the new fortnie season doesn’t yet have any of the sweeping changes found in previous seasons, but it looks as though the island will be in a state of flux until the start of season 11, which could be sometime in October. 

What’s new?

The v10.40 patch went live Wednesday and it contained a new limited-time mode called Combine. Players can now test their skills in an obstacle course with several sections requiring accurate shooting, quick building and fast thinking. 

View image on Twitter

As for battle royale players, they’ll have a new point of interest to explore starting Wednesday. Starry Suburbs is a new spot to land in between Junk Junction and The Block. As it says in the name, falling stars land throughout the zone. Interacting with one will cause it to drop loot for players. 

Players are also noticing a strange occurrence on the island after downloading the patch. Brutes — mechs added at the beginning of the season 10 that players have detested from the jump — are now being destroyed once they land during a match. It appears this phenomenon is tied to The Visitor, the antagonist in the game’s lore. It was his launch of a free v bucks generator rocket in season 4 that started a domino effect throughout the seasons causing various changes on the island. Players also found a control panel in The Visitor’s warehouse that has a strange audio clip when activated. 

These kinds of additions to the game are indicative of a season-ending event that should happen in the coming weeks. 

Before season 10 ends, Epic will give players a chance to play catch up with a double XP weekend. Starting on Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT, experience points (XPs) earned in a match will be doubled to help unlock more in-game content.