All Fortnite Seasons RANKED!

All Fortnite Seasons Ranked
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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 is about to kick off (I swear…any minute…after multiple delays), so we thought we would look back and create a list of all the Fortnite seasons ranked! This season marks the 30th season in Fortnite since 2017, and many players have stuck by the game through good seasons and bad the entire time.

This All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list is going all the way back to the beginning, including pre-seasons and partial seasons like OG. I’m ranking these Fortnite seasons based on gameplay, new additions, advances to the mechanics within the game, and how much fun I had tearing up the map with my squad. But first, here’s a sneak peek at Fortnite Chapter 5, Season 2, “Myths and Mortals.”

Here are all the Fortnite seasons ranked!

29. Chapter 1 – Pre-Season

September 12th, 2017 – October 25th, 2017

Pre-Season launched the very beginning of Fortnite as a Battle Royale game, releasing on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017. Lasting only a few weeks before Season 1 was introduced, Pre-Season featured no cosmetics, and players were limited to the Recruit Outfits and default cosmetic items. This was the most barebones, so though it was fun, it can’t win our All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list!

28. Chapter 1 – Season 1: “First Steps”

October 26th, 2017 – December 13th, 2017

Season 1, the first official season of Fortnite Battle Royale, was released on Thursday, October 26th, 2017, and introduced the Item Shop and Season Shop, allowing players to purchase cosmetics with their characters. 

Additionally, since this was the first official season of the game mode, Patch Notes were also introduced, informing players that the game would be updated intermittently.

27. Chapter 2 – Season 7: “Invasion”

June 8th, 2021 – September 12th, 2021

Season 7 ran for just over three months, from Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, until Sunday, September 12th, 2021, and was given the name of “Invasion”. With a name like that, you can probably guess the season’s theme: the conflict between alien invaders and the IO forces. 

Flying Saucers litter the map and are piloted by enemies called Trespassers, and Holly Hedges changed into Holly Hatchery. There were also three locations on the map that were plucked from the ground by some of the Flying Saucers and would hover in the sky above the map. Overall, for me, this season was just “meh.”

The Battle Pass got another reworking as Battle Stars made their way back. This time, however, each time the player leveled up, they would be granted 5 Battle Stars, which can then be used to purchase Battle Pass items at their leisure. Players were also now able to complete the Battle Pass without gaining any rewards at all because of this. Any Battle Stars that were earned but remained unspent at the end of the season would automatically be redeemed for that Battle Pass’ items in ascending order.

26. Chapter 1 – Season 2: “Fort Knights”

December 14th, 2017 – February 21st, 2018

Fortnite Chapter 1, Season 2 was released on Thursday, December 14th, 2017, and implemented one of the game’s biggest features and still has now: the Battle Pass, which replaced the Season Shop. Featuring 70 tiers and cosmetic rewards for completing each tier, the Battle Pass was available for a cost of 950 V-Bucks (Fortnite’s in-game currency) and featured the Black Knight skin as the reward for completing the Battle Pass. I still rock that skin from time to time.

A Medieval theme spread across the island with new locations being added to the map, such as Tilted Towers, which has been changed time and time again. We also saw new cosmetics like gliders and daily challenges. Season 2 also began the pattern of each season having a different theme. 

25. Chapter 4 – Season 3: “WILDS”

June 9th, 2023 – August 24th, 2023

The “WILDS” season, which ran from Friday, June 9th, 2023, until Thursday, August 24th, 2023, was light on the changes/updates similar to Season 2. What Epic did introduce, however, was very good. Job Boards, for example, returned (previously called Bounty Boards) and allowed the player to choose from three different jobs to complete, including a bounty.

Seven new Reality Augments were added this season, for example, Swift Shotgun Reload, where your shotgun will reload faster, or Primal Companion, where the player will gain thermal vision and will regenerate health while riding an animal. 

Speaking of animals, a new animal showed up, the Raptor. Players would run into Raptors around the map and simply needed to jump on their backs to ride them, similar to the Boar and Wolf of seasons passed. 

Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, was available to earn in Chapter 4, Season 3’s Battle Pass, with no other pop-culture characters showing up this time. A pretty chill season, really.

