The begin of a brand new season in Fortnite brings with it modifications to the island all of the motion takes place on, and that’s the case with the newly launched Season 10. The theme for the brand new season includes a bit little bit of time journey to create a sort of best-of expertise within the recreation. Items from seasons gone have reappeared and, equally, the map has modified to mirror the previous alongside the brand new.
The greatest change to the map is the introduction of Rift Zones, which remodel completely different areas on the island whenever you enterprise to them. Developer Epic Games has indicated that, over the course of the season, how these Rift Zones impression the areas round them will change and evolve, which is smart on condition that the studio likes to combine issues up often to maintain the sport recent.
In phrases of what is returned, the primary one is Dusty Depot. In Season 4, a comet crashed onto the island and reworked it into Dusty Divot; it appears this has been undone in Season 10. Now there are just a few warehouses there and a Reboot Van, if it is advisable to convey pals again to life. The newly launched Brute mechs may also seem there.
The comet that prompted all of the destruction has additionally returned and is hovering above the island, positioned in order that gamers can go to it and get a better look. It’s frozen within the sky, so you possibly can safely drop or construct your means as much as it and, for those who do, there’s normally a chest to be opened there. There’s additionally a means contained in the precise comet for these seeking to discover.
Over in Loot Lake, you will discover a large orb, which appears to be the reason for on a regular basis manipulating shenanigans. It appears to be like to be increasing, with the time suspension bubble round it rising in affect. If you enterprise shut sufficient, you will discover the gravity modifications, permitting you to drift round. You can make sure that this orb will play an enormous half within the occasions that unfold within the coming weeks.
Another noticeable addition is the enormous skeleton of a monster with a sword pierced by means of it. Interestingly, there is a unusual purple fluid of some kind leaking out onto the bottom round it. What’s peculiar about that is the liquid appears to be forming spiral-like patterns round it. The query is how far it will unfold, and can it consequence within the monster being resurrected in some trend?
A few different noteworthy issues embody the Durr Burger Head and Stone Head Statue reappearing. These appear to be only a good little throwback for a little bit of Fortnite nostalgia. You can see the brand new map above.
Again, the Rifts have opened the door for Epic Games to make extra frequent updates to the island. Previously, important modifications to the map had been tied to main occasions such because the comet crash or the pirate invasion, however with these new time anomalies, the orb, and the skeleton, there are ample methods to get inventive with extra common modifications. The Rift Zones may also impression the gameplay, akin to by stopping using Harvesting Tools, for instance.
The means you play Fortnite has additionally modified in Season 10, as challenges are actually themed and grouped collectively as “Missions.” Currently, there aren’t any weekly or every day challenges, as there have been up to now, but it surely’s unclear whether or not it will stay the case all through Season 10 or if they’ll return sooner or later. More info could be present in our Fortnite Season 10 Challenge and Mission breakdown.
Of course, there is a new Battle Pass too, and it features in the identical means it has for the previous few seasons. To benefit from Fortnite you will have to have one, particularly as there’s a lot much less for these and not using a Battle Pass to do. We’ve put collectively a complete gallery that includes all of the new Fortnite skins, emotes, back bling, wraps, pets, and more, so you possibly can have a look and work out if you wish to make investments the money and time.
For a wider view of what is new and completely different, head over to the Fortnite update 10.00 patch notes.