The Fortnite Season 6 release date is just around the corner, introducing new rankings and a set of rewards for players to unlock into the autumn.

For those who have been playing in recent months, it should operate similar to the previous Battle Pass, giving you access to new skins, emotes and XP multipliers - provided you then put in the time and effort to then unlock them, of course.

If you're just getting started, our Fortnite Battle Royale tips and tricks can provide some helpful hints.

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When does Fortnite Season 6 start? Fortnite Season 6 release date and release time explained

Every few months, Fortnite enters a new season. Seasons give you a new opportunity to unlock a variety of rewards - including new character and weapon skins, loading screens, emotes and emoticons, and even V-Bucks - by leveling up over the course of the season.

Right now, Fortnite is reaching the end of its current season - Season 5. The Fortnite Season 6 release date is Thursday, September 27th.

Though a time hasn't been announced, the usual patch times are as follows - it'll likely take a few hours before coming online again:

  • UK: 9am (BST)
  • Europe: 10am (CEST)
  • East Coast US: 4am (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 1am (PDT)

As with previous seasons, all previous challenges will be wiped when Season 6 begins, so make sure you use the final few weeks to get everything you want unlocked. There's a 400% bonus XP event until September 24th, if that helps with your progress!

Fortnite Season 6 expected theme

Fortnite sees strange occurrences in the lead up to a new season, and Season 6 is no different. The big talking point is a giant purple cube, that appeared out of a crack in the sky.

It was moving around the map on regular intervals, occasionally leaving runes behind, creating areas of low gravity (and in one case, a rare and amusing anti-gravity bug).

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Eventually, on September 19th, the cube finished its journey at Loot Lake. It sunk inside, spreading a mysterious energy throughout the water, and made it solid (or rather, bouncy) in the process. We assume this is where the focus for Season 6 will be.

One interesting theory comes from FNBRLeaks on Twitter - with datamines from the week 10 loading screen showing the Brite Bomber's reflection in the cube with an evil grin, and the suggestion Loot Lake could then turn into lava - suggesting a warped, 'opposite' version of the current map.

This could suggest a Season 6 evil mirror universe theme, though that's not all's been happening recently. There's been some smaller tweaks, including the arrival of Tomato Temple and Dusty Divot seemingly changing into 'Dusty Diner'. There could well be something more unpredictable when the new season rolls out, akin to the addition of a desert in Season 5. We'll have to wait and see!

Fortnite Seasons and Battle Pass cost explained

Like Season 5 before it, Season 6 is set to offer an array of new rewards, most of which are locked behind Battle Pass ownership.

While you can unlock a select number of the above with a Free Pass, it's only with a Battle Pass that a second tier of elusive rewards are unlocked.

The Battle Pass is a premium item, and should again cost 950 V-Bucks. You can buy a bundle of 1,000 V-Bucks for around Ł8 / $10, or earn V-Bucks in game through a variety of activities.

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The Season 5 Battle Pass offered the following unlocks straight away:

  • Two outfits - Huntress and Drift
  • 50% personal match XP boost
  • 10% friend match XP boost
  • Access to more Challenges

These Challenges are introduced weekly, ranging from performing certain types of activities or finding hidden objects on the map, and completing them helps you rank up your Battle Pass easier, give you those rewards faster.

Both these Battle Pass Challenges and rewards can be unlocked at your leisure throughout the season, but once a new Season begins, your progress resets, and a new set of rewards and rankings will begin.

Fortnite Season 5 skins list

First, let's get to the juicy part - Season 5 skins. These are unlocked with both the Free Pass and the Battle Pass, at the following tiers:

Fortnite Season 5 skins list

Huntress Outfit (Tier 1)

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Drift Outfit (Tier 1, new styles unlocked with Drift progress)

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Redline Outfit (Tier 23)

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Sun Strider Outfit (Tier 47)

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Sledgehammer Outfit (Tier 71)

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Rook Outfit (Tier 87)

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Ragnarok Outfit (Tier 100, new styles unlocked with Ragnarok progress)

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Other Fortnite Season 5 character cosmetics - Back Bling, Axes and Contrails

