Season 3 of Fortnite‘s free-to-play Battle Royale mode is quickly approaching, and with it will come a new Battle Pass for players to purchase. After the release of the Season 2 Battle Pass, Epic had said that all future passes would have to be purchased directly with real money, but it appears that is now no longer the case.
On the official Fortnite Twitter account, Epic announced that the Season 3 Battle Pass for Battle Royale mode will cost 950 V-Bucks (Fortnite’s in-game currency)–the same price as the previous Battle Pass. Moreover, the developer confirmed, “We will not be offering the Season 3 Battle Pass as a real money purchase.”
V-Bucks are acquired primarily by purchasing them through Fortnite’s in-game store, but there are other ways to earn the currency, such as by leveling up your Battle Pass or by playing Fortnite’s PvE Save the World mode, which is still currently in paid early access. The decision to only sell the next Battle Pass for V-Bucks is good news for players who’ve been regularly playing Save the World or have saved up a lot of V-Bucks from their current Battle Pass, but those who opted to spend their currency after hearing the Battle Pass would cost real money may not be quite as pleased.
Season 2 of Fortnite: Battle Royale ends next week, on February 20. In the meantime, players can pick up some Valentine’s Day-themed cosmetic items, although it’s now too late to take part in Battle Royale’s most recent limited-time mode, Shooting Test. PS Plus subscribers can also now claim a free PlayStation Plus Celebration cosmetic pack on PS4.
On top of the new season, Epic Games has a lot in store for Fortnite: Battle Royale in the near future. The developer recently teased some limited-time modes it plans to hold soon, including a modified version of the 50v50 event. Epic will also remove a weapon from Battle Royale this week, although it may still return in the future.