Here's When Fortnite's Next Update Releases [Out Now]

Keep sharp.


Season 7 of Fortnite kicked off with the release of the big 7.00 patch last week, and now the second update of the season is on the way. Developer Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite's 7.01 update is scheduled to roll out for all platforms--PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile--tomorrow, December 11, and it looks like it'll introduce a new type of weapon to the game. [Update: The new patch is out now, and it delivers a significant piece of content in the form of a sword. It's called the Infinity Blade, and and it's likely no coincidence that it launches just as Epic announced that it has removed its Infinity Blade games from mobile app stores.]

The official Fortnite Twitter account confirmed that the new update is scheduled to go live Tuesday morning at 2 AM PT / 5 AM ET / 10 AM GMT. Epic hasn't revealed what will be added to the game in the new patch, but the announcement tweet teases players to "keep sharp," referencing the newly unveiled sword that's on the way.

Epic introduces new weapons and items to Fortnite on a regular basis, but most of those have come in the form of guns or traps, making the recently teased sword the first of its kind in the battle royale game. This also makes it clear that the developer plans to keep up Fortnite's impressive weekly update schedule, despite the new Block area providing a good opportunity to slow down updates.

A number of big changes were made to Fortnite in Season 7. Epic added a new arctic region to the game's ever-changing map, as well as Fortnite's first aerial vehicle: the X-4 Stormwing plane. The developer also introduced a ton of new rewards to unlock through the Season 7 Battle Pass, among them additional pets and Wraps, a type of cosmetic that can be applied to weapons and vehicles to customize their look.

Fortnite's second set of Season 7 challenges are slated to arrive on December 13. In the meantime, you can still complete Week 1's challenges, which include dancing in forbidden locations and dancing on a crown of RVs. You can find tips on how to complete them in our Fortnite Season 7 challenges roundup.

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