Fortnite Season 10: Everything we know so far

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Fortnite Season 10 is almost here, signaling that time is a merciless, unfeeling entity bound on returning us to the dirt. And with a new season comes new cosmetics, map changes, skins, challenges, and more, all wrapped up in a fancy new battle pass. Trying to guess at the changes coming with every new season gets more difficult as Epic learns to outpace leakers and juke our expectations, so we'll keep the speculation to a minimum this time around. 

But we do know that a big robot and a big monster are going to meet before the season is up, and the end result likely won't leave the map in good shape. If you're lost, don't worry. Here's everything we know about Fortnite Season 10 so far. 

When does Fortnite Season 10 start?

Fortnite Season 10 doesn't have a confirmed start date, but we can estimate a general start date based on how many weeks left we have in Season 9.

The final week of Season 9 challenges begins July 11, which means the earliest Season 10 can begin is July 18. Epic has been known to tack on a week or two between seasons to allow for a sensible amount of time for its employees to prep for such a big transition, and seeing that this is the big one-oh, I wouldn't be surprised if Season 9 doesn't begin until late July or early August.

The monster before busting out of Polar Peak. 

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What is the theme of Fortnite Season 10?

I've given up trying to tinfoil-hat my way to any meaningful predictions about where Fortnite goes next. Last season we saw The Unvaulting bring back the serene, strange Matrix-like dimension we witnessed when Kevin the Cube blossomed into an interdimensional butterfly. It skipped us ahead into Fortnite's future, with Neo Tilted, Mega Mall, slipstreams, and a bearded Jonesey indicating the Fortnite of yore is long gone. 

What happens next is anyone's guess, but while the Fortbyte mural inches towards a complete reveal and the massive monster embedded in Polar Peak tramples across the map between updates, we can wager at least one big safe guess. 

Monster and mech will clash on July 18

The mech at Pressure Plant is complete and a countdown has appeared in-game, pointing to a July 18 event set for 11 am PT. Since the finished Fortbyte mural depicts the two big fellas duking it out, expect them to do exactly that. Personally, I hope players can nudge the event in one direction or the other, choosing whether to support the monster or mech through voting or more sophisticated interactions, a la last season's Unvaulting event. 

Either way, I'm guessing those huge feet are going to mess the map up. Since this is the big 1-0, expect a bigger event than usual to herald the occasion.

The mech, finally complete. 

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Is this the season I finally get good at Fortnite?

I'm looking deep within myself. Dead signal. Radio static. It's over, man. 

How much will the Fortnite Season 10 battle pass cost?

Expect the usual 950 V-Bucks (~$10) for the battle pass or 2800 V-Bucks (~$30) for the battle bundle, which instantly unlocks the first 25 levels of the battle pass. Players can also purchase individual tiers for 150 V-Bucks each.