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When does Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 start? Here's everything we know so far

We've been able to get ourselves familiar with the multitude of changes and updates made to the battle royal over the last couple of months, and as the final few sets of missions trickle through we're naturally looking ahead to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 and thinking about what is next in the pipeline. After the complete overhaul of the game made with the launch of Chapter 2, introducing new gameplay mechanics and a whole different island to battle on, we can't expect such a significant change to happen to the Fortnite world again so soon. However, you can be sure that Epic has plans in motion to keep the experience fresh, so if you're asking when does Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 start then read on for a summary of all the information we know so far, including the expected start date.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 start?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2

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A Fortnite season normally lasts for around 10 weeks, although that has been subject to change in seasons of late and usually an extra week is added on the end for overtime. However, with the current season starting on Tuesday October 15, ten weeks from then would have put the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 start date pretty much bang on Christmas Day! It was very unlikely that any big changes or updates would be happening over the Holiday season, which meant the current season would either be a little shorter or much longer that usual.

We then had confirmation from Epic that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 has been extended for an extra two months, with a new end date of "early February". This means that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 will start in February 2020, and the time between now and then will be filled with "even more content for you to unwrap, including new game features, free rewards and a live experience that you won’t want to miss" according to the Epic Fortnite blog. No doubt the 'live experience' referred to the Fortnite Star Wars event and 'content for you to unwrap' was the Fortnite Winterfest Challenges, however there are still new sets of Fortnite Missions arriving in 2020 to tide players over until the new season.

How much will the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Battle Pass cost?

Fortnite V-Bucks

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If you want to pick up the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Battle Pass so you can unlock the full set of additional rewards, you'll need to spend 950 V-Bucks. The smallest bundle of V-Bucks is 1,000, and costs $9.99 / £7.99, which is all you need to unlock the Battle Pass. You can also gift the Battle Pass to a friend for $9.49 / £7.49, so if you really don't want to use V-Bucks (or just want to give someone a helping hand) then you can work this out with a buddy instead.

If you want to boost your start and get 25 Tiers of the Battle Pass included, you can upgrade and get the Battle Bundle, which costs 2,800 V-Bucks. That'll set you back $24.99 / £19.99 for the handily packaged 2,500 (+300 free) V-Buck bundle, which is exactly how much you'll need.

Of course, if you're wondering how to get free Fortnite V-Bucks, you can earn them throughout the current season, so just make sure that you've got 950 in the bank by the time the end of Chapter 2 Season 1 rolls around.

What will be in the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Battle Pass?

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There's currently no inkling as to where Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 will go, but we'll be keeping our eyes on everything that happens during the current season for clues. With such a huge change happening when the game transitioned into Chapter 2, which introduced brand new locations, features, and more, it's unlikely we'll see such a dramatic shift when moving into Season 2. As always, keep an eye on this page and we'll bring you all the big updates as they happen.

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