We’re just days away from the launch of Fortnite season 10, this Thursday 1st August, and we now have our first teaser.
Fortnite maker Epic Games typically reveals four teases in the days running up to the new season’s start – either of a character or weapon to be featured in the next season’s Battle Pass.
But for its first season 10 tease, Epic has decided to showcase… Dusty Divot, the much-loved, much-missed location which was wiped off the face of the map when Fortnite’s meteor struck around a year ago.
For fans hoping to see Dusty Divot’s return, the tease is hugely exciting as it hints at some kind of timey-wimey map shenanigans about to take place.
Fortnite’s Vault, where old weapons get retired (and, occasionally, brought back) has been the focus of the game’s storyline several times of late. Now, ever since season nine’s climactic monster versus mecha battle, its energy source has been exposed. Recent days have seen this energy – officially named the Zero Point, Fortnite fans – appear to become unstable.
Another possible Easter egg can be seen in the Overtime challenges’ reskin of Battlepass character Stratus – whose storm tracker gadget now appears to be relabelled “time”.
The fan theory, then, is the Zero Point will detonate and actual map locations from the past will return – including Dusty Divot. But will it be in the same place? And what else might come back? (I miss Wailing Woods’ maze!)
For more on what to expect when Fortnite season 10’s release date rolls around and a recap of the game’s recent storyline, see our full guide.