When does Fortnite season 7 start? Epic’s battle royale game has seen players in their millions fighting for victory royales, Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet, and in honour of their favourite anthropomorphised junk food item. Of course the flood of new content never stops in this joyous, colourful world of death and destruction, but it’s starting to come to that time where we can start to get excited about a Fortnite season 7 start date.
Whether you’re trying to race to a high score in the All Terrain Kart, thanking the bus driver on your dive down fluorescent floating hoops, or smashing into balloons on top of a clown’s face, we have enjoyed quite the season of Fortnite. But a new Fortnite season would certainly stop things getting stale with a fresh Battle Pass as well as some more cosmetics and challenges to tackle.
Fortnite seasons stick to a similar length, so we already have a good idea of when the Fortnite season 7 start date could be. What’s more, there have been lots of little clues and tidbits cropping up in the game suggesting the nature of the upcoming theme and inevitable changes to the world we’ll soon be able to explore. So while you wait patiently, here’s everything we know about the Fortnite season 7 release date.
Fortnite season 7 release date – when does Fortnite season 7 start?
Epic tend to keep their seasons at a predictable duration, so we already know that a new Fortnite season is on its way, and soon. Each stage of Epic’s continued dominance of the genre lasts about as long as its full suite of traditional challenges. Ten sets of challenges lasts ten weeks. By that logic and with the beginning of this current season in mind – that would make the Fortnite season 7 release date December 6.
However, remember we said Epic stick to a pretty rigid schedule? Yeah, they didn’t last time. Epic chose to not stick to this pattern for the launch of season 6, but they instead delayed the beginning of season 6. While we waited with bated breath to see what on earth ol’ Kev the giant purple cube was up to, exactly, Epic instead gave us a little extra time with boosted XP to clear up our remaining Battle Pass challenges. That puts our speculation as to the Fortnite season 7 start date in doubt, but here’s hoping we’ll get a brand new season sooner rather than later.
Fortnite season 7 skins – how much does Fortnite season 7 Battle Pass cost?
Just in case you’ve never dropped any real cash on Fortnite, the Battle Pass is the game’s premium progression system. If you don’t pick it up you will be locked out of four of the three challenges and you’ll have to make do with fewer cosmetic unlocks as your progress, but you can still drop into the game and try your hand at a victory royale for free. Remember, unlocks are cosmetic only, so the core gameplay is open to everybody. Check out the video above to see the kind of stuff you can unlock.
Provided it costs as much as it has in previous seasons, the Fortnite season 7 Battle Pass price is 950 Fortnite V-Bucks. If all you want is the new pass you’ll have to buy the bundle of 1000 V-Bucks, which is £7.99 ($9.99).
As ever, there are a number of different options you can take when it comes to acquiring the new Battle Pass. If you’ve really got stuck into the challenges and refused to be swayed by some swish Fortnite skins, you may well have saved up enough Epic dollars to be properly primed for the new Fortnite season.
Equally there are various V-Bucks bundles you can get. The newest starter bundle is the Summit Striker Pack (600 V-Bucks, the Summit Striker skin, and the Top Notch Back Bling) for £3.99 ($4.99) and the Deep Freeze Bundle nets you 1000 V-Bucks plus the Frostbite Outfit, Freezing Point Back Bling, and Cold Front Glider for £24.99 ($29.99). Whichever methods works best for you, chances are the Battle Pass won’t change in price for season 7, and it’s a great way of expanding the game’s appeal with extra challenges and cosmetic goodies.
Fortnite season 7 map
The Fortnite season 7 map will, for many devoted players, be the most exciting feature from the upcoming phase of the game. Dropping, taking cover in, and exploring the same world over and over can get tiresome, so it’s always nice to visit some new spots. Kevin the mysterious purple cube dominated fan speculation as to how the map would change for season 6 – of which you can see in the video above. It left runes around the map and ended up attaching itself to an island above Loot – sorry, Leaky – Lake. This time, things are getting chillier just in time for the holiday season.
Among the various Fortnite season 7 leaks we’ve been watching closely is the snowstorm rolling its way towards the map. Seemingly this storm is closely tied to the A.I.M. robot skin, a cosmetic you could unlock for the first time after completing seven week’s worth of Hunting Party challenges. After week seven, A.I.M. has appeared regularly in the further loading screen-based challenges, and the sound as you look at the snowstorm was put through a spectogram to reveal the robot’s logo. Much as ol’ Kev’ was central to the season 6 teases, it seems A.I.M. is the story this time.
However it turns out that the snowstorm might be nothing of the sort: it could be a Fortnite iceberg. If players use the Replay function to get closer to the supposed storm, it looks as if the map is set to experience some Titanic problems. The only remotely snowy area is the mountain with the Viking ship straddling its peak to the south-west of the map. Perhaps – like the desert biome in the south-east featuring the race track and Paradise Palms – we’ll get a snowy corner just in time for Christmas. If what we know about Epic remains accurate, we’ll certainly be in for some snowy surprises.
Fortnite season 7 theme
Themes for each Fortnite season tend to be rather vague, which is the best way to make sure new skin releases can be as eclectic as possible. Season 6 took a darker turn with the theme of ‘Darkness Rises’, whereas the one before that was the trans-dimensional ‘Worlds Collide’ theme.
We’re totally in the dark as to what the Fortnite season 7 theme will be, but we’d guess that it will be festive since it should start in the run-up to Christmas. What we’re almost sure about is that Epic won’t stick to a more restrictive genre-based theme, such as superheroes. And, considering the wonderful mix of skins and cosmetics we’re used to getting nowadays, we can’t say we have a problem with that.