Looking for clarification about the Fortnite Battle Pass and what it entails? We have everything you need to know!

Fortnite and Battle Pass have become synonymous with one another since 2018. While Battle Passes in games have become saturated, Fortnite rewrote the book of what was possible for such an inexpensive investment. Furthermore, many of the game’s most iconic characters were featured in the various seasonal Battle Passes. 

With all that considered, Fortnite’s Battle Pass is quite the offering. As a result, it’s worth explaining what this journey and investment entails. So, here’s a complete breakdown of Fortnite’s seasonal Battle Pass. 

How does the Battle Pass work?

Each new Fortnite season introduces a Battle Pass, wherein players can progress through levels to unlock cosmetics exclusive to that season. Epic Games puts a lot of work into these, occasionally including recognizable characters Deadpool, Spider-Man, Carnage, and more to build interest. Moreover, Epic develops original characters, emotes, back blings, pickaxes, lobby tracks, loading screens, and emoticons for players to unlock while leveling. 

Deadpool featured in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Battle Pass
Deadpool featured in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Battle Pass

Considering Fortnite is a free game, the Battle Pass is not. As a result, you can purchase the Battle Pass for the affordable price of 950 V-Bucks ($9.50 USD). If you part ways with that price tag, you will unlock the Battle Pass and begin securing more than 100 exclusive items. 

How to unlock items in the Battle Pass

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass (Image Credit: Epic Games)
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass (Image Credit: Epic Games)

We already mentioned that you must progress through over 100 levels to secure the various cosmetic items. However, there are correct and incorrect ways to approach this. Firstly, utilizing daily, weekly, and seasonal quests is the best way to progress through the levels swiftly. These challenges tend to yield players 5,000 to 20,000 experience points (XP). 

How to claim Battle Pass rewards (Image Credit: Epic Games)
How to claim Battle Pass rewards (Image Credit: Epic Games)

Since levels become more difficult the higher you rank, quests will become your best friend. It’s worth mentioning that Fortnite’s Battle Pass structure changes occasionally. Recently, Battle Stars have become the currency you earn and can exchange to unlock items. You earn five Battle Stars per level and can purchase whatever you want in each tier. 

However, the various cosmetics range from two Battle Stars to nine Battle Stars. Ultimately, you must reach level 100 to have enough currency to unlock every Fortnite Battle Pass item. Then, you proceed to the Bonus Rewards section, where you can grab alternate Battle Pass outfits. Lastly, we want to point out the ability to purchase levels, which grants you five Battle Stars per level and costs V-Bucks. 

Purchasing Battle Stars (Image Credit: Epic Games)
Purchasing Battle Stars (Image Credit: Epic Games)

Different ways to get the seasonal pass

Latest Fortnite Crew subscription (Image Credit: Epic Games)
Latest Fortnite Crew subscription (Image Credit: Epic Games)

You can purchase the Battle Pass for 950 V-Bucks ($9.50 USD) each season. That investment essentially gives you an entire season worth of content and gameplay. There are other ways to get the Battle Pass—either by another person gifting it to you or via Fortnite Crew. The former is self-explanatory, while Fortnite Crew requires a tad more explanation. 

Fortnite Crew is a subscription service introduced by Epic Games in December 2020. For $11.99 per month, members receive each seasonal Battle Pass, 1,000 V-Bucks, and an exclusive cosmetic set. Considering 1,000 V-Bucks and the Battle Pass costs $19.50 separately from Fortnite Crew, those who play Fortnite enough may find it worthwhile. 

No matter how you enjoy Fortnite, the Battle Pass represents much replay value. While it has evolved, Epic Games has helped revolutionize the concept. The player ultimately decides whether the cosmetic items within are worth the investment. 

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