  • Uplink Back Bling (Tier 14, Free Pass Tier)
  • Balloon Axe (Tier 15)
  • Lug Axe (Tier 30 Free Pass Tier)
  • Runic Contrail (Tier 36)
  • Pool Party Back Bling (Tier 38 Free Pass Tier)
  • Conquest Glider (Tier 39)
  • Glitch in the System Contrail (Tier 54 Free Pass Tier)
  • Rearguard Back Bling (Tier 55)
  • Ice Crystals Contrail (Tier 68)
  • Splashdown Glider (Tier 79)
  • TP Contrail (Tier 84)
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Fortnite Season 5 emotes list

You can watch all the Fortnite Season 5 emotes in a single video here:

Or individually as follows:

Gentleman's Dab Emote (Tier 6, free)

You're Awesome Emote (Tier 31)

Calculated Emote (Tier 46)

Swipe It Emote (Tier 63)

Breakdown Emote (Tier 95)

Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass rewards list

There are two types of rewards available - those with the Free Pass and those with the Battle Pass, so bear this in mind if you have an eye on rewards.

In summary, the Season 5 rewards include:

  • 1300 V-Bucks
  • 20 Sprays
  • Five outfits
  • Five Skyriding Trails
  • Five emotes
  • Four pickaxes
  • Three gliders
  • Two Back Blings

Here they are in full:

TierBattle PassFree
150% match XP boost, 10% friend XP boost, Huntress Outfit, Drift Outfit, Battle Pass ChallengesNone
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210% personal XP boost, 5x Free Tiers for next season.Crazy Castle Spray
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3Naughts and Crosses Banner IconNone
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4100 V-BucksDrift Loading Screen
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5Go EmoticonNone
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6Sushi SprayGentleman's Dab Emote
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7Cruiser GliderNone
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8Shopping Trolley Banner IconLet's Rock Emoticon
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95% Friend XP boostNone
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10100 V-BucksNone
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11Basketball ToyShip Banner Icon
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12Boogie SprayNone
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13Norse Emblem Loading ScreenNone
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14Dolphin Banner IconUplink Back Bling
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15Baloon AxeNone
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16Pool Party EmoticonNone
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1710% personal XP BoostNone
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18100 V-Bucks100 V-Bucks
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19Abstrakt Loading ScreenNone
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20Lanterns ContrailNone
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21Mask Banner IconNone
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22Straberry Paws SprayDownshift Glider
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23Redline OutfitNone
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24Prickly EmoticonNone
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255% Friend XP BoostNone
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26100 V-BucksPixels Royale Spray
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27Golf Ball ToyNone
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28Huntress Loading ScreenNone
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29Lucha GG SprayNone
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301000 Season XPLug Axe
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31You're Awesome EmoteNone
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32Hat Banner IconNone
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3310% personal XP boostNone
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34Sun Strider Loading Screen100 V-Bucks
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35100 V-BucksNone
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36Runic ContrailNone
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37Stop EmoticonNone
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38Good Vibes SprayPool Party Back Bling
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39Conquest GliderNone
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40Durrr SprayNone
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415% friend XP boostNone
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42100 V-BucksDinosaur Banner Icon
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43Beach Ball ToyNone
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44Jailbirds Loading ScreenNone
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451000 Season XPNone
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46Embarrassed EmoticonCalculated Emote
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47Sun Strider OutfitNone
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48Fake Door SprayNone
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4910% personal XP boostNone
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50Golf Ball Banner IconHigh Explosives Loading Screen
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51100 V-BucksNone
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52Alarm EmoticonNone
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531000 Season XPNone
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54Drift SprayGlitch in the System Contrail
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55Rearguard Back BlingNone
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56Ice Cream Truck Banner IconNone
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575% friend XP boostNone
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58100 V-BucksTrap Emoticon
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59Fancy Golf Ball ToyNone
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60Flytrap Loading ScreenNone
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611000 Season XPNone
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62Palm Trees Banner IconLaser Chomp Spray
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63Swipe It EmoteNone
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64100 V-BucksNone
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6510% personal XP boostNone
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66Omen Loading ScreenNone
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67Tattered EmoticonNone
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68Ice Crystals ContrailNone
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69Spider Banner IconNone
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701000 Season XPNone
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71Sledgehammer OutfitNone
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72Norse Llama SprayNone
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735% friend XP boostNone
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74100 V-BucksNone
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75Fancy Beach Ball ToyNone
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76Chequered Flag Banner IconNone
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77Red Knight Loading ScreenNone
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78Tasty EmoticonNone
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79Splashdown GliderNone
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80Potato Aim SprayNone
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8110% personal XP boostNone
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82Snorkel Banner IconNone
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83100 V-BucksNone
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84TP ContrailNone
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85Bad Apple EmoticonNone
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86Bandolier Loading ScreenNone
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87Rook OutfitNone
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88Cobra Banner IconNone
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895% friend XP boostNone
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90100 V-BucksNone
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91Fancy BasketballNone
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92Stinky EmoticonNone
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93Tomatohead Loading ScreenNone
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94Yummy SprayNone
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95Breakdown EmoteNone
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9610% personal XP boostNone
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97Pot of Gold EmoticonNone
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98100 V-BucksNone
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99Skull and Beard SprayNone
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100Ragnarok Outfit, Ragnarok ChallengesNone
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Need help with Fortnite Challenges? We have advice on how to complete the Jigsaw Puzzle Piece basement locations, and how to search between a covered bridge, waterfall and the 9th green. We also have pages on High Stakes rewards, Road Trip secret Battle Star locations and how to search Chests and Ammo Boxes. Finally, you can learn about how to get a Fortnite Android beta invite and the Fortnite Season 6 release date.


