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Season X, also referred to as Season 10, with the slogan “Out of Time“, of Fortnite: Battle Royale started on August 1, 2019, and ended on October 13th, 2019, (2:05 PM EST) when The End live event ended, sucking the entire map into a black hole and ending Chapter 1. The theme was time, everything from Season 1 to this season.

It was the 10th and final season of Chapter 1.


Previously, in Fortnite...

The story continues from the storyline that started in Season 3.  The Final Showdown event that finished Season 9 ended with the defeat of The Devourer and Mecha Team Leader's victory. However, in order to defeat the monster, Mecha was forced to tear The Zero Point from its containment from The Vault, and it was left at Loot Lake following the battle. It's outer shell was cracked, causing its inner core to destabilize rapidly in the days leading up to Season X.

How did it Start?

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This article contains speculation and/or fan theories.

Some information on this page may not be factually correct.


When Season X began, The Zero Point reached a critical point and exploded. Jonesy The First witnessed the explosion and the shockwave seemingly threw him and the entire island into a massive purple abyss swirling with items from past and current seasons, as The Zero Point began warping time. Entire POI's could be seen floating around in the area. However, the process suddenly ended, and Jonesy fell back towards the map.

Upon the island returning to normal, it was revealed that time was returned all the way back to the very start of Season 4 at the Dusty Divot area, only seconds before Dusty Depot's destruction. The meteor itself was frozen in the air, suspended above Salty Springs moments before impacting the area. It seemed as if The Zero Point exploding seemingly causes a side effect in which the entire island is ripped apart and rearranged. 'Pinching', as The Visitor calls it in his tapes. However, at Dusty Depot, time was visibly returned back to Season 4, moments before the impact. However, this caused a paradox, as things that are the direct causes of the meteor (such as Paradise Palms, as without the meteor, no Visitor, no rocket, no Crack in The Sky, and no Paradise Palms) are already existing before the impact actually occurs. This causes time to completely freeze around the island, and the entire area being sent outside of the normal flow of time, hence the season's slogan, 'Out of Time'.

At Loot Lake, The Zero Point is frozen, in the process of exploding. However, the pausing of time caused a large time bubble to appear around Loot Lake, containing the area already affected by the explosion. Within the time bubble, lorries, cars, and bits of building are suspended in the air, and the long power cable stretching from The Vault to Neo Tilted is disabled and suspended in the air above Loot Lake, moments from being torn from the ground and catapulted by The Zero Point explosion. It also seemed as if The Imagined Order sealed off The In-Between following the The Vault hatch' destruction, as what lay underneath the ruined hatch became buried under mounds of dirt.

There were several further minor changes to the island, nearly all of them were brought back from the past due to The Zero Point explosion.

The Season X Storyline

The Seven seemingly consist of seven copies of the same person, working with each other to achieve a common goal. The Seventh, and final member of The Seven was created at the start of the season, with the arrival of the meteor. His name was The Scientist, and was initially identical in appearance to The Visitor. Following the pausing of time, The Scientist managed to break out of his pod within The Meteor and escape, setting up a base of operations inside one of the warehouses of Dusty Depot. There, he salvaged several of the B.R.U.T.E. robots (which were transported from another reality following the events at the start of the season) and used them to construct armour for himself. The Scientist then proceeded to use those same robots to construct a Rift Beacon, which used a satellite dish-like device to remotely harness the power of The Zero Point, and then utilize it to project a giant beam of energy into the sky, opening up a rift to another reality. Part of the beacon actually contains a fragment of The Zero Point to create the rift, which The Scientist likely collected at Loot Lake. The first of the beacons was placed at Neo Tilted, and created the first rift in the sky. However, The Scientist's rift beacons possessed a side effect in which the area surrounding them was significantly altered. As such, Neo Tilted was turned into Tilted Town, a wild-west version of itself. Another rift beacon was placed at Mega Mall, and soon altered the area to Retail Row, however, the area possessed a further side effect in which several Cube Fragments were created there, which continuously spawn monsters. Luckily, a bubble surrounds each of the rift-beacon altered locations, called Rift Zones, which contain the side effect from spreading. Another rift beacon was placed at the Soccer Stadium, however, this time, the beacon malfunctioned and did not create the rift, violently exploding and releasing The Zero Point energy stored inside, vapourising the entire area.

