'Fortnite' Season 7 Goes Live; Everything We Know
"Fortnite" Season 7 will finally be launched today, December 6, which promises new features such as zip lines, snowboards, and gamers' most awaited addition - planes. But there's a consequence to this big update, as usual - developer Epic Games announced that the servers for the game will be offline early in the morning today at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.
The developer did not mention how long the maintenance would be, but as per Gamespot, it might also follow the same downtime period, which is normally two hours. Gamers though are hoping that there will be no major problems while updating the new "Fortnite" season so they can get their hands on the new update as soon as the servers are finished modernizing Season 7.
Included in the update is the frosty theme, which is in time for the holidays and the mode called "Fortnite Creative" allows each player to gain access to a private and persistent island where they construct buildings as well as add and manipulate objects as much as they want. Players can also invite their friends to this island, and join unofficial games, including race tracks or jumping courses.
Further, the developer will also offer a new Battle Pass starting December 6 that gives players' access to weekly challenges, which can unlock rewards and new cosmetics after leveling up. But what's good for the Battle Pass holders is that they will receive another freebie - an early access to "Fornite Creative," which goes live to all gamers on December 13.
Those that have purchased the Season 7 Battle Pass can already get access to the new mode beginning today. With regard to the new additions, Epic Games' teaser showing the snow theme with the characters ziplining and snowboarding as well as a biplane, which suggests that there will be an aerial vehicle included in the new update.
"Fortnite" has been a commercial success for Epic Games with its Save the World and Battle Royale modes gaining more than ten million players within only two weeks. When it was released on Nintendo Switch, the game reached 125 million players.
The mode "Fortnite Battle Royale" has sold millions of dollars each month during the first half of 2018. Celebrities, athletes, and other public figures have also reported that they play the game, making it a cultural online phenomenon.
"Fortnite" Season 7 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.