Learn more about the upcoming Season 8 for Fortnite Battle Royale, including what's new, map changes, new gear, items, a new banana teaser & more!
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Release of Fortnite Season 8
Fortnite Season 8 Releases on Feb. 28
According to the latest in-game notification in Fortnite, downtime before Season 8 will begin on Feb 28 at 4am ET. After the downtime, Season 8 will start.
Check Out The Fortnite Season 8 Trailer Below
Time Conversion Table
|8:00 pm||1:00 am||4:00 am||10:00 am|
Season 8 Patch Notes Summary
Season 8 Summary & Overview
|S8 Battle Pass||With the new Season 8 fast approaching, a new set of challenges in the Battle Pass will be up for players to complete!|
|New Weapon - Pirate Cannon||Blast through enemy structures or send yourself off as a cannonball with the new Season 8 Pirate Cannon!|
|X-4 Stormwing Plane Vaulted||Planes will be vaulted in Season 8 as confirmed by Epic in a recent Reddit AMA.|
Season 8 Battle Pass
New Challenges & Rewards
Buying a Battle Pass for Season 8 and ranking up your Battle Pass tiers will give you access to many exciting challenges and rewards!Check Out Season 8 Battle Pass!
Check Out Battle Pass Trailer Video Below:
New Skins & Outfits
Blackheart is a new Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass exclusive skin. Once you purchase a Battle Pass, you'll automatically unlock this pirate-themed skin.Check Out Blackheart Skin Review Here!
Another brand new Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass exclusive skin, Hybrid will automatically be in your inventory once you've purchased the Battle Pass.Check Out Hybrid Skin Review Here!
Sidewinder is the exclusive Season 8 skin that will be unlocked when you purchase the Battle Pass bundle.Check Out Sidewinder Skin Review Here!
New Pets To Carry Around
New pets can be unlocked in Season 8 including a pretty fox and a cartoon-ish dog.
New Wraps For Weapons
Exciting new wraps that will customize the weapons you're carrying will also be available in Season 8!
Season 8 Map Changes & New Areas
New Locations - Volcano, Sunny Steps, & Lazy Lagoon
Fortnite Season 8 will pave way to three new named locations in the map - the Volcano, Sunny Steps, and Lazy Lagoon.
New Lava Feature Can Damage Players
Lava flowing around the map from the Volcano will deal 1 damage to each player when they touch it. Lava can also bounce players off their surfaces, so be careful!
Fly To The Sky With Volcanic Vents
Volcanic Vents will boost players off the ground and into the air! This includes vehicles, too! This is a great way to move to another spot in the map or spot enemies in your area.
Item & Weapon Updates
New Weapon - Pirate Cannon
The new Pirate Cannon has the ability to damage enemy structures by its launched cannonballs! Players can also climb onto it and launch themselves for an epic surprise attack!Check Out Pirate Cannon Details Here!
Season 8 (v8.00) Vaulted Items
The X-4 Stormwing plane has been vaulted for Fortnite Season 8! Players won't be able to find it in the map once the update hits.Chbeck Out X-4 Stormwing Plane Here!
All Terrain Kart & Shopping Cart
Other vehicles such as the ATK and Shopping Cart will also be vaulted in Season 8. Players can use the Volcanic Vents or the Quadcrasher to make their way around the map instead.
Other Vaulted Items
Gameplay Changes For Season 8
Get Help In Challenges With Party Assist
Players who are having a hard time completing challenges can now get the help of their friends with the new Party Assist feature! They can choose a challenge they want to complete and whenever their teammates do so, it'll count towards their achievements!
Returning LTM - 50V50
Work as a team of 50 against another team of 50 players in an all out Battle Royale. 50V50 is making a comeback this Season 8!Check Out 50V50 LTM Here!
Returning LTM - Close Encounters
Jetpacks and shotguns are your best friends in the LTM Close Encounters. You have to get up close and personal to take down your opponents in this returning Limited Time Mode.Check Out Close Encounters LTM Here!