New leaks confirm Fortnite Chapter 3’s release date.
It’s been rumored for a while, but it now appears that it will happen.
Season 8 of Fortnite Chapter 2 will be the final season of this chapter before we move on to the next one.
That’s right, a new leak following the v18.40 update revealed a loading screen from the season-ending event, confirming that Chapter 2 has come to a close.
It’s a little earlier than expected, as many players expected it to last ten seasons like Chapter 1, but there was nothing that suggested things had to go that way.
This means that we can expect a completely new map in about a month, but there will almost certainly be a lot more going on by then.
Let’s take a look at the leak that proves this is indeed the case before we get too deep into the speculation.
Loading Screen in Chapter 3
LOADING SCREEN FOR THE CHAPTER 2 FINALE EVENT! (via @YLSDev) pic.twitter.comh7J3OOV7BS
November 16, 2021 HYPEX (@HYPEX)
A new loading screen from the final event has the words “The Chapter 2 Finale” on it, which appears to be enough confirmation that this is indeed the end, as posted by Fortnite leaker HYPEX and every other prominent leaker.
“Now that the “End” playlist has been leaked, I can finally talk about this: Chapter 3 is set to release on December 7th (and it’s SO good, by the way), and the Blackhole will be present from December 5th to 6th,” he says.
I was just waiting for the playlist or something to leak so I could discuss it.
Also, because the season ends on December 5th and updates are only made on Tuesdays (the 7th), it was always obvious.
November 16, 2021 — HYPEX (@HYPEX)
Furthermore, HYPEX has confirmed that Chapter 3 will be released on December 7th, as well as a new black hole event.
This time it will last two days, and if the last one was any indication, the game will be unavailable during that time.
The last black hole sparked a lot of speculation about what’s going on, but that’s gone this time because we know it’ll be a new chapter.
Regardless, it’ll be an exciting time in Fortnite because fans have been requesting a new map since the game’s inception…
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