Autobots … roll out!

Everyone’s favorite Autobot — Optimus Prime — is officially the guy from Fortnite. The game’s latest cross-property collaboration coincides with the film release of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. Who better to drop into Fortnite than Optimus Prime and Optimus Primal?

Here is how you can unlock both characters in the new season. 

How do I unlock Optimus Prime?

Image Credit: Epic Games
Image Credit: Epic Games

Optimus Prime is a Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass character. You must first purchase or receive the Battle Pass as a gift to unlock him. 

Once in your possession, you can start leveling up. Optimus Prime is the main event for this season. As a result, you will need to reach level 100 to unlock him. 

This process can typically take weeks or months to complete, depending on how often you play Fortnite. However, you should advance quickly after finishing the daily and weekly Quests. 

If you can’t wait to unlock Optimus Prime in Fortnite, you can purchase Battle Stars with V-Bucks and exchange those for Battle Pass levels. This method will cost you 13,100 V-Bucks ($104 USD), but it is the fastest way to acquire all skins. 

Here are the steps in case you missed it:

  1. Open Fortnite
  2. Exchange V-Bucks for the Battle Pass
  1. Complete Quests and earn Battle Stars to unlock Optimus Prime

How to unlock Optimus Primal in Fortnite

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Optimus Primal joins Optimus Prime as another character from the Transformers lore and is also unlockable in Fortnite. Epic Games did not give this addition much attention, but you can acquire this Outfit via the Item Shop.

The Optimus Primal Bundle offers a Back Bling, Pickaxe, and Emote. Here is a complete breakdown of the pricing:

  • Optimus Primal Bundle – 1,800 V-Bucks
  • Optimus Primal Outfit – 1,600 V-Bucks
  • Sonic Swors Pickaxe – 800 V-Bucks

How much is the Battle Pass?

Image via Epic Games
Image via Epic Games

The Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3 Battle Pass will run you 950 V-Bucks, equivalent to $9.50 USD. In addition to acquiring the Optimus Prime Fortnite skin, you will unlock all other Battle Pass cosmetics and up to 1,500 V-Bucks. 

Another way you can secure the Battle Pass is by signing up for Fortnite Crew. This monthly subscription service offers each seasonal Battle Pass, 1,000 V-Bucks, and a complimentary cosmetic set. 

Alongside Optimus Prime are seven other Fortnite characters, ranging from jungle-themed outfits and a new take on the Dynamo skin. You can unlock many other cosmetics items in the Battle Pass, including Sprays, Emotes, Pickaxes, and more. 

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