FORTNITE SEASON 7 RELEASE DATE – UPDATE ONE: The Fortnite season 7 release date has been confirmed by Epic Games today (Monday December 3).
Fortnite season 7 – as previously predicted by Express.co.uk – will launch on Thursday December 6 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, PCs and Mac.
Epic Games revealed the Fortnite season 7 release date as they unveiled the first teaser for the new Battle Pass on Twitter.
The Fortnite season 7 teaser looks to confirm rumours that the new Battle Pass will turn the Battle Royale map into a snowy, winter wonderland.
The Fortnite season 7 teaser also appears to show the outline of a new skin – a hooded figure with spiked horns coming from its head and ice-coloured eyes.
Also seen in the Fortnite season 7 teaser is a character snowboarding or skiing and the Northern Lights – all hinting towards upcoming additions.
Alongside the Fortnite season 7 teaser the official Fortnite Twitter posted: “A bitter ice spreads… 3 days to Season 7.”
ORIGINAL: Fortnite season 7 release date could have been revealed by Epic Games. Here’s what we know about when season 7 could start and the season 6 end date.
The Fortnite season 6 Battle Pass is out now and brings with it 100 tiers to unlock and Battle Royale rewards worth over 25,000 V-Bucks.
The Fortnite season 6 Battle Pass also comes with an in-game countdown showing how much time is left until the current Battle Royale season ends.
At the moment the countdown in the Battle Pass says the final full day to play Fortnite season 6 will be Wednesday December 5 2018.
Fortnite season 7 – When is the release date? When will season 7 start and season 6 finish?
Historically, new Fortnite seasons have begun the day after the final day of the previous Fortnite season.
So that could mean that Fortnite season 7 has a release date of Thursday December 6 2018.
Fortnite season 6 and Fortnite season 5 both launched on a Thursday so Epic Games do have form releasing new Battle Passes at this time of the week.
However, it’s also important to bear in mind that Epic Games do have a track record of delaying a number of their Battle Pass releases.
For instance, the countdown running down till the end of Fortnite season 5 initially said that the final, full day would be Monday September 17 2018.
However, this later changed to Monday September 24 before being delayed once again, with Fortnite season 6 launching in the end on Thursday September 27.
The launch of Fortnite season 5 and Fortnite season 3 was also delayed by a few days.
So, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Fortnite season 6 end date and Fortnite season 7 release date get delayed.
Fortnite season 7 release date could be revealed by an in-game season 6 countdown
In terms of a start time, Epic Games typically begin server downtime for their new Fortnite seasons at 9am UK time, which is 4am eastern and 1am pacific.
So, whichever day is the Fortnite season 7 release date it’s likely that servers will be going down around those times.
At the moment, what content Fortnite season 7 could feature remains a mystery.
You can bet there will be plenty of new skins, challenges and maybe even some new map locations in Fortnite season 7.
Fortnite season 6 skins have a Halloween theme, could Fortnite season 7 be Christmas themed?
But it’s unclear what the Fortnite season 7 Battle Pass theme will be and what major event could spark it.
Fortnite season 6 has a distinct Halloween theme to it, with All Hallows Eve falling during the current Battle Pass.
And with the Fortnite season 7 release date taking place in December, maybe the next Battle Pass will have a Christmas theme?
It remains to be seen whether the events that kick started Fortnite season 6 will also play a part in Fortnite season 7.
Fortnite season 6 followed on from the cube event, which saw the purple object melt into Loot Lake more than three weeks after first emerging.
Will the Fortnite cube play a role in the Fortnite season 7 launch?
And at the start of Fortnite season 6 the remains of the Fortnite cube caused an island in the middle of Loot Lake to rise up high into the air.
And at the base of the floating island was the reformed Fortnite cube, with it surrounded by a force field.
Directly below the floating island a purple vortex can be seen in the Loot Lake waters.
Fortnite season 7 could feature map changes like season 6 does
Fortnite season 6 looks to be followed up with a Fortnite season 7 launch in December
If players try to dive into this mysterious vortex in Fortnite Battle Royale they immediately get sent flying high into the air.
Could Fortnite season 6 begin with this vortex opening up to reveal a major Battle Royale surprise to players?
We’ll find out in time. But, judging by the way the Fortnite cube event turned out, whatever Epic Games has planned is likely to leave players stunned.