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Fortnite Season 9: Leaks, Release Date, Map, Trailer, Battle Pass, Theme, Skins and More

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 is going strong, with a steady release of new content, especially around Fortnitemares 2021. With a majority of the excitement about Season 8 out of the way, it is time to start looking forward to Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9.

The current storyline has been running strong since Chapter 2, Season 5, with ties in Fortnite's past, in comic books, and with tons of hints toward Fortnite's future. Fans have seen Agent Jones team up with The Seven, survived an alien invasion, and are currently battling the Sideways from taking over Apollo island.

What is next for Fortnite when Season 9 rolls around?

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Here is what we know so far.

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Could Spider-Man be coming to Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9? It is certainly a possibility. Marvel's latest Spider-Man movie comes out in December, shortly after the release of Season 9, and there have been leaks concerning a new Mythic item in the files with the codename "WestSausage."

The text accompanying this asset is:

"Swing Attach Location, Swing Detach Time, Swinging, Swing Accelerate, Swing Jump"

Could "WestSausage" be code for Web Slinger? This is most certainly a possability.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 Release Date

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 Countdown

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 is expected to drop on December 6, 2021, according to when the current Season 8 Battle Pass ends. This falls in line with Season 7 ending on a Sunday and Season 8 starting on the following Monday.

If the launch time remains the same as Season 8, players can expect Season 9 at the following times:

  • UK - 6AM (BST)
  • Europe - 7AM (CET)
  • East Coast US - 1AM (EST)
  • West Coast US - 10PM (PST)
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Of course, there is always a chance that Epic could delay Season 9, but at this time there is no reason to think this will be the case.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 Map

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8's initial map
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MAP: Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8's initial map

Apollo Island has undergone many changes over the course of Chapter 2. Season 5 saw the entire center of the island turn into a huge desert, while The Wilds took over a good portion of Season 6. Season 7 saw the destruction of The Spire and abduction of several POIs on the map, and Season 8 has Cubes running amok, corrupting large swaths of land as they move toward a final destination.

There is no telling what Chapter 2, Season 9 will bring, but fans can be sure remnants of previous Seasons will remain. A curious note is that all the Guardian Towers from Chapter 2, Season 6 are still intact. Could they play a pivitol role in future Seasons with the rumored return of The Foundation?

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 Trailer

It is still too early in Chapter 2, Season 8 for a Season 9 trailer to have dropped, but this section will be updated as soon as it does.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 Battle Pass

There is currently no known information leaked or officially released by Epic concerning the Chapter 2, Season 8 Battle Pass. It is expected that Season 9 will still feature the use of Battle Stars, with players unlocking page by page of rewards, but it is unknown what will be featured.

More information to come as it becomes available.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 Theme

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 brought The Sideways to the island, a major force that threatens IO and their grip on the Zero Point. During the opening cinematic of Season 8, we saw the awakening of The Foundation, who was blown into the ocean following the destruction of The Spire at the beginning of Season 7.

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Will fans finally get to see The Foundation and Agent Jones back in the spotlight again? It is possible this will be the case, which means other members of The Seven may get involved. It is also possible that Midas may make a reappearance since Epic has focused three months of The Crew around his Shadow operatives.

There is also a new Batman/Fortnite crossover comic coming soon, which will have a big impact on Fortnite as a whole, similar to how Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point did. With such a big storyline currently underway, it is also possible that the Sideways theme carries over into Season 9, something players have not really seen in Fortnite yet.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 Skins

While there are sure to be some exciting skin and other new cosmetic items in the Chapter 2, Season 9 Battle Pass, players can be sure that Epic will release a slew of new skins, both original and licensed over the course of the Season. While there has been no news of this as of yet, it is possible several skins from the recent survey sent out to certain individuals may show up in the game.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 Events

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WINTERFEST 2019: Could 2021 bring another set of free presents?

With Fortnite Season 9 launching in December, players can be sure there will be some sort of Holiday events taking place on Apollo Island and in Creative Mode. It is possible past Holiday Events will return, though with the way things have been going in Season 8 there may even be some NEW Events arriving for fans to enjoy.