The Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 update is right around the corner, and many game fans are eager to know its exact release date and what’s new in the next update. So far, we’ve encountered a gigantic Titan Hand in the middle of the Fortnite island, right next to the Ruined Reels, indicating the end of the current storyline. 

If you’re curious about what happens next in the Fortnite world, here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 release date and what you can expect.

When does Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 release?

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Release date
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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 is set to release on March 8, 2024, at around 10 a.m. ET, as per the countdown mentioned in the battle pass section. As always, Epic Games will take down the game servers for maintenance, meaning players won’t be able to queue or play any matches during this time. 

The servers usually remain offline for approximately three to five hours, so one should plan the rest of the day accordingly.

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Regarding the download size, it typically depends on the amount of new content coming with the update. Therefore, we don’t have any solid information about the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 update size as of writing this article.

What to expect from Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2?

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 graphic reveal
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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2’s theme is called Greek mythology, featuring gods like Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, and more. Leaks reveal that there are eight gods represented by constellations, suggesting eight skins in the Battle Pass. Each god, such as Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hades, will have a unique skin with attractive designs.

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When it comes to the new weapons, Fortnite is introducing another version of the DMR with promising stats, hoping to make it a successful addition this time. On top of that, we expect the debut of a new Tactical Shotgun, which is probably going to replace everyone’s favorite shotgun, the Frenzy Auto.

Pandora's box in Fortnite
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Finally, the Chapter 5 Season 2 leaks suggest a Fortnite mini-event related to the Titan Hand, which emerged from the ground holding a gigantic chest. This chest is none other than Pandora’s Box from Greek mythology, containing the content of the next Fortnite update.

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