Fortnite Battle Royale is in the midst of a much anticipated launch of Season 10, and Epic Games has been setting the stage for the changes coming to its game. The release of Season 10 will mean a new Battle Pass for players to get their hands on, new changes to the game’s map, and new gameplay mechanics for long-term players to enjoy. It’s a lot to keep up with all at once, so we’ve compiled everything we know so far, including some speculation about the return of The Visitor and Drift skins based on teasers that Epic is rolling out throughout the start of Season 10.
Since the news of another season dropped, Epic Games has released the full patch notes for Fortnite’s Season 10 update. As always for the start of a new season, there are a number of big new features for players to enjoy. One of the major new additions is the B.R.U.T.E. suit, a two-person vehicle that lets one player operate the turret and the other move the machine around. New features also include a number of Rift Zones, which have been created by the Zero Point Explosion. “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.”
So when exactly does all of Season 10’s new features drop? Typically a Fortnite season lasts 10 weeks, which would have puts the initial content leak starting in August, which has already been confirmed by the release date. However, it’s likely that Epic Games will “drip feed” new features throughout the launch, which may be due to the timing of the Fortnite World Cup. Epic may have wanted to reserve any large map changes until after the competition had ended.
Ahead of the World Cup Finals, Epic dropped the first teaser image for Season 10, confirming the new season was said to start on August 1 just after the game’s Birthday Event, which offers its own special rewards and challenges. Items like birthday cakes and presents will also be scattered around the map, offering health/shield regeneration and special loot drops.
The release of season 10, of course, will also bring with it a bunch of new customisation options for Fortnite players to enjoy. There are new skins, emotes, back bling, wraps, harvesters, and more available. Another big change in the new season is the inclusion of Prestige missions. Once a set of challenges are completed, players can choose to redo the tasks. Each mission will consist of a similar requirement, although at a higher difficulty. Completing missions will unlock additional content and earn Battle Stars to reach tier 100 on the pass.
One particular mission will require players to jump into the BRUTE. This is a weekly objective meaning each day there will be a new challenge. Here’s the list:
- Play 3 matches with a friend
- 2 eliminations from closer than 5 meters
- Use the BRUTE in 5 different matches
- Apply 500 shields
- Deal 500 damage to opponents from below
- Search 7 chests at Dusty Depot or Pleasant Park
- Visit Snobby Shores and Shifty Shafts in the same match
As usual, the Season 10 Battle Pass will also likely cost the usual price of 950 V-Bucks. You can buy a bundle of 1,000 V-Bucks for $10/£8, making that roughly the price point for a Battle Pass that will last over the next few months during Season 10. The Battle Pass entitles you to challenges and their associated cosmetic rewards. The Season 10 Battle Pass costs the same as previous seasons’, but there is a plot twist: it appears there are no more free Weekly Challenges. This means it’s much harder for free players to level up their Battle Pass and earn rewards without stumping up the cash. Daily Challenges, meanwhile, are gone altogether–regardless of whether you pay for the premium tier.