Fortnite Season 8 release date

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Fortnite Season 8 is on the horizon – offering a new theme, which we have some teases of already.

There will also a new Fortnite Battle Pass, giving you access to new Season 8 skins and Season 8 emotes – provided you then put in the time and effort to then unlock them, of course.

If you’re just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.

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What is the Fortnite Season 8 release date?

Every few months, Fortnite enters a new season. Seasons give you a new opportunity to unlock a variety of rewards – including new character and weapon skins, loading screens, emotes and emoticons, and even V-Bucks – by leveling up over the course of the season.


Right now, Fortnite is reaching the end of its current season – Season 7. The Fortnite Season 8 release date is Wednesday, February 27th, according to the in-game counter.

This feels rather late, and you would be right to think that, especially as all 10 weeks of Challenges have been released, and yet there are still a few weeks left.

Season 7 introduced the Ice King, Polar Peak and covered the map in snow. What’s next in Season 8?

Developer Epic Games has announced the Valentine’s Day event will plug the gap, as well as a series of Overtime Challenges with some new skin styles to unlock. Useful if you still need more time to level up the Battle Pass!

When the new season does roll around, based on previous seasons, the Fortnite Season 8 release time should be early morning in the UK at the game’s usual patch time:

  • UK: 9am (BST)
  • Europe: 10am (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 4am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 1am (PDT)

Expect the game – and with it, Fortnite Season 8 – to go live 2-3 hours later.

It’s worth noting that as with previous seasons, all previous challenges will be wiped when Season 8 begins, so make sure you use the final few weeks to get everything you want unlocked.

Fortnite Season 8 expected theme

Fortnite sees strange occurrences in the lead up to a new season, and though Season 8 has been quieter than previous seasons – compared to say Season 4’s comet, Season 5’s rift and Season 6’s giant purple cube – we have some ideas of what to expect.

The theme might have something to do with fire – which will be fitting considering Season 7’s theme was ice, which saw snow covering the map.

The first clue was a number of giant eggs that appeared in the basement of Polar Peak, which on a close inspection, look to be (we assume fire-breathing) dragons or wyverns.

Thanks to RunDavid on reddit for the following image:

Credit: RunDavid on reddit

Additionally, the Snowfall reward skin is The Prisoner, who has unlockable styles which see his skin enveloped in heat – a suitable opposite number to this season’s Ice King?

Meanwhile, we’ve also seen earthquakes shake the map. Datamined files suggest there are plans for 50 in total, and as the new season draws near, will see the map react in kind – from falling trees to a possible sinkhole.

There are already been a few cracks that have appeared.

Interestingly, those eggs in Polar Peaks have gone missing. Could the two things be related – quakes building up to the emergence of a dragon that sparks the start of Season 8?

We’ll have to wait and see – there’s surely more to come!

What is in Fortnite Season 7 and Battle Pass cost explained

Season 7’s Battle Pass featured the following:

  • A winter map update, featuring new named locations Frosty Flights, Polar Peak and Happy Hamlet
  • Ziplines to help you navigate the map
  • New vehicle – the X-4 Stormwing plane
  • Wraps – allowing you to customise vehicles and weapon appearance
  • New skins and pets
  • Sandbox changes, including Balloons that can now support items and weapons during use
  • The addition of the new Creative Mode

Like Season 6 before it, Season 7 offers an array of new rewards, most of which are locked behind Battle Pass ownership.

While you can unlock a select number of the above with a Free Pass, it’s only with a Battle Pass that a second tier of elusive rewards are unlocked.

The Battle Pass is a premium item, and again costs 950 V-Bucks. You can buy a bundle of 1,000 V-Bucks for around £8 / $ 10, or earn V-Bucks in game through a variety of activities.

The Season 7 Battle Pass offers the following unlocks straight away:

  • Two outfits – Zenith and Lynx
  • 50% personal match XP boost
  • 10% friend match XP boost
  • Access to more Challenges

These Challenges are introduced weekly, ranging from performing certain types of activities or finding hidden objects on the map, and completing them helps you rank up your Battle Pass easier, give you those rewards faster.

Both these Battle Pass Challenges and rewards can be unlocked at your leisure throughout the season, but once a new Season begins, your progress resets, and a new set of rewards and rankings will begin.

