Fortnite Season 7 released a year ago today. Let’s take a look back at one of the more entertaining seasons that Fortnite had to offer.

Looking back to one year ago, Fortnite Season 7 was one of the more exciting Seasons Epic has ever released. This could be a case of nostalgia, but it feels like the winter theme of Season 7 just hit differently than some of the other seasons we’ve seen.

Fortnite was still on top of the world at the time of the Season 7 release. Snow covered the southeast corner of the map, bringing us Frosty Flights, Happy Hamlet, and – my personal favorite landing spot – Polar Peak.

The announcement trailer for Fortnite Season 7 was also one of the most ambitious videos that Epic has ever released. The first portion of the trailer was a full stop-motion short, similar to our favorite Christmas movies of old.

Season 7 also marks the first time we saw Driftboards and weapon wraps in Fortnite. We got our first Overtime challenges as well with the 14 Days of Fortnite, as Epic extended the season to cover their holiday break.

We had a short sub-plot of The Ice King vs. The Prisoner, which did little to further the overall story other than to introduce the volcano in Season 8. This is where Season 7 starts to turn.

Season 7, as exciting and entertaining as it was, was one of the worst times to be a competitive Fortnite player. This was the season that introduced the Infinity Blade and the X-4 Stormwing in its strongest form.

Back then, Epic had no qualms about introducing meta-shifting changes before major tournaments. The Infinity Blade was put into the game on the eve of the first Winter Royale qualifiers.

Subsequent competitive matches were filled with players flying around in planes while shooting their guns to form a truce in the sky. We saw items like the Boom Box, Chiller Grenade, and Bottle Rockets this season serve as little more than loot-cloggers.

Then, after all of that, the Ice King waved his hand and covered the whole map in a snowy fog – pulling husks from Save the World to terrorize BR players.

Season 7 was a mess in terms of the competitive meta. Other than that, it was a blast. I can’t remember being more excited about a season than I was when I saw that Season 7 trailer.

Let’s not forget that Season 7 was also the first season to introduce Creative Mode into the game – something that has taken on a life of its own since then.

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In terms of the meta, Season 7 might be one of the worst Seasons Epic has released. Still, it was full of fond memories. Polar Peak will always be number-one in my heart.

All of us were geared up for the holidays and ready for a brand new Fortnite season – one that changed more than any other season before it.

Polar Peak. Credit: Loot Lake

Fortnite was head and shoulders above the rest of the gaming world at the time. The Battle Pass was one of the better ones we’ve seen with the introduction of selectable styles and weapon wraps. And let’s not forget the thawing of Polar Peak, the Snowmen, and the brand-new landing spots. Season 7 was just, plain, fun.

We’ll still be playing the same old Chapter 2 Season 1 this holiday season, so it’s nostalgic to look back at last year’s theme. What did you think of Fortnite Season 7? Let us know in the comments.

Jimmy is a passionate gamer and lover/hater of all things Fortnite. Good comms on Twitter @JimmyDangus.