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

When does Fortnite Season 2 start?
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When does Fortnite Season 2 start is a question that's already bubbling under for some players, despite only being around a month and a half into the current season in progress, as well as discussions about what new theme will run through the Season 2 Battle Pass when it launches. The world of Fortnite as we know it got flipped on its head when Chapter 3 arrived, with giant Fortnite Klombos now roaming the island and the Imagined Order starting to set up Fortnite Mole Team Drill Sites to provide another threat to deal with. However, if you're already looking forward to what will come next with Fortnite Season 2, then here's everything we know about it so far.

When does Fortnite Season 2 start?

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When does Fortnite Season 2 start?

The Fortnite Season 2 release date hasn't been officially confirmed, but according to the Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass, as seen on the Epic Games website and the in-game message on the Battle Pass screen, we can determine the Season 1 Battle Pass will end on March 19, 2022. This means that the Fortnite Season 2 start date will most likely be around Sunday March 20, 2022, but there may be some downtime for the transition, and don't expect any official confirmation until much later in the current season.

What will be the biggest changes made for Fortnite Season 2?

When does Fortnite Season 2 start?

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After such a big shift to Chapter 3, it's unlikely that anywhere near as much will be altered for the next switchover, thought at this point it's far too early to say what changes will be made for Fortnite Season 2. We were promised weather effects in the current season, which have now arrived in the form of the Fortnite Tornadoes and Lightning sweeping across the island, and we could see these features extended further if they prove popular.

How much will the Fortnite Season 2 Battle Pass cost?

When does Fortnite Season 2 start?

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Fortnite is free to play, but buying the Battle Pass will get you loads of additional rewards. The Fortnite Season 2 Battle Pass will likely be available for the usual 950 V-Bucks, which means that it will be enough to purchase the smallest V-Bucks bundle in the Fortnite store, priced at $7.99 / £6.49. This will get you 1,000 V-Bucks.

It's possible to get a head start by buying the Battle Bundle upgrade. This will get you to Tier 25 on the Battle Pass instantly. Doing so will cost you 2,800 V-Bucks, which you can get for $19.99 / £15.99 (2,500 V-Bucks, plus 300 for free). 

If you don't want to spend any money, you can always try to get free Fortnite V-Bucks for the Fortnite Season 2 Battle Pass, but don't fall for online scams! If you choose to save up some V-Bucks, remember that you only need to collect 950 of them to unlock the next Fortnite Battle Pass starting in March 2022.

And that's all we know about Fortnite Season 2 for now, but keep checking back and we'll have all the details as soon as they're revealed!

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