Fortnite’s Season 10 is due to end this Sunday, and there’s a good chance that the games traditional map will be going with it too.
According to a countdown timer that appeared over Dusty Depot over the weekend, an in-game event will happen at the precise time that the season ends (2pm ET/11am PT/7pm BST), and then Epic will be shutting down the games servers to perform the maintenance that gears everything up for the new season. That suggests that major changes are coming to Fortnite, and dataminers recently found evidence of the event being called “The End”, a new map, and a new loading screen that shows players waving goodbye to the games battle bus.
The idea of a new map would make sense following a season where Epic has celebrated classic areas of the traditional map, and ten seasons in seems like the perfect time to try and mix it up. Fortnite has been a whirlwind success and players are very fond of the games map, but it’s important for the game to evolve and give players some new content to keep them hooked and a new map seems like the logical step.
Other battle royale titles such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have already introduced a number of new maps, and Apex Legends just got a brand new map to start its third season of content. I’m presuming that this is just a coincidence, as Epic must have been planning and working on a new map for a long time, but they have had a history of copying Apex Legends in recent months and this is likely to only fuel conversations further.
Of course this is all speculation for now, although it is backed up by some very sufficient evidence, but we’ll have to wait and see exactly what happens when that countdown ends on Sunday night.
Fortnite’s Season 10 ends on Sunday 13th September at 2pm ET/11am PT/7pm BST.