Fortnite Season 8 is now finally here and live on all platforms, bringing the brand new pirate theme to Epic's game. In this complete guide to everything you need to know about the new seasonal event, we'll be going over the Fortnite Season 8 patch, all the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass details, and much more.
Fortnite Season 8 Patch
Epic revealed earlier in February that Season 8 of Fortnite Battle Royale would be going live on February 28, right at the very end of the month. Season 8 is live right now, for all Fortnite Battle Royale players around the world.
The update patch for Fortnite Battle Royale is now available to download on all platforms. The update weighs in at around 4.4GB, so you might need to set aside some time in order to download the new Season 8 patch. But, now that the patch is live, Fortnite Season 8 is almost live.
Fortnite Season 8 Cinematic Trailer
Now that the new update to Fortnite to introduce Season 8 has officially gone live, there's a new cinematic trailer to accompany the new season. Check out the new cinematic trailer for Fortnite Season 8 just below, which gives us a look at the new pirate theme for the event.
Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass
Previously, Epic revealed that if you could complete 13 of the Overtime Challenges in Battle Royale, you'd earn the Season 8 Battle Pass for free. Unfortunately this period with the challenges ended back on February 27, so if you didn't complete 13 of the Overtime Challenges, you'll have to shell out with your own money for the new Battle Pass.
There's the same two purchase options there have always been for new Fortnite Battle Passes. There's the base version of the Battle Pass, available for $10, and the upgraded version of the pass, which should retail for $20. If you purchase the upgraded version, you'll unlock a number of reward tiers straight away for Fortnite Season 8.
For a full look at every single new skin include with the new Battle Pass in Battle Royale, head over to our Fortnite Season 8 skins guide.
Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass Trailer
Just below, you can se the brand new trailer for the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass. This gives you can overview of some of the new skins and other items that you can earn over the course of the new seasonal event, including the Banana skin, and more.
Fortnite Season 8 Theme
On February 24, Epic finally gave away some solid information about Fortnite Season 8's theme. In the tweet below, you can see that there's definitely a hint at pirates and treasure hunting of some sort for the upcoming season. The image in the tweet features a pirate's hook, so it's highly likely that we'll all be talking like pirates come Season 8. We've compiled a complete list of all the Season 8 teasers for the Fortnite so far, just below.
Fortnite Season 8 Teasers
'X' Marks The Spot- Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 24, 2019
Loot that has been lost
Can always be found.
4 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/1U8n7x4pQQ
Fortnite Season 8 Teaser 2
Sssomething shimmers- Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 25, 2019
Within the cave...
But beware of those
Who arrive on waves.
3 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/Gn7ttmR39m
Fortnite Season 8 Teaser 3
Awaken beasts— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 26, 2019
Of fire and ash
Battle it out
And loot the stash.
2 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/rdMrhYbZ1S
Fortnite Season 8 Teaser 4
Explore the world- Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 27, 2019
Challenge your fate
Unearth the secrets
Season 8 starts tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/7RqNbhSeFG
Now that we're all done here, you can check out our other Fortnite Battle Royale coverage here at USgamer. If you're still wrapping up challenges from the current season, you can head over to our Fortnite Week 10 Challenges guide, or our Fortnite Week 9 Challenges guide for more.