Lore-wise, The Scientist placed a total of seven rift beacons around the island, each one altering different locations around the island, including merging Paradise Palms with Moisty Mires, creating Moisty Palms. And the return of Greasy Grove. As these events progressed, it was revealed that The Visitor or Scientist created tapes to help him remember his task, as he was stuck in The Loop, and suffered memory loss each time the loop resets.

"What The Seven of us are attempting is very risky. I suspect they are not the only ones watching, but it must be done or we lose The Bridge forever."

This suggests that The Imagined Order is watching them intently, suspicious of their activities, but practically unable to do anything as The Zero Point is not in their control.

"I speculate that no-one calculated the formation of the island. that inter-dimensional matter collisions would resolve rather than push. Now that I witness it first hand, its obvious that pinching alone made it inevitable."

The Scientist states that he thinks that nobody calculated how the island formed, and that 'inter-dimensional matter collisions' (matter from different realities colliding together to form The Island) 'would resolve rather than push (suggesting that this was unexpected). At the end, The Scientist states that 'now that I witness it first hand, its obvious that pinching alone made it inevitable.' This shows that The Scientist is actually seeing how the island formed first-hand, which is what he referred to as 'pinching'. At the beginning of the season, matter from the island was rearranged and collided together to form a new island, which was paused by The Meteor returning.

"When I heard this again, will it help me remember? Or once looped will I be just as muted as the others? No matter, it seems the lengthy precautions worked."

This shows that The Scientist is trapped in the loop, and he created the tapes as a way of remembering what he needed to do. The words "just as muted as the others" may hint at henchmen in Chapter 2 mumbling instead of talking, as The Loop may be preventing them from talking to other looped individuals.

"The (unintelligible) theorem was a success. I, us, you arrived outside the loop at the exact moment of expansion. This effectively paused the singularity, giving us time to create the devices needed to synchronize the junction."

This shows that the meteor was warped through time and reemerged on the island at the exact moment The Zero Point exploded, pausing time (the singularity). This gave The Scientist time to plant the Rift Beacons, create the rifts, and allow the other members of The Seven onto the island, which will occur in The End

"What I didn't factor was that the only way to trigger the device was from within The Loop itself. Thus this hasty and primitive recording, and why now you... I, find myself looped."

The Scientist should have trigged some sort of device from within The Loop itself. This may be some sort of device that The Scientist used to not freeze in time when The Meteor became frozen in the sky. Not triggering it within The Loop apparently caused him to become looped.

"Activate the beacon at precisely the moment this timer reaches nothing. The Zero Point must be contained once more. If they are correct, it will be The End."

The rocket should be activated at the exact moment a timer reaches zero (the timer for The End event). This is likely to synchronize The Scientist's rocket with the other rockets each piloted by a member of The Seven. This is followed on by 'The Zero Point must be contained once more'. This suggests that the goal of The Seven is to contain The Zero Point. It also seems like the only way to contain The Zero Point within The Bridge (which is a very important facility as it can contain The Zero Point and protect it from being taken by a person who wants to use its power) is to allow it to resume 'pinching' the island, which would cause the destruction of the current island and the formation of a brand new one. However, following this event, The Zero Point would sort of rebuild its containment chamber and the island around itself (since The Bridge is located at the very center of the island) which would subsequently stabilize it and fix the problem.

The B.R.U.T.E. robots became infected with some sort of malware, causing them to explode upon impact when they fall from the sky.

A particular rift beacon at Fatal Fields had a side effect in which the Floating Island with The Cube returned. This time, it was slightly altered, with the house on top replaced with a Motel. The island aimlessly began moving around the entire island, completing an entire loop by the time The End begins.

The Scientist began constructing a rocket identical to the one constructed at The Villain Lair back in Season 4. Within the next two weeks, the rocket was finally assembled and a 7-day countdown appeared for The End.

