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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Start Time and Release Date

A new era of Fortnite begins soon!

December 5, 2021

With another epic live event officially in the books, it’s a wrap on Chapter 2. Fans have been left floating at sea, staring at the new Island from a distance wondering “what time is Fortnite Chapter 3 actually going to release?”.

We’re all eager to jump back into the ever-changing world of Fortnite, especially considering this time it’s not just a new season, but a whole new chapter. So, here’s everything you need to know surrounding Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1, including the expected start time and date.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Release Time and Date

Unfortunately, since the Chapter 2 Finale Live Event came to a close, players have been left floating at sea with no official confirmation from Epic Games as to when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 is set to begin.

However, if leaks are to be believed, the release date and time for Fortnite Chapter 3 is Sunday, December 5th, 2021 at 7AM PT / 10AM ET / 3PM GMT.

This information comes from Twitter user PowerSloth, who contacted PlayStation Support to ask about an estimated time for the end of the current server downtime. The response from PlayStation was “Fortnite servers will be unavailable until the new season launches on 10AM ET December 5th 2021″.

This also lines up with the official Xbox Maintenance website that states Fortnite‘s downtime will be completed at 10AM ET on December 5th. But, none of this information has been made official by Epic Games, so please take it with a pinch of salt.

We will be continuing to update you on the release of Fortnite Chapter 3 as soon as more information is made available.

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What Can Fans Expect From Chapter 3 Season 1?

Following on from another epic live event, players were left floating at sea as the Island completely flipped to reveal some brand new locations. Although details about what exactly is coming in Chapter 3, leaks have revealed that new mechanics such as sliding will be introduced, as well as a Spider-Man collab.

One thing that has been confirmed is the Chapter 3 Season 1 map, which you can check out in the image below.

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