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Fortnite: Chapter 2 - Season 3 Release Date, Battle Pass And Trailer

Anyone who logged into Fortnite since May 23 has found a big, blaring digital timer staring them in the face. The clock is counting down to something, but nobody knows what. This uncertainty has spawned several interesting theories.

The most likely theory suggests the timer is counting the seconds until Fortnite: Chapter 2 - Season 2's finale, which is both good and bad news. It's good news since it will signify the start of a Season 3, complete with new features and Battle Pass rewards. On the other hand, if you haven't unlocked a specific Season 2 reward that caught your eye, the clock is literally ticking.

If the timer represents the end of Season 2 and beginning of Season 3, when will the new season kick off? What new rewards can players expect? Has Epic Games released a trailer yet? Here's what you need to know.

When does Fortnite: Chapter 2 - Season 3 start?

Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 2 has been an interesting one, hasn't it? The update landed back in February with a decidedly super-powered, super spy theme (guest starring Deadpool and the X-Force), but the next season is almost ready if the timer is any indication.

Some sites have done the math, and all signs point to the countdown clock reaching zero on May 30. That must be when Season 3 starts, right? Maybe not, since Epic Games previously stated Season 3 will launch on June 4. So, why the time discrepancy?

Right now, nobody knows for sure. However, some content creators have suggested a massive interlude event will launch when the timer runs out, and players will have to weather the storm before Season 3 starts. You'll have to wait and see.

What can you expect from the Fortnite: Chapter 2 - Season 3 Battle Pass?

Since Epic Games hasn't made any solid announcements, everything you are about to read is hearsay. But if true, it is some delicious hearsay.

Some skilled hackers who cracked their way into Fortnite's files have discovered three item additions coded into the game. The first two are the legendary Cyclo outfit and Windshear Cloak back bling, which combine to make the player look like a cross between a steampunk Mysterio and a black hole. The third item is an emote that performs Drake's Toosie Slide

Other leakers claim to have heard whispers of items like floating houses, rideable sharks, and new female Black Knight and robot Meowscles skins. Oh, and an Aquaman skin, too. Many signs point towards an aquatic-themed update, complete with flooded areas; so the shark vehicle and Aquaman skin seem like they'd fit.

Is there a trailer for Fortnite: Chapter 2 - Season 3?

Since Epic Games has not officially unveiled Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 3, you won't find a trailer just yet. No videos, no screenshots, nothing whatsoever save the occasional clickbait video. The latest from Epic Games involved the new Storm the Agency challenges that might serve as a prelude to whatever the doomsday clock is ticking towards.

As Epic Games released the Season 2 trailer alongside the start of that season, you're likely looking at a similar schedule for the Season 3 introduction. Hang in there. June 4 is almost here.