Fortnite: Season 10 guide – Release date, map changes, theme and rewards
UPDATE: Now contains everything arriving with Season 10!
Our Fortnite Season 10 guide contains everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 10, with details on its theme, Battle Pass costs and rewards, map changes and more.
Fortnite Season 10 is fast approaching, and developers Epic Games has already begun teasing players what’s to come.
As with every new season, Fortnite Season 10’s launch will no doubt bring a swathe of new content to the table. First and foremost, it’ll have a brand new Battle Pass to purchase which will feature tonnes of new cosmetic items to unlock.
Before Season 10’s release, we thought it a good idea to round up everything we know so far about what’s next for Fortnite: Battle Royale.
We’ll be updating this guide as soon as Fortnite Season 10 starts with all the latest news, tips, and information.
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- 1. UPDATE: What’s new in Fortnite Season 10?
- 2. What is the Fortnite Season 10 release date?
- 3. Fortnite Season 10 Teasers and Speculation
- 4. How will Fortnite’s map change in Season 10?
- 5. New system requirements
- 6. What was included in Fortnite Season 9?
- 7. What can we expect from Fortnite Season 10?
Fortnite Season 10: What’s new?
Fortnite Season 10 has arrived and it’s introduced mechs, new skins and plenty of other goodies too. So without further ado, let’s take a look at what’s new:
Here’s the story trailer:
And, here’s the Season 10 Battle Pass trailer:
Below you’ll find a quick breakdown of all the highlights from Season 10:
Big mechs, big missiles.
“Few suits make you feel as powerful as a mech suit does. In this two-person vehicle, players can control its movement while their partner controls its firepower. Those feeling extra adventurous can operate it solo by switching between moving and shooting!”
Here’s how they work:
- This vehicle can be operated by up to two players. If two players are operating it, one (the driver) controls movement, while the other (the gunner) rains down missiles and shotgun shots.
- The driver is able to: Dash into combat.Super Jump to victory. Stomp enemies and structures into the ground.
- Anything you would normally harvest will grant materials when destroyed.
- The passenger has two weapons at their disposal: a shotgun and a missile launcher.
- Shotgun Clip Size: 10. Damage: 50. Headshot Multiplier: 1.5x
- Missile Launcher Fires up to 10 missiles at once. Holding down Trigger will begin loading missiles. After releasing Trigger, or after 10 missiles have been loaded, all missiles will automatically fire.
- New Mechanic: Overshield Consumes 200 of any Material type to create a personal overshield for 5 seconds to protect you in the mech.
Old locations have returned with a twist!
“The Zero Point Explosion has made the island volatile! Locations once thought to be lost are beginning to appear, but they aren’t the same as they once were… Drop in and explore to discover what mysterious gameplay changes they have in store”
Below you’ll find an image of the new map. We’ll update this section with more info on the new and returning locations once we’ve had a chance to jump in ourselves:
Many fan favourites have been vaulted, goodbye Shadow Bomb, we’ll miss you.
- Quad Crasher
- Flint Knock Pistol
- Shadow Bomb
- Semi-Auto Sniper
- Tactical Assault Rifle
- Mounted Turret
- Air Strike
- Itemized Glider Redeploy (still available in large team modes)
Missions are a series of “thematic objectives” which grant rewards upon completion. As you complete these objectives, you’ll earn Battle Stars, XP and exclusive cosmetic items.
For a complete overview of all the small tweaks, Save the World changes and more, head on over to Fortnite’s official Season 10 patch notes page.
Fortnite Season 10: Release Date
Fortnite’s first Season 10 teaser has confirmed that it’ll arrive on Thursday 1st August.
If Fortnite Season 10 is anything like previous seasons, we should be in store for an early morning patch and a few hours of server downtime.
Here are the likely maintenance start times:
- UK: 9am BST
- Europe: 10am (CEST)
- East Coast US: 4am (EDT)
- West Coast US: 1am (PDT)
Fortnite Season 10: Teasers and Speculation
UPDATE: Leaked Season 10 cinematic
The full trailer for Fortnite Season 10 has been leaked by Fortnite Brasil, who accidentally posted it today – one day prior to launch.
Twitter user evaldokkkk clipped the video after it was tweeted out, and Lucas7yoshi cropped it for everyone to see:
Lucas7yoshi // News/Leaks (@Lucas7yoshi) July 31, 2019
In the trailer we get a glimpse at objects of significance from seasons past, including Kevin the Cube, the butterfly and more. Right at the end of the trailer, we see the factories appear, a meteor suspended in the air and the phrase “Time’s up” appear on screen.
Again, it’s difficult to say what this all means, but there’s no doubt Season 10 is bringing back old locations with a twist and more. We’ll just have to wait and see what the “more” really is!
Season 10’s third teaser reads, “Twist Time”, and features what looks like an image of a female Drift skin as well as a robot Ragnarok skin. It’s difficult to ascertain what this means, judging by the caption, we might be getting new “twists” on past and present .
