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Fortnite Chapter 5 Start Time Countdown

It's the start of a brand new era of Fortnite!

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Image Credit: Epic Games

Fortnite Chapter 5 is just around the corner and we cannot wait for all the new drop points and weapons! If you are looking forward to this brand new chapter with everything it brings then you can track the start time with our Fortnite Chapter 5 start time countdown below.

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Chapter 5 has arrived!

The final season of Fortnite Chapter 4 will end with an Eminem concert at The Big Bang event on December 2 at 2pm ET. After this spectacular event, there will be a good stretch of downtime, which is predicted to be similar to the Black Hole event of Season X.

If you were playing back then, you will remember the long 36-hour wait we had before the next chapter and season began! We aren’t expecting anywhere near a full 36 hours of downtime, but until it is confirmed by Epic Games we cannot say for sure.

Downtime starts officially at 11:30pm on December 2, 2023. Currently the predictions are that we will have to endure 12 hours of Fortnite downtime with Chapter 5 starting on Sunday December 3, 2023. The specific time is not yet known, but could be from anywhere between lunchtime to the late evening of Sunday. We predict that downtime will end at 11:30 ET.

Fortnite Chapter 5 New Map

The new map for Fortnite Chapter 5 is rumored to be codenamed ‘Helios’ and is pictured below. This leaked map shows the possible new world in progress with various biomes and a healthy amount of rivers, lakes, and mountains. It looks like this island could have room to evolve and expand too, which bodes well for the future changes of Chapter 5.

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Image Credit: Epic Games via PeQu

We know there is set to be some amazing Lego mode and skins in the new chapter, and it seems the Fortnite Chapter 5 Battle Pass will be the full epic pass we know and love. Skins were leaked recently showing some amazing original designs and… Peter Griffin from Family Guy.

That is all we know about the upcoming Fortnite Chapter 5 and the predicted start time! For more Fortnite news and tips, check out our guides below.

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Rowan Jones

Rowan is a writer and educator from Devon, U.K. She has been writing about mobile and console games since 2020. Rowan loves puns and dad jokes, and also runs a secret meme page. She has a love/hate relationship with Dead By Daylight and a completely healthy obsession with Fortnite.

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