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 the question that's being asked more frequently with every passing week, as we start drawing closer to the next changeover point. There's still over a month to go until this happens, but it's never too soon to start considering the next steps for the battle royale, along with thoughts about what theme may be running through the Season 2 Battle Pass. We've now had time to explore the fresh island in Fortnite, and the lore continues to be updated with new Oathbound tasks being added to the Fortnite quests, so we're starting to get a better understanding of recent events. That said, if you're looking to the future and wondering what Fortnite Season 2 may bring when it starts, then here's everything we know about it so far.

Fortnite Chapter 4

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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 4 Season 1 Battle Pass, as seen on the Epic Games website (opens in new tab) and the in-game message on the Battle Pass screen, we can determine the current Season 1 Battle Pass will end on March 10, 2023. It's unlikely we'll have another Fortnite live event at this point as they normally feature every other season, but we can expect the Fortnite Season 2 start date to be around Saturday March 11, 2023 following the usual downtime for the transition. This is a departure from the Sunday changeovers we've been used to, so it will be interesting to see if anything else is done differently this time.

What will be the biggest changes made for Fortnite Season 2 in Chapter 4?

Fortnite Chapter 4

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It's too early to predict what changes will be made for Fortnite Season 2 in Chapter 4, especially after such a big recent shift that included relocating to a brand new island, updating to Unreal Engine 5, adding Fortnite Dirt Bikes, and a whole lot more. There are still a number of potential features predicted by Fortnite leaker HYPEX (opens in new tab) that haven't appeared yet, including a new Apparel cosmetic type, rideable flying animals (though this could be the Fortnite Falcon Scout), and first person mode, so it's possible they could feature if they don't get released during the current season in progress. Whatever happens, the changes won't be as significant as the switch to the new chapter we've just been through.

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 Chapter 4 Season 2 Battle Pass will likely be available for the usual 950 V-Bucks, which means it will be enough to purchase the smallest V-Bucks bundle in the Fortnite store, priced at $7.99 / £6.49 for 1,000 V-Bucks.

Fortnite Characters

Fortnite Characters Renegade Shadow

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Where to find all of the Fortnite characters and what services they offer in exchange for Bars.

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 Chapter 4 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 in March 2023.

And that's all we know about Fortnite Season 2 in Chapter 4 for now, but keep checking back and we'll have all the details as soon as they're revealed!

Iain Wilson
Guides Editor

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.