19 Nov 2021 6:11 PM +00:00 UTC

When Does Fortnite Chapter 3 Start?

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 was long expected to follow Season 8, but it has been mostly confirmed that Fortnite Chatper 3, Season 1 will arrive next instead.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Release Date

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 9 Countdown


Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 is expected to drop on December 7, 2021.

With Chapter 2, Season 8 ending on December 5, the Black Hole will fill the void between Seasons.

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

Of course, there is always a chance that Epic could delay Chapter 3 a bit, similar to the length of time it took to transition from Fortnite Chapter 1 to Chapter 2,

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Theme

There has been no word, official or leaked, about the theme of Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, but it is probably safe to say that it will deal with the outcome of IO's battle against The Sideways. It is also possible that Agent Jones and The Foundation will enter the picture once again, seeing as players have been getting glimpses of The Foundation through cutscenes since he was blown from The Spire in Season 7.

As for Agent Jones, Donald Mustard hinted at his return in a Twitter banner image showing Jones in the Zero Point Chamber featured in Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point.

There may be a stronger DC tie to the start of Chapter 3 as well, with the Batman Who Laughs currently running amok on the Island after the events of Batman/Fortnite: Foundation. What does the alternate reality version of Bruce Wayne have planned, and is it in the IO's best interest or will Dr. Slone find herself pit against a new villain?

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Battle Pass

Just as there is no word on the theme of Chapter 3, Season 1, there is no information about the Battle Pass at this time. Players can expect the Battle Star system to return, as well as the cost of the Battle Pass to remain 950 V-Bucks (US $7.99 / UK £5.88.)