24. Chapter 2 – Season 6: “Primal”

March 16th,  2021 – June 7th, 2021

Season 6, which ran from Tuesday, March 15th, 2021, to Monday, June 7th, 2021, ran things back with the season being called “Primal”. With the name, players were able to now craft items and tame animals as the season had a very “10,000 B.C.” vibe to it. A new primal biome showed up at the center of the map to go along with the new weapons players could find lying around, like the Makeshift Shotgun. 

There wasn’t much change with the Battle Pass for Season 6, however, with the only real update being the addition of two new Skin series: The Gaming Legends Series and the Icon Series, with Lara Croft and Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr being added, respectively.

There’s not a whole lot to write home about unless you loved crafting, which I didn’t, landing it lower on the All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list.

23. Chapter 2 – Season 5: “Zero Point” 

December 2nd, 2020 – March 15th, 2021, 

Chapter 2 Season 5 ran for the time between Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020, and Monday, March 15th, 2021. With a focus on Bounty Hunters, this season, named “Zero Point,” introduced a new desert biome to the map surrounding the Zero Point. Different characters would appear at different locations around the map, allowing players to purchase Exotic weapons from them to use in that match. 

IO Guards, Zero Point Portals and more also began appearing with more frequency around the map, and there were a number of collaborations with popular creators in the Fortnite community, like The GrefG.

Season 5’s Battle Pass introduced a brand-new series of cosmetics: The Star Wars Series, with The Mandalorian being the first DC Fortnite skin. In addition, Challenges were changed up and became Quests with five different types, generally indicating the level of difficulty in completing them: Uncommon (Grey), Common (Green), Rare (Blue), Epic (Purple), and Legendary (Gold). Punchcards were also removed for Season 5.

22. Chapter 2 – Season 3: “Splash Down”

June 17th, 2020 – August 26th, 2020

Season 3, “Splash Down,” saw a huge change to the island in that it became flooded with water as a result of the Wall of Water collapsing. The water level would get lower and lower as the season went on, though. Boss fights would continue in this season, but this time, each boss would drop two Mythic Items instead of one. 

Season 3 also marked the introduction of cars that players can drive around the map to make getting around easier and causing chaos. There was also the addition of radio stations in the car where players would be able to listen to music created either by Epic or by real artists. Cars were fun, but nothing this season really wowed me. Though, to be fair, I hate water levels in every game!

Season 3’s Battle Pass saw the addition of the first DC Series skin that players could earn instead of buy, Aquaman. Changes to the challenges system were also made, with the creation of Punchcards, which were a method of earning XP by completing tasks with high requirements. Daily Challenges were swapped out for Quick Challenges, and Weekly Challenges made their debut as well. 

21. Chapter 3 – Season 4: “Paradise”

September 18th, 2022 – December 3rd, 2022

Chapter 3 was a short one, with Season 4 being the final season of the chapter, running from Saturday, September 18th, 2022 until Friday, December 3rd, 2022. Titled “Paradise,” Season 4 featured a Chrome theme, and it really showed because it was everywhere. 

Players had the ability to phase through solid walls with a new item called the Chrome Splash. You could simply throw the Chrome Splash at a wall, and you’d be able to walk through it, getting the jump on some unsuspecting opponents. If you threw the Chrome Splash at yourself, there were some significant benefits to be had, like the fact that you could become immune to fall damage, move faster, and have the ability to air dash. 

Two Chrome weapons were available to be found as well: the EvoChrome Shotgun and EvoChrome Burst Rifle. They were exclusively found in Chrome Chests around the map, and their rarity increased as they did more damage, meaning you could start with a Common EvoChrome Shotgun and end up with a Mythic EvoChrome Shotgun by the end of the match!

The Battle Pass saw Spider-Gwen make her debut in the game, and she could be earned as long as you had progressed far enough in the Battle Pass. 

Lastly, Fortnite added anti-cheat to the game. Players who were using hardware that is detected to provide an unfair advantage, such as the Cronus Zen, would receive an in-game warning to remove the hardware and restart the game. Failure to do so would see the player receive a permanent ban from the game. Though I’m thankful for the crackdown, Paradise wasn’t my favorite season, hence its lower ranking on the All the Fortnite Seasons Ranked list.

