After a leak courtesy of an early video on YouTube, Epic Games has officially confirmed Fortnite’s Creative Mode. As we reported earlier, Fortnite Creative Mode will launch alongside Fortnite Season 7 on December 6. In Fortnite Creative Mode players would be able to customise their own private maps with game modes as they choose not too dissimilar to Minecraft. While the Fortnite Creative Mode release date is December 6, those who buy the Fortnite Battle Pass get to experience a week earlier with general access rolling out from December 13.
“Battle Pass owners will have access to a private island for the first week of Season 7,” a post from Epic reads. “During this early access week Battle Pass owners can invite their friends to play on their island. Starting December 13, all players will have access to a private island for free.”
Like all things Fortnite, Creative Mode is work in progress. Epic claims to give it the same level of attention and care it gives to the game’s other modes.
“Fortnite Creative is new and exciting, but not final,” the post continues. “We’ll be adding many new features and improvements over the next few updates. Like Battle Royale and Save the World, we’re committed to making this bigger and better over time.”
It will be interesting to see if Fortnite Creative Mode manages to take the attention away from the proceedings of Fortnite Season 7, which is slated to have a snow map and winter theme across both Save the World and Battle Royale modes.
The Fortnite Season 7 release date is December 6. Epic Games confirmed that it would be winter-themed spectacle as well, hinting that the Fortnite map would feature snow and ice. Considering that Fortnite Season 6 ends on December 4, a two day gap before the next set of events is par for the course. Like past Fortnite Seasons, Fortnite Season 7 will bring with it new gear, challenges, and of course, changes to the game’s map. We could also see new mini-games make their way to the battle royale shooter such as playing golf in Fortnite Season 5. With a Fortnite Season 7 release date of December 6, expect the Fortnite Season 7 start time should be 9am BST (1:30pm IST) on December 6.
“A bitter ice spreads… 3 days to Season 7,” reads a tweet from the official Fortnite account confirming when Fortnite Season 7 would begin and hinting at snow and ice featuring heavily too. The included image with the tweet also suggests that snowboarding would be a part of the festivities as well. It makes sense when you consider that it starts in December which usually is a period of chilly weather in the northern hemisphere.
There are some clues that point to this as well. For one, a snow storm has been seen on the horizon to the south of the Fortnite map and has grown considerably over time and a snowy theme was even hinted at when the Hunting Party skin was introduced.
Furthermore, assets regarding different noises while moving such as the crunching of snow were leaked on Reddit too. Plus, the FNBRLeaks Twitter account had screenshots of sound files for snow footsteps (via VG247) corroborate the same too with a second tweet having audio of exported Fortnitefiles that aren’t exactly the same as the sound of snow in Viking Village. All of this points at the possibility of snow coming to the Fortnite map very soon.