What were previous Fortnite Battle Pass rewards like?

If you are curious to read about rewards from previous Battle Passes - and those available from the Free Pass - here is a list of previous unlocks from Season 3 onwards.

Season 3 Battle Pass rewards

TierBattle PassFree Pass
150% personal XP boost, 10% friend XP boost, Mission Specialist Outfit, Battle Pass ChallengesNone
210% personal XP boost, 5x free tiers for next seasonFree Tier Challenges
3Egg' banner iconNone
4100x V-BucksNone
5Wow' emoticonNone
6Supressed Pistol' loading screenDonut' banner icon
7Sawtooth' harvesting toolNone
8Thief' emoticonNone
95% friend XP boostNone
10Bee' banner iconSalute' emoticon
11100x V-BucksNone
12Harvesting Tools' loading screenNone
13Worm' banner iconNone
14Heartbroken' emoticonIn Love' emoticon
15Rainbow Rider' gliderNone
16Paw' banner iconNone
1710% personal XP boostNone
18Boombox' emoticon100x V-Bucks
19100x V-BucksNone
20Rainbow' skydiving trailsNone
21Sun' banner iconNone
22Rocket Ride' emoticonPrecision' back bling
23Rust Lord' outfitNone
24Hawk' banner iconNone
255% friend XP boostNone
26Chick' banner iconGood Game' emoticon
27100x V-BucksNone
28Tactical Shotgun' loading screenNone
29Dog collar' banner iconNone
30Bush' emoticonBattle Royale' loading screen
31Take The L' emoteNone
321000x Season XPNone
3310% friend XP boostNone
34Moon and Clouds' banner icon100x V-Bucks
35100x V-BucksNone
36Ultramarine' skydiving trailsNone
371000x Season XPNone
38Awww' emoticonHawk' banner icon
39Carbon' gliderNone
40Crab' banner iconNone
415% friend XP boostNone
42Top Hat' banner iconPositivity' emoticon
43100x V-BucksNone
44Brite Unicorn' loading screenNone
451000x Season XPNone
46Thumbs Up' emoticonEva' harvesting tool
47Astro' back blingNone
48Thumbs Down' emoticonNone
4910% personal XP boostNone
50All-Star' skydiving trails'Shooting Star' banner icon
51100x V-BucksNone
521 HP' emoticonNone
531000x Season XPNone
54Wing' banner iconA+' emoticon
55Moonwalker' outfitNone
561000x Season XPNone
575% friend XP boostNone
58Hot Dog' emoticonNone
59100x V-BucksNone
60Minigun' loading screenNone
611000x Season XPNone
62Snake' banner iconNone
63Best Mates' emoteNone
64Hoarder' emoticonNone
6510% friend XP boostNone
66Teddy Bear' banner iconNone
67100x V-BucksNone
68Bubbles' skydiving trailsNone
691000x Season XPNone
70Dark Voyager' outfitNone
71Dark Matter' back blingNone
72Rain Cloud' banner iconNone
735% friend XP boostNone
74200 IQ Play' emoticonNone
75100x V-BucksNone
76Raptor' loading screenNone
771000x Season XPNone
78Wolf' banner iconNone
79Trusty No. 2' harvesting toolNone
80Flaming Rage' emoticonNone
8110% friend XP boostNone
82Happy Whale' banner iconNone
83100x V-BucksNone
84Flames' skydiving trailsNone
851000x Season XPNone
86Kaboom' emoticonNone
87Elite Agent' outfitNone
88Lightning' banner iconNone
895% friend XP boostNone
90Majestic' emoticonNone
91100x V-BucksNone
92Elite Agent' loading screenNone
931000x Season XPNone
94Mace' banner iconNone
95The Rebot' emoteNone
9610% personal XP boostNone
97Number 1' emoticonNone
98100x V-BucksNone
99Dinosaur Skull' banner iconNone
100The Reaper' outfit, Battle Pass Tier 100 ChallengesNone

