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Fortnite Season 11: Release date, battle pass, map changes, and everything else we know

Fortnite Season 11 will be upon us before we even realize it, or are we calling it Season XI? What is this, American football?

Title customs aside, you can be sure that Fortnite Season 11 will bring with it the typical bombardment of gameplay changes, a new battle pass, and maybe even a map-altering event. Where can we possibly go after a giant kaiju vs. mech fight? Let's look at everything we know about Fortnite Season 11.

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When does Fortnite Season 11 start?

We don't have an exact date for Fortnite Season 11, but typically each season will last around 10 weeks. With season 10's competitive events going until at least late September, it's looking like October 6th will mark the end date for the current season. That's backed up by a PlayStation Network listing October 6 as the end of Season 10. Our very rough, not at all scientific guess would be that Season 11 starts either immediately after or only a few days after, around October 6th - 10th.

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Fortnite Season 11 battle pass cost

History tells us that the Fortnite Season 11 battle pass will cost 950 V-Bucks, and that the boosted version that automatically pushes you up 25 tiers will cost you 2,800 V-Bucks.

The smallest pack of V-Bucks you can buy in the Fortnite shop is 1,000 V-Bucks for $9.99 USD. If you want to get the boosted battle pass, you'll probably have to purchase the 2,800 V-Buck pack. We expect that there will be some sort of small sale on V-Bucks, like previous seasons, where players can buy 2,500 worth of V-Bucks and then receive 300 for free. It's a small discount, but it ain't nothing.

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Fortnite Season 11 map changes and event

We currently don't know where Fortnite Season 11 will take us, especially considering that Season X has already pulled the nostalgia card with the return of fan favorite locations. Thus far, we've had Fortnite and Borderlands collide in a mashup event, Dusty Depot and Retail Row have returned to the map, and all the challenges have been a fairly typical smattering of treasure hunts and checkboxes to fill. More recently, we've seen a floating island appear in random spots around the map, featuring the old Durr Burger motel on top.

Through it all, we've had reason to believe the Visitor (yes, the time traveling dude from Season 4) is up to something. In the Season 10 trailer, we can see the time capsule that the Visitor originally came to our time in. That capsule is still stuck in the meteor above Dusty Depot, but it's been opened.

Thanks to the efforts of Fortnite data miners like FortTory, we can see that the Visitor hasn't been slacking. He's evidently searching for rocket bits from the bodies of B.R.U.T.E. mechs.

Previously, we knew that the Visitor had set up shop at Dusty Depot and built not one, but two rift beacon relays. One was sitting inside a Dusty Depot warehouse, and the other was sitting just outside on a truck bed. Both of those bad boys are gone now, and have been relocated. One now sits in a town in the desert biome (you can spot it from pretty far away thanks to the, you know, giant light beam), and the other is in the ice biome.

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It's possible that the Visitor is trying to protect the island from the meteor by futzing around with more temporal/time travel...stuff. Time will tell.

If you'll allow me to get my little tinfoil hat on here, it's also possible that Season 11 will play with some sort of theme of the corruption of time. Like...dark, nasty corruption. Take a look at this Dark Reflections pack image.

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It also comes with the text: “Did the Cube ever corrupt, or was the darkness always there? Let your dark side take control while wearing the Dark Reflections pack!”

Marketing gimmick or legit teaser? You tell me in the comments.

We'll let you know more about Season 11's biggest changes as soon as we can, so make sure to check back later.

If you're in need of some help wading through all the Fortnite content out there, allow us. We've got our favorite creative codes for players wanting to escape the drudgery of battle royale. If you're diving back into battle royale with the new season, make sure to check out our Season 10 map and loot guide since some significant changes have gone down. And if you just need a good catching up, here's the Season 10 patch notes.