Fortnite‘s next big update has launched on all platforms, bringing new content and improvements to Battle Royale and Save the World. Players of the former mode will find that Season 3 has begun, introducing a new Battle Pass on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Along with that, there are a ton of new items to acquire.
As with previous Battle Passes, this one includes a limited selection of content that anyone can unlock. The vast majority of rewards, however, are limited to players who purchase the full Battle Pass, which costs 950 V-Bucks (or just around $10). If you owned the Season 2 Battle Pass, you’ll automatically get five tiers’ worth of progress for free. Additional tiers can be earned by collecting stars by playing and fulfilling specific objectives, or by purchasing them with additional V-Bucks.
Among the items you’ll find in the premium tier of the Battle Pass are new pickaxes, skins, gliders, emotes, and much more. There’s also Back Bling, which is a new category of item added as part of the 3.0.0 update alongside skydiving trails and loading screens. In the images above, you can see all of the major new items included in the Season 3 Battle Pass. Bear in mind, these are all cosmetic; nothing will actually impact gameplay directly. If you’re a fan of references, though, you’re in luck, as you’ll find skins clearly meant to resemble the likes of John Wick and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord.
In terms of playable content, Fortnite has received some new additions. Battle Royale now has a new weapon, the Hand Cannon, that uses Heavy ammo. Some notable improvements have also been made to building (which also extends to Save the World), and a 60 FPS framerate is now the default option for all console players. You can see everything the update does in the Fortnite 3.0.0 patch notes.