Season 9 is almost upon us as Season 8 is drawing to a close. Epic Games has released the first teaser for Season 9 and it’s a strange one.
Season 8 has been a long haul due to constant disappointments and mistakes from the side of Epic Games, but the dreaded Season is almost over. Season 9 is set to begin in just a few days.
Epic Games has just released the first teaser for Season 9. Similar to previous seasons, all we get is a image for now.
First Season 9 teaser released
Epic Games has released the first Season 9 teaser for Fortnite. Same as with other seasons, they’ve tweeted an image of a skin coming to the game.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 6, 2019
The only information we have so far for Season 9 are the words, “The Future is Unknown.” While it’s vague, it does certainly have a lot of truth to it.
With all the major Volcano/Unvaulting events in the past, most of the leaked information about upcoming events has dried up. As soon as more information is available, we’ll let you know.
At first glance, the teaser image above might suggest Japanese themes for the upcoming season. The style of the mask is similar to “Oni” masks from Japanese culture. Oni are a kind of demon in Japanese mythology, generally portrayed as monsters or villains.
The separate colors/patterns of the mask and small horns at the top are very reminiscent of the Oni. We don’t expect the whole of Season 9 to based off of Japanese folklore as Epic Games tends to take several themes and mix them with each new Season.
Beyond this cursory information, we don’t know much about Season 9 at this point. The Volcano recently destroyed Tilted Towers and Retail Row, but we suspect even bigger map changes are coming shortly.
The image colors do draw our minds to Rifts, so maybe the next Season will be based heavily on the Rift dimension again. It does seem like an excellent delivery system for new characters and themes into the Fortnite universe.
Take everything with a grain of salt at this point. We will report on any Season 9 leaks as they come out. Be sure to keep checking back to stay up to date on all Season 9 info.