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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When does Fortnite Season 7 start?
Fortnite Season 6 and the Season 6 Battle Pass end this Thursday. Fortnite Season 7 starts later that same day on Dec. 6. Here are the usual start times for Fortnite Seasons:
- 4 a.m. ET
- 1 a.m. PT
- 10 a.m. CEST
- 9 a.m. BST
Epic confirmed the Season 7 release date on Twitter just three days before the mayhem is due to kick off.
When will Fortnite Season 7 end?
The Fortnite Season 7 end date should fall ten weeks after the start on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.
How much does the Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass cost?
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.
What is Fortnite Season 7 Creative mode and when does it launch?
Epic Games has confirmed that a new third game mode called Creative will debut during Season 7 on Dec. 13.
The Minecraft-esque mode lets players create and sculpt their own island with unlimited resources. This can then be shared with friends on private servers.
Epic has also confirmed that Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass owners get early access to the mode when Season 7 launches on Dec. 6.
The mode may have initially been meant for a grand unveiling at The Game Awards, which coincides with Fortnite Season 7’s start date. The show’s host, Geoff Keighley, confirmed that a big Fortnite announcement and “world premiere” would be announced during the event.
Thursday during #TheGameAwards don’t miss a @fortnitegame announcement and world premiere from Epic’s @DonaldMustard, streaming live at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT everywhere. And oh yeah, keep your game close. #WorldsWillChange pic.twitter.com/hh7VQNpLD1
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 3, 2018
Epic’s PR representatives has teased that the announcement is much more significant than the new Season launch — presumably referring to the now-confirmed Creative mode.
Unfortunately for Epic Games, that announcement was spoiled a few days early after it all leaked on YouTube. Regardless, Epic’s worldwide creative director of Fortnite will be in attendance, as well as mega-popular Fortnite streamer Ninja, who is both nominated for an award and presenting.
Fortnite Season 7 Theme and Map Changes
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 suggesting Tilted Towers could (again!) be a target.
The winter theme was later all-but-confirmed by Epic Games thanks to a teaser image accompanying the Season 7 release date. The image shows an icy figure wearing a crown that also doubles up as a mountain with a tiny skier on the right side. The caption “a bitter ice spreads” is also a pretty big giveaway!
A bitter ice spreads… 3 days to Season 7. pic.twitter.com/yj70svBXti
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 3, 2018
A second teaser tweet with the caption “A frigid day dawns” was posted a day later with a close-up of the skier who appears to have a robot-like mask on. A series of skins have since leaked via Apple’s App Store which you can check out below!
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.
Going as close to the iceberg as possible from r/FortNiteBR
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.
Fortnite Season 7 Skins
Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass Skins
Thanks to an Apple App Store leak (oops!) we already know three of the skins that will be available during Season 7.
Shared by @CrossLeaks, the leaked image (above) shows three skins. The hooded middle skin appears to be the same as the silhouette in the first Season 7 teaser and is the most likely candidate for the Battle Pass Tier 1 skin.
The robotic cat-like skin on the left, meanwhile, resembles the skier outline in the second teaser tweet, which you can see below. There’s also a white-bearded skin with some fancy night vision goggles on his head and what appears to be the edge of the Onesie skin that was found in Fortnite’s files during Season 6 but later removed.
A frigid day dawns… 2 days to Season 7. pic.twitter.com/HDfj0G44fm
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 4, 2018
That’s it so far for Fortnite Season 7 skins. As soon as we get official images or any more leaks we’ll post them here!
Fortnite Season 7 Weekly Challenges
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!