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Epic release teaser for Fortnite Season 9, start date included

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Fortnite, Season 9, first teaser image
Fortnite, Season 9

Epic Games are getting ready to unleash another season of Fortnite: Battle Royale and their tweet revealed that the Season 9 starts on 09 May 2019. The dev included a teaser image as well, but we're not really sure what we're looking at.

Of course, this is nothing out of the ordinary, as Epic traditionally tease seasons with a couple of images, and we get a pretty good idea of what the next one is about by the time the last image is out.

Still, Epic didn't make it easy with the first image for Season 9, although it's safe to assume that the fellow on the picture will be one of the new skins.

Fortnite's Season 9 will likely feature some futuristic theme, and we're not just saying that because of the guy that looks like Ironman and Overwatch's Reaper had kids in Fortnite.

The teaser text says "The Future is Unknown", and the general colour scheme would definitely fit into some futuristic settings. Not to mention that the fellow on the picture is probably a robot, what with the serial number and all.

We guess we'll know soon enough, as the second image should follow, but even if it didn't - there's only three more days before Fortnite's Season 9 kicks off.

For what it's worth, many players thought Fortnite's Season 8 was a bit underwhelming, especially compared to some earlier seasons that came chock full of content.

It didn't help that Fortnite's development team removed Siphon, i.e. the mechanic that allowed for replenishing some health/shields per kill, as many players leaned on it heavily. 

Unfortunately, Epic explained that while Siphon worked like a charm for some more proficient players, the remaining 90 per cent found it frustrating and were leaving in droves.

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Overall, we're all hoping for a content-rich season in Fortnite's Season 9, but the recent reports of the game's success coming with constant crunch simultaneously makes us feel guilty.

You can find Fortnite's first Season 9 tease on their Twitter here.