When Does The Weeknd Leave Fortnite? Answered

Here's when The Weeknd is leaving Fortnite.
Here's when The Weeknd is leaving Fortnite. / Epic Games

As Fortnite Festival Season 1 comes to an end, The Weeknd is leaving Fortnite sooner than fans might want.

Although Fortnite Festival does not get as much hype as LEGO Fortnite or Rocket Racing, the new game mode in Chapter 5 Season 1 is a lot of fun, especially for Rock Band lovers. With weekly new Jam Tracks featuring today's biggest artists, Fortnite Festival allows fans to take the stage and practice their skills on the drums, guitar, or microphone. The mode launched with The Weeknd as its headliner, but the four-time Grammy winner will disappear from Fortnite with the launch of Season 2.

So, how much longer do fans have to get The Weeknd skin in Fortnite?

When Does The Weeknd Leave Fortnite? Answered

The Weeknd leaves Fortnite on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. At the time of writing, fans have just one week to get The Weeknd skin in Fortnite Festival before the icon disappears from the Battle Royale.

With a new artist coming to Fortnite Festival in Season 2 on the same date, The Weeknd will no longer be available to earn in the new game mode. Instead, fans will have to wait for him to reappear in the Item Shop, and that could take months.

How to Get The Weeknd in Fortnite

To get The Weeknd in Fortnite, you must purchase the Premium Reward Track of the Fortnite Festival Pass. Although there is a free track, full of varying cosmetics and even a guitar, the premium track offers The Weeknd skin as its final reward. The skin is available to use in Battle Royale, Fortnite Festival, and Rocket Racing.

The Weeknd skin will unlock once you collect 11,000 Festival Points.

How Much Does the Fortnite Festival Season 1 Pass Cost?

The Fortnite Festival Season 1 Pass costs 1,800 V-Bucks. Compared to the traditional Battle Pass price of 950 V-Bucks, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini-Battle Pass price of 1,000 V-Bucks, the Fortnite Festival Pass is priced extremely high.

Fortunately, along with The Weeknd skin, the pass offers plenty of cool rewards, including the Blinding Lights Jam Track and XO Bass.