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24 Nov 2020

*UPDATED* Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 COUNTDOWN: Galactus Event, Black Hole, Release Date, Downtime Updates and more!

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The Countdown Has Begun

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When Does Season 4 End?

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Season 5 Release Date

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What to Expect

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Black Hole 2

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Theme

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New Map?

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Battle Pass

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Skins

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Weapons

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is fast approaching!

The Galactus event should round off Season 4, and perhaps give some insight into what's to come.

The Countdown Has Begun

The countdown has begun for the end of season event.

Fortnite Galactus Event Countdown Battle Pass Screen

The countdown is currently showing that the event will take place on Tuesday, 1 December at 4pm EST / 9pm GMT.

When Does Season 4 End?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 was originally scheduled to end on Monday, 30 November.

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Originally the season was due to end on a Sunday, something that has never happened before.

Now it is due to end on a Thursday, the typical day for a new Fortnite season.

Season 5 Release Date

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is due to end on Wednesday, 2nd December.

What to Expect

There is a lot of speculation as to what Season 5 might have in store.

With rumours that the Marvel story may continue, to even rumours of the old map, or at least a hybrid, coming to the game.

But with Season 5 taking place during the holidays, much like Chapter 1 Season 7, it is possible that the game, and Battle Pass, will be more holiday-themed again.

Black Hole 2

It has been leaked that Galactus will destroy the current Chapter 2 map, taking us to a two-day downtime like the black hole event.

With the event taking place on 1 December, the game will remain offline until Thursday, 3 December.

A Reddit user posted a leaked clip of what will happen when players load back into the game when downtime ends.

Theme

No news regarding a theme for the new season as of yet.

Depending how the season-ending unwinds, we may get a better understanding then!

Fortnite content creator, SypherPK, recently discussed in a video what Season 5 might be like.

In the video he mentioned that the end of season event will be the biggest that we have ever seen, and the story likely won't conclude with the event.

He theorizes that the Marvel story, and the Nexus War, will likely continue into Season 5.

Good news if you're a huge fan of Chapter 2 Season 4, but not so much if you can't wait for the Mythic abilities to leave the game.

SypherPK theorizes that the event will see huge changes to the map leading into Season 5 before the story concludes at the end of next season.

Would you be happy with another Marvel themed Battle Pass?

Which skins would you like to see included next season?

New Map?

With Galactus destroying the Chapter 2 map, it is expected that Season 5 will bring a hybrid map of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

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REMIX: The map is expected to be a remixed version of Chapter 1 and 2. This is a fan made creation, not a leaked map.

The map will have a new design and will blend the best parts of each map, with many POIs returning, such as Tilted Towers.

Battle Pass

Players can expect to pay 950 V-Bucks (£7.50 / $9.50) for the Battle Pass.

Over the course of the current season, you are able to earn enough Vbucks to purchase the Battle Pass for Season 6.

Along with the standard Battle Pass option, there will also be the Battle Pass Bundle option.

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The bundle is going to set you back 2,800 Vbucks, and will upgrade you all the way to tier 25 of the Battle Pass.

It is currently rumoured that the Marvel story will continue throughout Season 5, meaning the next Battle Pass may also be Marvel themed.

This means that the Season 5 Battle Pass will either have more Marvel characters in, perhaps Spider-Man.

Or we could see Fortnite characters in the style of Marvel heroes, such as Cuddlepool and Ravenpool.

Skins

We cannot confirm any skins will be appearing in the next Season, we do not know the theme as of now.

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If the new season is Marvel-themed once again, we can possibly see some sort of take on a Marvel Peely.

Something fans would love for sure!

Weapons

A lot of speculation in each season is what weapons we are going to see added and removed.

Wad/Cash

Fortnite Leaker HYPEX has revealed that a new "Wad" item will be coming to the game in the future.

These are essentially cash and can be found in stashes or in safes.

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It is presumed that these will be used to purchase items, weapons, and healables.

This should act similar to the Vending Machines that used to be in the game, except you use Wads instead of materials.

Fire Extinguisher 

HYPEX recently leaked the addition of the Fire Extinguisher.

It was said that is may be coming to Creative rather than Battle Royale.

This would mean it could be used in this like Deathruns or other player made mini-games.

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But it would make sense for it to come to Battle Royale as a combat for items such as Firefly's, which set buildings on fire and cause them to be destroyed.

This would be a great counter to items and weapons and cause fire.

It could also be used to escape from enemies by creating a cloud of smoke, much like the Smoke Bomb that has been in the game previously.

Its also possibly we may see a Creative LTM where we have to extinguish fires in a competitive format.

Slurp Bazooka

Another leaked item that was noted a few patches ago is the Slurp Bazooka.

This item we assume is going to work the same as the Bandage Bazooka; which can either heal yourself or your team mates.

The Slurp aspect of the item will be shield rather than white health, so a high valued items for sure!

We have seen numerous leaks of the Slurp Bazooka since the release of Season 4, so this appears to be a likely contender for the new season.

Perhaps a brand new shotgun will be added, as we only have the Pump and Combat as of now!