Teaser 2 reads, “Look Forward”, and we’re treated to a picture of a huge, futuristic mech. On top of old locations returning, it looks like we could be piloting monstrous mechs around the map as well.
Teaser 1 simply reads, “Think Back”, and is accompanied by a picture of the factories from Fortnite’s very first season. This confirms that Season 10 will be bringing a number of fan favourite locations back into the fold, perhaps with a facelift too?
What’s the meaning behind Season 9’s Monster vs Mech battle?
In a similar vein to Kevin the Cube’s sudden inter-dimensional implosion in Season 6 and the Ice King’s frosty arrival in Season 7, another live event was staged on Fortnite’s map to mark Season 9’s close.
This time, players witnessed an epic battle between Cattus, a one-eyed kaiju-style monster and Doggus, a huge robot constructed in Pressure Plant throughout Season 9.
In ‘The Final Showdown’, Doggus defeated Cattus after a huge struggle, but not without swathes of the map having fallen victim to some serious damage.
It’s worth highlighting the climactic plot twist, in which Doggus plucked Neo Tilted’s statue from the ground, first revealing its true identity as a giant sword before cutting down Cattus once and for all. Of course, it flew off after a quick floss on the remains of the monster.
Cattus vs. Doggus, courtesy of postboxpat
This has led to a great deal of speculation as to the future of the island. The destruction brought about by this fight is sure to have a lasting impact, and the skeletal remains of the monster lies just southeast of Loot Lake. However, many buildings that were destroyed have been reconstructed on the map as the Fortnite World Cup, is due to kick off at the end of Season 9.
Speaking of Loot Lake, it hosted a peculiar orb of energy after the robot harnessed the powers of the vault to defeat Cattus. Fans have been speculating ever since on what this could mean. It’s been noted that since the day of the battle, the orb has been periodically becoming more and more unstable, with cracks and pulsations increasingly emanating from it. Fortnite leaker FortTory confirmed that this is the case, indicating that upon Season 10’s launch, a big change could be in store.
Fortnite Season 10: How will the map change?
There is speculation that the orb and its destabilisation are building up to a large-scale destruction of the Fortnite map as we know it, paving the way for something completely new. Since Fortnite: Battle Royale’s release, Epic has avoided adding entire new maps, and preferred to iterate on the iconic model we’re all familiar with. However, fans will be waiting with baited breath to discover what could be a completely new environment to traverse and battle in.
Another line of speculation is that the orb above Loot Lake is actually a signal which could mean some time travel could be on the cards. Reddit user M-Seymour7 goes deeper into the theory, but essentially, Singularity used the power of the orb in the vault to create Neo Tilted and numerous other futuristic elements of the map.
She appeared to know that The Final Showdown would happen, and built the Neo Tilted sword in preparation. The orb, also known as the ‘Zero Point’, is now destabilising, and could potentially transform the map, in whole or in part, into older versions of itself. Only time will tell.
Of course, this also means that the Fortnite World Cup and Birthday celebrations will need to finish up by the time any major alterations or explosions occur.
Fortnite Season 10: New Graphics Card Requirements
In a recent update from Epic Games, they announced that the graphical requirements would be changing for the upcoming season. From Season 10, you will no longer be able to play Fortnite without a graphics card able to run Microsoft DirectX 11. This has always been a system requirement for Fortnite, but until now, older graphics cards have been supported.
What was included in Fortnite Season 9?
Let’s take a look back at everything that was introduced with Fortnite Season 9. Hopefully, we can glean some information about what’s in store for us next season.
– Fortbytes, which allowed players to decrypt an image of Jonesy painting a mural as well as unlock rewards such as the Singularity skins.
– Slipstreams were added to facilitate swift traversal of the Fortnite map. Gone are the days of trudging from one place to another.
– New locations: Neo Tilted and Mega Mall were added, as well as a few new ‘dig sites’.
– New guns: the Combat Shotgun, and the Storm Scout Sniper Rifle, which allows you to scope in and see the next location of the closing storm.
– Fortnite’s 2nd Birthday! See our guide to the birthday celebrations of Fortnite for more information.
– Overtime Challenges allowed players to gain more rewards than ever before, with the ability to unlock exclusive skins like Bunker Jonesy, Stratus, and Demi.
What can we expect from Fortnite Season 10?
Fortnite Season 10 will come with the standard release of new skins, and ones likely based on the theme of the season. If indeed the theme is apocalypse and destruction, then we will see cosmetics based on this, and fans will be excited to know how Epic Games makes that happen. Check back here for more information when we know more!
After the Final Showdown event, outlines of planes were spotted by fans, which means they might make a return in Season 10. It is expected that given what usually happens with each seasonal update, weapons will be added or removed from the game. Guns like the Burst SMG are widely despised by the community, so there’s a chance it will be switched out for either a new addition or one of the older weapons that have been put into the vault from previous seasons.