Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Start Date, Battle Pass, Theme and Everything Else We Know –

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Start Date, Battle Pass, Theme and Everything Else We Know

With the tandem launches of Fortnite Festival, Lego Fortnite and Rocket Racing in December, Fortnite has been overflowing with content in recent months. But now it’s time for our first big shakeup of the new chapter, thanks to the upcoming launch of Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2.

We don’t know a ton about what’s coming just yet, but we know more than we usually do by this point, thanks to some new stuff that was added to the game files with the 29.30 update. Spoiler: It looks like the long-rumored Greek mythology season really is happening.

When does Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Begin?

Season 1 is currently slated to end late on Thursday, March 7/early morning on March 8, depending on your time zone. Every previous time that a season has ended on a Thursday night, the new season started the next morning. Expect to start playing Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 on March 8.

What’s the theme for Chapter 5 Season 2?

It’s been rumored for months that a Greek mythology season was in the works, and the Chapter 5 map being full of Mediterranean scenery and architecture, not to mention the whole Ruined Reels POI, has only fueled that rumor. And that theme has now seemingly been virtually confirmed by the 29.30 patch, which added several big Greek mythology elements to the game files. These things aren’t Season 2 things that were included in this patch by accident–we’ll be seeing them on the battle royale island before Season 1 ends.

Will there be a live event to end Season 1?

There won’t be anything like the Big Bang event that introduced Chapter 5, but there will be new quests and a major change to the island as part of the ramp-up to Season 2. The quests will come courtesy of a new character, wearing ancient Greek armor, who’s called Odyssey–a presumed confirmation of the mythology theme.

But just to drive the point home: The map is about to grow an arm, and it’s going to be holding Pandora’s Box. This will be a community event of sorts akin to the volcano vault in Chapter 1 Season 8–players will have to use their pickaxe to destroy the chains, and once it’s broken, the box will open and presumably unleash many bad things upon the omniverse.

The arm, by the way, looks like it belongs to the Chapter 1 Season 7 battle pass skin The Prisoner, though given the theme it could be Hephaestus instead–or maybe The Prisoner is Hephaestus.

You should expect all of this stuff to start once the TMNT event ends on Feb. 27.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 battle pass skins

We haven’t seen the Season 2 battle pass yet, but it’s probably safe to assume that Odyssey will be one of them. We haven’t seen any other skins yet, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Ruined Reels has statues of Fish Thicc wearing a toga–that’s gotta be a candidate.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 battle pass collabs

There’s no word yet on what collaboration skins might be included with the battle pass in Season 2. But with the Greek mythology theme, multiple Gaming Legends skins are possible, like a classic Kratos, or Kassandra from Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. And keep your fingers crossed that the existing Norse-themed Kratos from the God of War reboot will return for the first time in three years during the season.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Starter Pack and Save the World pack

A new season means a new starter pack–which includes a skin, back bling, pickaxe and 600 V-Bucks for $4.49–and a new Save the World pack–which comes with access to Save the World, quests for 1500 V-Bucks, and a set of cosmetics. And we already know what they will be. The starter pack skin will be Clara, a ballet dancer/assassin a la Jennifer Lawrence’s Red Sparrow. And the Save the World pack’s skin will be Dr. Vinderbot.

Fun fact: V-Bucks is actually short for Vindertech Bucks. Surprise!

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