fortnite's latest battle pass is available for free to loyal players.
With the current season of Fortnite coming to an end very soon, it’s time for players to look at what Epic Games has in store for them. With the arrival of new competition, Epic Games has been thanking it’s loyal players with special events, such as a live music concert from Marshmello, and is even offering the next season’s Battle Pass for free.
As part of the new season, Epic Games has rebranded Fortnite’s challenge feature, and called it ‘Overtime’. Once players complete these challenges, they will be given the Season 8 Battle Pass for completely free.
Many experts believe this is an attempt to keep Fortnite’s loyal players away from new competition.
Epic Games has been forced to fight back after rival Electronic Arts partnered with Respawn Entertainment to create a competing battle royal game, known as ‘Apex Legends’. This new game has seen instant success, with many Fortnite players abandoning the game to join the growing Apex fan base.
However, both Apex and EA has been heavily criticized by fans for overcharging for in-game purchases. Experts have also said that Apex is a ‘quick-buck’ operation in order to keep EA ahead of Epic Games, and will most likely kill off the game once Fortnite loses popularity.
It seems only time will tell if both Apex and Fortnite are here to stay.