What is Project Era Fortnite?

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Fortnite fans might have stumbled across references to Project Era recently, but what is it?

Live service games often inspire a lot of creativity from its community. In the case of Fortnite, that's never been more true. Epic Games regularly highlights its players' imagination through its vast collection of Creative islands, which players can build using in-game tools.

And while this is a great way to get more out of Fortnite, it also has its limits. Players are subject to whatever tools Epic Games makes available, with updates to tie-in with the current season of Fortnite. Experiencing Fortnite from past seasons feels like nothing more than wishful thinking, but there might be a way to make it a reality.

That's where Project Era comes in.

What is Project Era Fortnite?

To put it simply, Project Era is a software that allows players to experience past Fortnite seasons, including ones from the very beginning. The downside is that, due to the nature of the software, it can only be played in single-player.

That said, there are regular multiplayer events held via the service, so players can experience Fortnite just as it was many seasons ago.

In a pinned tweet from 2022, the Project Era Twitter account outlined what the service is and how it's used: "Project Era is a software that allows you to revisit your favorite old Fortnite versions!"

"It supports almost all versions from seasons 1 through 12 in singleplayer, but Era also hosts multiplayer matches on various versions nearly every day," the tweet read.

Essentially, the software is a mod for Fortnite, and not verified by Epic Games in anyway. With this in mind, players should be cautious when trying to access past seasons of Fortnite, as there's no guarantee that disciplinary action won't be dished out in some form by Epic Games.