The End

When the countdown reached zero, the rocket launched in a similar manner to how it did in Season 4, dropping off its booster and accelerating into the sky, where it opened a rift and went through.

Following this, the rifts created by the Rift Beacons activated, and a rocket emerged from each one. This showed that The Scientist created the beacons with the sole purpose of creating a method for the other members of The Seven to get to the island. Following their arrival to the island, they began circling around aimlessly, before rifting through another set of created rifts.

This was followed by a single rift appearing behind The Meteor. A single rocket emerged from it, travelling along the side of the meteor into another rift at its front, before re emerging at the first rift. The other seven rockets followed suite, travelling through the rift and re emerging. The Seven looped themselves through the rifts, increasing their velocity until they were moving at an incredibly high speed. Since the rockets were powered by Zero Point energy, this activity somehow unfroze the meteor, since The Zero Point is the heart of reality itself, it has the power to break paradoxes. This looping eventually realigned the island with the correct flow of time, unfreezing the island and the meteor. This was followed by the meteor falling down and crashing into the rift in front of it, travelling through it and rifting away.

However, The Seven were not done yet. The Zero Point had to be contained within The Bridge, but to do so, the time bubble surrounding The Zero Point had to be broken. The formation of the time bubble was directly caused by the paradox of The Meteor returning, and destroying it required the destruction of the paradox using what created it in the first place. In this case, the meteor had to be rammed into The Zero Point. Another rift appeared high above Loot Lake and a single rocket emerged, pointed lasers at The Zero Point and boosted straight into it. This unleashed a powerful shockwave that blasted all the players high above and away from the island. This action seemingly destabilized the time bubble, allowing for the meteor to penetrate it and hit The Zero Point. The meteor soon emerged from the same rift the rocket emerged from, travelling down towards Loot Lake surrounded by the other rockets. As it crashed into the time bubble surrounding The Zero Point, the remaining six rockets rifted away from The Island, as the time bubble resisted, but soon gave way, with the meteor breaking through and crashing straight into The Zero Point.

This finally broke the paradox as the meteor was completely shredded into atoms by The Zero Point, the source of the paradox. This subsequently destroyed the time bubble surrounding The Zero Point, resuming the 'pinching' process. At once, The Zero Point exploded, releasing a tremendous amount of energy. This was followed by what might have been a core collapse scenario. The matter of The Zero Point might have condensed and collapsed into itself, forming a black hole that ripped not just the entire island apart, but all of Reality Zero and sucked it inside.

Following The End, the entire game became unplayable, and logging in revealed the black hole, swirling blue and energised matter around it. Matter that used to be the island.

Numbers began randomly appearing around the black hole, and it was soon revealed that The Scientist was trying to communicate. He stated. "I was not alone. Others were outside the loop. This was not calculated. The nothing is now inevitable".

This suggests that The Seven failed with their task, and Reality Zero has been permanently destroyed and replaced with 'The Nothing'. However, this was actually not the end, and after two days of The Blackout, the black hole evaporated away, and the next chapter began...

New Features

Map

  • Rift Zones: Created from Rift Beacons, they replace a current POI or add a twist to a POI. The rift zones are: Tilted Town, Retail Row, Pandora, Moisty Palms, Greasy Grove, Gotham City and Starry Suburbs.
  • Dusty Depot: It’s the big return of a previously-removed location.
  • The Meteor: It is frozen in time as a POI.
  • The Zero Point: Loot Lake turned into an anti-gravity zone.

Items and Weapons

  • B.R.U.T.E.: A two-player robot that can do some serious firepower.
  • Automatic Sniper Rifle: This sniper is very fast and packs powerful DPS.
  • Junk Rift: Can be used to rain down all sorts of junk on your enemies.
  • Shield Bubble: Throw it down to create a shield around you.
  • Zapper Trap: A trap that is shocking in both it‘s renovation and execution.

Consumables

  • Glitched Consumables: Turns into any consumable ever.

Battle Pass

  • Missions: Replaced Daily and Weekly Challenges, but has the same purpose with additional rewards.

Cosmetics

  • Reworked Locker U.I.
  • Added new icons for Outfits.
  • Allowed Locker Cosmetics to be used in Save the World.

