Season 9 of Fortnite officially kicks off later this week, and as it traditionally does before the start of every season, developer Epic Games is dropping a series of teaser images in the days leading up to it. The studio has now shared its second Season 9 teaser, and this one continues to hint at a futuristic theme for the upcoming season.
The teaser, which you can see below, offers a peek at what looks like another new skin coming to the game in Season 9. “The Future is Bright,” this tweet reads, playing off the phrase that accompanied the first teaser image, which said, “The Future is Unknown.”
In the past, combining each of the teasers together would reveal one larger image that signified something important for the upcoming season, and it appears Epic is continuing that tradition. The first teaser prominently featured the letter N, while the second has the letter E, suggesting the teasers will spell out some word that will presumably tie into Season 9’s theme.
Season 9 of Fortnite begins this Thursday, May 9. It remains to be seen what awaits in the new season, but there are undoubtedly some big changes in store for the game’s map following the unvaulting event that took place this past weekend. Players who were in a match at the right time on May 4 got to jump into the mysterious vault in Loot Lake and vote for a retired weapon to bring back to the game. Afterward, the volcano erupted, destroying Tilted Towers and altering other parts of the island.
While these world-changing Fortnite events are typically one-time-only occurrences, issues prevented some players from witnessing the unvaulting event as intended. As a make-good, Epic is giving out the Arcana Glider for free to those who were in the Unvaulting playlist at the right time. Epic also shared a replay of the event, giving players who missed it in-game a chance to watch what happened.
In the meantime, there are still a few days left to finish up any remaining Season 8 challenges and unlock the last few Battle Pass rewards. If you need help completing some of this season’s missions, we’ve put together guides for all the trickier ones in our full Fortnite Season 8 challenges roundup.