New Item Shop

The New Item Shop for 2/4/19 included

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-All 8 Football skins

-Male and Female Referree

– Soccer Pickaxe and Glider

-Marshmello Skin Set

-Denied Emote

-Air Horn Emote

-Hazard Skins

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The Map Is Melting

But now things are starting to change, with it possible the entire map will defrost at the start of Fortnite season 8.

Battle Royale players have noticed that the snow on the Fortnite map is starting to melt.

So far only a small section of the Fortnite map is beginning to show greenery, but it seems likely this will continue to spread.

At the moment the melting of the snow has begun at the most northwestern point of the Battle Royale map near Wailing Woods

Season 7 End Date

The Fortnite season 7 end date is due on February 28, which is when the Fortnite season 8 release date seems likely to happen.

And ahead of the Fortnite season 8 launch a new rumour has emerged about what Epic Games could have in store.

During the big Fortnite season 7 event the ice king covered the entire Battle Royale map in snow.

Ever since then the Fortnite Battle Royale map has been a blanket of the white stuff.

Fortnite Season 8 is drawing near, with the release date for the brand new Battle Pass a matter of weeks away.

Fortnite season 7 is currently in its latter stages, however the current Battle Pass will last longer than most.

Barring any delays, Fortnite Battle Passes are historically scheduled to last for 10 weeks

Week 1

Fortnite developer Epic Games has released the first wave of challenges for Season 7.

Epic Games releases seven Battle Royale challenges each week. Three of the weekly challenges are available for free and the other four challenges are exclusive to Battle Pass users.

The challenges are also separated into hard and regular tiers of difficulty.

The hard difficulty Fortnite challenges net players ten Battle Stars, while the regular tasks reward fans with five Battle Stars.

Earning Battle Stars levels up your Battle Pass, which is how you unlock all of the rewards on offer.

Week 1 challenges task players with dancing in different Forbidden locations.

There are seven in total, which you can see in the image below. 

One is on the hill just south of Pleasant Park and near the border of the snowstorm. A second one can be found north-west of Junk Junction, just by the giant llama. There’s a third Forbidden location south of Risky Reels and west of Wailing Woods (H3).

DOWNTIME

Based on how past updates have gone, downtime on December 11 could last several hours.

Depending on just how big update 7.01 is going to be, we could be looking at Fortnite servers going back online at around 1pm.

However, it should also be noted that Epic Games could change their plans at any time.

Problems with the updating process and maintenance could mean Fortnite going back online at a later time.

Whatever Epic Games has planned for Fortnite update 7.01, fans will know all about it in around 12hrs time.