Fortnite Festival Season 2 patch notes: Lady Gaga, bug fixes, more

John Esposito
Festival Season 2

Fortnite Festival Season 2 has been revealed, with Lady Gaga headlining the upcoming season. Here are the full patch notes for Season 2 and a look at what’s to come.

After launching alongside Chapter 5 Season 1, Fortnite Festival introduced a new musical mode to the titular Battle Royale mode, paying homage to Rockband and Guitar Hero. After having The Weeknd headline its debut season, Festival is ready for its second season of content.

In Season 2, Lady Gaga will headline the festivities. Along with her, players can expect new Jam Tracks, a new Festival Pass, and a bevy of bug fixes.

Without further delay, here are the full patch notes for Fortnite Festival Season 2 courtesy of Epic Games.

Fortnite Festival Season 2 patch notes

Festival Pass

Ready for your rise to glory? When you enter the Lobby of a Fortnite Festival experience (“Main Stage” or “Jam Stage”), go to Festival Pass in the top navigation. This is where you’ll find the Unlock Your Talent Festival Pass and a button to view Festival Quests!

Festival Season 2 pass

Visualize a perfect streak then clash and bash your way through the Festival Pass. Completing Festival Quests will earn you Festival Points that push you along in the Pass! (More points equals more in-game rewards.)

Free Reward Track

Festival S2 free track rewards

As you’re proceeding in the Pass, keep driving the beat forward with the Woodworker Drums. This final reward of the free reward track is crafted with love and has a warm resonance!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Festival Season without new Jam Tracks. Three new Jam Tracks are waiting to be unlocked in the free reward track: 

  • “8-Bit Beat”
  • “Bloom”
  • “Best Buds”

“8-Bit Beat” and “Best Buds” existed previously in Fortnite as Lobby Tracks. Players who already had them in their Locker before Fortnite Festival Season 2 will receive a one-time V-Bucks refund for each one, equivalent to the amount they paid for it. They’ll also be granted the Jam Track version!

If you’d rather wow with your style than with music alone, “blow” the minds of your bandmates with the Pop Off Aura or turn your Guitar into a spinstrument with the Strap Spin Emote.

Drummers deserve some showmanship too. When the set’s over, don’t forget to say goodbye with the Backbeat Bow Emote. Thank you and goodnight.

The Strap Spin and Backbeat Bow Emotes are a new type of Emote. Equip these to express yourself with a certain kind of Instrument!

Premium Reward Track

Festival S2 premium track

This one’s for all the Little Monsters out there. For 1,800 V-Bucks, purchase the Premium Reward Track where a layer of Lady Gaga rewards await. As a bonus, you’ll instantly unlock the Glitch Groove Aura when you purchase the Premium Reward Track! This isn’t a glitch in the system.

The final reward of the Premium Reward Track is the Enigmatic Gaga Outfit! This Outfit features an iconic Lady Gaga ensemble from her Chromatica Ball stadium tour, including a purple bodysuit designed by celebrity designer Nange Magro of Dead Lotus Couture. What you’re seeing is real:

This isn’t the only Gaga energy coming to Fortnite Festival. Get ready to fight for Chromatica with the Chromatica Guitar! And if you want your bandmates to all just dance, unlock the Chromatica Keytar.

While rising to glory all the way to Lady Gaga, unlock four Jam Tracks in the Premium Reward Track: 

  • Nelly ft. City Spud – “Ride Wit Me”
  • Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”
  • Topic w/ A7S – “Breaking Me”
  • Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

There’s a lot more to celebrate. If you’re in the festive-al spirit, the Premium Reward Track also includes the Aurora Aura and Gaga items like The Gaga Collection Loading ScreenKindness Punk Emote, and Electric Sine Back Bling!

Chromatic Armor Gaga skin

Festival S2 Lady Gaga skin

Created by celebrity designer Cecilio Castrillo, Lady Gaga’s full black leather bodysuit played a key role in her fight for Chromatica. This is the look of the Chromatica Armor Outfit, which will be in the Shop alongside the Chromatica BassChromatica Mic“Stupid Love” Jam Track, and Rain Check Emote. All of these will be in the Shop ‘til the end of Season 2!

Lady Gaga Jam Tracks

  • Lady Gaga – Applause
  • Lady Gaga – Bloody Mary
  • Lady Gaga – Born This Way
  • Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory
  • Lady Gaga ft. Colby O’Donis – Just Dance
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me
  • Lady Gaga – Stupid Love 

Streaming Fortnite Festival content during Season 2

Want to create Fortnite Festival content for YouTube? During Season 2, content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host VOD content on YouTube featuring a selection of Jam Tracks (and their loops (see below)) and monetize it. No takedown notifications should occur during this time. The selection of Jam Tracks will change each week on Thursdays at 10 AM ET, so keep checking back to see what’s safe to feature in your streams!

More info:

  • In order to monetize their content featuring the Jam Tracks, SAC members need to link their YouTube and Support-A-Creator accounts.
  • IMPORTANT: When uploading the content to YouTube, be sure to upload it as Unlisted or Public. If you upload the video as Private, it is possible you could receive a monetization claim on your video.
  • For uploading the content on other platforms, refer to the channel’s platform policies for tips on how to avoid copyright strikes.

Although unlikely, if you do receive a claim on any SAC content, there may be a short delay in YouTube processing the release of the claim. During this time, please do not dispute the claim.

Not in SAC? Don’t worry, you can still share your Fortnite Festival experiences on YouTube during Season 2 featuring the selected Jam Tracks. However, you will not be able to monetize this content on YouTube.

Please note! 🎵 For Twitch creators streaming content featuring the selected Jam Tracks, we cannot prevent your VODs or clips from getting flagged by third-party copyright detection systems. The general recommendation is to disable VODs/clips when streaming Fortnite Festival. For more information, see Twitch’s DMCA & Copyright FAQs help page.

Improvements and bug fixes

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