Wednesday’s new patch was less of an update and more of an announcement. In the notes for patch v10.40.1, Epic says Fortnite season 10 has been extended for one week, which would put the start of season 11 sometime in the Oct. 14-17 window. Because of this extension, the Gotham City challenges are now available until the end of the season.
The overtime missions — a set of challenges to fil in the gap between the end of week 10 of the season and the start of the next season — will start on Oct. 8.
Season 10 rundown
The biggest change in Fortnite season 10 is a two-player mech called the Brute. The robot acts as a vehicle, with one player controlling its movement while the other can use its weapons, which include a shotgun and a missile launcher v buck generator. Players can also use the mech’s Overshield ability, which will consume 200 materials of any type.
Fortnite players took to the game’s subreddit to complain that the new mech is overpowered. Several threads included memes of how ridiculously powerful the Brute is. One thread has a fake tweet from Epic saying it’ll make changes to the mech to make it more balanced. One user posted a video of himself winning a match with the Brute, saying he didn’t deserve the Victory Royale. Even Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf had trouble with the mech.
After numerous complaints from players, Epic nerfed the Brute on Aug. 22. Now the mech will fire fewer rockets, move slower and there’s a chance that a Brute won’t spawn at all during a match.
The Fortnite map for season 10 didn’t change, which is unusual for the start of a new season. In the v10.0 patch notes, Epic said Rift Zones will make locations from the past reappear. One data miner found assets in the update that show Neo Tilted may change to an Old West theme called Tilted Town.
As teased by Epic during the Fortnite World Cup, Dusty Depot is now back on the island. There was also one addition to the map, though it’s above the island and not on it. The meteor from the season 3-ending event that destroyed Dusty Depot is in stasis above the impact point.