Fortnite season 7 is almost upon us. Season 6's Primal theme provided for plenty of fun hunting wild animals, or being hunted by them, and watching the Fortnite map turn into a feral battlefield. So season 7 has plenty to live up to.
What's in store for Fortnite's next season, though? We've started seeing players get abducted by aliens (in-game…not, you know, in real life) and whisked away to a different part of the map—presumably post-probing.
So it seems like an alien invasion theme might be the big plot point for season 7. If you're curious about other parts of Fortnite season 7, like the battle pass, new skins, and release date, read on.
Fortnite season 7 start date
The Fortnite season 7 start date isn't officially known just yet, but a few things point us toward a pretty reliable window. The season 6 battle pass officially ends on June 8.
In previous seasons, that's tended to be a reliable marker for when the current season ends, and when we can expect the next season to begin shortly thereafter. The only exceptions that I can remember are the launch of Chapter 2 (it's still astounding that Epic killed its own game for like two days) and some previous seasons prior to Chapter 2.
All that said, we can anticipate that Fortnite season 7 will most likely begin on June 8. It's possible that season 6 might get an extension of some sort (mostly to allow for players to finish challenges), but keep in mind we're still dealing with a global crisis that's keeping companies like Epic from getting back into their offices safely.
Fortnite season 7: Alien theme
Details on the Fortnite season 7 theme are starting to pile up. After season 6's "Primal" theme introduced wild animals, dinosaurs, and towns made of bones (what is this, Bloodborne?), season 7 will need to go big to keep up our interest.
Data miners have dug up the first teaser for season 7, which shows an alien UFO's tractor beam.
Better quality of the Season 7 Teaser video! pic.twitter.com/hy0Ta0UVa7June 2, 2021
As PC Gamer's own Natalie Clayton wrote, it appears that UFOs are starting to abduct players in or around the Risky Reels location. A seemingly random player is chosen from around the area, a bright light appears in the sky, and a translucent beam captures them. Several seconds after that, the player wakes up at a different location.
UFOs abduction First Person Clip (via: @HyperDiamond123 & @VastBlastt)They seem to appear over Risky Reels a lot!pic.twitter.com/6VVQO2vigjJune 2, 2021
HYPEX also mentioned that a trusted source tells them that Primal weapons will disappear after the end of this season. So if you loved the extra damage those weapons dealt, tough luck.
Epic has mailed a number of influencers and content creators some mysterious cards, each with strange green imagery. Each delivery includes a CD and phone number that plays weird alien-like sounds, according to HYPEX.
First Season 7 Teasers were sent to popular Australian & English Content Creators (@AussieAntics, @Loserfruit & @InTheLittleWood) The CDs & the phone number found in them play some Alien sounds and all the images say “They’re Coming”.. [h/t @iFireMonkey] pic.twitter.com/Z0AXtGSNAXMay 26, 2021
Longtime data miner ShiinaBR has previously mentioned that some "Foreshadowing" challenges have been added into Fortnite's files, and that IO (the "Imagined Order" organization that Jonesy used to work for) could be related to them.
Not sure if this is already common knowledge, but it seems that I.O. is heavily related to the “Foreshadowing” challenges:This is the completion text for the “Investigate downed black helicopter” challenge:”India Oscar? Yeah, that don’t fool me. I know IO when I see it.”May 12, 2021
Fortnite season 7 battle pass
Details on the Fortnite season 7 battle pass are pretty slim right now. But we're fairly certain you'll be able to purchase the basic battle pass for 950 V-bucks, and the Battle Bundle for 2,800 V-bucks. Keep in mind that 1,000 V-bucks costs $7.99, but buying 2,800 V-bucks will cost $19.99.
As for battle pass skins, details are also somewhat slim. During season 6, we saw a considerable number of DC characters get added to Fortnite's roster, including Raven, Beast Boy, and new variants of Batman and Catwoman. It's possible we'll see more in season 7, but we'd consider that a stretch considering how much real estate DC has already been given. It wouldn't be quite the seismic event that Marvel's season was.
A lot more is bound to be revealed or leaked the closer we get to Fortnite season 7, so make sure to check back on this page for all the updates we can dig up. In the meantime, check out our Fortnite hub for more guides and news.
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