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UPDATE TWO: Fortnite servers have gone down for the rollout of the Fortnite season 7 patch.
Epic Games took Fortnite servers down at 2am eastern time / 7am BST today (Tuesday June 8) for the big Fortnite season 7 update.
Announcing this the official Fortnite Status Twitter posted: “Chapter 2 Season 7 (v17.00) is close to making landfall!
“We’re beginning to disable services in preparation for the update. If you’re currently in a session, you can continue to play until downtime starts at approx. 2 AM ET (06:00 UTC).”
And when Fortnite server downtime started the first Fortnite season 7 trailer was revealed.
It confirmed the long rumoured alien theme for the latest Battle Pass, with the tagline for Fortnite season 7 being ‘Invasion’.
The trailer showed an alien spaceship descending on the world of Battle Royale, and featured Superman (who will be one of the new skins) as well as Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty.
You can watch the first Fortnite season 7 trailer below…
UPDATE: Epic Games has confirmed when the Fortnite season 7 trailer will drop.
The Fortnite season 7 story trailer will premiere at 7am UK time on Tuesday June 8.
A YouTube listing has also gone live for the Fortnite season 7 story trailer, with a countdown showing how much time is left till the video debuts.
You can watch the Fortnite season 7 trailer – when it becomes available – by clicking on the YouTube video embedded into this article.
The Fortnite season 7 trailer start time was revealed alongside the latest teaser.
The third teaser, which is different to an alleged one revealed early, shows a spacesuit helmet, an alien weapon and a robot on wheels.
Alongside this teaser image the Fortnite Twitter account posted: “Catalog Entry #476-122.
“Results of transportation bot test: -Transporting various weaponry – Failed -Transporting documents & schematics – Failed -Transporting bone modification liquid – Satisfactory.
“No further testing required. Full data upload- 6.8.2021”.
Fortnite season 7 release date: When does Fortnite season 7 start?
Fortnite season 7 live event: Will there be a live event to end S6?
ORIGINAL: Fortnite season 7 release date and start time is fast approaching.
Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite season 7 will have a release date of Tuesday June 8, and from the looks of it the next Battle Pass will have an aliens theme.
The promotional material for Fortnite season 7 has the tagline “they’re coming”, while teaser images posted on the Fortnite Twitter account all hint at an ET theme too.
The teaser images show alien weaponry that will be coming in Fortnite season 7, along with what looks like a spaceship beam in the background and a cryptic alien language.
This spaceship beam has already been seen in-action in-game with players in matches reporting seeing other characters get beamed up into the sky mid-way through a Battle Royale battle.
The Fortnite ARG marketing for season 7 has also seen “they’re coming” posters pop-up in real-life locations around the world with influencers also getting cryptic packages in the post about alien phenomena.
In the run-up to the Fortnite season 7 launch a leak has emerged which could reveal the third (and likely final) teaser.
The potentially leaked teaser 3 video shows a silhouette of a city with an alien spaceship beam in the middle.
A crop circle, cow and a mysterious figure have also allegedly been spotted in this video.
Fortnite season 7 LEAK: Teaser 3 could have leaked early, watch HERE
Apart from this leak, rumours are circulating that a Fortnite season 7 live event could be in the works.
However, so far Epic Games has not confirmed whether there will be a live event to kickstart the new Battle Pass or not.
The last time there was a Fortnite live event at the start of a new event this was announced well in advance.
That event was the Zero Crisis Finale which was available as soon as Fortnite season 6 went live.
If Epic Games follows a similar playbook for Fortnite season 7 then we could see a new live event available on release.
Fortnite season 7 has a confirmed release date of Tuesday June 8 (Image: EPIC GAMES)
Epic Games has been releasing teaser images in the run-up to the Fortnite season 7 launch (Image: EPIC GAMES)
But we’ll have to wait and see whether that turns out to be the case or not.
A start time for Fortnite season 7 hasn’t been announced yet, but with season 6 server downtime began at 6am UK time with the new Battle Pass available to play a few hours later at 8am UK.
If Epic Games ends up not having a big event to mark the end of Fortnite season 6 and start of Fortnite season 7 it wouldn’t be the first time this happened.
Both Fortnite season 1 and season 3 of chapter 2 didn’t have a major story event.