Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 start time: When does new season begin after live event?

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The Fortnite live event took place on Monday, June 15, but a completely brand new map did not happen right away.

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Like previous season changes, the start of the new season typically takes place a little while after the main event begins. Although this time is slightly different because the live event is taking place on a Monday, the first time ever a season-ending event has happened during a weekday in Fortnite.

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There is still a wait for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, but it's not as long of a wait as previous seasons.

MORE: Everything to know about the Fortnite live event

When does Fortnite Season 3 start?

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 will start on Wednesday, June 17. This is two days after the Fortnite live event that takes place on Monday, June 15. Epic Games typically begins the update at 2 a.m. EST and the downtime lasts for about 2-3 hours.

In the mean time between the live event and the official start of Season 3, there will likely be some sort of map change. We've seen in previous seasons how a live event has resulted in a minor map change for the in-between time. Such as when the robot took down the monster and left behind a skeleton on the map.

But by the time the season starts, you can expect a brand new map.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 countdown

The countdown above will count until when we anticipate the Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 patch update will take place. It's impossible to know exactly when the game will be ready to play immediately, but it should be ready by the time most people in the EST time zone will wake up.

Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass

The Battle Pass for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 should follow the same price point as previous seasons. This means the main Season 3 Battle Pass will cost 950 V-Bucks (about $9.50) with the Battle Bundle costing 2,500 V-Bucks (about $25.00). The Battle Bundle version lets you skip past the first 25 tiers of the Battle Pass.

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