Fortnite is well known for making tonnes of changes. The game it was on release and the game it is now are so wildly different, they're almost entirely unique games. With tonnes of skins, map changes and new modes making their way to the service, it can sometimes be a little hard to keep up. Here's when you can play Fortnite Season 8 and how big the update download size is.
Fortnite Season 8 Release Date
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 is due to start on September 13th, 2020, today. With some spooky new theming, this should be fun to play over October. The update will arrive worldwide on all platforms around the same time.
If you don't see it live just yet, give it a few moments and the servers should sort themselves out. Today is the day you can finally play it for yourself.
How to get the Update
The answer to this depends on what platform you play on. If you play via the Epic Games Store on PC, you can simply click on the Fortnite icon and it will give you the option to update the game.
On Xbox, click on "My Games and Apps", then over to "Manage" and "Updates" to find Fortnite there. On PlayStation, click start on the game and then look for the update. On Android, go into the store and find your updates tab. Finally, the Nintendo Switch should automatically do it but you will have to close your game to get it.
Fortnite Season 8 Update Download Size
We finally know how large the next update is and you may need to make some room if you're playing on Xbox. The sizes are:
- PS4 - 6GB
- PS5 - 5.2GB
- Xbox - 21.61GB
- PC - 3GB