The Fortnite season 8 is almost here, and the release date brings new skins, a new theme, map changes and weekly challenges to Battle Royale.
For the past few days, Epic Games has been teasing what Season 8 of Fortnite has to offer on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, PC and Mac.
And the new Battle Pass is expected to make huge changes, with long updates expected to appear in the Fortnite Season 8 season.
Before the start of Season 8, the launch of the Battle Pass Express.co.uk brought together all that Fortnite fans need to know.
We have details on the latest leaks from season 8 of Fortnite, rumors of skins and information on possible changes to the map for Battle Royale.
If you are wondering what is the start time of season 8 of Fortnite and if there will be server downtime, Express.co.uk will cover you.
We also have details on the final earthquake times, as well as the rumors of Leviathan, Cracken, Dragon and Volcano for season 8 of Fortnite.
Plus, if you're curious to know what the pirate theme, it is said, could mean for Fortnite Season 8, then we're here to help.
Fortnite Season 8 COUNTDOWN – Release Date, Start Time, Appearances, Leaks, Card, Servers
FORTNITE SEASON 8 – WHAT IS THE DATE OF FREEDOM FOR FORTNITE SEASON 8? WHEN IS THE FORTNITY SEASON 8 START TIME?
The season 8 of Fortnite is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2019, revealed Epic Games.
The first teaser of season 8 Fortnite, unveiled Sunday, confirmed the release date of season 8 of Fortnite.
There is currently an in-game clock count indicating the time remaining until the end of the current Battle Pass.
And season 7 of Fortnite ends at 7:00 am UK time on Thursday, February 28th.
For those in the United States, it will be 2 am Eastern Time on February 28 and 11 pm Pacific Time on February 27th.
The Fortnite 8.0.0 hotfix is then configured to deploy from 9 am UK time, 4 am Eastern and 1 Pacific Time.
FORTNITE SEASON 8 – WHAT ARE THE SKINS FOR FORTNITE SEASON 8? Has there been skin leakage?
It was claimed that the patch notes for the Fortnite Season 8 had been leaked early.
GamingIntel said they had received images showing the patch notes of the Fortnite 8 season that were accidentally put online early for a short time.
And the so-called leak of Fortnite season 8 patch notes says the new Battle Pass will be launched with six customizable skins.
Having six customizable skins would be a big step forward from the two starting skins that usually start with the all-new Battle Passes.
Fortnite Season 8 – The New Battle Pass Should Have A Pirate Theme
GamingIntel said that they "can not officially verify the legitimacy of this image," but that it "has some connotations of reality".
It remains to be seen what appearances come with the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass, but we know for sure the new outfit.
Last week, the IKONIK skin, which is only available with Samsung Galaxy S10 + purchases, was revealed.
Samsung's new flagship product will be released in March, which means that IKONIK skin is the first cosmetic launch of season 8 to be officially revealed.
Season Fortnite 8 – Epic Games teases Fortnite 8 season in recent days
FORTNITE SEASON 8 – Have there been any leaks for season 8? WHAT IS THE THEME OF THE BATTLE PASS?
The allegedly disclosed patch notes from the Fortnite season 8 claimed that the new Battle Pass would start with a huge earthquake.
Fortnite season 8 patch notes allegedly said, "Stay on your positions!
"Season 8 begins as a devastating earthquake tears the island.
"Find out what has changed in places like Tilted Towers and Polar Peak and venture underground in recently exposed areas!
"Experience the new Battle Pass and further customize your experience with unlockable lobby backgrounds while unleashing new styles for the six customizable skins."
Fortnite season 8 – The new Battle Pass could see the Leviathan or the dragons
Rumor has it that season 8 of Fortnite began with a major earthquake that dramatically changed the Battle Royale map.
And while this may still be the case, the teasers of season 8 of Fortnite, officially revealed by Epic Games, allude to a pirate theme.
The teasers of the Fortnite Season 8 hinted at a pirate theme and the addition of ships as a new vehicle as well as a new volcano location.
Teasers have also suggested that Fortnite Leviathan or Fortenite Cracken could arrive with Fortnite Season 8.
Fortnite Season 8 – The latest teaser was alluding to the imminent arrival of bananas
Rumor has it that Fortnite Leviathan would come to Battle Royale and could be the dragon-like creature seen in the third Fortnite Season 8 teaser.
While the snake-like creature seen during Fortnite Season 8, Teaser 2 could be the head of Fortnite crack leaks previously discovered.
A kraken is usually a huge creature resembling an octopus found in the sea, but the different spelling may indicate that it could be an epic reprint.
Fortnite Cracken or Fortnite Leviathan could be the subject of battle over bosses allegedly experienced by players during Season 8.
The last teaser of season 8 of Fortnite alluded to the arrival of bananas while the four teasers meet to show the image of a skull on a volcano.
Fortnite Season 8 – This is what all Fortnite Season 8 teasers look like
FORTNITE SEASON 8 – ARE THERE CHANGES OF CARDS? WHAT NEW LOCATIONS COULD BE ADDED?
The Fortnite card is expected to experience big changes with the Fortnite season 8.
One of the teasers of season 8 of Fortnite hinted at the addition of a volcano while another teased that ships could add to Battle Royale.
If this is the case, the earthquakes that have occurred may have all caused a huge one that will break the map.
This could divide the existing Fortnite map into a large number of islands, with waterways between which ships could pass.
Fortnite Season 8 – Earthquakes Hit the Battle Royale Card
According to rumors, the season 8 of Fortnite could see the addition of a new place called Sharky Shrubs and another point of interest in the temple.
Although Wailing Woods is also in ruins until season 8 of Fortnite, it could be replaced, according to rumors, by a volcano or a jungle.
Before the start of season 8 of Fortnite, a last earthquake occurred around 8:20 pm, Wednesday, February 27th.
This ended up destroying the unlucky Tilted Towers building, which was damaged for the first time in Season 4 and has since been rebuilt and damaged several times.
Fortnite season 8 – Does the mysterious crack appear in the new Battle Pass?
FORTNITE SEASON 8 – IS THERE A SERVER IN REDUCED TIME? WHAT TIME WILL THE FORTNITY REDUCE?
Epic Games has confirmed that there will be a downtime of the server before the start of season 8 of Fortnite.
Fortnite servers will be out of service at 9:00 am UK time on Thursday, February 28, 2019 prior to the deployment of the Season 8 patch.
For Americans, the Fortnite start time will be 4 hours east and 1 hour Pacific.
Ahoy, my friends! Season 8 is coming and X marks the place!
The downtime starts tomorrow, February 28 at 4:00 am (09:00 UTC).
– Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 27, 2019
Confirming the stoppage time of the Fortnite server, the game's Twitter account read: "Ah, mateys! Season 8 is coming and X marks the place!
"The downtime starts tomorrow, February 28 at 4:00 am (09:00 UTC)."
A new launch of Fortnite Battle Pass is the most important type of update the game can get. Therefore, the servers will probably not work for a few hours at least.
If all goes as planned, Fortnite fans should be able to play in Season 8 anywhere between 10am and noon, English time, Thursday, February 28th.
• Stay tuned to Express.co.uk for more information on Fortnite and Fortnite season 8 updates before the big launch.