20. Chapter 3 – Season 3: “Vibin”

June 5th, 2022 – September 17th, 2022

Season 3, “Vibin,” which ran from Saturday, June 5th, 2022, to Friday, September 17th, 2022, saw even more big changes to Battle Royale in the form of a new biome, wildlife, and some new playlists.

The new biome was based around the massive Reality Tree at the center of Reality Falls, a brand-new location on the map that has a lush forest of purple trees, mushrooms you could bounce on, and more. To go along with this, Reality Saplings were introduced as well. These started as seeds you could find and plant to grow into a Reality Sapling in the same spot in each subsequent match you play. Weeding these saplings would yield better and better loot each time you did it, all the way up to Mythic loot. 

Rideable wildlife made an appearance this season, where the player could jump on the back of an animal to ride it. Wolves and Boars were available to ride and you didn’t even need to dismount to engage in combat, as you could fire your weapon while riding on the animal. Whether or not you hit anything was another story.

Storm Sickness was a new mechanic introduced this season. Essentially, if you spent too long in the storm in a given match, you would gain the Storm Sickness affliction that increased the damage you take for being in the storm. This is countered by leaving the storm, but once you had Storm Sickness for that match, each time you entered the storm, it would take effect once again. 

The Battle Pass for Season 3 also allowed players to earn both the Darth Vader and Indiana Jones outfits if they progressed far enough. Needless to say, there were a lot of those in each match by the end of the season.

19. Chapter 2 – Season 8: “Cubed”

September 13th, 2021 – December 4th, 2021

The final season of Chapter 2, Season 8, “Cubed”, ran from Monday, September 13th, 2021 until Saturday, December 4th, 2021. Aptly named, The Cube made its return to Fortnite after being gone for 12 seasons (last appearing in Chapter 1, Season 6) as two new types of Cube appear in Season 8: The Golden Cube and the Blue Rebooted Cube. 

Season 8’s Battle Pass brought back Punchcards but made a significant change to them as they became the primary method of gaining XP for this season. Punchcards were now tied to NPCs on the map who would give quests or challenges to complete. 

The Sideways brought low gravity and no building, which was the best for some, and a nightmare for others. It reminded me a lot of Fortnitemares, bringing similar NPCs to fight. It was a fun mechanic that quests forced you into, but I tried to avoid it otherwise.

18. Chapter 1 – Season 3: “Meteor Strike”

February 22nd, 2018 – April 30th, 2018,

Chapter 1, Season 3, was released on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018,  reset the Battle Pass for the new season and gave players the indication that this would continue for all seasons going forward. The theme for Season 3 was centered around Meteors and Space. In addition, Season 3 also saw the Battle Pass get extended from 70 tiers to 100 tiers and added Back Blings and Weekly Challenges for players to complete to earn additional XP towards Battle Pass progression. 

Fortnite Battle Royale gained a storyline from this point on, with the appearance of a meteor in the sky around halfway through the duration of the season, a meteor that would crash into the island at the end of the season. A new location called Lucky Landing was introduced as well.

17. Chapter 1 – Season 5: “Worlds Collide”

July 12th, 2018 – September 26th, 2018, 

Season 5, which ran from Thursday, July 12th, 2018, to Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, saw a big change to the map in the form of a brand-new desert biome and the appearance of Paradise Palms at the expense of Moisty Mire. 

New items, such as the Rift and Grappler, were introduced alongside the Lazy Links location on the map. The Rift went on to be one of my favorite parts of Fortnite, and I spent most of this season at Lazy Links swimming in people’s pools and ripping around on golf carts, but it wasn’t my favorite season by any means.

16. Chapter 5 – Season 1: “Underground”

December 3rd, 2023 – March 8th, 2024

Chapter 5, Season 1, entitled “Underground,” arrived on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, and ran until Friday, March 8th, 2024, and featured a Crime/Gangs theme. A brand-new map, as expected at the start of a new chapter, headlined the updates with some interesting locations, biomes, and a train!

Society Medallions were now available to be earned and could be done by defeating bosses around the island: Valeria, Montague, Oscar, Nisha, and Peter Griffin (Family Guy). When you defeated a boss, they dropped a Society Medallion, which, when held in your inventory, replenished your shields over time. The effect was amplified by having more medallions, so there was an incentive to hunt down all of the bosses. The Society Medallions did have a downside however, and that is that they marked your location to enemies on the map, and having more medallions on you means that your location will be more accurate to the other players. 

