Fortnite is in Season 7 territory, and there’s a plethora of exciting content to explore in the update. Still, some fans are already anticipating all the new changes Epic Games are planning for the start of Fortnite Season 8.
Fortnite Season 6 has completed its momentous run, and Season 7 is already proving to be an exciting new beginning with all the awesome content being added. This includes major map changes, UFOs, and a Superman skin.
Now, many players have started to look to the next major update. There is mass speculation on when Season 8 will arrive and how it will change the battle royale. Here is what we know.
When does Fortnite season 7 end?
According to a notable data miner HYPEX, the Battle Pass for Chapter 2 of Season 7 will expire on September 12, 2021. If this is true, then the start of Fortnite Season 8 could be accompanied by an exciting Halloween-themed battle pass.
Data miners were able to extract this information from in-game files after Epic Games temporarily shut down the servers during the implementation of the new patch. However, this date is not fixed.
Sometimes the developers decide to add more content to the battle royale than expected. If that’s the case, we might see Season 7 extended to run a bit longer.
When does Fortnite season 8 begin?
Usually, the new season starts at the end of the previous one. We expect Fortnite Season 8 to begin on September 13, right after the Season 7 end date.
It’s too early to say whether or not Season 7 will have an epic live-action finale or a solo outing that you can join at any time. Hopefully, the current season has a memorable conclusion that kicks off the start of Fortnite Season 8.
However, the inclusion of a live event does not generally change the start and end dates of Fortnite seasons based on the Battle Pass timer, so players can expect the above date to be met at unless something big happens in the development of the game.
How much will the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass cost?
While we don’t know the exact cost of the Season 8 Battle Pass yet, it will likely cost 950 V-Bucks. You will be able to purchase the smallest package containing 1,000 V-Bucks for $ 7.99 / £ 6.49 from the object shop.
If you want to immediately unlock the first 25 levels of the Battle Pass, you can upgrade to the Battle Bundle upgrade, which costs $ 19.99 / £ 15.99. This will grant you 2,500 V-Bucks, as well as an additional 300 free.
The last two Battle Passes contained skins for characters from other popular entertainment franchises in video games, movies, TV, and comics, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Season 8 Battle Pass for the Chapter 2 continue this trend with some high-profile crossover cosmetic items.
We’ll be sure to update this article as more details on Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 become available, so stay tuned!
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