Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 start time and everything else we know about the new Fortnite Season

Fortnite Season 8 is on the horizon, so be sure to spend those last few Alien Artifacts and Battle Stars on the Season 7 Battle Pass.

Throughout Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 we have witnessed the alien invasion on the island that will come to an end with the season-ending event, Operation: Sky Fire.

While much of Season 8 remains a mystery, we can expect to see some changes to the map after this event, along with new skins and challenges.

Below you can find the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 release date, estimated start time, and everything we know about the upcoming Fortnite season.

Please note that this particular challenge can no longer be completed. What’s new? Chapter 4 Season 2 has arrived! New additions include Grind Rails and Kinetic Blades, along with the new Battle Pass, character collection, and Eren Jaeger skin. It’s a good idea to know how to get XP quickly in Fortnite.

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When does the new Fortnite Season come out? Fortnite Season 8 release date and start time, including Operation: Sky Fire start time

Update (September 13): The new season is now available! Here’s a closer look at what’s been added:

Original Guide: While not confirmed by Epic Games at the time of writing, the Operation: Sky Fire blog post on the official Fortnite site suggests that the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 release date will be Monday, September 13.

Looking back at past seasons, we can safely assume that the start time of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 will be as follows:

  • UK – 9am (BST)
  • Europe – 10:00 (CEST)
  • US East Coast: 4 am (EDT)
  • US West Coast: 1 am (PDT)

Please note that these are only estimates and there will be some downtime, including a new patch to download.

However, before Fortnite Season 8 arrives, we have to wait for Operation: Sky Fire, the event at the end of Season 7.

Operation: Sky Fire will take place on Sunday, September 12 at the following times:

  • United Kingdom – 9:00 pm (BST)
  • Europe – (CEST)
  • US East Coast – 4 pm (EDT)
  • US West Coast – (PDT)

The playlist for this event will be available 30 minutes before it starts, so to secure a spot, be sure to keep this in mind. It is also important to note that the event cannot be replayed.

You should also spend your last Battle Stars for the Season 7 Battle Pass and Alien Artifacts before Operation: Sky Fire occurs. If you don’t, these items will automatically be used towards previously available rewards, which could lead to you missing out on something you had your eye on.

Finally, the Superman skin will also not be available after the release of Operation: Sky Fire.

What do we know about Fortnite season 8?

Unlike past seasons, we currently don’t know much about season 8; there have been no clues about him Official Fortnite Twitter There hasn’t been an ARG like last season either. Instead, all eyes are focused on the end of the Season 7 event: Operation: Sky Fire.

This event will close out the alien invasion story, and with parts of the Corny Complex rising into the sky due to the effects of the alien mothership, we’ve already seen some map changes in preparation for Operation: Sky Fire.

Operation: Sky Fire may also have a lasting effect on the Fortnite map in Season 8, as it Escape from Egypt in Fortnite on Twitter has discovered code that suggests that Misty Meadows and Dirty Docks will be destroyed during the event.


Misty Meadows and Dirty Docks will be destroyed with this season’s event. The developers tested both POIs for the Season 7 map with the names (Aftermath) and (Remove).


– Egyptian Fortnite Leaker (@Egyptian_Leaker) September 2, 2021

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Our suspicions about whether these areas will survive Operation: Sky Fire have also increased thanks to them being two of the places where you can place warning signs during one of this week’s legendary missions.

A warning sign in Misty Meadows.

Interestingly, we’ve had some hints about what may happen in Fortnite when Halloween arrives. Fortnite filter HIPEX Twitter posted about adding loot for new monsters to ‘The Sideways’ in August.

Added some loot levels for “The Sideways” monsters that will be added next Halloween (according to Reddit leak):

– Loot_Sideways_Weak (gray loot) – Loot_Sideways_Strong (blue loot) – Loot_Sideways_SuperStrong (purple/legendary loot) – Loot_Sideways_ZigZag (Jumpscare)

– HYPEX (@HYPEX) August 19, 2021

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There have been a couple of leaks about upcoming skins being released through the in-game Fortnite store, but not the Season 8 Battle Pass.

This includes a Naruto skin that was cleared by the Fortnite vape. CandywingX on Twitter after a conversation with Donald Mustard, creative director of Epic Games and Fortnite, on his stream.

Today I had my last talk with Donald ❣️And I wanted to clarify something that was a misunderstanding on my part and even he told me (Naruto IS NOT IN THE Battle Pass)

He wanted me to clarify why he saw everything last night and was worried.

— Candywing 🍬 (@qCandywing) September 7, 2021

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Trusted Source of Fortnite Leaks ShinnaBR Twitter has also posted about the upcoming D’Ark skin starter pack that we can see released in the store during Season 8.

Finally, with the arrival of Operation: Sky Fire and Season 8, we may see an update to the overall story of Zero Point.

In short, Point Zero is currently in the possession of the alien forces that threaten the island, known as The Last Reality. This occurred after Raz attempted to wield the Zero Point, and in the aftermath of this invasion, The Foundation, a number of mysterious Sevens that had been sealed within the Zero Point to prevent its destruction, were sent flying into the sea.

We currently do not know the location of The Foundation and the Zero Point abduction created a crater in the middle of the island, known as The Aftermath.


Throughout Season 7 we have witnessed the confrontation between the invading aliens and the Imagined Order, also known as IO, which seems to be the organization that controls the island or, at least, is committed to its survival.

Told through weekly legendary quests, we help Doctor Slone in her attempts to combat the alien invasion. This included uncovering the mole in IO operations and turning the alien, Joey, into a triple agent. Events culminated in the activation of the IO’s countermeasure device and the upcoming Operation: Sky Fire.

Doctor Slone leads the IO against the aliens.

Still, despite all these alien shenanigans, there are plenty of other questions about Fortnite’s history left to answer. Where is The Foundation? What do the Seven want? Is Agent Jones lost in a loop? Who are these sisters that the Foundation is looking for? Is Genō a person or a place? What are the real reasons for IoT? Will we ever see Kevin again?

Answers please.

We don’t know if season 8 will answer any of these questions, but it’s good to hope!

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