If you've been playing Fortnite lately you've likely seen a giant countdown timer in the sky, signaling the start of the live event which will end Season 10 (X).
Epic Games has been teasing "The end is near" for weeks now, and it's almost a reality. The live countdown in-game is ticking towards a time on Sunday when we expect the storyline of Season 10 to come to its conclusion. In the past, the start of new seasons typically occur on a Thursday, so gamers may have to wait a few more days before the official start of Season 11.
As for what's happening during the live event, you can view a timer on top of a rocket in Dusty Depot. Epic Games has introduced The Visitor, or The Scientist, and we're not entirely sure what he's up to.
The end is near.
The Scientist has arrived, his mission is unclear. Complete the Meteoric Rise Mission to unlock the Secret Battle Pass Outfit! pic.twitter.com/MPY6lIEwap
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 14, 2019
What we do know, is "the end is near" and this event will explain a lot of the odd map changes we witnessed throughout Season 10.
What time does the Fortnite live event start?
Date: Sunday, October 13
Time: 2 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. PT
Fortnite live event countdown timer
What will happen during the Fortnite live event?
At the end of Season 9 we saw an epic battle between a giant mech and the Polar Peak monster. That fight set up an interesting Season 10 where an orb in Loot Lake caused all sorts of problems to the map. Rift Zones appeared throughout various points on the map and changed the game completely.
We saw Neo Tilted become Tilted Town which then became Gotham City. Dusty Divot became Dusty Depot, a meteor was on the map, the skeleton of Doggus remained, Retail Row came back infested with zombies and the indoor soccer stadium disappeared among several other changes.
SPOILERS: The live event will surely bring about much more change as leaks suggest a massive overhaul. Screenshots from the app store suggest Fortnite is calling Season 11 "Chapter 2" which suggests a brand new start to the game.
In the screenshots taken of the leak, we can see boats in the background, which would be a very interesting addition. The leak also shows a brand new map and new default skins.
SEASON 11 LEAK:
Apparently Apple uploaded the first Season 11 image too early to the App Store! This image says something about "Chapter 2" of Fortnite and we're clearly seeing a new map! pic.twitter.com/cStR1F6O8Z
— ShiinaBR - Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) October 11, 2019
When does Season 11 of Fortnite start?
As we mentioned before, the new season of Fortnite typically doesn't release the same day as an event. In the past, it's released on a Thursday. If Epic Games released Season 11 on the Thursday following the live event, then Season 11 would start on October 17th.
But Epic Games hasn't made an official announcement on Season 11's release date yet, so anything at this point is speculation.
What we do know, is the Battle Pass should remain the same price: 950 V-Bucks, or $9.99. In the past there have been boosted versions of the Battle Pass, which push you up 25 tiers. That has cost 2,800 V-Bucks in the past.