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Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass, start time, back blings, missions specialist outfit and more

Epic Games has revealed all the details about Fortnite's upcoming season three Battle Pass.

Update: You can now update Fortnite Season 3, with the download clocking in at around 2.9GB. Go for your life.

Original story: Fortnite's Battle Passes function in a similar way to Dota 2's, in that they offer a large chunk of cosmetic items that players can earn only during the season.

Battle Passes typically offer several tears, which you can accelerate the progression of by outright buying them. The Season 3 Battle Pass is no different in this regard, but it does come with more content than season two did.

First, players who buy the Season 3 Battle Pass will instantly receive several rewards, including the Mission Specialist Outfit. The Season 3 Battle Pass includes 100 tiers, 30 more than season two's.

Though it's expanded greatly, Epic noted that the Season 3 Battle Pass will take the same amount of time as season two to fully rank up. That is to say it'll take you around 75-150 hours to get everything without paying. You can buy tiers like we mentioned, and each costs 150 V-Bucks.

Season 3 release time

Fortnite Season 3 releases on February 22 and will run until April 30. Expect some downtime around 9am GMT / 4am EST / 1am PST with the update applied shortly after.

Epic also offers the Battle Bundle, which in this case comes with the Battle Pass as well as 25 tiers already unlocked.

One way to accelerate tier unlocks is through weekly challenges. Seven of these get refreshed every week, replacing Fortnite's daily challenges.

Weekly challenges will remain active for the entire season, however, so latecomers will still be able to get everything. You only need to unlock four out of seven challenges every week to unlock the weekly rewards.

Fortnite Season 3 will also introduce Back Bling, which is basically an accessory that you wear on your back that doesn't affect your inventory, according to Pete Nub, technical lead on Fortnite. There will be three to choose from.

Finally, look out for five different skydiving trails which are also included as part of Fortnite Season 3.

We've answered the most common questions on Fortnite - from splitscreen to cross platform confusion - and we've also got a handy guide to making the most of the recent map update.

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