When Does Chapter 2, Season 4 Of ‘Fortnite’ End And Season 5 Begin?

Fortnite’s 4th season of Chapter 2 has been going on for quite some time now.

The season kicked off promptly after the end of Season 3 on August 27th, but that promptness was largely a symptom of Epic’s newly sprung legal battle against Apple. With Fortnite no longer updating to the newest version on iOS devices, Epic wanted to get things going on-time for its Marvel-themed season.

This punctuality is deeply out of character for Epic Games. Unlike Activision, which releases each new Warzone season without delay, Fortnite usually languishes between seasons.

We are in week three of this right now. Week 10 challenges wrapped up nearly a month ago and the third week of overtime challenges just went live this morning. There’s lots and lots of XP to be had, and you probably have a few Awakening challenges to wrap up as well, not to mention getting Foil skin styles for your Battle Pass skins. So a little extra time between season is largely a good thing—so long as it doesn’t drag on as long as Chapter 2, Season 1 which stretched out to a whopping 128 days.

I still have plenty to do in my Season 4 Battle Pass. I need to finish the Iron Man Awakening challenges for one thing. I need to unlock the Logan Wolverine skin style as well. I’m okay not finishing up the entire Battle Pass, as getting every skin style just means grinding out way too many challenges (and with the PS5 and Xbox Series X I have too many other things to play).

So the question is, how much time do we have to finish all this up?

According to data miners, Season 4 ends on November 30th. That’s a Monday, however, and typically seasons end Wednesday and new seasons begin Thursday. The fact is, we don’t have an official answer just yet from Epic Games. We don’t even know exactly when the big Galactus live event will go down. But if I had to guess, this is what I’d predict:

  • The Galactus live event—called The Devourer Of Worlds—will go live right after Thanksgiving on November 28th sometime in the middle of the day. It’s going to be huge, maybe the biggest live event we’ve seen up to this point. It will culminate in a special LTM where players will have to take down Galactus using super powers or some such.
  • We should keep our eyes to the sky and the Battle Pass menu, as Galactus will continue to get closer and eventually show up in the menu itself as the event draws nearer. Also keep an eye on Fortnite’s Twitter for teasers for Season 5.
  • The Galactus event will lead to some major map changes—certainly things will be broken and destroyed in the fight—but not all of the map changes will be obvious right away. We’ll have a lull period between the live event and the start of Season 5 that will last until downtime begins Wednesday night, December 2nd-3rd.
  • Season 5 will kick off on December 4th once downtime is over. The rest of the map changes will be apparent, we’ll have a new Battle Pass and various new gimmicks/items/systems to play around with, plus a batch of new challenges. Most likely we’ll know what the “secret” skin is right away since Epic no longer really does that anymore (Wolverine and Aquaman were both super obvious, while Deadpool was only mildly more subtle. Long gone are the days of The Prisoner and other cool, hidden skins, alas).
  • I expect some sort of winter/holiday themes in the next season and Battle Pass though it’s also possible Epic will just have a holiday event rather than make the entire season themed around the holidays.

Now, I could be wrong. Epic Games is notorious for dragging things out. I think the basic layout will look the same, but it could be the following week. Hell, it could be the following month for all we know. I doubt that, but I wouldn’t be surprised either.

Whatever happens, I will continue to update this post as new information comes out so stay tuned. Thanks for reading!

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