Vehicles got a huge update in Chapter 5, Season 1. Players were able to customize their cars in the Locker section of the menu with three distinct categories: Car Bodies, Wheels, and Decals. To start everyone off, Epic provided every player with the OEM wheels from Rocket League, so you could put them on the car right away. The Rocket League crossover didn’t stop there, though, as there were 4 cars that, if you owned them in Rocket League, would show up in your locker in Fortnite: The Cyclone, Octane, Lamborghini Huracán STO, and the Jäger 619. 

Some new items made their way into Fortnite in Chapter 5, Season 1, most notably the Ballistic Shield and Flowberry. The Ballistic Shield was used as both a shield and a weapon to hit people with. It came with a pistol, and while the shield did have infinite health, if you took too much damage, it would be unable to be used in front of you for a cooldown period. The Flowberry provided a boost to health and shields to you and nearby teammates and granted a low-gravity effect as well.

Some big changes came in the form of restoring health and shields. When restoring health/shields using a Med Kit or Shield Potion, you used to need to remain in place while the item took effect. All that changed, as this season allowed you to move slowly while those items took effect, but come with a caveat: you were unable to cancel its use once you started it.

At the beginning of each match, the player will be presented with a choice of three different Match Quests to complete before that match ends which replaced Daily Quest. Epic Games also gave this season a huge graphical overhaul, so there was a lot of good to be said about Chapter 5, Season 1. 

15. Chapter 1 – Season 9: “The Future Is Yours”

May 9th, 2019 – July 31st, 2019

In Season 9, which ran from Thursday, May 9th, 2019, to Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, more locations were added, like Mega Mall and Pressure Plant. Featuring a theme based around “The Future,” Season 9 also introduced Slipstreams, which were wind tunnels that allowed the player to fly around the map quickly.

For Season 9’s Battle Pass, Mystery Challenges were replaced with Fortbytes. Fortbytes were challenges that the player could complete for a mystery reward and freeloading screen. Here, we also saw animated weapon wraps and the first dual-wielded pickaxes, the Ripe Rippers and the Harmonic Axes. I still only use dual-wielded axes to date, so it was a pretty great addition.

14. Chapter 1 – Season 4: “Brace for Impact”

May 1st, 2018 – July 11th, 2018, 

“Brace for Impact,” the name for Chapter 1 Season 4, featured Fortnite Battle Royale’s first-ever collaboration, partnering up with Marvel for the release of Avengers: Infinity War. This season ran from Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, to Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, and introduced the game’s first Mythic item: the Infinity Gauntlet. That gauntlet brought me far more joy than it should have, and I have great memories of this season.

Also new for this season were some new points of interest, such as a renaming of Dusty Depot to Dusty Divot after the landing of the meteor in the previous season. As well, a movie production studio appeared on the map near Moisty Mire.

Season 4 also added a number of things to the Battle Pass, such as mystery rewards, which would be unknown to the player until they unlocked them at a certain point in the season, Sprays would be added, as well as Loading Screens. 

13. Chapter 4 – Season 4: “Last Resort”

August 25th, 2023 – November 2nd, 2023

The final official season in Chapter 4, Season 4, introduced a fair few updates to the game. Running from Friday, August 25th, 2023, until Thursday, November 2nd, 2023, “Last Resort” had a big focus on the Heist theme. Players were able to visit three different locations, Sanguine Suites, Relentless Retreat, and Eclipsed Estate, to try to take as much of the loot placed there as possible. It wasn’t easy, though, as these bases were heavily defended with guards, cameras, laser grids, and more to prevent you from stealing the goods inside. 

Two brand-new items made their Fortnite debut in  Season 4: the Business Turret and the Heist Bag. You could place the Business Turret briefcase wherever you want, and it would open up to reveal a deadly turret gun that would automatically lock on to and engage enemies. Whereas the Heist Bag was more akin to an item box filled with gear for your heisting adventures!

