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Fortnite Season 7 release date and start time | When does Fortnite Season 6 end?

Aliens seem to be the theme for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 brings aliens back to the game
Epic Games
Published: Friday, 4th June 2021 at 1:20 pm

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 is about to end, which can only mean one thing - Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 is about to begin, bringing with it new skins, fresh weekly challenges, a new battle pass and some significant changes to the Fortnite island's map.


Details are thin on the ground for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, but one thing that seems likely is that aliens are going to return to Fortnite in a big way. Following on from the Primal theme of Season 6, it looks like Season 7 will be a more sci-fi affair.

But before we can crack on with Fortnite Season 7, Fortnite Season 6 has to end. Read on for all the essential details on this major turning point for Epic Games' iconic battle-royale game.

When does Fortnite Season 6 end?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 will end on June 7th, with the current battle pass and its weekly Fortnite challenges coming to a close bang on schedule. Epic Games has even posted a special blog about the final days of Season 6, urging players to finish up some of its fun content before it's gone for good.

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When is the Fortnite Season 7 release date and time?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 will start on June 8th, with Epic Games all set to unleash a new era of battle-royale fun for players to enjoy. As for the exact start time, the previous form would suggest that 9am UK time is a good guess as to when things will get started on the day.

What is the theme for Fortnite Season 7?

The theme for Fortnite Season 7 appears to be aliens, with an ominous Tweet declaring "They're coming" alongside a picture of a big blue beam. The internet rumour mill has run with this idea, predicting that alien abductions and sci-fi weapons will be rife in the new season.

What's new in the Fortnite Season 7 patch notes?

The Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 update, which has a version number of v17.00, will also bring some technical improvements for PC players. Epic Games confirmed in a blog post that, "While running 'Epic' graphics settings on a machine that meets system requirements, you’ll be able to enjoy new and enhanced effects plus improved postprocessing features and shadow quality."

We'll bring you more details on the end of Fortnite Season 6 and the start of Fortnite Season 7 as and when we see them! Watch this space, people.

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