Fortnite Season 4 has officially launched. A piece of information that no one in my office will let me forget as they continue their endless quest to get me to play the game. Just like with prior Seasons you’ll have to pay to unlock some of the more elite of the cosmetic items and challenges that are available as part of the event. In this article, I am going to attempt to break down just what this will cost players, and what they will be getting.
First and foremost today players are going to be noticing that they are getting a 2.3GB update to their games that will be bringing them this Season 4 content. So be prepared for that. After that players will be greeted with the new Season 4 cinematic intro, which seems to have certain extraterrestrial implications for Fortnite.
As players expected the map itself has gone through some changes in Season 4. The location formerly known as Dusty Depot has been completely destroyed and reduced to a crater by a comet. This comet is the same one that has ominously hung in the sky for weeks, causing much speculation from players. In addition, there is a smaller crater at Tilted Towers, which despite the predictions of many players were not completely obliterating by the comet.
Now then, to the main event, what you came here for, the items that were added to Fortnite this season. First up we have the two new skins you automatically get with the purchase of the Battle Pass.
Skins are awesome and are considered by many to be the most important cosmetic items, but we are also seeing the addition of new emotes and the new sprays. You can check out of a couple of those below.
There is no official end date for Fortnite Season 4, but it is expected to run for 10 weeks. That would have it ended sometime in the month of July. So if you are interested in acquiring this content you should hop into the weekly challenges that started today and will go live every Tuesday until the end of the season.
Now to arguably the most important detail, the potential cost. It would set you back 950 V-Bucks to purchase the basic Season 4 Battle Pass, this translates to around $9.99 in real money on both the Xbox Live Store or PSN Store. If you are wanting more of a headstart on your item unlocking then you can drop 2,800 V-Bucks to get the basic Season 4 Battle Pass, and several of the rewards tiers unlocked for you right away.
You can actually enjoy everything the season has to offer without the new Battle Pass, but if you’d like to gain access to those weekly challenges every Tuesday you need to spend 950 V-Bucks at minimum. Since these challenges are the primary way to upgrade the Battle Pass and earn that sweet new gear, you’ll need to drop that money to have a real shot at getting what you want.