Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 is about halfway done now, with the season starting on December 2nd 2020 and lasting until March 16th 2021.
In Chapter 1 there was a total of 10 seasons, but will we see 10 seasons in Chapter 2?
SypherPK doesn't think so.
Is Season 5 The End Of Chapter 2?
Popular Fortnite streamer and content creator, SypherPK, recently explained his theory that Season 5 will be the end of Chapter 2, with Chapter 3 beginning in March.
This is due in part with the current length of Chapter 2 and how much more time would be needed to reach Chapter 2 Season 10.
“Chapter 1, the old map, took about 24 months to complete. Chapter 2, on the other hand, is already on 18 months. If we go through all the rest of the seasons until X, we’ll be on this chapter until 2023. I feel like that’s a very long time. It could make things boring without having a full, fresh reset."
Fortnite Battle Royale began in September 2017 and Chapter 1 concluded in October 2019 with the Black Hole event, which saw the Fortnite map sucked into the Zero Point.
Since then we have been in Chapter 2, which is now in its 16th month.
Season 1 and 2 were incredibly long, with the seasons taking 9 months to complete.
Assuming all of the future seasons are only 10 weeks long with no delays, that would still put Chapter 3 to start in 2022, with any delays and extended seasons pushing it potentially to 2023.
It's All Connected
SypherPK went on to discuss how it appears that Agent Jonesy has been changing from when we first saw him during the Chapter 2 Season 2 event.
Now he appears to be getting closer to the original Jonesy appearance.
This could indicate that the game is slowly going back to its original Chapter 1 version.
The theory could be further backed up with the addition of Chapter 1 POIs showing back up in Season 5, such as Tilted Towers, Greasy Grove, and Flush Factory.
Hidden In Plain Sight
Fortnite fans all know that Donald Mustard likes to hide clues in plain sight, and he may have been leaving hints already that the game will be returning to Chapter 1.
FortniteIntel recently released a theory which theorizes that Donald Mustard's love of the Netflix show Dark could be influencing his decisions and design plans for the future of Fortnite.
The Fortnite developers are usually 2-3 seasons ahead of schedule, meaning that work on Season 8 or 9, if it isn't moving to Chapter 3, is likely happening as you read this.
So seeing Donald Mustard drop a hint in August about 2021 plans isn't too farfetched.
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This season we have seen the story kick into overdrive, with the conclusion of the Galactus event last season bringing the Zero Point back to the game.
Could the Chapter 2 map be sucked into the Zero Point, bringing the return of Chapter 1?
Or perhaps a true hybrid of the 2?