‘Fortnite’ Season 10 Start Date and Time, Themes, Map Changes, and More

Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale has gameplay seasons roughly structured around the actual seasons, and this summer, the biggest battle royale game out there will finally reach the monumental Season 10. Now that we’re in the back-half of Season 9, it’s time to start thinking about the future. What do we know about Season 10 so far?

Every Fortnite season involves 10 full weeks of challenges, an ongoing weekly series involving special loading screens, and several special events along the way. Early in Season 9, for instance, there was a crossover event with John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum. Netflix has also teased an upcoming crossover with Stranger Things for Season 3, which will be released on July 4, 2019. Season 9 also introduced a new challenge format with Fortbytes.

What else do we know in terms of start date, potential themes, and every other piece of pertinent information for Season 10?

We’ll update this post with every new detail we get, including theories about storylines, new updates to the game, and any relevant info about the new season.


What Happened in Fortnite Season 9?

Fortnite Season 9’s official theme was “The future is yours.”

In the Season 9 launch trailer, Jonesy and Peely hide in a bunker when the volcano erupts. Jonesy had to blend Peely up into a smoothie for sustenance, and he emerged from the bunker years later to find new technology — like the Slipstream system and the Sky Platforms — and new destinations like Mega Mall, Neo Tilted, and Pressure Plant.

Other than early leaks about a 14 Days of Summer even, the only noteworthy ongoing story element of Season 9 was a giant monster frozen under Polar Peakthat has since escaped and occasionally destroyed some buildings on the map. Could that lead to a kaiju theme in Season 10?

When Is the Fortnite Season 9 End Date?

As of this writing, the in-game Season 9 battle pass countdown indicates that Season 9 should end on Tuesday, July 23. In the past few seasons, these countdowns were accurate, but there are cases where a season might be extended. For now, we have no reason to doubt that July 23 will be correct.

When Is the Fortnite Season 10 Start Date?

Thursday, July 25 will probably be the Season 10 start date. Season 8 and 9 both began on a Thursday, and if Season 9 does end on July 23, then the 25th seems like the obvious choice.

We’ll know for sure either on Sunday, July 21 at the earliest. Epic Games always confirms the official start date in a series of cryptic tweets that begin on either the Sunday or the Monday before. Epic released the first official Season 9 teaser on Monday, May 6, confirming that Season 9 would begin on Thursday, May 9.

What Is the Fortnite Season 10 Start Time

We don’t know for sure, but on the day each new season starts, Fortnite typically goes online for a few hours starting at around 4 a.m. Eastern before returning with major changes somewhere between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Eastern. So expect something similar for the Season 10 start time.

What Is the Fortnite Season 10 Theme?

We hinted at this previously, but Season 10 could be tied to the mysterious creature that was imprisoned under Polar Peak until it broke free. Many Fortnitefans think this Godzilla-sized kaiju might present a kind of huge boss battle for players around the world.

In the back half of each season, certain events usually begin to happen that influence how the following season will shape up. Late in Season 6, players noticed an ice berg heading right for the island, and then when Season 7 began, that ice berg crashed into the island and brought winter with it. Similarly, earthquakes in late Season 7 led to a volcano erupting into existence for the start of Season 8.

The giant monster is the only noteworthy ongoing event in Season 9 thus far, so unless something else happens in the final few weeks of the season, then Season 10 will involve a giant monster.

How Will the Fortnite Map Change for Season 10?

Assuming Season 9 does end with an epic battle against a giant monster, then huge portions of the map could take some collateral damage. On June 18, the monster destroyed a section of Loot Lake just by walking on it. Maybe it’ll destroy Neo Tiled, Godzilla-style, in the Season 10 launch cinematic?

ow Much will the Fortnite Season 10 Premium Battle Pass Cost?

Fortnite: Battle Royale might be free to play, but for players that want access to the premium Battle Pass and all its associated challenges, purchasing the pass costs 950 V-Bucks. That converts to about $9.50, but most players will have to buy a V-Bucks bundle that costs $9.99 for 1,000 or one of the bigger bundles that offer better deals.

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