Fortnite Season 7 skins list

First, let’s get to the juicy part – Fortnite Season 7 skins. These are unlocked with both the Free Pass and the Battle Pass, at the following tiers:

Zenith skins (Tier 1, new styles unlocked with Zenith progress)

Lynx skins (Tier 1, new styles unlocked with Lynx progress)

Sgt Winter skins (Tier 23, new styles unlocked with Sgt Winter progress)


Powder Outfit (Tier 47)


Trog Outfit (Tier 71)


Onesie Outfit (Tier 87)


The Ice King Outfit (Tier 100, new styles unlocked with The Ice King progress)

Getting things ready for the arrival of the Season 8 release date? Make sure you have found all the Snowfall secret Battle Star locations and Fortnite Prisoner stages. You can do so by completing each week’s set of Fortnite Challenges – the latest including Shooting Gallery locations, Golden Balloon locations, sundial, oversized cup of coffee and giant dog’s head locations and Expedition Outpost locations. There are also additional Challenges – including Coins on Featured Creative Islands and Motel and RV Park locations, too.

Fortnite Season 7 emotes list

There are plenty of new emotes in Season 7, as you’d expect. Here’s a list:

  • Golf Clap emote (Tier 14)
  • Shimmer emote (Tier 31)
  • Mic Drop emote (Tier 46 – free)
  • Get Funky emote (Tier 63)
  • Free Flow emote (Tier 95)
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Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass rewards list

There are two types of rewards available – those with the Free Pass and those with the Battle Pass, so bear this in mind if you have an eye on rewards.

In summary, the Season 7 rewards include:

  • 1300 V-Bucks
  • Two pets
  • Six Wraps
  • Four Axes
  • Five emotes
  • Two toys
  • Four gliders
  • Six Back Blings
  • Five contrails
  • 13 Sprays
  • Three music tracks

Here they are in full…

Fortnite Season 7 Battle Pass rewards list

What were previous Fortnite Battle Pass rewards like?

If you are curious to read about rewards from previous Battle Passes – and those available from the Free Pass – here is a list of previous unlocks from Season 3 onwards.

Season 3 Battle Pass rewards

Tier Battle Pass Free Pass
1 50% personal XP boost, 10% friend XP boost, Mission Specialist Outfit, Battle Pass Challenges None
2 10% personal XP boost, 5x free tiers for next season Free Tier Challenges
3 Egg’ banner icon None
4 100x V-Bucks None
5 Wow’ emoticon None
6 Supressed Pistol’ loading screen Donut’ banner icon
7 Sawtooth’ harvesting tool None
8 Thief’ emoticon None
9 5% friend XP boost None
10 Bee’ banner icon Salute’ emoticon
11 100x V-Bucks None
12 Harvesting Tools’ loading screen None
13 Worm’ banner icon None
14 Heartbroken’ emoticon In Love’ emoticon
15 Rainbow Rider’ glider None
16 Paw’ banner icon None
17 10% personal XP boost None
18 Boombox’ emoticon 100x V-Bucks
19 100x V-Bucks None
20 Rainbow’ skydiving trails None
21 Sun’ banner icon None
22 Rocket Ride’ emoticon Precision’ back bling
23 Rust Lord’ outfit None
24 Hawk’ banner icon None
25 5% friend XP boost None
26 Chick’ banner icon Good Game’ emoticon
27 100x V-Bucks None
28 Tactical Shotgun’ loading screen None
29 Dog collar’ banner icon None
30 Bush’ emoticon Battle Royale’ loading screen
31 Take The L’ emote None
32 1000x Season XP None
33 10% friend XP boost None
34 Moon and Clouds’ banner icon 100x V-Bucks
35 100x V-Bucks None
36 Ultramarine’ skydiving trails None
37 1000x Season XP None
38 Awww’ emoticon Hawk’ banner icon
39 Carbon’ glider None
40 Crab’ banner icon None
41 5% friend XP boost None
42 Top Hat’ banner icon Positivity’ emoticon
43 100x V-Bucks None
44 Brite Unicorn’ loading screen None
45 1000x Season XP None
46 Thumbs Up’ emoticon Eva’ harvesting tool
47 Astro’ back bling None
48 Thumbs Down’ emoticon None
49 10% personal XP boost None
50 All-Star’ skydiving trails’ Shooting Star’ banner icon
51 100x V-Bucks None
52 1 HP’ emoticon None
53 1000x Season XP None
54 Wing’ banner icon A+’ emoticon
55 Moonwalker’ outfit None
56 1000x Season XP None
57 5% friend XP boost None
58 Hot Dog’ emoticon None
59 100x V-Bucks None
60 Minigun’ loading screen None
61 1000x Season XP None
62 Snake’ banner icon None
63 Best Mates’ emote None
64 Hoarder’ emoticon None
65 10% friend XP boost None
66 Teddy Bear’ banner icon None
67 100x V-Bucks None
68 Bubbles’ skydiving trails None
69 1000x Season XP None
70 Dark Voyager’ outfit None
71 Dark Matter’ back bling None
72 Rain Cloud’ banner icon None
73 5% friend XP boost None
74 200 IQ Play’ emoticon None
75 100x V-Bucks None
76 Raptor’ loading screen None
77 1000x Season XP None
78 Wolf’ banner icon None
79 Trusty No. 2′ harvesting tool None
80 Flaming Rage’ emoticon None
81 10% friend XP boost None
82 Happy Whale’ banner icon None
83 100x V-Bucks None
84 Flames’ skydiving trails None
85 1000x Season XP None
86 Kaboom’ emoticon None
87 Elite Agent’ outfit None
88 Lightning’ banner icon None
89 5% friend XP boost None
90 Majestic’ emoticon None
91 100x V-Bucks None
92 Elite Agent’ loading screen None
93 1000x Season XP None
94 Mace’ banner icon None
95 The Rebot’ emote None
96 10% personal XP boost None
97 Number 1′ emoticon None
98 100x V-Bucks None
99 Dinosaur Skull’ banner icon None
100 The Reaper’ outfit, Battle Pass Tier 100 Challenges None

