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Will Fortnite Season 10 really start right before the World Cup? Season 9 end date revealed

Published: 26/Apr/2019 14:19 Updated: 2/May/2019 19:34

by Matt Porter

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Update – May 2, 2019 (3:30pm ET)

After much speculation, Epic Games confirmed the Fortnite World Cup Finals will not be affected by the start of Season 10 and will indeed take place during Season 9.

“That date is wrong – World Cup Finals will be in Season 9,” Fortnite Battle Royale Season 9 hasn’t kicked off yet, but it appears that it will likely end just one day before the start of the Fortnite World Cup, possibly creating a host of issues for those competing at the tournament.

Seasons are one of the ways that Epic Games attempt to keep their popular battle royale title fresh, using the start of a new season to introduce new items and locations on the map, alongside a theme for the event.

These changes can often have a huge impact on the game and the prevailing meta, and with the start date for Season 9 now seemingly locked in, it’s possible to estimate when it will end, with the answer providing a concerning possibility for those competing in the World Cup Finals.

Epic GamesFortnite World Cup is one of the biggest esports tournaments ever.

When does Fortnite Season 9 start?

With Fortnite Season 8 confirmed to have 10 challenge weeks, we can expect that it will come to an end on Thursday, May 9.

Epic Games have already started to add files linked to the final event of Season 8, with popular locations like Tilted Towers and Retail Row seemingly set for complete destruction at the hands of the monstrous volcano which sits in the north-east corner of the map.

When will Fortnite Season 9 end, and Season 10 start?

With that in mind, we can have a fairly accurate guess at when Season 9 will end, which also gives us some insight into when Fortnite Season 10 will kick off.

Assuming that Season 9 will run for the usual 10 weeks of challenges, it would be scheduled to end on Thursday, July 25, just one day prior to the kick off of the Fortnite World Cup.

Epic GamesSeasonal updates can bring massive changes to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Season 10 and the Fortnite World Cup

With Fortnite Season 9 penciled in to finish on July 25, pro players who have qualified for the Fortnite World Cup could find themselves in an extremely difficult situation, especially if Epic Games make lots of changes to the game.

Pros could find that one of their go-to weapons may have been vaulted, their typical landing spot removed or replaced, or a new item introduced to the game becomes so powerful that it becomes part of the prevailing meta, like the Infinity Blade back in Season 7, or The Baller in Season 8.

These massive changes could cost Fortnite Battle Royale players the chance to stake a bigger claim to a portion of the $30 million prize pool that is on the line at the World Cup, so it’s possible that Epic Games may choose to lengthen Season 9 in an attempt to avoid this situation and the ire of those competing at the tournament.

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Fortnite death map reveals most dangerous locations

Published: 26/Jan/2021 13:26

by Daniel Megarry

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If you’re looking to stay alive until the very end of a battle royale match in Fortnite, you might want to avoid these deadly locations on the map.

We’ve all been there: You spend ages traveling across The Island, collecting and upgrading the best weapons, getting some epic takedowns… and then you die, losing everything in your arsenal and missing out on that Victory Royale.

It’s a frustrating moment, for sure. But avoiding some of the game’s elimination hot spots could help you on your path to success – or at the very least, make you one of the Top 10 remaining players.

Fortunately, one Fortnite leaker has put together a map highlighting the points of interest that have significantly more deaths than others, meaning you’ll know where to avoid next time you go for the win.

Tilted Towers, now blended with Salty Springs, was spotted in the Fortnite Season 5 battle pass trailer.
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Some locations have way more deaths than others in Fortnite.

Where is the most dangerous place in Fortnite?

Fortnite leaker Lucas7yoshi has collected a huge sample of 50,000 deaths that have taken place during Season 5 of Fortnite, and highlighted exactly where they happened on The Island.

Put together, they form a very useful heatmap that shows off the deadliest locations players can visit.

As you can see from the map below, areas with the highest amount of deaths include Lazy Lake, Pleasant Park, Misty Meadows, Colossal Colosseum, Retail Row, and Stealthy Stronghold – which is probably due to Predator now appearing there.

But there’s a clear winner here: Salty Towers. There are a few reasons that might help explain why this point of interest – which can be found just west of the Zero Point – is such a deadly area for players to visit.

Firstly, it’s near the center of the map, which is where a lot of the action ends up taking place. Secondly, it’s covered in sand, which means players can really take advantage of the sand tunneling feature to sneak attack their opponents.

Finally, the point of interest was a new addition in Season 5, acting as a combination of previous locations Salty Springs and Tilted Towers, so it makes sense that it’s a popular destination as people rush to check it out.

Lucas7yoshi also shared a zoomed-in map of Salty Towers which shows off the exact point where players in their sample died. They’re marked as red dots on the image below.

Fortnite Salty Towers death map
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It’s official: Salty Towers is the deadliest location in Fortnite.

Interestingly, this map may have also revealed the most dangerous building on the Island, as there are significantly more deaths centered on the tall building at the south of Salty Towers.

Whether you’re new to the game and still working on your skills, or you simply want to survive as long as possible to get the best chance at a Victory Royale, it’s probably best to avoid Salty Towers at all costs.