‘Fortnite’ Season 8 Events: St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and Maybe Thanos?
After Fortnitemares, 14 Days of Fortnite, the New Year’s fireworks celebration, and the Valentine’s Day Share the Love event, it definitely looks like Epic Games is leaning more into offering limited-time holiday events as part of its seasonal programming. So it only stands to reason that during the course of Season 8, Fortnite could legitimately celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, right?
In the past, these springtime holidays have mostly just been featured in Save the World, but as Epic’s focus shifts more and more towards Fortnite, that’ll probably change in 2019. With Season 8 starting Thursday, February 28 and extending all the way until May 8 or even later, that gives the company plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holidays.
The obvious big two holidays are St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, though we wouldn’t rule out Cinco de Mayo either.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17, so if Epic Games decides to celebrate, it’s going to have to make moves quickly. For all we know, the holiday could factor into the first few weeks of Season 8. If not, it’s also a strong possibility that celebrations could begin with an update on Tuesday, March 12.
If not, it’s also possible that one or more of the above skins could cycle into the item store that week.
Easter conveniently occurs almost exactly a month later on April 21 (with Earth Day on April 22). We’re far more likely to see outfits, weapons, and maybe even limited-time modes out of this holiday.
The Egg Launcher, a reskin of the grenade launcher that fires explosive eggs instead of grenades, was also added to the game in late March 2018 as part of the version 3.4 patch.
Finally, We also can’t help but wonder if the “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” game mode might return in honor of Avengers: Endgame’s release on April 26, 2019. It was a ton of fun last time, so why not bring back the popular mode one more time before the Avengers kick Thanos’ butt in Endgame?
Fortnite: Battle Royale begins Thursday, February 28 after downtime starts at 4 a.m. Eastern.