Battle Pass

The Battle Pass costs 950 V-Bucks, like the previous seasons.

Battle Pass Rewards

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Catalyst
Tier 1
X-Lord
Tier 1
Red Knight
Tier 3
Emote Camo
Tier 5
Junk Bucket
Tier 7
Frostwing
Tier 8
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Suit Up
Tier 10
The Final Showdown
Tier 12
Moisty Mire
Tier 14
Cosmic Cleavers
Tier 15
Downtown Drift
Tier 16
Crackshot
Tier 18
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Fire v Ice
Tier 20
Rift Lightning
Tier 21
Bottomless Pit
Tier 22
Tilted Teknique
Tier 23
Popcorn
Tier 25
Kitsune
Tier 28
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Cuddle Up
Tier 29
Life Preserver
Tier 30
Jaywalking
Tier 31
EQ
Tier 35
Undurrr The Stars
Tier 36
Bottle Flip
Tier 37
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Sparkle Specialist
Tier 38
Master Mix
Tier 39
Sliced Up
Tier 41
Beat Drop
Tier 43
Cool Pepper
Tier 44
Kitsune (Snowstorm)
Tier 45
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Vengeance
Tier 46
Y0ND3R
Tier 47
Risky Reels
Tier 49
Bombers
Tier 52
Fancy Flip
Tier 53
Sparkle Scythe
Tier 55
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Nevermore
Tier 57
Cross Swords
Tier 58
Kevin
Tier 60
Tilted Map
Tier 62
Stride
Tier 63
Kitsune (Black)
Tier 65
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Crackshot Mural
Tier 66
Overlay
Tier 67
Sparkle Supreme
Tier 70
Star Shot
Tier 71
Dusty Devastation
Tier 72
Firewalker
Tier 74
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Pixel Pilot
Tier 77
Breakneck
Tier 79
Hands Off
Tier 80
Celestial
Tier 82
Scavenger
Tier 84
Eruption
Tier 86
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Eternal Voyager
Tier 87
Sweaty
Tier 89
Sweet Dreams
Tier 91
Black Knight
Tier 92
Waveriding
Tier 94
Steelwing
Tier 95
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Maximum Drift
Tier 97
Ultima Knight
Tier 100
Dragoncrest
Tier 100

Free Rewards

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Rocket (Spray)
Tier 2
Rocket Ride
Tier 4
Popcorn (Contrail)
Tier 6
Boogie Bomb (Emoticon)
Tier 8
Tra La La
Tier 14
Knighted
Tier 22
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Butterfly
Tier 26
Spray Sail
Tier 30
Spiked Satchel
Tier 38
Blowing Bubbles
Tier 46
OG (Classic)
Tier 55
Kevin Runes
Tier 58
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Boost!
Tier 62

Achievement Rewards

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The Scientist
A Meteoric Rise
Star Surge
A Meteoric Rise
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Victory Royale
Banner (Season X Level 100)

Reach Season Level 100 during Season X

Spray (Season X Level 100)

Reach Season Level 100 during Season X

Emoticon (Season X Level 100)

Reach Season Level 100 during Season X

The Alternative Timeline Outfits

Because Season X is the finale to Chapter 1. 7 outfits from previous seasons before Season X are recreated and given a remixed appeal as a separate outfit. Only Catalyst and Eternal Voyager are featured as Progressive Outfits.

Here are the alternative timeline outfits in the Season X.

Missions

New to Season X were Missions. Missions were like the challenges prior to Season X, except Missions were separated into two bundles: Normal and Prestige. The two bundles were exclusive to Battle Pass owners and granted Battle Stars, XP, cosmetics, and a style for a certain outfit. Free Pass owners received limited-time challenges, which gave Battle Stars, XP, and a weekly Loading Screen with a secret Battle Star.

Battle Pass Missions

Map Changes

As said above, Dusty Depot came back along with the meteor moments before hitting it in Season 4. The long slipstream is removed along with all of the Sky Platforms. Inside the meteor is The Visitor’s capsule originally found during Season 4, which is actaully opened for him to escape. He now uses Dusty Depot to create Rift Beacons to make Rift Zones that can alter some POIs into something else.

