Fortnite shows no signs of slowing, as the recent World Cup event has proven. The finals took place in New York and showcased the 100 best players on the planet competing for a lush $3 million prize.
Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen and David “aqua” Wang won – both from Europe – divided the grand prize between them, but $30 million in prize money was carved up over the three-day event. Heck, there was even a live musical performance from Marshmello to cap it all off.
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However, for the millions watching at home, perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of the Fortnite World Cup was a hint regarding season 10 of the game. Precious little is known about the upcoming season, but the teaser image posted on Twitter suggests that Dusty Depot – which was blown up way back in season 4 – is set to make a glorious return.
Fortnite Season 10: When Does It Start?
We’ve been building up to something special in season 10 – which starts on August 1st – for a while now. Season 9 has seen some pretty amazing events, the most notable of which was a massive fight between a robot and monster. The monster’s skeleton is now part of the island, while the robot has vanished to parts unknown – could its whereabouts be part of season 10’s storyline?
What will happen to the futuristic theme introduced for season 9, too? Will that continue into season 10, or will the island undergo yet another transformation? As ever, little is known about what will happen, and Epic is very good at keeping its cards close to its chest when it comes to Fortnite’s secrets.
One additional thing Epic did reveal was that competitive play within the game is set to continue, with the announcement of the Fortnite Championship Series. No further details were revealed, beyond Epic’s statement that “every result matters”. Given the huge success of the Fortnite World Cup, it’s no great surprise to learn that Epic wants to keep competitive Fortnite in the headlines – and we can imagine millions of players will be keen to find out what it’s all about.
Damien McFerran has been covering phones and mobile technology for well over a decade. An Android specialist, as well as an expert reviewer of phones, Damien is one of the best technology journalists working today. He is also editorial director over at the excellent Nintendo Life.