The Battle Pass for Season 4 featured a new addition to the Icon Series and a new entry to the Star Wars Series. The Icon Series saw TikTok creator Khaby Lame make his Fortnite debut with this outfit available if you progress far enough in the Battle Pass. The Star Wars Series added the enigmatic Ahsoka Tano to the game, and this outfit was also available should you progress far enough in the Battle Pass.

Lastly, Survivor Medals were introduced. These were earned by completing Survivor Quests, and these quests generally required you to finish a match with a given amount of eliminations and outlast a given number of players simultaneously. As you completed these quests, your Medal rarity would increase, but so would the difficulty of the Quests. 

There were seven different Medal rarities (Uncommon, Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary, Exotic, and Mythic), and each rarity required 10 Medal upgrades to complete it. It was a new challenge 

12. Chapter 3 – Season 2: “Resistance”

March 20th 2022 to June 4th 2022

Chapter 3 Season 2 added arguably one of the biggest features to come to Fortnite since the Battle Royale mode itself. Running from Sunday, March 20th, 2022, to Friday, June 4th, 2022, the “Resistance” season introduced the Fortnite Zero Build mode, a mode that completely removed the building aspect of the game and instead focused solely on weapon play as the method for playing. Some players love it, and some hate it.

Between the new, more accessible mode and a slew of new movement boosts, Chapter 3 Season 2 really changed how Fortnite was played from this season on, which pushes it a bit higher on the All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list. 

Player movement got another upgrade with the addition of Sprinting and Mantling. Sprinting is exactly what it sounds like, where the player holds down a button to sprint, and it depletes their energy bar. Stopping the sprint will replenish the energy bar. Mantling is where the player jumps at a ledge and presses the jump button again when close to it, and the character will grab onto the ledge and lift themselves up, allowing the player more options for traversing the map and its environments. 

Chapter 3 Season 2 also brought a ton of new popular skins to the game, especially for Star Wars fans with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker. Marvel fans got the Doctor Strange skin and X-23.

11. Chapter 2 – Season 1: “New World”

October 15th, 2019 – February 19th, 2020

Chapter 2, Season 1, “New World,” debuted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, and the season would run until Wednesday, February 19th, 2020. “New World” featured exactly what it sounds like, a new island to play on, which became available a few days after “The End” event concluded.

Chapter 2 Season 1 also gave the Battle Pass a complete overhaul with the removal of Battle Stars and instead went with simple XP as the method of leveling up, with each level gained being a tier in the Battle Pass. As well, Super Level Styles were added, specifically for the 8-Ball vs Scratch skin in this season. 

Super Level Styles would allow the skin to change slightly over time as the player leveled up, beginning at level 115 and concluding at level 350. Lastly, this new season would bring in some new weapons and vault some of the older ones. Most notably, the Motorboat was introduced, allowing players to quickly move throughout the island’s many waterways. 

Between grinding insane amounts of XP to beat my friends and ripping around on motorboats, this season sticks in my memory as one of the greats.

10. Chapter 4 – Season 2: “MEGA”

March 10th, 2023 – June 8th, 2023

Chapter 4 Season 2 was a quiet one in terms of quantity of content, but the quality was definitely on point, with the addition of a new biome in the southeast corner of the map. Running from Friday, March 10th, 2023, until Thursday, June 8th, 2023, Season 4, “MEGA”, featured a Neo-Tokyo theme, and that is plainly evident in the location of MEGA City. 

Seven new Reality Augments were added for Season 2, for example, the Munitions Slide, where the player will gain medium ammo while sliding; or the Treasure Hunter, where nearby chests are automatically revealed upon entering a location for the first time that match. 

Season 2 also marked the end of support for Windows 7 and 8. Players on PC will now be required to have, at minimum, Windows 10 or higher to continue to play Fortnite on that machine.

MEGA city was…mega. I loved gliding around on the rails, and any chance I get my hands on a melee weapon in Fortnite, I’m sold!

9. Chapter 1 – Season 8: “X Marks The Spot”

February 28th, 2019 – May 8th, 2019,

In Chapter 1, Season 8, the island saw another new biome make its appearance with a tropical and volcano biome being added to the northeast corner of the island. As such, new locations came along with it, like Lazy Lagoon. Season 8’s theme was fashioned around Pirates.

