The v7.40 patch is finally here and along with it a new event called the “Valentine’s Surprise”. With just a few days left to the end of a fun and worthwhile season, players were greeted with a very unexpected surprise. New “Overtime” challenges have been added to the game along with some cool new skins in the item store. Completing these challenges have some unique rewards on their own, many of which might help you out grinding the xp to reach tier 100. However, the coolest perk of these challenges aren’t the rewards or the xp, you can now earn yourself the Season 8 battlepass.
Thats right, while there are only 5 challenges that have been released alongside the update, completing 13 of these challenges will earn you the season 8 battlepass. If you you’ve run out of vbucks or maybe if you never wanted to spend money on the game, this is your chance to earn the next battlepass for free. Along with this, variations for three season 7 battlepass skins have also been added to the game that can be earned through various challenges as well.
“Everyone who completes 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 will receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for free,” explains Epic. “If you don’t have an outfit, now is your chance to get several for free. With the Battle Pass, you’ll receive two Season 8 Outfits instantly and you can earn up to five more. Save your V-Bucks, this one’s on us.”
5 of the 20 challenges were released along with the patch with more to unlock in the coming days,
- Search chests or ammo boxes at a motel or an RV park (7)
- Deal damage to opponents with Assault Rifles or Pistols (500)
- Place Top 15 in Duos with a friend (3)
- Regain health from a campfire in different matches (3)
- Collect Coins in Featured Creative Islands (15)