How Does The Battle Pass Work?
The Battle Pass is effectively the means by which players unlock new cosmetic items such as skins, emotes, wraps, gliders, and back bling–basically anything cool you see on other players running around the island. This is done by playing Fortnite, taking out enemy players and scoring Victory Royales, and completing the weekly challenges. The Battle Stars you accrue while doing all these levels up the Battle Pass and, in turn, the cosmetics become available.
As with previous Battle Passes, there are over 100 levels to upgrade through. When you acquire a Battle Pass, you’ll automatically get the Blackheart and Hybrid progressive skins. These outfits can be leveled up to evolve into different styles, which is a neat touch introduced in Season 7.
Everyone Gets Select Challenges For Free
You’re not required to have a Battle Pass as, by default, everyone is able to unlock a limited number of cosmetics. However, with what is effectively the free version of the Battle Pass, it takes much longer to level up the Battle Pass and unlock these cosmetics, and most of them are reserved for paid Battle Pass owners. But it takes longer to level up because a portion of the weekly challenges is exclusive to those that have spent VBucks on a Battle Pass. More challenges to do means more Battle Stars earned, which levels up the pass quicker and gets players those precious cosmetics.
What’s New In Season 8?
For Season 8, Epic has once again rolled out a cool new world event. This time around a huge volcano has appeared, introducing lava onto the island. At the same time a powerful figure, the Prisoner, has escaped the Ice King and pirates have shown up too. There’s a treasure to be found as well, and all of these factions are after it. The island looks different and new locations have appeared, so whether you’re a seasoned Fortnite player or a newcomer, it should be exciting.
Epic had detailed everything new in its Fortnite update 8.0 patch notes. Along with more information on the world event, you can find out about the new cannon weapon, learn about the latest limited-time modes, and more in the notes.