FORTNITE Season 7 is fast approaching – here is everything you need to know about release date, start time, skins, maps and downtime.

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Fortnite Season 7 COUNTDOWN: Release date, start time, skins, map and downtime (Pic: EPIC GAMES)

Fortnite Season 7 COUNTDOWN – Update 1:

There’s less than two hours to go until we see Fortnite’s seventh Season kick off, and ahead of the update going live, we’re seeing some more leaks emerge.

So far, in one of the Fortnite Creative videos that Epic has shown, the menu for the devices tab wasn’t blurred out, and players spotted something interesting: a new plane item.

The plane has already been teased in an image Epic released hinting at Season 7’s contents and has appeared in the game’s files, too. The plane seems to appear as ‘Bumble’ in the v6.22 files, along with references like “overhead_distant” and “overheard_close”.

We currently don’t know how the vehicle will work in game, but we’re pretty certain we’re going to find out soon.

Fortnite Season 7 Update 1

Epic Games have at long last revealed when the Fortnite Season 7 server downtime will occur on Thursday, December 6th.

The news was confirmed by the official Fortnite Twitter account, who tweeted: “Stay frosty! Downtime for Season 7 begins December 6 at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).”

Following the start of the server downtime players should start to see and hear details of what to expect from the games new battle pass, skins as well as a new trailer.

It’s possible the usual two-three hour server downtime could be slightly longer with the commencement of Season 7.

That’s because the update will not only be adding all the new Season 7 content, but also the new Fortnite Creative mode announced on Wednesday.

Stay tuned for more details, this isn’t likely the last Season 7 update ahead of the games’ new DLC launch.

Original Story – Fortnite Season 7 is drawing closer, and as the new Battle Pass prepares to launch, we have put together a guide with all the crucial information.

As we expected, the new Battle Pass will have a winter theme – with matching skins, challenges and maps.

Epic Games have been dropping teasers, revealing what we can expect when Season 6 ends.

Here is what you can expect on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac and mobile devices.

Fortnite Season 7: When is the Fortnite Season 7 release date?

Fortnite has confirmed the Season 7 release date as Thursday, December 6.

Epic Games used the official Fortnite Twitter account to reveal the date, and also confirm the theme.

The post read: “A bitter ice spreads… 3 days to Season 7.”

Fortnite Season 7: When is the Fortnite season 7 start time?

Epic Games has not yet revealed a start time for the new Battle Pass.

However, if previous seasons are anything to go by, we would expect the game to go offline at 9am in the UK.

The game should go down at the following time across the world:

• Europe – 10am CEST

• East Coast US – 4am EDT

• West Coast US – 1am PDT

As usual players will face the dreaded downtime, which usually last a couple of hours.

Fortnite Season 7: Which skins can be expect?

Fortnite has been dropping hints this week, and finally we know what to expect in terms of new cosmetics.

The first Fortnite teaser showed the outline of a frosty character with spikes coming from its head.

Meanwhile, a second teaser showed a character with a cat like mask.

Today a major leak appears to reveal three Fortnite Season 7 skins.

The leak comes via the Apple iOs store who have uploaded an image with outfits which are probably the default ones.

Two of the sinister-looking characters look like the ones previously teased by Epic Games.

Keen-eyed fans have also noticed the right sight of the image shows part of the “Onesie” skin from Season 6 which was mysteriously removed.

Fortnite Season 7: What map changes will there be?

We already know winter, snow and ice will play a heavy part in Fortnite Season 7.

For a while now an iceberg has been approaching the map in Season 6, with a castle on top.

It would also appear a snowstorm was approaching the Battle Royale map.

Leakers have also uncovered evidence of an ice storm event.

Players have already started noticing snow flakes falling in the lead-up to Season 7.

Fans are now speculating the iceberg may crash into the Battle Royale map.

The first Season 7 teaser has a tiny image of what looks like a character snowboarding or skiing.

Another tiny image in the poster showed a character zip-lining.

These could be hinting at new features which may come in Fortnite season 7.

Another rumour which has been swirling around for ages is the demise of Titled Towers.

Speculation is now mounting the POI could get destroyed by Epic Games.

Fortnite Season 7: How long will server downtime be?

As usual, in order for the massive update to take place, there will be downtime.

Epic Games always tends to take Fortnite offline as it rolls out major updates.

A new season, which happens every 10 weeks, is as big an update as it gets.

Epic Games has not confirmed how long server downtime will be this time around, but we expect the game to go offline for around two to three hours.