When Does Fortnite Chapter 5 Start?

Time to start a new chapter

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Image Credit: Epic Games

As Fortnite OG is well underway many players are looking forward to seeing what other exciting things Epic has in store for us in the future. Fortnite Chapter 5 is due next but when will it start? Let’s find out!

Countdown to Fortnite Chapter 5

First posted by well-known Fortnite leaks and Epic Games Partner Shiina on Twitter/X, and confirmed recently by Epic Games, Fortnite Chapter 5 will start on Dec. 3, 2023. This will follow Fortnite OG Chapter 4 Season 8/9 on Dec. 2, 2023. There will be downtime after Fortnite OG ends which will probably last around 24 hours before the new chapter, complete with new map, arrives.

Chapter 5 is here

There are some rumors circulating about how this Chapter will end and how the new one will begin. Many players suggest it will be exactly as it was when Chapter 1 came to a close. OG players will feel like history is repeating itself as this chapter change over mirrors the black hole event we had at the end of Chapter 1. Fortnite OG is due to end, possibly even with an event of some kind, and then the world will blip out of existence. All that will be left will be a black hole on the screen.

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Following the end of season event will be at least 24 hours of downtime, during which we will have the opportunity to go outside or speak to our families, before the new Fortnite Chapter 5 starts. This all means that you have plenty of time to enjoy this OG map, get your XP and level up. You should also be able to unlock that secret Battle Pass skin before the chapter ends.

What Will the Chapter 5 Map Look Like?

According to some leaks online, the new map is codenamed “Helios” and is supposed to look something like this:

There will be new POIs, new and returning weapons, and old and new features we will have missed during this OG season. It looks like an exciting new adventure awaits us on the horizon!

That’s everything we know so far about Fortnite Chapter 5 and when it is due to begin. For more Fortnite hints and tips, find more guides below.

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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.