Fortnite chapter 2 season 1 gets a big extension as Epic prepares holiday event

Eric Abent - Nov 20, 2019, 9:09 am CST
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Fortnite chapter 2 season 1 gets a big extension as Epic prepares holiday event

It seems that the first season of Fortnite chapter 2 will stretch on for a while longer. Epic confirmed today that it has extended the first season of this new chapter into February 2020. That means we’ve got somewhere between two and three months left to go before season 2 kicks off, making this the longest season we’ve ever seen in the game.

Apparently, keeping season 1 going until February wasn’t always the plan. In a brief blog post today, Epic says that it’s decided to extend the season so it has time to prepare for Fortnite‘s holiday event. We don’t know what the event is yet, but based on Epic’s vague description, it’ll go bigger than last year’s holiday event.

Last year Epic hosted an event called 14 Days of Fortnite, which doled out 14 days of challenges and rewards to players. This year, Epic says that the holiday event will offer “even more content for you to unwrap, including new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss.”

That seems to be all we’re getting for now, so we’ll look forward to hearing more about Fortnite‘s holiday event as we move into December. In the meantime, it’s worth noting that daily challenges have returned, with players able to take on three at a time. Epic has also made it so you can sort your locker items by the season they were introduced, which might make things easier to navigate for some players.

Of course, we also have DirectX 12 support landing in Fortnite with this update, along with a number of bug fixes. You can read more about today’s update over in Epic’s full patch notes, but otherwise, stay tuned for more information on Fortnite‘s 2019 holiday event.


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