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 clearly 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 much 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. 

Fortnite C2S2 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). Provided you part ways with that price tag, you will unlock the Battle Pass and can begin securing more than 100 exclusive items. 

How to unlock items in the Battle Pass

Fortnite Battle Pass tab
Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 Battle Pass screen

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 5,000 to 20,000 experience points (XP) to players. 

How to claim rewards
Claiming rewards from the Battle Pass

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 from time to time. 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. 

Bonus rewards screen
Bonus Rewards page

However, the various cosmetics range from two Battle Stars to nine Battle Stars. Ultimately, you will need to 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. 

Battle Pass Battle Stars in Fortnite
Purchasing Battle Stars

Different ways to get the seasonal pass

Fortnite Crew service
Fortnite Crew Subscription service

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 a lot of replay value. While it has evolved, Epic Games has helped revolutionized the concept. The player ultimately decides whether the cosmetic items within are worth the investment. 

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Matthew "MJP" Pryor

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Matt “MJP” Pryor began following esports in 2008 when Halo 3 was on top of the world. He is now a Fortnite fanatic who has watched the game’s casual and competitive development since the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Matt plays the game often while reporting on everything from skin collaborations to tournaments and everything in between.