Updated on May 18, 12:53 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated with new and more accurate information.

With Chapter 5 Season 2’s Battle Pass winding down, players are itching to know when Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 starts.

The Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Battle Pass is ending on May 24, 2024, at 2 a.m. ET. This would indicate that the Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 release should follow shortly after.

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Epic Games typically implements a brief downtime period between seasons, so get ready for a short hiatus before the next adventure unfolds.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 start time and date

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 Fortnite Festival graphic
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While the estimated launch date seems clear, the exact time for Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 remains a big mystery. We do know that downtime is normally near 10 hours, so fans could expect to be able to play around 2 p.m. ET.

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Epic Games keeps launch specifics close to its chest, but you can always follow their official X handle for instantaneous updates when the date gets closer.

What to expect from Season 3

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Although there’s been no official confirmation regarding Season 3’s content, leakers have been diligently uncovering some details. According to these leaks, Season 3 is rumored to feature a green color scheme.

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This has sparked speculation that a collaboration between Fortnite and Billie Eilish could be on the horizon, given the chosen color scheme.

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 graphic reveal
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While initial expectations leaned towards a collaboration with Taylor Swift and her newly released album The Tortured Poets Department, the prospect of Epic working with Billie Eilish, another immensely popular artist, is just as thrilling.

Apart from the above leaks, the storyline, theme, and juicy new content details are currently locked away in the Fortnite vault. We will get to a lot of new stuff with the new Season 3 so stay tuned in with ONE Esports.

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