We are more than halfway through Season 8 of Fortnite and Season 9 is fast approaching. Let’s take a look the exact dates for the start and end dates.

It’s a little unbelievable that we’re already so far into Season 8. The Season has brought so much controversy and content that we just keep moving forward at lightning speeds.

So, when did we begin the grind through Season 8 and when exactly will be done with the season’s challenges?

Season 8 Start & End Dates

Season 8 began on February 28th, in the brisk Thursday morning air.

The release saw the massive map changes to the northeast of the Fortnite island. The Volcano rose from the depths of the earth with Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps becoming fan-favorite drops in no time.

The Season so far has also brought with it the introduction of the controversial Baller vehicle and the even more controversial v8.20 patch.

The Baller vehicle- via Epic Games

The v8.20 update removed siphoning from public game modes, a mechanic that allowed better players to keep fights going by gaining health/shields per kill.

The latest Week 6 Challenges can be found in our dedicated article and you can find all other weeks by simply searching for the corresponding week with the search bar in the top right of the site.

So, when does Season 8 end?

Season 8 will end on Wednesday, May 8th. This means we have an approximate start date for Season 9.

Season 9 Start Date & Possible Content

Season 9 is presumed to begin directly after the end of Season. This means the new season will begin on Thursday, May 9th.

If the season works like all the others, the season will run for ten straight weeks before we transition into Season 10 of Fortnite.

Season 9’s end date is projected to be Wednesday, July 17th.

We don’t know much about the content coming Season 9 as of yet. Some leaked files have suggested incoming weapons, but these could arrive before or well after Season 9.

Dusty Divot digsite from Season 8

The dig sites that have been popping up along with the mysterious Helicopter might be clues to Season 9 content. The heavy mixture of stuff found with the digsites make it hard to make any accurate guesses on content.

It’s a safe bet that the Fortnite map will have significant changes brought to it once again. We’ll probably see at least one named location be sunk under an ocean of rubble, burned by a dragon, or something similarly catastrophic.

Fortnite World Cup Scheduling

Some of the above dates might have you a little confused if you are an avid follower of competitive Fortnite.

The first Fortnite World Cup event starts on Saturday, April 13th in Season 8.

Fortnite World Cup
The Fortnite World Cup is set to be played over the course of three seasons

Season 8 will end before the fifth week of the events are done and Season 9 will end just before the Fortnite World Cup Finals.

Yes, this means that the Fortnite World Cup will be played over three different seasons, making practicing nearly impossible. We won’t get into the whole discussion again here, but you can check out our other article for info on the non-competitive nature of scheduling.

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