Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 release date prediction and predicted start time

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 release date prediction and predicted start time
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Fortnite’s next chapter will be here soon enough, and both long time players of the battle royale as well as those new to the shooter will be curious as to how the game will freshen things up in its latest season. If you want to know when those changes will come, and when is the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 release date, you’re in the right place.

The previous season kicked off at the tail end of 2023, and now we’re getting into 2024, Chapter 5 Season 1 will end fairly soon. Then the next major scale update in the docket for the shooter is of course Season 2. This previous season has mostly been focused around the new NPCs and a crossover with Family Guy that also saw the unlikely addition of Peter Griffin. What’s next then is almost anyone’s guess.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 release date

When is the predicted Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 start date?

We believe that Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 will begin on either March 8, 2024 or March 9. That’s because an in game message on the Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass menu details that the current season will end on March 8. We don’t yet know how long the game will be down for – but generally speaking, the next season usually comes somewhere between a few hours to a day after the previous season ends – depending on how long the game is down for maintenance.

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When is the predicted Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 start time?

At the moment, it’s not clear exactly when Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 will start. While we expect Chapter 5 Season 2 will be a major update, it won’t quite be as big as a brand new Chapter is – which is why the game was down for the best part of a whole weekend when that launched. However, the time may be increased, as there are now essentially four ‘games’ of Fortnite to update instead of one.

The first season of Chapter 5 brought with it perhaps some of the biggest additions in Fortnite history – as along with the new season we also got three new Fortnite ‘experiences’ in the form of Lego Fortnite, Fortnite Festival and Fortnite Rocket Racing. This will be the first season since those additional experiences launched, so will be our first idea of how long season downtimes are likely to last going forward.

All being well, we predict Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 could start up by 12pm ET on March 8 – that’s 9am in PT and 5pm UK time – but we’ll update this closer to the launch when more information becomes available.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 FAQ

Will Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 start after Chapter 5 Season 1?

At the time of writing, Epic has not announced any sort of spin-off season – such as the Fortnite OG season – in between Season 1 and Season 2 – so yes, we expect Season 2 to roll straight in after Season 1. If this changes, we’ll let you know.

When will Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 be released in my region?

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 will be released simultaneously worldwide – for now, we predict that’ll be around 12pm ET – but we’ll update when we know for certain and we’ll also update with times per region.

Will the next Fortnite season bring a new Battle Pass?

Yes. Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 will bring with it a brand new battle pass, with new cosmetics, new rewards and much more besides. We’ll update with more information once Epic reveals details of the new battle pass.

How long will Fortnite be down for the next season?

At the moment, we don’t know exactly how long the Chapter 5 Season 2 downtime will last. Typically, downtime between seasons can vary from 2 hours all the way up to 12 – so we’ll let you know when Epic officially announce an ETA closer to Chapter 5 Season 2’s release date.

When does Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 battle pass end?

The current Battle Pass, Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1, comes to an end on March 8 2024 at 2am ET.

What season is Fortnite currently on?

Fortnite is currently on Chapter 5, Season 1.