GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.
Season 10 of Fortnite is almost over. This season of Epic's hit battle royale game is now scheduled to end on Sunday, October 13, after the developer extended the season by an extra week, and it appears the new end date will coincide with some kind of big, world-changing in-game event.
Just what that event will entail remains to be seen, but it will have some major ramifications for Season 11, which will kick off shortly after Season 10 ends. As usual, Epic has been fairly tight-lipped about the upcoming season, but there are some things we know about it or can infer based on what has been happening in Fortnite the past couple of weeks. To help get you up to speed, we've rounded up everything we know about Fortnite Season 11 below.
When Does "The End" Event Start?
Just as it does before every seasonal changeover, Epic is holding a major in-game event in Fortnite ahead of Season 11. This season's event is ominously known as "The End," and it's all scheduled to unfold in only a couple of days. According to the countdown timers that have begun appearing all across the Fortnite island, the event will occur at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET on October 13.
What Will Happen During The Event?
At this moment, it's unclear just what will occur during the event, but it will almost undoubtedly lead to some big changes in Season 11. It will also presumably involve The Visitor, the time-traveling antagonist whose rocket in Season 4 created the giant rift in the sky, precipitating the events that would eventually lead up to this moment.
Like many other elements from Fortnite's past, The Visitor returned to the game during Season 10. Now known as "The Scientist," the antagonist is once again building a rocket at Dusty Depot, which will presumably launch once the countdown timers expire. That's not all; the character seems to have infected Fortnite's controversial BRUTE mechs with some kind of virus, causing them to explode immediately upon appearing.
When Does Fortnite Season 11 Start?
We know Season 10 of Fortnite is scheduled to end on October 13, but Epic has not yet confirmed when Season 11 will officially begin. A new season of the game typically kicks off immediately after the previous one; however, there have been instances in the past when the new season would follow a couple of days later, so it's currently unclear exactly when Season 11 will start. It's safe to say Season 11 will kick off sometime next week, but we're still waiting on the official timing from Epic.
What Is Changing In Season 11?
One change Epic has already confirmed for Season 11 is the addition of bots. As part of its recent spate of matchmaking changes, the developer is introducing AI-controlled opponents to the game next season. According to Epic, these are intended to help players hone their skills and develop their strategies; the better players get, the fewer bots will appear in their matches, the developer says.
It also appears there are some big changes in store for the island. Dataminers have recently discovered a list of new location names within the game's code, leading many to speculate that Season 11 may introduce an entirely new map–or at least make some significant changes to the current one. That, however, has not yet been confirmed.
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email [email protected]