Fortnite Season 8 trailer revealed with Carnage Battle Pass surprise
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New Fortnite Season 8 trailers have been shared, and others are being shared for later today.
The big news so far is that a teaser clip has been released earlier, which gives some big Battle Pass clues.
This includes a very short look at new skin that appears to be for Marvel character Carnage. Crossovers have been happening for a long time, and with a new Venom film coming out featuring the villainous symbiote, it would make sense that something like this would be included.
The teaser trailer also provided a quick look at what will be changing around the island during Season 8, including the crashed alien mothership.
Other references to the return of Kevin the Cube were also spotted, and it appears that vents will be returning in some form.
Meanwhile, Epic Games has announced when they will be dropping the full Season 8 story trailer for Fortnite.
Based on the current timings, the new trailer will go live at around 6am BST on September 13, 2021.
And with a new story trailer on the horizon, gamers are also expecting a thorough rundown of what will be included in the new Battle Pass.
A special Season 8 Battle Pass trailer will arrive when the game is playable again and should include the biggest skins and special items.
But gamers will have to wait until servers are back online before they can check out everything new in Season 8 firsthand.
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WHEN IS FORTNITE DOWNTIME FOR SEASON 8 STARTING?
Fortnite downtime for Season 8 has already started but the current countdown timer being displayed will disappear, and servers will go down fully, at 7am BST.
So while the game is not playable right now, Epic Games has warned that more downtime will be needed to complete everything.
That means Fortnite maintenance for Season 8 will continue past 7am BST and could last several hours afterwards.
The latest message from Epic Games reads: “Cubes are currently taking over Fortnite as a result of Operation: Sky Fire, shaping up the next Season…
“Server downtime for Chapter 2 Season 8 (v18.00) begins September 13 at 02:00 AM ET (06:00 UTC). Stay tuned for updates!
“During this Cube takeover, you’ll be unable to play Fortnite prior to server downtime. Prepare to defend the Island!
“Note: With the launch of the new Season, patch sizes will be larger than normal on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.”
Fortnite Season 8 will officially begin on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the same time across PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC and Mobile platforms.
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