Fortnite players wonder if the current Battle Pass system is better than Chapter 1

Fortnite is currently burning through its twenty-first season, with significant amounts of content being added and removed from season to season. Say Fortnitehas undergone drastic changes in the five years since its launch would be an understatement, to say the least. Same FortniteThe insanely popular Battle Pass system has been reworked and experimented with along the way. In a moment of retrospect, Fortnite players decided to wonder which version of the Battle Pass was the best.


The discussion was initiated by Fortnite news and leaks from HYPEX social media account. HYPEX asked its subscribers to choose Fortnite Battle Pass system which they prefer and which felt more rewarding. The two choices presented were Fortnite Chapter 1 Battle Pass system and Chapter 2/3 Battle Pass system.

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When many live service game players think of a battle pass, they think of the original Fortnite Battle pass. This is the two-tier pass, one free and one premium, with a two-row horizontal grid showing 100 tiers of rewards. Games including PUBG, Apex Legends, MultiVersus, and many other live service games have completely copied this style of battle pass. New Fortnite Battle Pass features groups of unlocks, non-linear options for rewards, and an additional 100 levels of bonus rewards. It’s also worth noting that Chapter 1’s Battle Pass rewards were unlocked through stars earned through challenges, while the modern version uses an XP-based progression system.

Surprisingly, the poll is very one-sided. More than 75% of voters and a majority of comments on the publication choose Fortnitein the Chapter 1 Battle Pass format, and do it with a lot of energy. There are plenty of no-commitment addendums, though, with many who picked up Chapter 1 saying the new Battle Pass XP system is significantly better. As for why they chose the Chapter 1 Battle Pass, many say it was more rewarding, with rewards at each level. The simplicity of the original battle pass is also remembered.

There are, curiously, those who say neither. Rather, they point to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4, which featured a unique Marvel-themed Battle Pass. It featured a streamlined 100-tier battle pass, special Wolverine bonus rewards, and also 64 punch cards for even more rewards. A streamlined track, lots of rewards, and a fun presentation are what made this specific season stand out.

There is no indication that Epic Games plans to change the current structure of the Battle Pass by Fortnite anytime soon, though that could always change it for Chapter 3 Season 4. Part of what makes Fortnite so amusing is the frequency of changes and how surprising those changes are. That said, Epic Games might want to note some criticism people have of the current battle pass system.

Fortnite is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and mobile devices.

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