Season 4 Battle Pass rewards

Tier Battle Pass Free Pass
1 50% personal XP boost, 10% friend XP boost, Carbide outfit, Battlehawk outfit, Weekly Challenges access None
2 10% friend XP boost, 5 free tiers for Season 5 Starter Challenges
3 X Mark spray None
4 100 V-Bucks None
5 Dynamite emoticon None
6 Carbide loading screen Dripping paint banner icon
7 Gale Force pickaxe None
8 Lights, Camera, Action emoticon None
9 5% friend XP boost None
10 Rainbow spray Standard Issue back bling
11 100 V-Bucks None
12 Rex loading screen None
13 Triangle banner icon None
14 GG Smiley spray Angel emoticon
15 Sugar Crash glider None
16 Spraypaint banner icon None
17 10% friend XP boost, 5 free tiers for Season 5 None
18 ZZZ emoticon 100 V-Bucks
19 100 V-Bucks None
20 Retro Sci-fi Skydiving Trails None
21 Dog Bowl banner icon None
22 Hearts spray Teamwork emoticon
23 Teknique outfit None
24 Baby Seal emoticon None
25 5% friend XP boost None
26 Duck banner icon Orange Justice emote
27 100 V-Bucks None
28 Squad Leader loading screen None
29 Chalk Outline spray None
30 1000 season XP Supply Drop loading screen
31 Popcorn emote None
32 Fence banner icon None
33 10% friend XP boost, 5 free tiers for Season 5 None
34 Circle spray 100 V-Bucks
35 100 V-Bucks None
36 Spray Paint skydiving trails None
37 1000 season XP None
38 Looted spray Chains banner icon
39 Wings of Valor glider None
40 Grenade banner icon None
41 5% friend XP boost None
42 Arrow spray Rainbow emoticon
43 100 V-Bucks None
44 Leviathan loading screen None
45 1000 season XP None
46 Plotting emoticon Lollipopper harvesting tool
47 Zoey outfit None
48 Royal Stroll spray None
49 10% personal XP boost None
50 Lightning skydiving trails Teeth banner icon
51 100 V-Bucks None
52 Chicken emoticon None
53 1000 season XP None
54 Abstract spray Respect emote
55 Goodie Bag back bling None
56 Do it! spray None
57 5% friend XP boost None
58 Pencil banner icon None
59 100 V-Bucks None
60 Aerosol Assassins loading screen None
61 1000 season XP None
62 Three Llamas spray None
63 Hype emote None
64 Crabby emoticon None
65 10% personal XP boost None
66 Window spray None
67 100 V-Bucks None
68 Hearts skydiving trails None
69 Lightning banner icon None
70 Trap Warning spray None
71 Valor outfit None
72 Raven spray None
73 5% friend XP boost None
74 Rabid emoticon None
75 100 V-Bucks None
76 Zoey loading scren None
77 Film camera banner icon None
78 Kiss spray None
79 Intrepid glider None
80 Mask spray None
81 10% personal XP boost None
82 Bow banner icon None
83 100 V-Bucks None
84 Shooting Star skydiving trails None
85 Brite Gunner loading screen None
86 Teknique spray None
87 Squad Leader outfit None
88 Bird banner icon None
89 5% friend XP boost None
90 Bananas emoticon None
91 100 V-Bucks None
92 Raven loading screen None
93 Arrow banner icon None
94 Tunnel spray None
95 Groove Jam emote None
96 10% personal XP boost None
97 Celebrate emoticon None
98 100 V-Bucks None
99 Shadow Ops spray None
100 Omega outfit, Omega Challenges None
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Season 5 Battle Pass Rewards

