Fortnite Chapter 2 has been around for a long while now but that’s probably not always going to be the case.
The popular battle royale title is still attracting players by the millions, but a big part of that is Epic Games’ willingness to take the game in bold new directions with huge gameplay updates. The biggest to date was the end of Fortnite Season X, which was followed by the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2.
The ending of Fortnite Season X was an enormous event that garnered mainstream attention so odds are that Epic Games will look to do something similar. But does that mean that Fortnite Chapter 2 will end? And if so, when will Fortnite Chapter 3 begin?
The most likely end date for Fortnite Chapter 2 is October 2022.
Precedent suggests that Fortnite Chapter 2 will end with Season 10. Seasons last four months apiece which would line up for Season 10 ending in October or November next year. Fortnite Chapter 2 was initially introduced after Fortnite Season X, and doing a reset on the game after another 10 seasons makes a good deal of sense.
Fortnite Chapter 2 began after the events of “The End,” which concluded in 2019’s Fortnite Season X. The End saw the planet of Fortnite sucked into a black hole and seemingly destroyed as a result of the rifts and rockets that were becoming a progressively larger part of the map throughout the season. After The End, Fortnite was unplayable for a time and players were told to uninstall the game.
Fortnite Chapter 2 was later revealed, with a slightly altered graphical style, a new map, and new gameplay elements. Each season has seen the world survive one apocalyptic event after another, and eventually one of them is likely to stick.
If current trends continue, Fortnite Chapter 3 will absolutely happen. Though Fortnite’s mainstream visibility and relevance have declined over the last two years, it remains an incredibly popular game around the world. Until that changes, Epic Games will continue to create massive events in the game.
The only way Fortnite Chapter 3 doesn’t happen is if Chapter 2 lingers on or unless the game suffers a sharp decline over the next 17 months. It’s possible that Epic Games stays content in Chapter 2 and doesn’t feel compelled to develop a major overhaul for Chapter 3.
That said, even the most popular of games can die off overnight. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lost 76% of its players in the 17 months that followed its peak in 2018 and obviously, plans would change significantly if Fortnite went through a similar decline.
As of this writing, Fortnite Chapter 2 is in the tail end of its sixth season. Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 is likely to begin in early June 2021. Recent leaks suggest Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 will center around an alien invasion.