on September 3rd, a week after Season 3 is supposed to end. pic.twitter.com/cjDG3tXdlQ
— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel ? (@iFireMonkey) June 18, 2020
A new lawsuit filed on August 17 appears to shut this theory down completely though. While original files may have been prepared to extend the season just in case, Epic appears to have outright confirmed the August 27 release date for Season 4 amidst legal strife with Apple.
As Season 3 comes to a close, there haven’t many signs pointing towards the theme for Season 4. These teasers usually come towards the very end of any given season so be on the lookout over the next few weeks.
As the current season has evolved, water levels have gone back down – giving way to a pretty regular map again. From here, Epic has had an interesting layout to work with. Though there’s no telling how it will all lead into the next big seasonal update.
Spots like Rickety Rig and The Fortilla should, more than likely, be headed for the exit with Season 4 getting underway – while other more recent additions to the map will likely stick around for a bit longer.
As Season 3 continues to progress and teasers for Season 4 begin to filter out, we’ll be sure to update this article with all the latest news and updates.
For now though, be sure to enjoy all the changes that Season 3 has brought to the battle royale map, loot pool, and everything else.