Similar to the first version of the game, Fortnite Chapter 2 offers a Battle Pass for Season 1 that can be purchased using in-game currency called V-Bucks. Whether you’re new to Fortnite, or are returning after a period of absence, purchasing the Battle Pass can be a confusing process. To help, we’ve put together a guide explaining how much the Season 1 Battle Past will cost you, how to buy it, and what it’s used for in Fortnite Chapter 2.
How much does the Battle Pass cost in Fortnite Chapter 2?
- Head to the Battle Pass tab from the Lobby in Fortnite Chapter 2.
- Add 950 V-Bucks to your account for the base Chapter 2 - Season 1 Battle Pass, or 2,800 V-Bucks for the Battle Bundle.
- Once you’ve purchased the Battle Pass, play Fortnite and complete Weekly Challenges to earn XP and level up your Battle Pass.
- By earning XP and leveling up your Battle Pass, you’ll unlock cosmetic rewards in Fortnite Chapter 2.
In Fortnite Chapter 2, the Battle Pass for Season 1 is available for purchase in exchange for 950 V-Bucks. A “Battle Bundle” is also available for purchase in Fortnite Chapter 2 that includes the Battle Pass and a 25-level jump start, making it easier to unlock the first batch of cosmetics. Unlike the base Battle Pass, the Battle Bundle will cost you 2,800 V-Bucks to unlock.
For those unfamiliar with V-Bucks, they’re premium currency in Fortnite that can be added to your account in exchange for real money. For example, if you want to add 1,000 V-Bucks to your account in Fortnite, you’ll need to pay a total of $9.99 (USD). If you purchased V-Bucks prior to the launch of Fortnite Chapter 2, rest assured that they’ll carry over to your account and can be used to purchase the Season 1 Battle Pass for Fortnite Chapter 2.
What is the Battle Pass used for? Well, the Battle Pass works similarly to ones found in other games like Apex Legends in that, as you play Fortnite Chapter 2 and earn XP, you’ll level up your Battle Pass and unlock cosmetic rewards. To earn XP, you’ll want to log in regularly and complete Weekly Challenges.
Note that the Battle Pass available for purchase is only for Season 1. Once Season 1 concludes, you’ll need to purchase the Battle Pass for Season 2 if you want to continue unlocking new cosmetic rewards as you play Fortnite. Rewards change from Season to Season, so if the rewards you can unlock for Season 1 don’t interest you, feel free to wait and purchase the Battle Pass for Season 2.
Now that you know how much the Season 1 Battle Pass costs in Fortnite Chapter 2 and what it’s used for, be sure to read through our previous guide where we break down how to swim in Fortnite Chapter 2, and scope out our thoughts on the new map in Fortnite Chapter 2.