The Battle Pass saw traversal emotes and reactive outfits added. There were so many congas going on while we were at Spawn Island. At the conclusion of the season, the first Live Event took place, where players would determine the outcome of the event. The result was the unvaulting of a weapon, which ended up being the Drum-Gun. 

At the time, “X Marks The Spot” was a ton of fun, but looking back, there were plenty more great seasons to come after it. It was also our first look at Marvel Fortnite skins, with Black Widow and Star-Lord, but again, better to come.

8. Chapter 1 – Season 7: “You Better Watch Out” ran from 

December 6th, 2018 – February 27th, 2019

Another new Biome marked one of the biggest changes for Chapter 1, Season 7, which ran from Thursday, December 6th, 2018, to Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. The creation of the snow biome marked the coming of the new season, the theme for which was winter, and as such, new locations Polar Peak, Happy Hamlet, and Frosty Flights made their debut. 

Eventually, the novelty of the snow biome wore off on me, but during that season, we dropped there so often. The Battle Pass received some attention with the addition of Overtime Challenges, which allowed players to earn additional styles for their skins, and weapon wraps were also added to the Battle Pass. It was the first time we really wanted to grind XP at the end of a season.

Fortnite Creative Mode made its debut in Season 7. This brand-new game mode allowed players to create their own island and build, essentially, whatever they please, using the Devices, Prefabs, and Galleries, in addition to being able to change the island settings to whatever they desire. 

Lastly, Season 7 introduced the first Mythic item that was not tied to a Limited Time Mode (LTM): the Infinity Blade. 

7. Chapter 4 – Season OG: “OG”

November 3rd, 2023 – December 2nd, 2023

Chapter 4 Season OG, aptly titled “OG,” ran back the clock to its origins with a return to the original map, weapons, and more. The shortest season Fortnite has ever had, Season OG, ran from Friday, November 3rd, 2023, until Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, and took the player on, essentially, a greatest hits tour of the previous chapters and seasons. 

The OG Pass was introduced for Season OG and was jam-packed with over 50 cosmetic items to be earned over the four weeks that the season ran for. For long-time Fortnite players, this was a great throwback that we were thrilled to jump into. For new players, they got to see Fortnite from the beginning. I was just living my best life in Retail Row, though.

6. Chapter 1 – Season 6: “Darkness Rises”

September 27th, 2018 – December 5th, 2018,

Beginning on Thursday, September 27th, 2018, and running until Wednesday, December 5th, 2018, Chapter 1 Season 6 introduced new locations like Viking Village and Loot Lake to the game. This season also saw Fortnitemares begin. Season 6 featured The Cube, which lifted the island to become a floating island, creating a series of “Corrupted” areas on the map. 

New items like the Balloons and Quad Crashers also made their first appearance in Fortnite Battle Royale. This was the first season that brought in alternative enemies from the Cube Monsters, which we used as a distraction to take out enemies. That first year of Fornitemares is one to remember, so it pushes this season a bit further up the All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list.

5. Chapter 1 – Season X: “Out Of Time”

August 1st, 2019 – October 13th, 2019

The final season for Chapter 1, Season X, ran from Thursday, August 1st, 2019, to Wednesday, October 13th, 2019, and featured a Time Travel theme. As a result, Rift Zones began popping up all over the map. These could be found in Retail Row, which had become overrun with Monsters, Neo Tilted changed into a combined Tilted Town and Gotham City, and more. 

This season felt like complete and utter chaos. We ripped around Gotham City, where pretty much everyone was the brand-new Batman skin. The first to make its way into Fortnite.

Season X’s Battle Pass had Challenges replaced with Missions, of which there were two kinds: Standard and Prestige. The Standard Missions yielded regular rewards, whereas the Prestige Missions, while more difficult, granted the player additional rewards. Season X, and Chapter 1 entirely concluded with The End event. The End occurred when a meteor struck the island directly in Loot Lake’s Zero Point, resulting in a black hole.

4. Chapter 4 – Season 1: “A New Beginning”

December 4th, 2022 – March 9th, 2023

Chapter 4 Season 1, running from Saturday, December 4th, 2022, until Thursday, March 9th, 2022, featured a brand-new island, as is usually the case with new Chapters, historically. The effects of the Chapter 3 finale event were felt here more than ever, with the Brutal Bastion location, the home of the Reality Warriors, taking up residence in the snowy northeast of the map. 

