Epic confirms Fortnite Season 2 start date and v11.50 changes
Epic Games gave further details of the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 start date and the changes coming with v11.50.
Yesterday, we saw some leaks that the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 end date had been extended for another two weeks. Today, January 24, Epic released a statement confirming the new date.
So, as reported, Season 2 won’t begin until February 20. Chapter 2 Season 1 is already the longest season in history, and it’s now expected to last over five months.
This wasn’t the only bit of news that Epic gave us with this blog post. They also announced a shift to the Unreal Engine Chaos physics engine. “The goal is to ensure that Fortnite still feels like Fortnite,” the team wrote. “Along the way there will be some bumps, so we’re starting tests with a small group of players.”
It appears as though Epic has extended Season 1 to allow for the v11.50 update, bringing players the new engine.
Early speculation has it that this new engine will allow structures to demolish rather than disappear. A tall structure will begin to crumble when you destroy it, for instance, rather than break from the bottom and vanish.
As you can see, there are also a few redacted lines in the blog post. Hopefully, these small sentences mean big changes for Season 2.
The last update included in the blog post was about further Overtime Challenges. We already know that Cameo vs. Chic will be the next batch of challenges, but Epic is alluding to more on the horizon.
The first batch of Overtime challenges took place about a year ago. The reward for completing these challenges? A free Battle Pass subscription to the next season.
It’s realistic to think that this might be the reward yet again. A lot of Fortnite players are getting annoyed with the delayed season and lack of content. What better way to get them back in Epic’s good graces than to offer a free Battle Pass.