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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date

Everything we know about the upcoming Fortnite season, including its release date, battle pass, hints about the story, and potential collabs

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date: Spider-Man is holding an assault rifle while running past a giant clam on an island.

When was the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date? Epic Games kept its hand close to its chest, so what little dribs and drabs that surfaced were either untrue, or information that appeared later in Season 1.

In fact, the only thing we did reliably know is roughly when the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date was, as the previous season ended on March 20. Chapter 3 Season 1 brought Fortnite kicking and screaming into Unreal Engine 5, introducing new mechanics like the braggadocious Fortnite victory crowns and the Fortnite sliding mechanic that gives you a way to descend hills at breakneck speeds.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 release date

Fortnite Chapter 3 season 2 began on March 20 2022 and ended on June 3 2022. 

Epic Games didn’t hold any sort of event to commemorate the end of Chapter 3 Season 1. This meant we saw a relatively seamless transfer to the newest season at the time.

There was a battle pass available for 900 Fortnite V-bucks when the season started.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 leaks

At the beginning of Chapter 3, the Fortnite map got flipped upside down thanks to the efforts of the Seven.

Since then, Imagined Order (IO) agents emerged from the ground in drills. Reports of earthquakes already destroying one of the Seven Outposts hinted at an invasion. This also lead to speculation that the recent return of Tilted Towers might be short-lived, as HypeX tweeted that there were fault lines appearing close to the area.

The story missions randomly appearing throughout Chapter 3 Season 1 also hinted at what could happen. These missions tasked players with finding and sabotaging IO drill sites for ‘the Scientist’, one of the Seven’s top-ranking officers.

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Audio logs scattered throughout the map, presumably from the Scientist, highlighted IO’s threat and hinted at history with someone called ‘The Paradigm’. These records implied that some of the Seven have mixed feelings about The Paradigm, but the Scientist believed that she wa the best hint at their survival. As it turned out, The Paradigm did eventually get added to the game.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 collabs

iFireMonkey posted a screengrab of an Instagram post from actor and WWE wrestler John Cena. It’s an image of the Fortnite island, but without any text. iFireMonkey speculated this could be a Peacemaker collaboration as Cena plays the main character in the HBO Max TV series.

It wasn’t the first time a former WWE wrestler hinted at working with Epic Games on a collaborative effort, as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the voice and inspiration for The Foundation.

There were plenty of season challenges available, including finding the Fortnite flamingo locations in Shell or High Water and Happy Camper, and other challenges such as gathering feathers to buy Fortnite Haven masks or unlocking the Fortnite Rock skin by completing the Foundation challenges.

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