Since its release in 2017, Fortnite has become an absolutely massive sensation, popular with both younger and older players, it has quickly become one of the most prominent games of the 2010s.
Naturally then, new players are joining the Fortnite sensation everyday, and with Fortnite having been released for a while now, it means that there is often quite a lot of information for newer players to catch up on, whilst also getting to grips with the other stuff, such as the gameplay mechanics.
As a player who’s new to the game, it might be surprising that Fortnite actually now runs in seasons, which can also be confusing if you’ve never played a game that’s used seasons before.
If this is the case, and you’re unsure what Fortnite seasons are, what they include, and when they start and end, then this guide should be able to provide you with all of the information you need in order to understand Fortnite’s seasons (see also ‘How To Level Up Fast In Fortnite?‘)!
What Is A Season In Fortnite?
If you’re unsure as to what a season actually is in Fortnite (see also ‘How To Win At Fortnite?‘), then fear not, because they’re actually quite simple to understand!
A season is simply a period of time in the game that is themed.
Within this period of time you’re able to partake in special events, participate in limited time modes, and through the purchase of a battle pass you’re able to earn rewards too.
Each new season in Fortnite introduces a whole bunch of new features, weapons, map additions, cosmetics, and events to keep things as fresh as possible for the players.
Since Season 2 was launched, every season in Fortnite has featured a battle pass.
The battle pass functions as a way for the player to level up and to earn rewards, two editions of the battle pass exist, one is the free pass, and the other one is a paid pass.
Both offer the player rewards, however the players who use the free pass have to work that little bit harder in order to achieve the same amount of rewards that those who purchase the pass will get.
Each pass in a season consists of 100 levels that the players are made to work through in order to earn all of the rewards they want!
The battle pass costs 950 Vbucks in the store should you decide that the rewards are worth purchasing.
How Long Does A Fortnite Season Last?
Like most games that make use of seasons, a Fortnite season doesn’t merely last a week or two. Usually, a Fortnite season will last for roughly 90 days, much like an actual season.
This is so that each player has plenty of time to work their way through the new maps and additions to the game, experience the additions that have been made to the map, and try to reach for the highest rewards possible on the battle pass!
So even if you jump into Fortnite mid-season, you should still have plenty of time to begin grinding away.
Start And End Date Of Each Season
Since the beginning in 2017, Fortnite has witnessed 21 seasons in this time, all with some crazy crossovers and adventurous events.
If you’re wondering when each season started and ended, then here’s a comprehensive list with the start and end dates of each season so far!
- Season One, Started: October 25th, 2017. Ended: December 13th, 2017.
- Season Two, Started: December 14th, 2017. Ended: February 21st, 2018.
- Season Three, Started: February 22nd, 2018. Ended: April 30th, 2018.
- Season Four, Started: May 1st, 2018. Ended: July 12th, 2018.
- Season Five, Started: July 12th 2018. Ended: September 27th, 2018.
- Season Six, Started: September 27th, 2018. Ended: December 6th, 2018.
- Season Seven, Started: December 6th, 2018. Ended: February 28th, 2019.
- Season Eight, Started February 28th, 2019. Ended: May 9th, 2019.
- Season Nine, Started: May 9th, 2019. Ended: August 1st, 2019.
- Season X, Started August 1th, 2019. Ended: October 13, 2019.
After the initial 10 seasons, Fortnite then decided to introduce Chapters, which signify the start of a new era, each Chapter then containing multiple seasons. Unlike the first “Chapter”, Chapter 2 sees fewer seasons than before.
However, there was still plenty of content as the world of Fortnite expanded vastly!
- Chapter 2, Season 1, Started: October 15th, 2019. Ended: February 20th, 2020.
- Chapter 2, Season 2, Started: February 20th, 2020. Ended: June 17th, 2020.
- Chapter 2, Season 3, Started: June 17th, 2020. Ended: August 27th, 2020.
- Chapter 2, Season 4, Started: August 27th, 2020. Ended: December 1st, 2020.
- Chapter 2, Season 5, Started: December 2nd, 2020. Ended: March 15th, 2021.
- Chapter 2, Season 6, Started: March 15th, 2021. Ended: June 7th 2021.
- Chapter 2, Season 7, Started: June 8th, 2021. Ended: September 12th, 2021.
- Chapter 2, Season 8, Started September 13th, 2021. Ended: December 4th, 2021.
Chapter 3 is underway and is yet to be completed yet, and is currently on Chapter 3, Season 3.
But if the previous Chapter is anything to go by, then players are in for a treat with the content planned for Chapter 3 and its various seasons!
- Chapter 3, Season 1, Started: December 5th, 2021. Ended: March 19th, 2022.
- Chapter 3, Season 2, Started: March 19th, 2022. Ended: June 4th, 2022.
- Chapter 3, Season 3, Started June 5th, 2022. Ends: Late September or Early October (Prediction).
- Chapter 3, Season 4: Starts: Unknown, Ends: Unknown.
So there you have it! This is all of the start and end dates for every season there has been in Fortnite up to today, all 21 seasons!
In summary, Fortnite seasons usually last about 90 days, or a couple of months, and you can check our comprehensive list of all of Fortnite’s 21 seasons to see when the season starts and ends, always be sure to check Fortnite’s social media to see when the current season is ending!