Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 start time

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 start time
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Written by 

Daniel Hollis


9th Mar 2023 10:00

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the start date for the upcoming season of Fortnite. With the end of Chapter 4 Season 1 quickly approaching, the exact time for the next season seems to be getting mixed signals across the board.

With various dates being thrown around and communication coming from all angles, the community is seemingly unaware of when the start date for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 actually is. It’s unnecessarily complex and is creating friction between fans and Epic Games.

However, to help the situation, we’ve curated everything you need to know about when Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 starts and the downtime preceding it.

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 start time

While Epic Games initially stated that Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 would be ending a few days earlier, it seems players will still be able to jump in after this alleged date.

In a further communicated tweet, it was confirmed Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 will begin on Friday, March 10. The exact timing of when it will go live is something that has not been revealed yet, however, we do know when fans can expect the downtime ahead of the next season’s launch.

When does the Fortnite downtime begin?

In order to get the new season prepared, Fortnite will be entering downtime beforehand. This means the game will be inaccessible until Epic Games has completed its maintenance and implemented the new season.

It’s been confirmed this will begin on Friday, March 10 at 2 AM ET. Depending on where you are in the world, this will vary, but it will be a global downtime deployment.

Ahead of it happening, it’s best to be prepared to avoid missing out on any wins. Until then, players have a few more days to complete the Battle Pass and any other challenges before the release of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2.

Daniel Hollis
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Daniel Hollis
Daniel is a former Guides Writer for GGRecon. Having originally focused on film journalism, he eventually made the jump to writing about games in 2020, writing for sites such as NME. Eurogamer, GamesRadar, Tech Radar, and more. After a short stint in PR, he is back in the world of games media writing about his favourite games, including Bioshock, Fable, or everything Fortnite and Xbox Game Pass related.
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