Fortnite Battle Royale players are readying themselves for the conclusion of Season 9 and it won't be long before a brand new theme arrives for the next chapter of the game. So, let's take a look at when Season 10 is most likely to start...
Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world, and were the pioneers of the season and Battle Pass structure that have become so prevalent in the gaming industry today.
With the free-to-play title fast approaching a new season, many fans will be expecting Epic Games to pull out all of the stops to mark the massive milestone, but when will we see what the developers have in store for us?
Before we can get into the tenth season, fans of the game will need to wait for the end of the current season - Season 9.
Epic Games have yet to confirm an official end date for the season, as the usual 10-week cycle would take it up to July 18, which is just around a week before the $30 million dollar Fortnite World Cup.
Before the season ends, Fortnite fans are expecting to see some big changes to the game's map, with the Cattus vs Doggus event set to take place in less than 48 hours. The giant feline robot that has been built at Pressure Plant appears to be ready for battle, and is set to take on the monster spotted in the water outside the map in a showdown that could change the future of Fortnite forever.
The developers have previously confirmed that the World Cup will take place during Season 9, which suggests that the current season may drag on longer than many anticipated, possibly lasting 12 weeks instead of 10. An event on the PlayStation Store suggests that instead, Fortnite Season 9 will run until August 1, although this has not been officially confirmed as of yet.
There's not been too much talk of Fortnite Season 10 in terms of official announcements from Epic Games, with a release date still yet to be confirmed, but there's a good chance that it's going to be just after the World Cup Finals take place between July 26-28.
So, fans can expect August 1 to include a major new update for the game alongside a host of changes to the map, and likely some sort of new weapon or item. This has been the case in the past, although nobody is ruling out a surprise twist considering it's a landmark season for the title.
Of course, plans could change, as Epic Games have kept their cards very close to their chest.
There haven't been any major announcements made about Fortnite Season 10's main storyline, either, but an overarching series of developments have been building throughout the course of Season 9 - with mysterious 'Cattus' and 'Doggus' files appearing in datamines.
A huge monster broke out of the ice at Polar Peak and has been running round, destroying parts of the island for a number of weeks, and has even been spotted swimming off the coast of the map.
Many of these new developments were being reported as a potentially upcoming event, but once a robot started to be be built at the Pressure Plant point of interest, fans can't help but feel like a showdown between the two behemoths will take place at the end of the current season.
As of the time of writing, there has been zero indications in recent Fortnite content updates that suggests the monster is still moving around the island, but the robot looks to be edging towards completion already - with leg pieces and a torso now added to its design.
As always, Fortnite Season 10 will have a Battle Pass, which players can purchase for around 800 V-Bucks.
The Battle Pass includes a number of new cosmetic items and rewards for completing challenges and earning Battle Stars, giving those who purchase the pass a horde of new items to make their characters stand out inside the game.
Unfortunately, there has been no leaks as to what they could include in the Season 10 Battle Pass, but we'll be sure to keep this post updated as more information becomes available.
As of yet, Epic have yet to drop any teasers for Season 10, and are unlikely to do so until the days leading into the launch of the new season.
The developers usually release a new teaser image daily in the three days leading up to the official launch, so it’s probable that we won’t see any promotional material until Monday, July 29.
As is often the case with new seasons in Fortnite, fans can expect to see a whole host of new cosmetics being added to the game when the next major in-game update gets rolled out.
The theme could very well decide how these will look, though, as we've seen in the past with pirate skins for Season 8, and more futuristic outfits appear in Season 9.
It won't be long before dataminers get their hands on some of the new details, though, as many of them have continually leaked new additions to the Item Shop since the game launched. One leak has already pointed towards a potential war or military theme, with several posters surfacing online.
Season 10 hasn't officially been announced yet, but data miners scouring the game's files have already found what appears to be the planned end date for the new season.
Found in a file related to the Season 10 Battle Pass in the v9.40 update, a piece of text reads "Season 10. Now through October 10," which means the game will return to a 10 week season, finishing on Thursday, October 10.
Whether or not the new season will look anything like the images suggest above remains to be seen, there's no doubt that things will be shaken up. As more leaks roll in, we'll be sure to keep this article updated.
Last updated on July 19, 2019 at 6:12am (EST).