Free Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass If You Complete These Overtime Challenges
Much better than flowers and chocolate.
In an unusual move, Epic Games has decided to give away Fortnite's upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for free--sort of. What typically costs 950 V-Bucks (just under $10) will instead be available for free if you complete a new set of objectives, known as Overtime Challenges, before Season 7 ends. The move possibly comes in response to the successful launch of Apex Legends--although Epic insists its battle royale game is just fine, citing some all-time record concurrent player counts Fortnite recently enjoyed.
"Everyone who completes 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 will receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for free," Epic explains on the Fortnite website. "If you don’t have an outfit, now is your chance to get several for free. With the Battle Pass, you’ll receive two Season 8 Outfits instantly and you can earn up to five more. Save your V-Bucks, this one's on us."
This is quite a big deal, as the Fortnite Battle Pass enables players to unlock a huge variety of cosmetics that can be used to customize their character. Additionally, it grants owners access to an exclusive set of weekly challenges, which are crucial to levelling up the Battle Pass and getting those cosmetics quicker. While it's normally possible to buy one Battle Pass with real money and earn enough from it to buy the following seasons (and so on from there), this enables you to save the V-Bucks you earn from the Battle Pass and spend them on skins or other cosmetics on the Fortnite shop.
A variety of Overtime Challenges are now available, so you can get started on working towards that free Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass. Among other things, they require players to spend some time in the Creative mode, hunt for chests or ammo boxes, and play with a friend in duos. Learn more about them and see the full list of Overtime Challenges here.
Season 7's challenges may be over, but there's still time to get any uncompleted ones you have done before Season 8 launches. If you need a helping hand, take a look at our complete Fortnite Season 7 challenges roundup, which compiles all the tips and guides we've written for Season 7's trickier challenges.
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