When was the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 release date? We’ve seen Fortnite change so much over the last few years, and early indications for C2S7 at the time weren’t clear at the time. However, some clues were scattered throughout the internet and in-game assets, with aliens likely the next theme.
This guide will go over the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 release date, everything that happened regarding the new theme, and some Fortnite skin rumors we were aware of prior to Season 7, which included Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Ariana Grande.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 release date
Epic Games confirmed at the time that the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 release date was Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 theme
The theme for Chapter 2 Season 7 was Invasion, and saw aliens invade the island. Even before the new season dropped, crops at Colossal Crops all but disappeared, while animations showing an alien abduction and several posters appeared around Sweaty Sands suggesting the extra-terrestrial arrival was imminent.
It would mark a drastic departure from the Primal theme of Chapter 2 Season 6, but could be linked more closely to the Zero Point storyline. Hypex has tweeted that UFOs will randomly spawn around the map, abducting players and warping them elsewhere. To get us excited, there will also be a set of ‘Foreshadowing’ quests that are expected to go live between now and the end of Season 6.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 skins
With a mix of both islander and disguised alien skins, this was one of the most bizarre seasons with players able to harness alien powers and UFOs to defeat their foes. Many story-themed quests tasked players to uncover the secrets of the invading force, which would eventually mean the end for Chapter 2.
This was also the season that gave us one of the most popular Fortnite skins ever made: Rick from Rick and Morty. He was the featured character at the end of the battle pass. Oh, and DC fans got the Super Man skin, which was a mid-season free unlockable.
Given the absolutely bonkers amount of collaborations with established brands and celebrities in recent years, it’s no surprise to see that some more are coming in Chapter 2 Season 7. Here are just a few potential Fortnite skins that we thought could be arriving, and in some cases, they proved to be at least half true.
- Ariana Grande
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
- Lady Gaga
- Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
- LeBron James
- Zion Williamson
- Wonder Woman
- Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)
While the above seems to be info from court documents from the Epic vs. Apple trial, the Naruto skin collab was supposed to be in Chapter 2 Season 5, but hadn’t happened before this point. It’s also not that far-fetched an idea that Lebron James could appear in Fortnite, given how Chapter 2 Season 6 so heavily publicized Neymar Jr’s skin.
What’s intriguing is the idea that both Arianna Grande and Lady Gaga, two of the most popular artists of the last decade or so, could hold virtual concerts in Fortnite. The game is no stranger to virtual concerts, with Marshmello and Travis Scott already hosting very successful gigs in the game. With the pandemic having a huge impact on the music industry, it’s only logical that artists want to explore alternative ways to reach their audience. Ariana Grande would soon get the digital concert, making it one of the most watched digital events in games. Lady Gaga’s concert was originally set to happen as early as September 2020, and so far has still not come to pass.
As part of the Epic vs. Apple trial, a document was made public as part of the hearings that highlighted a planned ‘Party Royale’ mode featuring Zion Williamson and LeBron James. This event will consist of basketball-themed mini-games, giving players a break from the traditional battle royale, shooting hoops instead of each other. This, as far as we know, didn’t come to pass.
And that’s everything we knew about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 release date and theme. A lot has changed since the introduction of the Invasions season, so head to our Fortnite maps and Fortnite weapons guides to see how the battle royale game plays now.