When Does Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 Start?

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Season 7 of Fortnite saw an Alien Invasion sweep the island.

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 is obviously the next step for the Battle Royale title, but it's going to be a while before we see it and find out what's happening in the wider story.


Chapter 2 continues to evolve the story within the Fortnite universe and mixes up the game mechanics massively in a positive way.

But every season must come to a close and make way for what's next - so when will that be?

Here's when you can expect Season 8 to start in Fortnite.

When Does Fortnite Season 8 Start?

Season 8 of Fortnite started on September 13, 2021. Here are the times it launched by timezone:

  • UK - 6AM (BST)
  • Europe - 7AM (CET)
  • East Coast US - 1AM (EST)
  • West Coast US - 10PM (PST)

Server downtime began around at 6 AM UTC/7AM BST

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