Redditors on the /r/FortniteBR subreddit have noticed very slight changes to the Fortnite map since the start of Season 7. It seems that the snow biome located in the south-west quadrant of the map is slowly expanding.
Fortnite Season 7 revamped a quarter of the map, adding new points of interest such as Polar Peak, Frosty Flights, and Happy Hamlet. The new quadrant is winter-themed and features snow, a frozen lake, and more.
Comparing the current-day map to the map on the launch of Season 7, just over 2 weeks ago, shows an interesting trend; the snow seems to be expanding.
At first glance it’s hard to notice any difference – take a closer look at areas such as Snobby Shores, the nearby mountains, and the Soccer Field. The snow appears to be creeping outward.
It’s also worth noting that the snow at the top of the Viking Mountain appears to be melting, rather than expanding.
Assets discovered in the patch v7.10 files indicate that the entire map will soon be covered in snow. A new map file which shows this phenomenon was uncovered, though it’s not yet known when it may be put into use.
Epic Games have yet to make any sort of official announcement regarding these occurrences. Assets for a New Years event were discovered in the v7.10 files as well, yet Epic has yet to even tease an event.
Players theorize that the map will be entirely covered by the end of the 14 Days of Fortnite event. Stay tuned.