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Fortnite season 7 arrives with Santa, planes, and lots of snow

Fortnite season 7 arrives with Santa, planes, and lots of snow


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The snowy seventh season of Fortnite is finally here. Today, developer Epic detailed the latest season for the battle royale game, which, as always, brings a number of significant changes. Most notably are shifts for the island itself, with new ziplines scattered around and a brand-new location called Frosty Flights. There’s also a new kind of vehicle — Stormwing planes — that should dramatically alter how players get around. The winter theme also means lots of snowy areas, which include slippery surfaces for players to contend with.

As always, a new season also means a new battle pass, which in turn will earn players all kinds of rewards. There are winter-themed skins, including one called Sergeant Santa, as well as a new cosmetic item called a wrap, which lets you customize vehicles. Last season introduced pets into the game, and season 7’s battle pass will continue this, with new animal friends including a hamster.

Of course, one of the biggest additions for Fortnite season 7 was actually detailed yesterday when Epic revealed a new Minecraft-style creative mode where players can design their own Fortnite experience. Fortnite Creative is available now for anyone who purchases the season 7 battle pass, and it will open up to all other players on December 13th.

You can check out the full patch notes for all the details right here.

It’s been a busy few days for Epic and Fortnite. In addition to launching Fortnite Creative and season 7, the developer also unveiled a new PC games store to rival Steam. And there could be more on the way: it sounds like there will be additional Fortnite news this evening at The Game Awards.