Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground Start & End Date and Times

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground launches right after the OG Season’s Big Bang Event when all players can jump in.

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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 follows from the astoundingly popular OG Season, which saw more players than ever before hop into the game. Chapter 5 Season 1 brings new mechanics, a new map, and so much more for players to enjoy, but they’ll need to wait for it to start.

Fortnite OG Season concluded with an Eminem concert as part of The Big Bang Event. It marked the end of the mini-season that came after Chapter 4, and the start of Chapter 5. However, while players know roughly when the season began, tracking the exact start time is difficult due to server outages and maintenance. We’ve got you covered.

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When Does Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground Start?

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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 started on December 3, 2023. Once The Big Bang Event ended on December 2, 2023, Fortnite’s servers went down for maintenance so Epic Games could update them and test them for the full release of the new season. Then, after a few hours of downtime, Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 was live for all players.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 5 Chapter 2 Underground Downtime Start?

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Downtime for Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground started after the third showing of The Big Bang Event. The third showing started at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT/4 AM GMT and lasted for roughly 15 minutes. When we watched the event, we were logged out of Fortnite and kicked to the start screen, where we had to queue to get in again.

When is the Release Date for Fortnite Lego?

Lego Fortnite was released on December 7, 2023. This information was leaked by reliable source iFireMonkey after the first showing of The Big Bang Event. Lego Fortnite is an open world game mode filled with Lego characters in a classic Fortnite map. While the building mechanics remain, the focus seems to be on adventures over battle royale. The game mode’s official Twitter account called it a survival crafting game.

This immersive Lego experience, available for free on the Fortnite main menu, combines elements of Minecraft with a map that’s 19 times larger than the battle royale island. The Lego variant extends to over 1,200 Fortnite skins, offering a creative and survival mode. The survival world offers full immersion with hostile mobs and environment hazards. Epic envisions Fortnite as a versatile gaming platform, introducing not only Lego Fortnite but also upcoming in-game experiences like Rocket Racing and Fortnite Festival.

When is the Release Date for Fortnite Rocket Racing?

Fortnite Rocket Racing was released on December 8, 2023. This is a free new game mode within Fortnite that allows players to race across tracks inspired by Rocket League and Fortnite. The release date was shared by iFireMonkey just after the first showing of The Big Bang Event.

While we were in the event, the racing we saw felt competent and engaging. It’s a mix of realistic racing coupled with the boosters and mind-bending tracks of the Mario Kart series.

Player can race on tons of different multi-level courses across familiar and new Fortnite locations. You can also customize your car and go head to head with other racers. Use the boosting system and air doge moves to find new alternative paths on the course that’ll get you closer to the finish line.

When is The WEEKND Live Event in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground?

The WEEKND live event in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 took place on December 9, 2023. This information was shared by HypeX following the initial The Big Bang Event showing. We’d expect the event to be more of a full concert similar to those other artists have held in the game in the past.

When Does Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground End?

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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground will end at 2 AM ET/11 PM PT/7 AM GMT on March 8, 2024. Every season in Fortnite has lasted for a different number of days. By the time it ends, Chapter 5 Season 1 Underground will have run for 161 days, which will make it the longest season in Fortnite’s history.

For now, with a collaboration with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Metal Gear Solid brands on the cards, it’s unlikely the season will be short.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Changes

Fortnite’s new season, “Underground” introduces significant changes. The revamped Chapter 5 island features diverse locations, including a railway with a functional train, marinas, mansions, and a grassland area. Boss battles, including characters like Peter Griffin, offer medallions for shield regeneration, with a trade-off of revealing your location. Additional updates include an SUV, a Ballistic Shield weapon, customizable vehicles, and a Lego collaboration featuring skins and an upcoming in-game experience that launched on December 7th. The season’s battle pass unlocks boss characters, a new Jones version, and Solid Snake later in the season.