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

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

  • Epic Games revealed the date of the next Fortnite season
  • While its theme hasn’t been confirmed yet, one of the latest surveys may have leaked it
  • Season 3 trailer to come on the release day

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 Chapter 5 Season 3 release date confirmed 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 release date of the new Fortnite season was also confirmed at Monster Jam. It appears that this will be the next big collaboration, and it will bring new vehicles to the game. Furthermore, Epic confirmed the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 release date on X (formerly Twitter).

Promotional image for Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 battle pass rewards showcasing a lineup of character skins including fantasy and monstrous themes.
The current Fortnite season ends on May 24. Captured by VideoGamer

The ending date of the next season hasn’t been revealed yet. However, considering the duration of previous seasons, we expect it to end in early August 2024. This will also be the beginning of the fourth season of Chapter 5, which may be the last season of the chapter. If the leaked roadmap is true, this chapter will also have four seasons, with another OG season coming at the end of the year.

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.

According to a leaked Fortnite roadmap, the next season will have an apocalyptical theme. Furthermore, it will bring several collaborations, including Fall Guys and Pirates of the Caribean. Furthermore, the season will feature Metallica, one of the most popular heavy metal bands. However, the source of this leak is unknown, which is why you should take it with a grain of salt.

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. Considering that this feature was first leaked two years ago, it may come with the next season.

A digital rendering of a mythical angel statue with a bow, standing atop a temple on a mountain, inspiried by Fortnite Season 3, with a panoramic landscape and cloudy skies in the background.
Olympian places, like Mount Olympus, will likely be removed from Fortnite. Image by VideoGamer

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.

Is Jack Sparrow coming to Fortnite?

With the Pirates of the Caribbean leak, it is almost certain that Captain Jack Sparrow will come to Fortnite. However, this character hasn’t been leaked yet, although we might get more information about this collab very soon. This collaboration has a lot of potential, and besides Jack Sparrow, we could get a few other iconic characters.

Will there be a live event to introduce us to Season 3?

According to Fortnite leakers, Epic Games will release a mini event to introduce us to Chapter 5 Season 3. At the moment, there isn’t much information available, other than that it will feature some kind of teleportation. Furthermore, it appears that the event will be a fight against Zeus.

This Fortnite event will be similar to the Hand event, which introduced us to Chapter 5 Season 2. Due to this, we expect it to be active for at least two weeks. Once again, the event will probably stay active until the end of the season. The event has already begun at Mount Olympus and has a couple of more stages to go through.

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.

Once again, the trailer for a new season will be posted on Fortnite’s official YouTube channel.

Fortnite Season 3 other details

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.

Furthermore, Epic may implement big changes to Fortnite Crew with the release of Season 3. This includes a subscription tier, which has all the passes in the game, including the Fortnite Festival pass.

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.