Fortnite Season 8 Preview

Arrr! Get Ready for a Pirate-Themed Season 8 of Fortnite

Are you ready for the Season 8 of Fortnite? And while we are at it, do you love pirates? If the answer to both questions with a resounding yes, you will glad to hear that Epic Games seems to plan to theme the next season of its popular IP around pirates.

We are already used to Epic being cryptic in their tweets about Fortnite. Now that we are only four days away from the Season 8, which will start at the end of February, we expected a mystery revolving the upcoming update.

We received a rhyme-filled with pirate-based clues. “X marks the spot,” tells about hidden treasures just as the subsequent verses “treasure abound, loot that has been lost can always be found.”

The above words contain more than a single hint about a hidden treasure. That encourages us to think that we can expect new loot to become available soon, which is more great news. The developers rounded everything up with a pirate’s hook image.

In the meantime, it is “Overtime” in Fortnite’s season 7. Players received a new portion of challenges so that they will have what to do until the new season releases. It is interesting that you can receive a free battle pass for the upcoming if you manage to complete some of these new events. It is not hard to guess that Epic probably decided for this move because of the release of Apex Legends, a free to play Battle Royale directly aiming to threaten Fortnite.

If you are a Fortnite player, make sure to log into the game in the next several days. We are particularly targeting February 27th, which is the last day of Season 7. Some map changes will probably happen, and they should trigger a new event and the start of a new season.

Fortnite’s Numbers Down

It sounds hard to believe, but the profit of Fortnite has decreased over the last several months. They were dominating in the last several months, but according to the SuperData’s report, they haven’t been among the top three earners on the PC platform in January 2019.

Dungeon Fighter Online and League of Legends are ahead of the Epic’s gem, as well as Westward Journey Online and Crossfire. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is at the sixth spot, which is even behind Fortnite.

The statistics indicate that Fornite sales have dropped by 48% compared to the end of 2018, which is something that should worry about Epic. Apex Legends is threatening, but could this be a sign that players are losing interest in the most popular BR up to this point?

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