Find out what all of the hints and happenings ahead of Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 7.
It's almost time to indulge in another exciting season of Fortnite Battle Royale. Players have experienced nearly four months of the “Primal” season, where animals roamed the landscape and crafting became a centralized concept. With only five days remaining in Chapter 2 - Season 6, Epic has begun laying the foundation for another installment.
Aliens and UFOs appear to influence Chapter 2 - Season 7 significantly, and there’s ample evidence to support that statement. The marketing is underway, and ESTNN has compiled a list of what has occurred thus far in the lead-up to the new season.
Alternate Reality Game (ARG)
Epic’s viral marketing campaign ahead of Chapter 2 - Season 7 began on May 25. Professional Fortnite caster AussieAntics first reported that he received a strange package, including a DVD titled “They’re Coming” and a portable DVD player. While there was an understandable pause, the new season’s tagline matched the wording on the DVD. The video itself did not relay much in terms of information but sported an undefinable extraterrestrial vibe. Other personalities within the Fortnite space also received the same package, making its message all the more apparent.
First teased before patch v16.50, Fortnite leakers unveiled hints referencing UFOs in the game’s code. Shortly after, the crops at Colossal Crops disappeared, mysterious quests surfaced and alien abduction became a realistic possibility. More details about alien abductions came through from Fortnite data miner HYPEX on Twitter, which explained their function. All of the anticipations led to the first-ever in-game abduction. The mechanic will occur more regularly leading up to the new season, and anything beyond that is not clear at the moment.
The first Chapter 2 - Season 7 teaser trailer appeared on Fortnite’s official TikTok account. It clocked in at only six seconds but featured the same familiar “They’re Coming” tagline we first saw in the ARG. Those who watch the video will notice an abduction force clear as day in the clip, along with the June 8 release date. Fans should expect the next trailer on launch day.
Primal Weapons Gone
One theory floating around Fortnite’s Twitter community revolves around Primal weapons exiting the game. All of Chapter 2 - Season 5 featured a new brand of Primal shotguns, pistols, assault rifles and more. Since the game moves in a futuristic direction, a source told HYPEX that Primal weapons wouldn’t survive the transition.
Season 7 on Track for June 8
Many data miners also divulged that Epic Games had added patch 17.00 to the staging servers. That means the developers expect no delays. Players should expect the new season early on June 8, depending on the location, of course.
Teaser #1 - Catalog Entry #437-887
The first of presumably many teaser clips surfaced on Twitter early on June 5. It lasted only eight seconds, showing a carton of milk, a Fishstick doll and a weapon resembling a pistol. The text reads as follows:
“Catalog Entry #437-887
The creatures of the Island seem to use this strange, flimsy holding device to consume their… bone modification liquid?
Epic Games will likely release more clips over the following days as the mystery of a Chapter 2 - Season 7 grows.
Teaser #2 - Catalog Entry #407-740
Sunday, June 6 marked the second teaser trailer’s release ahead of Season 7. The three objects in the newest clip include a guitar, a pair of glasses and what appears to be an alien shotgun of sorts. Many Fortnite leakers such as ShiinaBR pointed out that the weapon is a Pulsar 9000 from Save the World mode. It seems the shotgun will be in Battle Royale mode this upcoming season. The text reads as follows:
“Catalog Entry #407-740
When placed onto the face this strange plastic device seemed to make us appear as unrecognizable.
More testing required.”
The lore behind Chapter 2 - Season 7 grows even more as players ready for its release on June 8.
Stick with ESTNN as we continue to update this article with additional details that become available!