Epic Games is preparing to unleash Fortnite season 7 across a variety of platforms on December 6, but what time does it launch? It's hard to believe that Fortnite season 6 will be wrapping up in just a few short hours, but there's a lot to look forward to as well. With Fortnite season 7 comes a number of major changes, new cosmetic items, and major map alterations. Fortunately, it really won't be too much longer before fans will be able to dive right in and begin leveling up and unlocking new content.
The official Twitter account for the battle royale powerhouse has confirmed that players will be able to jump into Fortnite season 7 after downtime for the game's servers wrap up. So the question now becomes when do the servers go down? Get ready, because this will officially be happening on December 6 at 4 am EST (0900 UTC). In previous seasons, the downtime usually lasts about one hour, so players can expect Fortnite season 7 to launch sometime between 5 am and 6 am EST.
If that weren't exciting enough, Fortnite season 7 has already been teased a feature a number of additions that should breathe new life into the way matches play out. An example of this would be teaser images showcasing skiing and zip lining in Fortnite, which indicate that both forms of traversal will be present at some point in the next season – if not immediately following the launch of the big update. There's also a plane in the latest teaser image, which would mark the first flying vehicle in the game's history.
Additionally, an official announcement pertaining to the third-person shooter will be arriving at The Game Awards 2018. Since Fortnite season 7 arrives on the exact same day, many are speculating that the big unveiling will be some sort of limited time event that players will be able to participate in as soon as the gaming award show wraps up. Of course, this is just speculation, but it's an interesting tidbit to take note of.
Other thoughts are that the launch of Fortnite season 7, and the Game Awards reveal following, could lead to another crossover partnership like the NFL's deal with Fortnite. This would make sense given that fact that the game is shattering records with its massive player base, hitting 8.3 million concurrent users this past November. Then again, the reveal may have to do with Epic Games' new digital storefront. Whatever exciting developments await gamers on December 6, make sure to stay tuned to Screen Rant for plenty of details, reveals, tips, and strategies on Fortnite.