When does Fortnite Season 8 start?
Epic Games have said: “The Epic Games team will be taking its own holiday break this winter, so season 7 will be extended by two weeks and end on February 28.
“We’ll still have new updates coming out during that break period bringing new items and challenges.
“You can plan on more holiday cheer to hit before the New Year as well!”
This means Season 7 will be a long one with the expected start date of Season 8 set for Thursday, February 28th.
We’ve pulled together everything you need to know about the Fortnite Season 8 – from hints and tips to more general gameplay-related stuff and big announcements.
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The ice is thawing and the map may soon be flooded.
Theories about the new Season 8 theme are being thrown around the internet with hot new speculations coming in daily.
The arrival of dragon eggs with heartbeats has spawned a whole host of new theories and speculations around the return of to the medieval in the battle royale game.
But what are the battle pass skins going to look like?
As with every other season of Fortnite, we tend to get a sneak peek at the theme of the next season by the skins that are released in the weeks prior.
The release of more aquatic skins, most recently the Fishstick skin, suggests that the melting of the ice and subsequent flooding of the map will result in a number of ‘water-themed’ skins.
Fishbowl backpacks, seaweed capes, submarines?! The possibilities are endless.
There is fresh speculation around Fortnite Season 8.
With snow having taken over the battle royale map and a number of themed skins being added to the game that focuses around a wintery royal theme, players have been speculating as to what the theme of Season 8 will be.
Reddit user ‘LethalSnowmeme’ came up with a theory that makes a lot of sense, especially now new areas and environmental objects have been added to the game.
LethalSnowmeme believes we will see a return to the theme of Season 2, with the Medieval making a grand return.
In Season 2 we were introduced to 4 knights, the royale knight, blue squire, red knight, and black knight. The map was also covered in snow.
Skip forward to Season 7 we have seen the addition of a giant castle on the mountain by Haunted Hills, a limited time sword that was added to the game.
LethalSnowmeme finishes his theory by pointing towards three further bits of evidence:
There’s a giant statue near wailing woods that’s been moving around. Back in the medieval day, moving statues had a name, it being golems.
There are dragon eggs slowly being revealed from the thawing glacier. They may have been fossilized for a while, so that means that the other things may have been fossilized as well. And also, Ragnarok’s female variant was released 2 seasons ago with an ice dragon glider.
The new frozen legends pack has an iced red knight along with 2 other iced skins, which helps back up my theory.
The map may be divided by the melting iceberg into different factions represented by different medieval skins.
Creating moats around key points of interest defended by dragons?
At this point, it is merely speculation, but the arrival of flying dragon mounts to the battle royale could be an exciting development.
Season 7 of Fortnite is off to a shaky start with Fortnite developer EPIC games facing legal action.
Alfonso Ribeiro who played Carlton in the hugely popular 90’s TV show ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ is suing Fortnite over the use of the Dance emote in-game the ‘Fresh’ – based off the iconic Tom Jones dance routine.
The battle royale powerhouse is now worth an estimated $15 billion, so we can’t imagine they feel that threatened by the lawsuits that are sure to come piling in over the next few months.
As Fortnite is free-to-play the only way the game makes money is through the monetisation of emotes and skins, the more popular the emote the more money they make.
This has led to EPIC Games using popular already established dance moves like the floss and the Carlton and selling them in game.
Could we see the end of these emotes in Fortnite Season 8?