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Fortnite season 11 countdown – Release date, time, leaks, new map, event, server downtime (Image: EPIC GAMES)

FORNITE SEASON 11 – UPDATE ONE: The Fortnite season 11 start time looks to be fast approaching.

The Fortnite season 11 release date and start time hasn’t been confirmed by Epic Games but it looks like it’ll follow the upcoming Fortnite live event.

The Fortnite live event for season X is taking place at 7pm UK time today which is anticipated to last up to 10 minutes.

It’s believed that in the aftermath of the Fortnite live event for season 10 Fortnite servers will go down to prepare for the season 10 rollout.

If this is the case, then Fortnite server downtime ahead of the start of a new Battle Pass can take up to three hours.

So, if Fortnite season 11 is indeed launching today then it could get released around 10pm UK time.

A leak on the Italian Apple App Store on Friday looks to have revealed what fans can expect from Fortnite season 11.

The next Fortnite update is believed to be called Fortnite chapter 2, according to the leaked promotional artwork.

Fortnite chapter 2 looks like it will be bringing with it a brand new map as well as boats for the first time in Battle Royale.

ORIGINAL: Fortnite season 11 release date looks set to be this weekend, with the expected season 11 start time fast approaching.

Epic Games has not officially confirmed when Fortnite season 11 is launching, but it’s expected to be this Sunday.

The Fortnite makers are rumoured to be doing something quite different with the launch of the new Battle Pass for Battle Royale.

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This Sunday will see the Fortnite season 10 live event take place which has ominously been dubbed The End.

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Fortnite season 11 – The current map is likely to be replaced with Fortnite season 11 (Image: EPIC GAMES)

Leaks indicate a rocket that has appeared in Dusty Depot will play a big part in the Fortnite event, with sirens blaring in the run-up to it.

The current theory is that the existing Fortnite map will be destroyed, or at least heavily damaged during the upcoming Fortnite event.

And according to dataminers, during the Fortnite live event players will at one point be transported to a safe spot to watch the destruction unfold.

If the Fortnite map is heavily damaged, or even destroyed, then it would be unlikely that Epic Games would let gamers continue playing on it for a few days.

So, while new Fortnite seasons typically launch on a Thursday, it’s expected this time round season 11 will release after the upcoming season X event.

The Fortnite season 10 live event is taking place on Sunday October 13 at 7pm UK time.

For those in other regions that’s 1pm eastern time and 10am pacific time.

So, it’s believed after the Fortnite season 10 live event – which is expected to be between five to 10 minutes – server downtime will immediately commence.

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Fortnite season 11 release date could be fast approaching, with it expected this weekend (Image: EPIC GAMES)

And then, following Fortnite server downtime, a brand new Fortnite map could be launched.

Typically, Fortnite server downtime for the launch of a new Battle Pass season can take up to around three hours.

So, if this is the case, then Fortnite season 11 could end up launching around 10pm UK time on Sunday October 11.

This, of course, remains to be seen – with it still possible that Fortnite season 11 may end up starting a few days after the big upcoming live event.

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Fortnite season 11 could see the current Battle Royale map get destroyed (Image: EPIC GAMES)

But it does seem like the stars are finally aligning for Epic Games to launch their much-rumoured new map.

The Fortnite FAQ page has long confirmed that new maps are in the works for Fortnite Battle Royale.

Answering the question ‘will you add more maps’ Epic Games said: ”Yes, but not right away.

“Currently, we’ll continue making improvements to our existing map, including adding more points of interest”.

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The rocket that has appeared in Dusty Depot could play a big part in the Fortnite season 11 start (Image: EPIC GAMES)

This FAQ answer has appeared on the Epic Games website for the vast majority of this year and a huge chunk of last year.

However, in the run-up to the Fortnite season 11 event this response was tellingly removed from the Fortnite FAQ page.

Could this be a sign that Epic Games are getting ready to launch a brand new Fortnite map?

Ahead of the Fortnite live event a major leak emerged which could give an insight into Epic’s upcoming Battle Royale plans.

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Fortnite season 11 – Leaks have indicated Epic Games are prepping Chapter 2 of Fortnite (Image: TWITTER KRISPYLEAKS)

An Apple App Store listing seemingly leaked that Epic are set to launch Fortnite chapter 2 at the end of Fortnite season 10.

This would tie into how the upcoming Fortnite live event has been dubbed The End – which seemingly means it would be the finale for Fortnite chapter 1.

A promotional picture for Fortnite chapter 2 that appeared in the App Store showed part of a new map for Battle Royale.

And leakers appear to have found out the POIs that could be appearing in the new Fortnite map.

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In the run-up to the Fortnite season 11 release date Epic Games released a mysterious teaser (Image: EPIC GAMES)