It looks like we’re going to get our first look at Fortnite’s next season today – at least, that is if previous patterns are anything to go by.
We know that Fortnite Season 9 is due to start this week, and usually we see Epic start to roll out teasers about the content of the new Season in the days before a new one begins.
Typically we a few days of teases and a trailer before the Season kicks off, and Season 9 should be no different. So ahead of either Wednesday or Thursday this week, (making it either May 8 or May 9) – when we expect a period of lengthy downtime followed by the start of the season – we’re going to see Epic start to roll out some hints as to the next Season’s theme.
Why are we so certain? Well, since Season 5, we’ve seen Epic do the same thing – new Seasons starting on Thursday, with hints and teases published beforehand. Although this time, we may get to see the Season start earlier than anticipated.
Why do we think we may see the new Season start on Wednesday? Well, in a recent post on the Fortnite website, we’ve seen Epic note that the Account Merge feature will come to an end on May 6 (today), two days before Season 9 begins.
By our maths, that makes the start date Wednesday.
“Hey folks,” reads the message on the site. “We wanted to give everyone a heads up that the Account Merge feature will be coming to an end on May 6, two days before Season 9 begins.
“You still have time to head over to the link above and merge any eligible accounts before it’s gone.”
So, if the Season begins on Wednesday, that almost certainly means we’re going to start seeing teases rolled out today.
Again, if we’re looking at previous instances of Epic rolling out teases, we can either expect to see the new update drop at 3pm or 4pm (traditionally, the teases went live at 3pm but thanks to Daylight Savings quirks and other time zone shenanigans, this has been subject to change on a few occasions).
It’s also worth noting the Season 7 update times were a bit more random – so there’s no hard and fast rule.
We’ll be keeping our eyes glued to Epic social from 3pm today though, so as soon as anything gets announced you can bet we’ll be all over it and bringing everything you need to know as soon as possible.
Are we going to see the rumoured new map in the game? Or maybe a massively redesigned main map? Are we going to see more items unvaulted? We’re eager to discover more.
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