Fortnite season X kicks off today and the headline addition to the battle royale game is two-person mech suits called Brutes.
One player can control the mech’s movements, while another takes charge of the weapons. Brutes can be operated solo, although players will need to alternate between movement and firing.
Time distortion is a central theme of season X, meaning old locations will reappear on the game map, beginning with Dusty Depot, although Epic says they aren’t the same as they used to be.
Players who purchase a season X Battle Pass for 950 V-Bucks (about $10/£8) will unlock the X-Lord and Catalyst outfits instantly. As players level up the Battle Pass, they’ll unlock new rewards like dual pickaxes, emotes and loading screens. At Tier 100, they’ll unlock the Ultima Knight outfit.
Season X’s Battle Pass also introduces missions, enabling players to unlock rewards by completing a series of thematic objectives.
A full list of new features and bug fixes for Fortnite’s Battle Royale, Creative and Save the World modes can be found in the season X patch notes.
Fortnite crowned its first world champion in July, when 16-year-old Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf won the solo event at the inaugural Fortnite World Cup. The US teenager earned $3 million for his efforts, reportedly the biggest prize in the history of esports.