Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 COUNTDOWN: Downtime begins ahead of Season 12 play time!

The trailer is now out for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2! And the downtime has begun!

The downtime usually takes a few hours of downtime before the Season will be up and running, so you can expect to be playing around 11am in the UK or 6:00am EST!

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Here's our Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 countdown.

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Check out the trailer below!

What's the new theme?

We may have just had a clue about what theme will be in store for Season 2.

According to Forbes gold is going to be playing a significant role in Chapter 2, Season 2 - not just the colour, but as a building material too.

One of the first clues shown back in January 15th, was the data-mined legendary skin for "Oro" (meaning gold in Spanish) which came alongside an inscription - “Golden Treasure, an Eternal Obsession.”

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GOLD DIGGER - Lucas7yoshi dug up these treasures and posted on Twitter

Reknowned Fortnite leaker Lucas has also discovered a series of props which are solid gold versions of existing objects in the game. It certainly looks like we're in for one of the most visually exciting seasons to date.

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POINT OF NO RETURN: The Blackhole that changed the Fortnite world forever

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Season X saw the Fortnite world get quite literally swallowed by a black hole and disappear, only for Chapter 2 to commence.

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Chapter 2 brought back the simplicity that so many fans had been asking for. After ten seasons of new additions, the Battle Royale had all become a little overwhelming and complex.

Season 12 Battle Pass

With every season of Fortnite, we get a new Battle Pass. Including 100+ different cosmetic items to personalise and boost your progress.

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SKINS GALORE - It would be great to see some new skins and weapons next season!

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We expect to see the same in the upcoming season, possibly with even more focus on character models and weapon camos.

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The Battle pass will cost 950 V-Bucks.

If you have bought the previous battle pass, you are able to earn enough V-Bucks to purchase the Battle Pass without needing to put in more money.

New location leaked!

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HELICOPTERS? - Who else can spot the helipads in the background!

Noted by popular Fortnite Twitter user @FNBRHQ, there seem to be some hidden images in the background of the new teaser image.

As we can see the full background has turned into a new section of the Fortnite map, and some eagle-eyed fans have spotted some unique aspect of it already.