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.


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.”

Fortnite Gold Props
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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.

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


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.

Fortnite Season 12 battle pass
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SKINS GALORE - It would be great to see some new skins and weapons next season!


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!

New Arwa
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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.