Fortnite Season 7 is fast approaching, and it looks like a cold snap is about to hit Epic Games’ hit battle royale game. With all the confusion over Season 6’s giant cube finally put to bed, the Fortnite team has begun teasing a winter theme to coincide with the Christmas season.
Below we’ll be piecing together all the clues and leaks, and running through everything we know so far. Here you’ll find the Fortnite Season 7 start time, Battle Pass details, map changes, weekly challenges, new skins, and more! Check back frequently to stay up to date on the ever evolving world of Fortnite!
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Fortnite Season 6 and the Season 6 Battle Pass end Thursday, Dec. 6. Fortnite Season 7 is expected to start either later that day or on Friday, Dec. 7. Previous seasons have historically kicked off on a Thursday, so Dec. 6 seems the most likely. Here are the usual start times for Fornite Seasons:
Dec. 6 also happens to coincide with The Game Awards. Mega-popular Fortnite streamer Ninja is both nominated for an award and presenting for the show, so there’s a good chance we’ll see a big reveal trailer alongside other major announcements from the games industry.
The Fortnite Season 7 end date should fall ten weeks after the start on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
Like the previous seasons, the Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass should cost 950 V-Bucks. You can buy 1,000 V-Bucks for $10. While there’s a free Battle Pass for players who don’t want to spend their hard earned cash, you’ll only unlock the most sought after exclusive skins, emotes, and other cosmetics by completing challenges to progress through the premium Battle Pass’ 100 levels.
After an exploding giant cube transformed Loot Lake into Leaky Lake in the closing weeks of Season 6, things have gotten a little quieter around the Fortnite map — that’s all about to change.
All the signs point to a winter theme for Season 7, with a possible medieval theme once the Christmas period comes to an end. Here’s what we know so far.
The first sign of a cold front came with the appearance of a blizzard in the middle of November, which was visible when peering out beyond the map from Flush Factory.
A week later, the snow storm parted to reveal a massive iceberg. At the same time, players started noticing you could now see your avatar’s breath in the cold when standing on the starting island.
This is sooo subtle but brilliant – you can now see your breath on the starting island in Fortnite, conveniently the piece of land nearest to the incoming snowstorm. pic.twitter.com/TiSgkeYAFL
— Emma Kent (@GoneEFK) November 27, 2018
The map changes seem to suggest we’ll be treated to a range of skins and other items that fit a winter theme. There’s also the chance the iceberg could collide with an existing area of the map — data-mined files are once again suggesting Tilted Towers could be a target.
However, this could all just be the tip of the iceberg (get it?).
Eagle-eyed players have now noticed the top of a medieval-style castle poking out of the iceberg (see image above), indicating the rest of the building is encased in the ice.
This could also tie-in with the portal technology in the Wailing Woods laboratory, which shows a reflection of a castle at certain angles.
We’ll know more as Epic begins to further tease Season 7 this week ahead of the full launch.
We’ve yet to see any of the new skins for Season 7. As soon as we do we’ll post them here!
To get all the new stuff in Season 7 you’ll need to complete Free Pass Weekly Challenges and Battle Pass Weekly Challenges!
Previous weekly challenges will be available even after a new week starts, we’ll list them below in reverse chronological order when a new one goes live (the most recent week first). We’ll also include some handy tips for the trickier challenges.
That’s all for this Fortnite Season 7 guide. What are you most looking forward to this season and what would you like to see in Season 8? Let us know in the comments!
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