Season 7 of Fortnite has finally arrived as UFOs swarm the island.
Season 6 of Fortnite saw the island go Primal, with the Zero Point sending players back in time, questions are rising as to how this will affect the future of the Battle Royale and where the story will go.
Even with leakers and teasers galore, players rarely know the full extent of what's coming in the next season. The Primal theme was a bit of a curveball and one few expected to see.
But, the Zero Point appears to have been stabilised thanks to a mysterious character, but what will happen next?
It seems like we're heading back to the present and a new presence is making its appearance - UFOs. The community is under the impression this will be a 'filler' season before the real story kicks off again towards the end of Summer.
Here's what we know about Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite.
17.00 Patch Notes - 8th June
You can check out the latest patch notes and cosmetic leaks right here.
Check out the latest changes in the below article too.
Season 7 Map - 8th June
Season 7 Loading Screen - 8th June
The new loading screen confirms the collabs with Superman and Rick and Morty.
Season 7 Battle Pass - 8th June
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Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite will begin on 8th June 2021.
Downtime begins at 6:00AM UTC.
Season 6 began on the 16th of March 2021.
The New Trailers tend to release with the launch of the new season.
This includes a Cinematic Trailer and a Battle Pass trailer.
Here are last season's trailers:
Season 7 Trailer
Season 7 Battle Pass Trailer
Update Size & Download
- PS4 - 4.7GB
- PS5 - 4GB
- XBOX ONE - 6.3GB
- XBOX SERIES X - 5.8GB
- PC - 10.2GB
- ANDROID - 2GB
- SWITCH - 4.02GB
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You can see the full and latest patch notes here.
You can expect the following in the next update:
- The PC version of Fortnite is getting some upgraded visuals in this patch.
- Updated PC Requirements
- New Battle Pass (including a secret skin and various Battle Pass challenges)
- Map Changes
- New Shop skins and bundles
- New Challenges
- New weapons
- New Vaulted and Unvaulted weapons
- Changes to weapons and consumables
- Bug Fixes
Chapter 2 Season 7 Storyline
The new Season 6 trailer looks incredible, and it appears that Jonesy will be teaming up with The Seven's leader to solve the issue of the Zero Point.
As for what else could be involved, we'll have to find out.
While the map will retain the same structure it has throughout the duration of Chapter 2, there will be some changes to the map.
Season 7 Map
Season 6 Map
The Season 7 Battle Pass will once again play an important part in the season and although we're unsure what it will include, we can expect plenty of skins, emotes, pickaxes and gliders.
The new Battle Pass will contain 100 tiers of content for players to complete over the span of the season.
The premium Battle Pass will cost 950 V-Bucks for the battle pass - this is about £7-8.
You can also obtain the Battle Pass Bundle, which will cost 2800 V-Bucks and rewards you with access to the first 25 tiers of the Battle Pass immediately.
Gifting the Battle Pass will cost $7.59 (without tax).
Alternatively, you can use the V-Bucks you accumulated throughout Season 6 to purchase the new pass for free.
To go from Level 1 to Level 100 without buying ANY tiers you'll need to gain roughly 7,500,000 XP total.
If you're not interested in spending money, you can complete the free battle pass; although it will come with considerably fewer rewards.
Alternatively, you can sign up to Fortnite Crew to get the pass for free.
The next season's skins tend to be focused on its theme.
Here are some of the confirmed skins.
A new teaser suggests that we may get some Star Trek themed skins and cosmetics in the new season.
So far, not a lot is known about what skins are on offer in the Battle Pass or the shop.
But there are a few that have been teased and revealed already.
The Fortnite 16.50 update revealed that the new 'Dizzie Domain' set is coming to Season 7 as the Starter Pack.
This pack will include the Dizzie Skin, Extra Round Back Bling, Rebel Slice Pickaxe, and most likely 600 V-Bucks.
While nothing has been confirmed yet, the data found all points to this being the case, meaning the Starter Kit will most likely cost $3.99 to fall in line with previously released Packs.
With this new season coinciding with Summer, expect to see a number of older Summer skins return to the shop (such as Unpeely) and some new ones to boot.
The Summer Legends bundle is coming back.
It's also speculated that the following characters could arrive either in the next season or later:
- John McClane
- Snake Plissken
There's also a number of concept skins that could be on the horizon.
The theme is called 'Invasion', a UFO theme in Season 7.
A lot of evidence is suggesting the story is heading that way, particularly with the 'Foreshadowing Quests'.
Here's a look at all past themes:
- Season 1: No Theme
- Season 2: Medieval
- Season 3: Space
- Season 4: Super Heroes
- Season 5: Worlds Collide
- Season 6: Halloween
- Season 7: Winter
- Season 8: Pirates
- Season 9: Future
- Season X: Time
- CH2S1: Doppelgangers
- CH2S2: The Agency
- CH2S3: Water/Flood
- CH2S4: Marvel Comics
- CH2S5: Hunters
- CH2S6: Primal
We're still expecting a DC theme season at some point in the future, as there are so many DC collaborations that pop up throughout the various seasons.
With Summer coming up, we may see a more Summer-centric theme.
Depending on how the story progresses, we should theoretically return to a present timeline.
With Season 9 and Season X focusing on 'Future' and 'Time' we doubt we will be propelled well into the future.
According to @HYPEX, here's what to expect from the aliens:
- When they abduct you they restore your Health & Shield to 100
- They have a max capacity of 20 players
- They can mass abduct a squad/enemies
- They select abductees before abducting them
- They appear from the first zone
- Takes 3 seconds to select/warn abductees
- Takes 2 seconds to abduct
- Only 1 spawns then they increase to 5 (I think)
- They appear 15 seconds after every storm
- Their chances of spawning (in zones order): 10%, 20%, 40%, 80%, 100%
- UFOs will start to appear at the end of this season (NOT IN COMPETITVE) and they will randomly abduct players, fully heal them and throw them somewhere else
Players can now encounter wildlife in the new season including:
We expect this mechanic to remain.
But it's reported that a kangaroo, octopus, and platypus will be added - potentially replacing certain wildlife.
The following weapons are only obtainable via fishing:
- Common Assault Rifle
- Common Submachine Gun
- Common Tactical Shotgun
- Common Pump Shotgun
Crafting is believed to be staying as a mechanic in the new season given that is brand new and was given a flurry of improvements during the last season.
- Recon Scanner
- Kymera Ray Gun
- Pulse Rifle
- Rail Gun
- Marksman Revolver
- Infantry Rifle
- Vendetta Flopper
- Rare Harpoon Gun
- Dual Pistols
- Stink Fish
- Level Action
- Bolt-Action Snipers
- Launch Pads
- Submachine Gun
- Supissed Submachine Gun
- Hand Cannon
- Tactical Shotgun
- Pump Shotgun