Fortnite Battle Royale is nearing the launch of Season 10, and Epic Games has been setting the stage for the changes coming to its game. That will mean a new Battle Pass for players to snag, new changes to the game’s map, and new gameplay mechanics. It’s a lot to keep up with all at once, so we’ve compiled everything we know so far.

When Will Fortnite Season 10 Start?

Typically a Fortnite season lasts 10 weeks, which would have put the start date for Season 10 within the week of July 15. This season is instead planned to last until August 1, which may be due to the timing of the Fortnite World Cup. Epic may have wanted to reserve any large map changes until after the competition had ended.

This will also allow the game to launch its Season 10 during or just after its planned Birthday Event, which will offer special rewards and challenges. Items like birthday cakes and presents will also be scattered around the map, offering health/shield regen and special loot drops.

How Much Will the Fortnite Season 10 Battle Pass Cost?

As usual, the Season 10 Battle Pass will most likely cost the usual price of 950 V-Bucks. You can buy a bundle of 1,000 V-Bucks for $10/£8, making that roughly the price point for a Battle Pass that will last over the next few months during Season 10. The Battle Pass entitles you to challenges and their associated cosmetic rewards.

What’s in the Fortnite Season 10 Battle Pass?

Season 9 is ongoing, and as usual a big world event has started to set the stage for things to come. This time it was a giant battle pitting a mechanized bear against a huge monster that took place on Saturday, July 20. The robot was apparently built to fend off the monster, and when it showed up the mech automatically activated. The mech powered up by breaking into the Loot Lake vault and taking a powerful orb, then drew a giant sword to defeat the monster and left the monster’s body and the sword behind.

What all this could mean for Season 10 is still mysterious, however. The themes for the seasonal changeovers are often surprising, so the next season could have nothing to do with mechs, monsters, or giant swords at all. Based on past seasonal events, this stage-setting probably created conditions for some unexpected consequences that will factor into the next big map change