A new vehicle was available in Season 1, with the introduction of the two-wheeled Trail Thrasher motorbike. But one of the biggest additions to Season 1 was the Reality Augment. The Reality Augment was an ability (passive, for the most part) that the player could choose and would last for the rest of the match. 

Most of the locations and points of interest on the map had what’s called a Capture Point, where a team can stay within a certain distance of the Capture Point for a given amount of time to claim it for their team, revealing all of the chests at that location and all opponents at that location as well. 

I do love a good chest hunt, and a new map is always exciting, so this season wasn’t a wash, landing is somewhere in the middle here on the All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list!

3. Chapter 2 – Season 4: “Nexus War” 

August 27th, 2020 – December 1st, 2020

Chapter 2 Season 4, which ran from Thursday, August 20th, 2020 – Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, was Fortnite’s first-ever official crossover season, partnering with Marvel. The map saw locations like Stark Industries and Upstate New York appear, as well as bosses who would drop Mythic Superpowers.

Any Marvel fan loved this season. Star Industries was always insanely busy and Upstate New York may as well have been Tilted Towers. Getting to take players out with Iron Man’s Unibeam was extremely satisfying, and running around with Wolverine’s claws was the dream. Even She Hulk’s fists were pretty great when you wanted to smash, well, everything.

Season 4’s Battle Pass was also Marvel-themed, with the majority of the tiers being Marvel Series rewards and this being the first Battle Pass that featured emotes that were bound to a specific Skin. 

2. Chapter 3 – Season 1: “Flipped” 

December 5th 2021 – March 19th 2022

Chapter 3, Season 1 brought a wealth of changes to the island, weapons, Battle Pass, and more. Running from Sunday, December 5th, 2021, to Saturday, March 19th, 2022, Season 1, entitled “Flipped,” brought a new wintery biome to the western half of the map. As for the eastern half, new locations like the Daily Bugle were covered in webs, and there was a towering statue of The Foundation to be found as well. 

Some new mechanics also make their debut in Season 1, like the ability to slide, which has been my favorite moment buff ever since. Spider-Man’s Web Shooters also showed up for the first time, allowing the player to swing around the map like the wall-crawler himself. 

Chapter 3 Season 1 completely changed the game. Tent allowed you to head and store items you could drop in and find in a later match, and Victory Crowns had everyone battling it out to feel like royalty and gain bonus XP. Winning a match while wearing a Victory Crown awards the player a unique emote that shows how many Victory Royales you’ve achieved this season. 

This season was by far one of the best so far, moving it up on the All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list.

1. Chapter 2 – Season 2: “Top Secret” 

February 20th, 2020 – June 16th, 2020

Chapter 2 Season 2, entitled “Top Secret,” jumped headfirst into a spy theme with spy bases and the war between GHOST and SHADOW. This season also introduced five new locations to the map, each featuring a boss to fight. This boss would be carrying a brand-new Mythic-level item for players to pick up if/when they defeat the boss. 

The Battle Pass for Season 2 saw the addition of The Hideout tab and saw Prestige Missions and Overtime Challenges removed. What was more exciting was the addition of Cable, Domino, and Psylocke to the game. I LIVED as Domino for so long! Pair that with my precious Midas skin, and you have a winning season.

Season 2 had Travis Scott’s Astronomical event take place between April 23rd and April 25th, and players had five opportunities to watch the event. A couple of days before the Astronomical event, the Travis Scott Astronomical Challenges were also released, giving players a chance to earn a glider and two loading screens for attending the event itself, as well as a Spray, Emote, and Banner Icon for completing the challenges. 

This felt like the first season to become a bit more commercial, but I absolutely loved everything about it, which is why it ranks #1 on the All Fortnite Seasons Ranked list.


  • Dayna Eileen

    Dayna is an all-Canadian long-time gamer and geek. She absolutely loves introducing the people she knows to her love for gaming and nerd culture. You can often find her writing about tech, gaming and media across the web.

Dayna Eileen

Written by Dayna Eileen

Dayna is an all-Canadian long-time gamer and geek. She absolutely loves introducing the people she knows to her love for gaming and nerd culture. You can often find her writing about tech, gaming and media across the web.

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