WHAT WE'RE PLAYING

Fortnite Seasons, Explained

How new seasons reinvigorate this epic battle royale.

Fortnite

Battle Royale & Party Hub

VIEW

You may have seen headlines trumpeting the arrival of new seasons of Fortnite, but what does that mean exactly? Is Fortnite like a TV show? Does snow blanket Fortnite’s island in winter, while leaves fall in autumn?

Sort of.

Seasons bring new features, items, modes, and other big changes to the game’s island. They don’t affect the goal of Fortnite (to be the last player standing), but they do fundamentally alter the feel of the game. Read on for a quick primer.

Taking a tour of Fortnite’s floating island in season 6.

What happens when a new season starts?

A lot. Smaller changes across the island often culminate in world-altering events.

Take, for example, a mysterious object that created gravity distortions as it moved through season 5 in 2018. Affectionately called Kevin, this purple cube eventually uprooted a massive chunk of earth, creating a floating island for the start of season 6.

The saga ended explosively in season 6, when the cube detonated, but not before spawning sinister creatures obsessed with attacking nearby players for a special event called Fortnitemares.

    Fortnite

    Battle Royale & Party Hub

    VIEW