Fortnite: Battle Royale has entered its 12th season, and players have been greeted with some new additions and subtractions to the game.
Fortnite developer Epic Games began its first season several months after the game’s release. Since then, there have been several more, including the the 12th season (labeled as Chapter 2, Season 2) that is set to begin soon. Here are all of the Fortnite: Battle Royale seasons, as well as their start and end dates.
|Season||Start date||End date|
|1||Oct. 25, 2017||Dec. 13, 2017|
|2||Dec. 14, 2017||Feb. 21, 2018|
|3||Feb. 22, 2018||April 30, 2018|
|4||May 1, 2018||July 12, 2018|
|5||July 12, 2018||Sept. 27, 2018|
|6||Sept. 27, 2018||Dec. 6, 2018|
|7||Dec. 6, 2018||Feb. 28, 2019|
|8||Feb. 28, 2019||May 9, 2019|
|9||May 9, 2019||Aug. 1, 2019|
|X||Aug. 1, 2019||Oct. 13, 2019|
|Chapter 2, Season 1||Oct. 15, 2019||Feb. 20, 2020|
|Chapter 2, Season 2||Feb. 20, 2020||June 4, 2020|
Throughout Fortnite’s 11 seasons, Epic Games has continually attempted to freshen up the game with new weapons, cosmetics, consumables, and changes to the iconic map. While they don’t always succeed—the Infinity Blade comes to mind—there are ones that catch on with fans and become popular parts of the game.
Those new additions, along with a refresh of sorts from one season to the next, is why the beginning of the new Fortnite: Battle Royale season is always such a big deal among players. Epic likely sees major spikes in players for the initial few days of a new season before the player count shrinks as players move on.
It’s unclear exactly what season 12 will bring to Fortnite over the next few months or whether fans will care for it after the exciting start period is over. But either way, the season model has consistently given fans something to look forward to every few months.