Fortnite v7.0, also known as Season 7, begins today, bringing a new winter theme, bi-planes, and the all new Fortnite Creative mode. Season 7 will last through February 28.
Season 7 adds a new Iceberg Biome and three new locations: Frosty Flights, Polar Peak, and Happy Hamlet. The icy locations feature frozen surfaces that cause players to slip and slide. Ziplines can be found around the new areas, letting players travel quickly and use weapons and items while zipping.
The X-4 Storming Plane is the fancy new vehicle. It supports up to four people: one pilot and four precariously hanging onto to each of the bi-plane’s wings. The mounted machine gun is powerful but can overheat, while the pilot can perform a barrel roll or even fly upside down. Players can jump out of the plane to go into sky-diving mode.
Like previous seasons, Season 7 features an optional, purchasable Battle Pass to unlock goodies while you play. The season 7 Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks (about $10) and includes 100 unlockable items. Purchasing the Battle Pass nets instant access to the Zenith and Lynx outfits. Those outfits can be leveled up to unlock different styles.
A new cosmetic style has been added, called Wraps. Wraps are patterns that can be equipped onto items like vehicles and weapons. New wraps are featured in the Season 7 Battle Pass.
Purchasing the Battle Pass also grants early access to the new Creative Mode, which gives you a private island and all the tools and assets to build your own virtual playground. Fortnite Creative will be available to everyone on Dec. 13.
A Season Battle Bundle is also available for 2,800 V-Bucks that includes several outfits and bonus XP.
Epic Games is taking a much-needed break over the holidays, which means Season 7 will be extended by two weeks, ending February 28. Fortnite will still be updated but it will be a while before the next season begins – which means more time to unlock all the items.
Fortnite is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile devices. It’s rated T for Teen.