Fortnite Season Start And End Dates (2024)

Here's all about the season start and end dates for all seasons in Fortnite.

Keeping up with the date when a new Fortnite season starts and ends is important for most players who are invested in the game. If this is you, we’ve created this guide for your convenience.

Seasons have always managed to keep the world of Fortnite interesting, from small changes like new weapons to major overhauls in new chapters. It has become a vital part of the community with timed events, game modes, and more exciting things to experience. So here are the Fortnite season start and end dates as of 2023.

The Start and End Dates for All Fortnite Seasons (2023)

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All seasons in Fortnite usually last around 90 days. This list will be updated once more dates are revealed.

Here’s the timeline of all Fortnite season start & end dates till now:

SeasonBeginning DateEnding DateDays LastedSloganTheme
Pre-Season: Season 0Tuesday, 12 September, 2017Wednesday, 25 October, 201743 daysN/AN/A
Chapter 1: Season 1Thursday, 26 October, 2017Wednesday, 13 December, 201748 daysFirst StepsN/A
Chapter 1: Season 2Thursday, 14 December, 2017Wednesday, 21 February, 201869 daysFort KnightsMedieval
Chapter 1: Season 3Thursday, 22 February, 2018Monday, 30 April, 201867 daysMeteor StrikeSpace
Chapter 1: Season 4Tuesday, 1 May, 2018Wednesday, 11 July, 201871 daysBrace For ImpactSuperheroes/Movies
Chapter 1: Season 5Thursday, 12 July, 2018Wednesday, 26 September, 201876 daysWorlds CollideWorlds Collide
Chapter 1: Season 6Thursday, 27 September, 2018Wednesday, 5 December, 201869 daysDarkness RisesDarkness/Corruption
Chapter 1: Season 7Thursday, 6 December, 2018Wednesday, 27 February, 201983 daysYou Better Watch OutWinter
Chapter 1: Season 8Thursday, 28 February, 2019Wednesday, 8 May, 201969 daysX Marks The SpotAdventure/Pirates
Chapter 1: Season 9Thursday, 9 May, 2019Wednesday, 31 July, 201983 daysThe Future Is YoursThe Future
Chapter 1: Season XThursday, 1 August, 2019Sunday, 13 October, 201973 daysOut Of TimeTime Travel
Chapter 2: Season 1Tuesday, 15 October, 2019Wednesday, 19 February, 2020127 daysNew WorldNew World
Chapter 2: Season 2Thursday, 20 February, 2020Tuesday, 16 June, 2020117 daysTop SecretSpies/Agents
Chapter 2: Season 3Wednesday, 17 June, 2020Wednesday, 26 August, 202070 daysSplash DownFlooded Island
Chapter 2: Season 4Thursday, 27 August, 2020Tuesday, 1 December, 202096 daysNexus WarMarvel
Chapter 2: Season 5Wednesday, 2 December, 2020Monday, 15 March, 2021103 daysZero PointDesert/Hunters
Chapter 2: Season 6Tuesday, 16 March, 2021Monday, 7 June, 202183 daysPrimalPrimitive Age
Chapter 2: Season 7Tuesday, 8 June, 2021Sunday, 12 September, 202196 daysInvasionAliens
Chapter 2: Season 8Monday, 13 September, 2021Saturday, 4 December, 202182 daysCubedCubes/Corruption
Chapter 3: Season 1Sunday, 5 December, 2021Saturday, 19 March, 2022104 daysFlippedNew World/The Seven
Chapter 3: Season 2Sunday, 20 March, 2022Saturday, 4 June, 202276 daysResistanceWar
Chapter 3: Season 3Sunday, 5 June, 2022Saturday, 17 September, 2022104 daysVibin’Party
Chapter 3: Season 4Sunday, 18 September, 2022Saturday, 3 December, 202276 daysParadiseChrome
Chapter 4: Season 1Sunday, 4 December, 2022Thursday, 9 March, 202395 daysA New BeginningNew World/Medieval
Chapter 4: Season 2Friday, 10 March, 2023Thursday, 8 June, 202390 daysMEGANeo-Tokyo
Chapter 4: Season 3Friday, 9 June, 2023Thursday, 24 August, 202376 daysWILDSJungle
Chapter 4: Season 4Friday, 25 August, 2023Thursday, 2 November, 202369 daysLAST RESORTHeist
Chapter 4: Season OGFriday, 3 November, 2023Saturday, 2 December, 202329 daysOG/WHERE WE DROPPIN’?Fortnite Chapter 1
Chapter 5: Season 1Sunday, 3 December, 2023Friday, 8 March, 202496 daysUndergroundGangs/Criminal Activity

What is the Shortest Fortnite Season?

The shortest Fortnite season was Chapter 4: Season OG, which lasted only 29 days. Still, to understand the shortest Fortnite season, we must consider whether we’re looking at Chapter 1, Season 1 (also known as “Season X”) or the recent Fortnite OG as a full season. Here’s a breakdown of the shortest seasons:

  • Shortest by traditional measurement: Chapter 1, Season 1 lasted 48 days from October 25th, 2017 to December 13th, 2017.
  • Shortest overall (including Fortnite OG): Fortnite OG was a brief epilogue to Chapter 4, lasting only 29 days from November 3rd, 2023, to December 2nd, 2023.

Technically, Fortnite OG takes the crown for the shortest season. However, many players don’t consider it a full season due to its shorter duration and limited content compared to other seasons. Also, Pre-Season: Season 0 lasted 29 days, but this is not considered a traditional ‘season’ in Fortnite.

Here are some other noteworthy short seasons:

  • Chapter 1: Season 3 lasted 67 days.
  • Chapter 1: Season 2 lasted 69 days.
  • Chapter 1: Season 6 lasted 69 days.
  • Chapter 1: Season 8 lasted 69 days.
  • Chapter 4: Season 4 lasted 69 days.
  • Chapter 2: Season 3 lasted 70 days (ending August 26th, 2020).

So, the “shortest season” title depends on your criteria. But based on both technical length and common perception, Chapter 1, Season 1 holds the title for the longest-standing shortest season, while Fortnite OG takes the overall win for the shortest duration.

What is the Longest Fortnite Season?

The longest Fortnite season was Chapter 2: Season 1, which lasted 127 days. The title of “Longest Fortnite Season” belongs to Chapter 2: Season 1, which stretched on for a whopping 128 days from Tuesday, 15 October 2019, to not including Thursday, 20 February 2020. That’s nearly 4 months, 5 days excluding the end date—or 35.07% of a common year.

This season was quite an anomaly, with most Fortnite seasons averaging around 80 days and rarely exceeding 120 days. Some reasons for its extended duration include adding new features like New Island, Synced Emotes, XP Coins, Free Pass Missions, Swimming, boats, New art styles, and models. We also got new locations like Apollo Island, Craggy Cliffs, Dirty Docks, Frenzy Farm, Holly Hedges, Lazy Lake, Misty Meadows, Steamy Stacks, Slurpy Swamp, Sweaty Sands, and Weeping Woods.

There will be downtime in between as the game updates to all the brand-new content it will have for the next season. During the downtime, the servers will be unstable or not respond for up to 4 hours. As soon as it’s over, Fortnite will be playable.

That’s all about the season start and end dates for all seasons in Fortnite. If this guide helped you, we’ve got more interesting content related to Fortnite on Gamer Tweak.