The current season of Fortnite Chapter 2 may be its last if fans are correct about clues and references from the Cube Queen and others.
It’s not something that’s been referred to much recently, but this is the second time there’s been a Chapter 8 of Fortnite, with Chapter 1 of the battle royale coming to and end with Season X in October 2019.
Most players have assumed that Chapter 2 would also last for 10 seasons but fans have pointed out that, because of longer seasons, the current chapter has now lasted as long as the original one.
That’s no reason alone to think that Chapter 3 is imminent, but YouTubers SypherPK and Tabor Hill have both posted videos citing not just clues within the game but insider information which suggests Chapter 2 will end this month.
The biggest change that comes from a new chapter is a new map and SypherPK in particular claims that the current one will only be around for a couple more weeks.
In terms of the game’s ongoing storyline things are already getting apocalyptic, with the appearance of the Cube Queen and various references to running out of time and even the ‘end of the chapter’.
Epic Games is also known to be preparing major shake-ups such as a switch to Unreal Engine 5 and weapon attachments, which would make more sense as a new feature for a new chapter.
The most obvious reason to doubt the theories is that Season 8 already has an end date of December 5 and that would be a weird time to switch over to Chapter 3, especially for a free-to-play game that doesn’t benefit from people buying physical copies of a game at Christmas.
Having such a massive overhaul just a few weeks before people start breaking up for Christmas and the new year doesn’t seem like a sensible idea, especially as, like every live service game, Fortnite would normally be adding Christmas outfits and gifts at that time of the year – not a brand new map.
If Chapter 2 is going to be 10 seasons long then it’ll probably end somewhere around the middle of next year, which seems to avoid any unnecessary complications from the time of the year.
Some of the theories are compelling though, so exactly what happens on December 5 is going to be interesting…
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