Tier Battle Pass Free
1 50% match XP boost, 10% friend XP boost, Huntress Outfit, Drift Outfit, Battle Pass Challenges None
2 10% personal XP boost, 5x Free Tiers for next season. Crazy Castle Spray
3 Naughts and Crosses Banner Icon None
4 100 V-Bucks Drift Loading Screen
5 Go Emoticon None
6 Sushi Spray Gentleman’s Dab Emote
7 Cruiser Glider None
8 Shopping Trolley Banner Icon Let’s Rock Emoticon
9 5% Friend XP boost None
10 100 V-Bucks None
11 Basketball Toy Ship Banner Icon
12 Boogie Spray None
13 Norse Emblem Loading Screen None
14 Dolphin Banner Icon Uplink Back Bling
15 Baloon Axe None
16 Pool Party Emoticon None
17 10% personal XP Boost None
18 100 V-Bucks 100 V-Bucks
19 Abstrakt Loading Screen None
20 Lanterns Contrail None
21 Mask Banner Icon None
22 Straberry Paws Spray Downshift Glider
23 Redline Outfit None
24 Prickly Emoticon None
25 5% Friend XP Boost None
26 100 V-Bucks Pixels Royale Spray
27 Golf Ball Toy None
28 Huntress Loading Screen None
29 Lucha GG Spray None
30 1000 Season XP Lug Axe
31 You’re Awesome Emote None
32 Hat Banner Icon None
33 10% personal XP boost None
34 Sun Strider Loading Screen 100 V-Bucks
35 100 V-Bucks None
36 Runic Contrail None
37 Stop Emoticon None
38 Good Vibes Spray Pool Party Back Bling
39 Conquest Glider None
40 Durrr Spray None
41 5% friend XP boost None
42 100 V-Bucks Dinosaur Banner Icon
43 Beach Ball Toy None
44 Jailbirds Loading Screen None
45 1000 Season XP None
46 Embarrassed Emoticon Calculated Emote
47 Sun Strider Outfit None
48 Fake Door Spray None
49 10% personal XP boost None
50 Golf Ball Banner Icon High Explosives Loading Screen
51 100 V-Bucks None
52 Alarm Emoticon None
53 1000 Season XP None
54 Drift Spray Glitch in the System Contrail
55 Rearguard Back Bling None
56 Ice Cream Truck Banner Icon None
57 5% friend XP boost None
58 100 V-Bucks Trap Emoticon
59 Fancy Golf Ball Toy None
60 Flytrap Loading Screen None
61 1000 Season XP None
62 Palm Trees Banner Icon Laser Chomp Spray
63 Swipe It Emote None
64 100 V-Bucks None
65 10% personal XP boost None
66 Omen Loading Screen None
67 Tattered Emoticon None
68 Ice Crystals Contrail None
69 Spider Banner Icon None
70 1000 Season XP None
71 Sledgehammer Outfit None
72 Norse Llama Spray None
73 5% friend XP boost None
74 100 V-Bucks None
75 Fancy Beach Ball Toy None
76 Chequered Flag Banner Icon None
77 Red Knight Loading Screen None
78 Tasty Emoticon None
79 Splashdown Glider None
80 Potato Aim Spray None
81 10% personal XP boost None
82 Snorkel Banner Icon None
83 100 V-Bucks None
84 TP Contrail None
85 Bad Apple Emoticon None
86 Bandolier Loading Screen None
87 Rook Outfit None
88 Cobra Banner Icon None
89 5% friend XP boost None
90 100 V-Bucks None
91 Fancy Basketball None
92 Stinky Emoticon None
93 Tomatohead Loading Screen None
94 Yummy Spray None
95 Breakdown Emote None
96 10% personal XP boost None
97 Pot of Gold Emoticon None
98 100 V-Bucks None
99 Skull and Beard Spray None
100 Ragnarok Outfit, Ragnarok Challenges None

Season 6 Battle Pass rewards