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When is the Fortnite Battle Pass season 3 release date?
(Epic Games)

Fortnite season 3 is set to be launched this week with many fans keen to finally start unlocking new rewards.

The Battle Pass gives players the chance to unlock new cosmetic items to customise their in-game character without having any impact on the gameplay.

After initially buying the pass players receive a number of items and can they then receive more rewards by progressing through the different tiers which is achieved by playing the game.

A number of themed items have been teased, with a lot of focus on a space theme with an astronaut outfit and flame skydiving trails.

When is the Fortnite Battle Pass season 3 release date?
(Epic Games)

When is the Fortnite season 3 start date?

Epic Games has yet to confirm an official time for the season 3 Battle Pass launch but we do know that it will be this week.

Battle Pass season 2 ends today and as Thursday is when Fortnite is usually updated we expect season 3 to start tomorrow on 22nd February.

How much will the Battle Pass cost?

You can purchase the Fortnite Battle Pass within the game by navigating in Battle Royale and selecting the Battle Pass tab.

From there you will have the option to purchase the Battle Pass which will cost 950 V-Bucks which comes to around £7/$10.

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Alternatively, you can buy the Battle Bundle, which includes the Battle Pass plus the first 25 tiers, which costs 2,800 v-bucks (around £17/$25).

Once you have bought the Battle Pass you will receive a number of rewards instantly and can then continue to unlock more by progressing through the reward tiers by playing the game.

If you want to unlock tiers within the Battle Pass without playing through it, you can unlock each tier individually for 150 v-bucks.

When is the Fortnite Battle Pass season 3 release date?
Concept art of one of the new outfits players can unlock (Epic Games)

What is in the Season 3 Battle Pass and what are the rewards?

There are 30 extra tiers in season 3, which takes the total number of tiers up to 100, meaning plenty more items for players to unlock.

Despite the additional tiers, it is still expected to take the same amount of time to unlock all of the items – around 75-150 hours.

Season 2 gave players the opportunity to unlock 46 new cosmetics, but season 3 will increase this by having 76 items available to unlock including outfits, emotes and gliders.

As well as items seen in the previous battle pass, brand new items have been added including back bling, skydiving fx trails and loading screens.

Weekly Challenges have also been added to season 3 which consist of seven challenges that players can complete each week and it allows them to unlock tiers faster.

Epic Games has also teased what we can expect with various concept art images and videos.

What other Fortnite updates are coming up?

Epic Games recently revealed that players can expect various updates and changes to the game over the next few weeks.

The SMG has become the first weapon to be moved into the vault, meaning it is no longer available to use in the game.

More items are set to enter the vault as time goes one to make sure the balance of the game remains the same while they continue to add new weapons.

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It was announced the players will also see the addition of more limited-time game mode after the success of 50 vs 50 gameplay as well as a Snipers-only mode.

Players can expect to see a new blitz mode which will mean shorter matches, making the speed that you move around the map even more crucial.

Developers also plan to experiment with larger team modes and games where players have less time between each circle.

Fortnite limited-time game modes coming soon

Blitz Mode (shorter matches)

Drop into the first circle

Less time between circles

Team sizes in between 50v50 and squads

50v50 (version 2)

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