Release time, downtime schedule, and early patch notes

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Teasers and Expectations

Exciting news for all Fortnite fans as the highly anticipated Chapter 5 Season 2 is on the horizon. Epic Games has been dropping teasers for what promises to be a thrilling season filled with new items, map changes, and collaborations. The upcoming Fortnite v29.00 update is shaping up to be one of the game’s most exhilarating updates in recent history.

Based on official teasers from Epic and information gathered from dataminers and leaks, it seems that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 will revolve around Greek mythology. Expect to see original designs for Greek gods like Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades gracing the Battle Pass. This theme marks a refreshing change after a season dominated by crossovers with franchises like Family Guy and Metal Gear Solid.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Launch Details

Mark your calendars for the release of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 on Friday, March 8, 2024. The current season will conclude at 11 PM PT on March 7 or 2 AM ET on March 8, following which the Fortnite servers will undergo maintenance to introduce the new content. There will be no live event, so the servers will go offline without fanfare. Don’t forget to complete your Chapter 5 Season 1 Battle Pass before the deadline to unlock Peter Griffin or Solid Snake.

Fortnite v29.00 Downtime Duration

Prepare for the downtime as Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 maintenance will commence at 12 AM PT/3 AM ET on Friday, March 8. Matchmaking will be disabled a few minutes prior to downtime, so make sure to squeeze in those final matches. Epic Games will be working to implement the new season during the downtime, rendering Fortnite unplayable for the duration.

Expect this downtime to be longer than usual due to the significant update. Past downtimes have lasted around six hours, but this time Epic Games has confirmed an additional eight hours, extending the delay to a total of 10 hours. Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 is now scheduled to launch at 8:00pm ET, March 8, 2024.

If you were planning to stay up for the early morning launch, it’s best to go back to bed. The season won’t be live until later in the afternoon.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Anticipated Updates

While official details from Epic Games are still scarce, dataminers have unearthed exciting information about the upcoming v29.00 update. Expect these additions with Chapter 5 Season 2:

  • Zeus ability with three stages
  • Gold Apple item that gives a speed boost
  • New Cerberus Shotgun weapon
  • Olympus POI and other map changes
  • New Wings item that grants flight with a 30-second cooldown
  • Hostile Monster NPCs that act as henchmen for Greek god minibosses
  • Four bosses (Medusa, Ares, Cerberus, Zeus)
  • Zeus Lightning Bolt Mythic
  • Hades Fire Chain Mythic
  • Poseidon Trident Mythic
  • Ares Burst Rifle Mythic
  • Cerberus Tactical Shotgun Mythic
  • Persona 3 Reload collaboration

This information is highly reliable and sets the stage for an action-packed Chapter 5 Season 2. Also, a recent Fortnite user research session hinted at potential collaborations with:

  • God of War
  • One Piece
  • Xena
  • Kevin Sorbo’s Hercules
  • Final Fantasy 7
  • Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom
  • Halo Wars

While these collaborations are not confirmed, they present exciting possibilities for Fortnite fans. Leaks and surveys have historically been accurate indicators of upcoming crossovers.

Rumors suggest that characters like Kratos and Atreus from God of War may return to the Item Shop, resonating with the season’s Greek mythology theme. Additionally, fans are hopeful for a collaboration with Final Fantasy 7, especially with the recent release of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth on PlayStation 5.

Further leaks hint at a collaboration event featuring Avatar: The Last Airbender cast additions to Fortnite during Chapter 5 Season 2. Players can expect an Event Pass offering the Aang skin and Aapa glider. The Item Shop will likely feature skins of Katara, Sokka, Toph, or Zuko for purchase with V-Bucks.

Fortnite Myths and Mortals Battle Pass Preview

The Battle Pass for Chapter 5 Season 2 will showcase Greek gods and mythological cosmetics. View the cinematic teaser below for a glimpse of the upcoming Battle Pass skins.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Visuals and Skins

Enter the world of Greek mythology with the official key art for Chapter 5 Season 2, featuring designs of every Battle Pass skin for the new season. The artwork spotlights eight Greek gods, offering a refreshing departure as the first fully original Fortnite Battle Pass in recent times. Here’s a rundown of every C5S2 Battle Pass skin:

  • Zeus
  • Cerberus
  • Hades
  • Aphrodite
  • Poseidon
  • Medusa
  • Artemis
  • Ares
Image: Epic Games

Get ready to dive into the world of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2, starting on Friday, March 8, 2024. Make the most of the current Battle Pass content before the new season kicks off. Complete any remaining levels with the help of the Mosaic Snapshot quests for that final XP boost.