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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

It’s been a heck of a time for Fortnite season 11 rumors, and we’re finally starting to see some fairly significant evidence of changes on the map. All of these changes seem to strengthen the theory that the Visitor is continuing to play a big role in what the season 11 map will look like.

Previously, we saw that the Visitor had set up shop at Dusty Depot, building rift beacons and then later moving them around the map. Now it seems he’s built himself a rocket launching station, complete with a rocket. Fortnite dataminer FortTory manged to find it first.

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You’ll remember that Fortnite’s first major event included a rocket flying around the map, all the way back in season 4. It’s possible that another rocket event is on the way, and that the Visitor is hoping to reenact those events for...reasons.

On top of that, dataminers also managed to find a list of not one, not two, but 12 new points-of-interest. Normally, every season adds two or three, often replacing old POI’s, but this would absolutely be a huge change if all of these were implemented, even over time like Season 10 is experiencing. There’s always a chance it’s a red herring, but why include it at all if that was the case?

The Visitor has also been joined by a new friend, the Scientist. He bears a striking resemblance to the Visitor, what with the LED mask and futuristic combat suit. He’s also got a huge blade on his left arm, which doesn’t appear to be for the kind of science I’m used to. He’s part of the limited-time Meteoric Rise challenge and part of the Visitor set, appropriately enough.

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So the Visitor has a new friend, and he’s also been hard at work on the various rifts around the map. Time (if time still has meaning) will tell us how this all ends.

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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.