Fortnite: Battle Royale will enter its ninth season soon, and players will be greeted with some new additions and subtractions when it begins.
Fortnite developer Epic Games began its first season several months after the game’s release. Since then, there have been several more, plus the ninth season coming this week. Here are all of the Fortnite: Battle Royale seasons, as well 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 (Unconfirmed)|
Throughout Fortnite’s eight 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 what season nine will bring to Fortnite, or whether the 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.