Chapter 2 Season 8 begins TODAY!

After an exciting live event, the servers have been offline and unplayable since Sunday night, but are finally returning with an influx of great content.

So what's new in Season 8 of Fortnite? Here's what we know.

Release Date

Season 8 of Fortnite will begin on the 13th September.

We can expect downtime to start in the early morning, but times are still to be confirmed.

Here's what we're expecting:

  • 11.00PM PT (12th September)

  • 1.00AM CT (12th September)
  • 2.00AM ET (13th September)
  • 8.00AM BST (13th September)

  • 8.00AM CEST (13th September)

  • 3.00PM JST (13th September)

  • 4.00PM AEST (13th September)

  • 6.00PM NZST (13th September)

Season 8 will end on the 5th December 2021.


Here's the sizes for the Season 8 update on all platforms:

  • Xbox One - 14.3GB
  • Xbox Series X - 21.7GB
  • PS4 - 4GB
  • PS5 - 5.2GB
  • PC - 2.75GB
  • Switch -
  • Android -
Patch Notes

Here are some mentionable changes and updates:

  • Punch Cards and Quest Sharing added
  • 17 NPCs and 50 fish to collect
  • Weather has een added (Fog)
  • Players will decide throughout the season which new weapons will be addded to the game and which will be unvaulted
  • Players will also decide how to defend the island throughout the season
  • New main music option
  • New sets:
    • Unicorn Flakes!!!
    • Astronaut P-14
    • Hagiri
    • Splinter Agent
    • Sidewayfarer
    • Symbiotes - Cubed
  • Encrypted Sets:
    • FourthYear
    • ShellState
    • PeakBet

Please see below for the latest cosmetics, skins and other updates.


All Crash Site POI names:

  • Smashed Stronghold
  • Shattered Saucer
  • Wasted Woods
  • Destroyed Dish
  • Levelled Lake
  • Friendly Forest (Blue Kevin)
Battle Pass


A new season means a brand new Battle Pass and will cost players 950 V-Bucks.

You can purchase the Battle Pass Bundle, unlocking the Battle Pass and 25 Tiers instantly; this costs 2,800 V-Bucks.

Tier System

We're expecting the Battle Star progression system to stay in place for the next season, rather than the standard tier system.



Some players are thinking that Fortnite might just be headed towards a scary, Halloween theme in the upcoming season. It will be the season that’s around for Halloween, so it’s not too far-fetched an idea.

There have been some interesting recent additions like the Knights of the Food Court, too. Combining them with a scary theme for the season could actually make sense. However, it would take a pretty big event happening to cause the storyline of the game to change so drastically. Could the Invasion cause some kind of time travel that shunts everyone back into the island’s history? Time, appropriately, will tell.

We are aware that "The Sideways" monsters will come in for Halloween and the Cube will return (as a skin).