When Does Fortnite Festival Season 2 Start? Answered

Here's when Fortnite Festival Season 2 starts.
Here's when Fortnite Festival Season 2 starts. / Epic Games

As Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 winds down, the developers are preparing for the start of Fortnite Festival Season 2.

Fortnite Underground might have launched with a new map, weapon mods, and a Peter Griffin boss, but all eyes were on the arrivals of LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival. Like Fortnite Creative 2.0 and Zero Build, the three new games are separate from Fortnite's traditional Battle Royale mode, with their own rewards, quests, and rules. Fortnite Festival Season 1 even brought in The Weeknd as its headliner, giving fans the chance to play his songs on multiple instruments and unlock his skin.

As fans prepare for the next big artist to join Fortnite, they first need to know exactly when Fortnite Festival Season 2 starts.

When Does Fortnite Festival Season 2 Start? Answered

Fortnite Festival Season 2 starts on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. Reliable Fortnite leaker, ShiinaBR, shared the date, revealing there is only one more week left in Fortnite Festival Season 1 before the next major update drops.

Although Epic Games has not revealed most of their plans for Season 2, based on the Fortnite Festival Season 1 format, fans can expect a new Festival Pass full of rewards, including new instruments and a new Icon Series skin. Despite backlash on the high price of the Festival Pass (1,800 V-Bucks), it is unlikely the developers will lower the price in the next season.

Who is the Next Fortnite Icon Series Artist in Fortnite Festival Season 2?

As of now, it is unknown who the next Fortnite Icon Series artist will be in Fortnite Festival Season 2. Of course the biggest addition to the game would be Taylor Swift, but there have been no leaks or teasers that support her arrival in Fortnite.

Based on the current Jam Tracks, some likely predictions range from Olivia Rodrigo to Lady Gaga. If the developers keep the same format, fans will once again have to purchase the Premium Reward Track of the Festival Pass and collect Festival Points to unlock whichever artist Epic Games chooses to be the featured skin.