Here’s The Exact Time ‘Fortnite’ Season 3 Ends And Season 4 Begins

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 has been going for just about the entire summer. In fact, the season began on June 5th, two weeks before the Summer Solstice. It ends, just a couple days before the official start of Fall.

We’ve had some clues drop about the new season, which is called Paradise—though that appears to be a darkly ironic title. While Season 3’s Vibin moniker gave it fun summery vibes, Paradise is an odd framing for what appears to be a very spooky season.

Weird liquid chrome is present in each of the teaser images so far, and it appears our heroes—and the map—may get sucked under the gooey, oily looking stuff.

We’ll know more soon enough. The end of Season 3 is nearly here, and Season 4 is just around the corner. Here’s what you need to know.

Season 3 officially ends on Sunday, September 18th at approximately 2am ET. That’s 11pm on Saturday, September 17th if you’re on Pacific Time. That breaks down to 6am UTC on Sunday the 18th.

From here, we can usually expect three or four hours of downtime depending on the update, and of course you’ll need to update your game after Epic Games does their server-side magic.

Season 4 will kick off directly after the servers come back online, so you should be up and running first thing Sunday morning when you get up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to snag some Victory Royales.

We’ll be covering the new Battle Pass, map changes, challenges and whatever else comes up here at Forbes Games. I keep hoping Epic will bring back decent challenges and fun stuff like Loading Screens and hidden Battle Stars or coins, but I try not to get my hopes up.

Good luck out there, young padawans. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for more Fortnite Season 4 coverage.


Here’s what we know about Chapter 4 so far based on leaks, rumors, teasers and official announcements from Epic Games.

The Battle Pass Skins

Gwen Stacy

We know for sure there will be a Gwen Stacy Spider-Man skin that appears to have the cool glitchy cel-shading animation used in the wonderful Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse movie (one of my very favorite Spidey movies of all time).

Goth Meowscles

We also know that there’s a Goth Meowscles skin, perfect for Halloween, though the “muscles” in the cat’s name appear to be a misnomer at this point. Goth Meowscles is not ripped in any sense of the word.

A third skin sporting chrome hands could be part of the Battle Pass as well, thanks to what we’ve seen in the teasers (though take this with a grain of salt, naturally).

Finally, popular streamer SypherPK is also getting his very own Icon Series skin, though it won’t be part of the Battle Pass. In the image of the new skin there’s also a new scoped AR or tactical rifle of some sort, so expect that as one of the new weapons in Chapter 4, Season 4.

Other changes we can expect are lots and lots of chrome on the map, including chrome tornadoes which might be more like monuments than moving weather events. We should also see a bunch of balloons floating across the map as well.

Patch 22.00

The new patch 22.00 will drop when the game goes down Sunday, but as of this writing we don’t know the exact size of the update on each platform. I’ll update this post once we know.

Live Event

There will unfortunately not be a live-event to cap off Season 3 and kick off Season 4, which is definitely a huge shame. Fortnite’s live-events are some of the best out there and a real highlight each season. Hopefully we get a big live-event to end Season 4 in a few months.

Fortnite Chapter 4, Season 4 is almost here!

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