Fortnite Season 9 is now finally here, and you can download the new update and jump in right now. This time, there's something of a futuristic theme for the seasonal event. In this guide to the new season, we'll be examining the Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass, everything the new Fortnite Season 9 patch contains, and more.
When Does Fortnite Season 9 Release?
Fortnite Season 9 releases today on May 9. It's actually out right now, and to purchase the new Battle Pass and get playing with the redesigned map, all you need to do is download the new patch.
Fortnite Season 9 Patch Update
The new Fortnite Season 9 patch is now available to download on all platforms. The patch isn't huge, and weighs in at around 3.3GB. Firstly, the Season 9 patch introduces the new Slipstreams, a new method of transportation through tunnels of air around the map.
There's also the brand new Combat Shotgun in Fortnite Season 9. This gun holds 10 rounds, fires 9 pellets at once all dealing 70+ base damage. It should be a pretty deadly weapon in the hands of experienced Battle Royale players.
Fortnite Season 9 Skins
As ever, it wouldn't be a new Fortnite seasonal event without a ton of character skins to earn. In the trailer above, you can catch a glimpse of some of the new skins, but just below, we'll be listing out all the brand new Fortnite Season 9 skins that are tied in with the new Battle Pass.
Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass
Right now, there's the brand new Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass to purchase. As ever, there's two purchase options available, which we've broken down in detail just below.
- Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass - The base version of the Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, which equals roughly $9.99.
- Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass Bonus - The upgraded version of the Battle Pass will cost 2,800 V-Bucks. This upgraded pass unlocks the first 25 reward tiers straight away, immediately giving you new skins, sprays, and more.
Below, you can see the overview trailer for the Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass. There's always a new trailer for the Battle Pass with every new Fortnite seasonal event, which showcases new character skins, sprays, and more.
If you're after more Fortnite content, then we've got you covered here at USG. You can check out our main Fortnite Chapter 2 map guide for a full overview of the new locales, our Fortnite XP guide on how to earn XP quickly, or our Fortnite Medals guide for a full list of the new Medals.