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Fortnite season three starting date, battle pass details and more

It is almost time for Fortnite’s third season and we have been fortunate to have many more teasers and leaks than season two.


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So, for your viewing pleasure we have tried to source all the relevant information that you will need to know before the arrival of season three.

Originally Fortnite season two was supposed to end on 30 April, but it has now been extended by the developer Epic Games. This extension will now run until 4 June. It has also been announced that season three will start immediately after the end of season two.

Additional Fortnite content

As season two still has a couple of weeks to run, Epic has said that there will be a lot more content added to the game.

In a recent blog post they said, “We have multiple game updates on the way that will deliver fresh gameplay, new challenges, bonus XP, and a couple more surprises up our sleeve!”

As many of you will remember, last season of Fortnite saw a crossover event with Harley Quinn as well a Star Wars Episode IX preview. Well, this time we have a similar scenario in the form of a Deadpool skin that can be unlocked by battle pass owners simply by clearing some of the Deadpool challenges. There will also be another skin up for grabs in the form of the Unmasked Deadpool skin, which can be unlocked by completing week eight’s Deadpool missions. In these missions you will be asked to find Deadpool’s floaty and then to dance at Deadpool’s yacht party.

On 25 May, the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account announced that season three will commence with a solo FNCS. Cash cups are back this season too with Arena being available for trios and solos.

Is Fortnite still popular?

It seems though that the game has lost some of its previous popularity. Last week, the hashtag #RipFortnite was trending on twitter.

There are different possible reasons for this decline in popularity.

Some say it is due to the recent server issues being experienced during lockdown, as the demand put on them was increased exponentially.

Some disgruntled fans have said it’s tied to Fortnite’s skill-based matchmaking, which makes the game more competitive and less fun to play, while others have suggested the game is simply not what it used to be.

Either way Fortnite still has one of the biggest player bases and so this loss of a few disgruntled fans shouldn’t cause too much of an issue and now with season three coming soon, there will no doubt be much excitement surrounding the game again.