On September 18, Epic Games released the fourth season of Chapter 3 of Fortnite. The new season, titled Paradise, introduces a mysterious substance called Chrome that is taking over the island. Season 4 will take fans through December 3, just in time for Fortnite to get your annual winter-themed review. Of course, a new season also means a new Battle Pass.
First introduced in the second season of Chapter 1, the Battle Pass completely changed the Fortnite reward system While the game is free to play, the Battle Pass allowed Epic to still get some money from players who didn’t want to spend it in the item shop, rather than giving them a chance to unlock better rewards the more they played. Epic has always made an effort to put some great value skins and emotes into the Battle Pass, but this season they seem to have dropped the ball.
The best rewards in this season’s battle pass
While the options are definitely lighter this season, there are still some great options for Fortnite players who purchased the Battle Pass. There are the typical 100 V-Bucks rewards dotted around the Pass pages that can be acquired for five Battle Stars. There are also some unique emotes and loading screens that can be unlocked.
However, the biggest draw of the Battle Pass has always been the skins. On the first page, Fortnite fans can unlock Paradigm, one of the game’s protagonists who is based on and voiced by Brie Larson. In later pages, players can also purchase different styles for Paradigm.
the other wanted Fortnite The skin is Spider-Gwen, the last reward in the Battle Pass. The character is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The comic takes place in an alternate Spiderman universe where Peter Parker’s love interest, Gwen Stacy, was bitten by the radioactive spider, instead of Peter. Fortnite there’s always a skin for players to work towards at the end of their Battle Pass, and this season will be no different.
Fortnite needs to do better
Despite the few highly sought after rewards, the rest of Chapter 3 Season 4 unlockables leave a lot to be desired. Spider-Gwen and Paradigm are the only two that stand out against the rest, with the rest falling significantly short. The rest of the skins are obscure characters from other IPs or originals. Fortnite creations. While some original skins like Meow Skulls can create new fan bases, those who aren’t immersed in Fortnite Lore may find himself disappointed.
In addition to the lack of desirable fur, Fortnite has omitted the high-tier emotes from this season’s Battle Pass. There are two emotes specific to Chrome’s history this season, one emote from the Marvel series, and two other emotes with uncommon rarity. Options are few and unremarkable.
The Battle Pass system, in general, is a difficult balance to master. Epic wants to reward players who buy it each season, but not so much that players stop spending money in the Item Shop. However, it appears that Epic made the decision to remove mid-tier rewards that players earn on their way to unlocking rarer skins and emotes.
the lure of Fortnite it has always been its free-to-play nature. Fans can constantly upgrade cosmetics, but there’s nothing players can buy or unlock that gives them a competitive edge, which is a rarity in the gaming world. However, the vast majority of players still purchase the Battle Pass each season. If Epic wants to keep that loyal customer base, it will need to start offering more value to players.
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