Season 4 Battle Pass rewards

TierBattle PassFree Pass
150% personal XP boost, 10% friend XP boost, Carbide outfit, Battlehawk outfit, Weekly Challenges accessNone
210% friend XP boost, 5 free tiers for Season 5Starter Challenges
3X Mark sprayNone
4100 V-BucksNone
5Dynamite emoticonNone
6Carbide loading screenDripping paint banner icon
7Gale Force pickaxeNone
8Lights, Camera, Action emoticonNone
95% friend XP boostNone
10Rainbow sprayStandard Issue back bling
11100 V-BucksNone
12Rex loading screenNone
13Triangle banner iconNone
14GG Smiley sprayAngel emoticon
15Sugar Crash gliderNone
16Spraypaint banner iconNone
1710% friend XP boost, 5 free tiers for Season 5None
18ZZZ emoticon100 V-Bucks
19100 V-BucksNone
20Retro Sci-fi Skydiving TrailsNone
21Dog Bowl banner iconNone
22Hearts sprayTeamwork emoticon
23Teknique outfitNone
24Baby Seal emoticonNone
255% friend XP boostNone
26Duck banner iconOrange Justice emote
27100 V-BucksNone
28Squad Leader loading screenNone
29Chalk Outline sprayNone
301000 season XPSupply Drop loading screen
31Popcorn emoteNone
32Fence banner iconNone
3310% friend XP boost, 5 free tiers for Season 5None
34Circle spray100 V-Bucks
35100 V-BucksNone
36Spray Paint skydiving trailsNone
371000 season XPNone
38Looted sprayChains banner icon
39Wings of Valor gliderNone
40Grenade banner iconNone
415% friend XP boostNone
42Arrow sprayRainbow emoticon
43100 V-BucksNone
44Leviathan loading screenNone
451000 season XPNone
46Plotting emoticonLollipopper harvesting tool
47Zoey outfitNone
48Royal Stroll sprayNone
4910% personal XP boostNone
50Lightning skydiving trailsTeeth banner icon
51100 V-BucksNone
52Chicken emoticonNone
531000 season XPNone
54Abstract sprayRespect emote
55Goodie Bag back blingNone
56Do it! sprayNone
575% friend XP boostNone
58Pencil banner iconNone
59100 V-BucksNone
60Aerosol Assassins loading screenNone
611000 season XPNone
62Three Llamas sprayNone
63Hype emoteNone
64Crabby emoticonNone
6510% personal XP boostNone
66Window sprayNone
67100 V-BucksNone
68Hearts skydiving trailsNone
69Lightning banner iconNone
70Trap Warning sprayNone
71Valor outfitNone
72Raven sprayNone
735% friend XP boostNone
74Rabid emoticonNone
75100 V-BucksNone
76Zoey loading screnNone
77Film camera banner iconNone
78Kiss sprayNone
79Intrepid gliderNone
80Mask sprayNone
8110% personal XP boostNone
82Bow banner iconNone
83100 V-BucksNone
84Shooting Star skydiving trailsNone
85Brite Gunner loading screenNone
86Teknique sprayNone
87Squad Leader outfitNone
88Bird banner iconNone
895% friend XP boostNone
90Bananas emoticonNone
91100 V-BucksNone
92Raven loading screenNone
93Arrow banner iconNone
94Tunnel sprayNone
95Groove Jam emoteNone
9610% personal XP boostNone
97Celebrate emoticonNone
98100 V-BucksNone
99Shadow Ops sprayNone
100Omega outfit, Omega ChallengesNone

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