Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 release date, leaks and Battle Pass news

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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 will be the 30th season of the popular game. Its release date has already been revealed by Epic Games, although it may slightly change. As you may remember, the current Fortnite season was delayed due to unexpected server issues. Due to this, there is a chance that Epic will postpone Season 3 of the current chapter.

As we are more than a month away from the next season, we don’t have a lot of info about it. However, we do know its release date, as well as its potential theme. This article will list everything we know about the next Fortnite season so far. We will keep updating it will the latest news, leaks, and rumors, so make sure to bookmark it and check it from time to time. If you’re interested in more content, check out our list of the best XP maps in Fortnite, as well as our guide on how to unlock free Fortnite skins.

Fortnite’s next season will arrive on May 24

Now, there is always a chance there could be delays but we think this will be unlikely. There’s also still plenty of life in this current season, with Fortnite x Star Wars collab kicking off around May 3.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 release date has been revealed by Epic

Fortnite seasons last approximately two and a half months, and the current one is no exception. Considering it began on March 8, it makes sense that it ends in late May. More specifically, Epic Games revealed that it would end on May 24, meaning that Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 will also begin on this date.

The current Fortnite season ends on May 24. Captured by VideoGamer

Considering that the current Fortnite season was delayed by nearly 19 hours, Epic may push Chapter 5 Season 3 to May 25, which would be Saturday. Due to this, keep an eye on the season-ending date on the Battle Pass page. Since it ends at 2 AM Eastern Time, the next season will likely begin right after, although it will have another server downtime.

So, what could be the Season 3 theme and Battle Pass?

The theme of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 hasn’t been revealed or leaked yet – although there will almost certainly be major map changes, with new named places and landmarks. However, there is a chance that the season will have an apocalyptic theme. Several apocalyptic-themed skins were shown in one of the latest Fortnite surveys, which is a good indicator of the content that will arrive in the future. Keep in mind that most of the current Battle Pass skins were also shown in a survey. In terms of what major changes to expect, again, details are quite thin on the ground. Fortnite leaker Hypex claims that ‘weapons charms’ have ‘randomly’ been removed from the game. They went on to state this could be a hint that the long-awaited first person mode could be coming to Fortnite. More menial changes we can almost certainly expect will be the usual weapons buffs and nerfs, and likely a change the overall character movement speed.

‘There will almost certainly be major map changes, with new named places and landmarks’

Since we are more than a month away from a new Fortnite season, this is just a guess. However, it won’t be surprising if we get more leaks and information next month. Nearly every season gets leaked ahead of time, so the next one should follow suit. In the meantime, Epic has prepared new content in the current season, including another Fortnite x Star Wars collaboration.

When can I watch the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 trailer?

Epic Games will release a trailer for a new Fortnite season shortly before it comes out. In most cases, this happens right after the game developer pushes an update on all systems. Teasers, on the other hand, should arrive a few days before the season. In general, Epic posts at least three teasers before a new season comes out. We expect the first Chapter 5 Season 3 teasers to be released around May 20.

Fortnite Season 3 other details and FAQ

The next Fortnite season will likely bring another big change to the Item Shop. Epic will implement a timer that shows when individual items are leaving the Fortnite shop, and this may arrive with Chapter 5 Season 3. According to the development team, this change will come in late May, which perfectly matches the start of a new season. The current Fortnite Battle Pass will end on May 24 at 2 AM Eastern Time. If you don’t unlock its rewards by then, you won’t get another chance. Due to this, make sure to complete all of your quests and get XP from other sources.

Will the next Fortnite season bring new items?

While this hasn’t been confirmed, Epic Games will almost certainly bring a couple of new items to Fortnite with the next season. In addition to regular items, we expect a couple of Mythic weapons as well.