Fortnite has earned a lot of money from Epic Games. Like, a lot of of money. So much so that the CEO of the studio, Tim Sweeney, is now on the Bloomberg Billionaire & # 39; s Index as one of the 200 richest people in the world. Suffice it to say that Epic can afford to be generous with the 80 million odd players who have provided the company with unprecedented riches.
So, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, the developer of the free-to-play Royale game in the 7.40 Patch Notes has announced that it will give away the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass to anyone who completes 13 new "Overtime Challenges" in the game before 27 February.
The 20 Overtime Challenges, of which the first six are live in the game, are available to every Fortnite player, regardless of whether you are the owner Fortnite season 7 Battle Pass or not, and includes tasks such as "Collect coins in leading creative islands" or "Place Top 15 in Duos with a friend".
In the Patch Notes, Epic also revealed that Gifting is back for a limited time (with the chance to donate and receive a free "Heartspan" glider), the Infantry Rifle weapon is now available in the game and a new LTE Mode – Catch! – has landed, where grenades and throwable objects are the only available tools.
In addition, the patch notes promise that players can unlock 5 new rewards, including the Valentine Wrap and Vines Contrail to complete them [Overtime] Challenges ", although several of them are still being blocked until a later date.
This is the first time that Epic Games has given away a Fortnite Battle Pass, which usually costs 950 V-Bucks in in-game currency, but it seems that the studio wants to give something back to the public that has catapulted it to worldwide fame in less than a year. So jump in before February 27 and start working Overtime to get that coveted Battle Pass before season 8 begins!
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