The first, which is seen in the Season X Trailer and the leaks, is Tilted Town (from Neo Tilted). Tilted Town is a western-style location that restricts building and breaking to match the Western theme. As the rift beacon disappears, the Neo Tilted slipstream vanished wholly from the island.

The second brings back Retail Row (from Mega Mall), but this time, with zombies. The Mega Mall slipstream is also removed.

The third Rift Beacon is placed in the Rec Center (between Snobby and Tilted), but the Rift Beacon exploded, leaving a giant crater alongside Glitched Consumables, which can turn into any consumable in Fortnite’s history.

The fourth Rift Beacon is placed near the Trunk ‘N’ Oasis gas station in the desert. For the release of Borderlands 3, the Rift Zone created Pandora from the game as part of a collaboration with Mayhem. Pandora gives shield after 4 seconds of not taking damage. Pandora left the Battle Royale Island on September 10. Afterwards, the places that were in the Rift Zone before are brought back.

The fifth Rift Beacon is placed on Fatal Fields and brought the return of the Kevin Floating Island, but this time, the Motel is mixed with the OG Loot Lake house. Like in Season 6, the Floating Island will go around the map.

The sixth and seventh Rift Beacons were placed in the frozen Greasy Grove and in Paradise Palms. Greasy Grove returned by removing the ice that covered it. This time, at certain times, all players in Greasy Grove will dance the Taco Time emote while Spicy Tacos rain from the sky, Once eaten, you move faster for 20 seconds, and while dancing, you regenerate 20 health per second. You also regenerate 10 health and shield. In the other hand, Paradise Palms turned into Moisty Palms. While crouching, players can turn into a prop.

On Week 7, a hole is built in Dusty Depot’s floor and wall for storage of a new version of the rocket. This will become the basis for this season’s main event. The rocket was built by The Scientist.

The eighth Rift Beacon was placed at Tilted Town and turned it into Gotham City during Batman’s 80th anniversary. Gotham City gave everyone unlimited glider redeploys.

On September 23, 2019, the rocket was complete and is set to launch at the end of the season.

The ninth and final Rift Beacon is placed in some random location southeast of Junk Junction, in the Race Track. It turned into Starry Suburbs, where shooting stars appear from the sky that can give you some good loot! Starry Suburbs is the fixed version of the ruined neighborhood north of Pleasant Park.

On October 5, 2019, the countdown timer for The End event has appeared on the rocket. The timer reached 0 on October 13, 2019 at 2pm ET.

At the end of the event, the island has been sucked into the In-Between and exploded, creating a black hole. 2 days have to pass by until Chapter 2 begins.

Visitor Tapes

  • "What the Seven of us are attempting is very risky. I suspect They are not the only ones watching. But it must be done or we lose the Bridge forever."
  • "I speculate that no one calculated the formation of the Island. That interdimensional matter collisions would resolve rather than push. Now that I witness it first hand, it’s obvious that Pinching alone made it inevitable."
  • "When I hear this, again, will it help me remember? Or once Looped will I be just as muted as the others? No matter - it seems the lengthy precautions worked."
  • "The (unintelligible) Theorem was a success! I... us... you arrived outside of the loop at the exact moment of expansion. This effectively paused the singularity, giving us time to create the devices needed to synchronize the Junction."
  • "What I didn’t factor was that the only way to trigger the device was from within the Loop itself. Thus this hasty and primitive recording. And why now you... I find myself Looped."
  • "Activate the beacon at precisely the moment this timer reaches nothing. The Zero Point must be contained once more. If They are correct, it will be the end."

Teasers

Teaser #1 for Season 10 was released on July 28, 2019 at 16:29 ET, during the Fortnite World Cup. That was the first teaser of Season 10 and includes the caption: "Think Back. 8.1.2019" hinting to old locations returning. The first teaser showed off Dusty Depot, the second showed off the B.R.U.T.E., the third showed Eternal Voyager and Catalyst, and the fourth is a video teaser showing the Zero Point explosion (the first seconds of the Season 10 / X trailer).

Videos

References

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