The v10.10 Content Update brought several map changes to the Fortnite island including the crater at the indoor soccer stadium.
Season X is unique among the Fortnite seasons because Epic has decided to elongate the map changes. Typically, we’ve seen nearly all changes drop on the first day. Instead, each and every major update brings with it more new (and old) locations.
Content Update v10.10 follows this model with the introduction of several new features. While the patch doesn’t radically change the island, it’s still important to know what to expect before hopping into a core mode.
Indoor Soccer Stadium turned into crater
Yeah, you saw that right. The newest Rift Zone doesn’t exactly bring us a location, but rather the lack of one. The indoor soccer stadium that was located west of Tilted for the better part of two year is now gone.
We’re talking completely and utterly destroyed by the forces of the Rift. The only things that are left are some pipes and one goal. The soccer ball from the pitch can also be seen floating around the crater.
It’s not exactly what we were expecting, but plot twists do spice up stories better than anything else. These Rift Beacons are actually quite volatile and who knows what might happen in the future. Hopefully Epic isn’t planning on blowing up any beloved named locations!
There’s also the possibility of a new map with destruction hints like this. The community has been adamantly calling for an additional map for several seasons. If the Rift Beacon begin to warp and explode the island, what other option is left?
But that’s just speculation and a bit of hopeful thinking at this point. We’ll keep an eye out for any official leaks suggesting such an event path.
Moisty Palms inches ever closer to release
Another upcoming Rift Zone is the long awaited mash-up of Moisty Mire and Paradise Palm, Moisty Palms.
The v10.10 Content Update brought with it a single Paradise Palms change which gives us an official clue. The sign at Paradise which welcomes visitors now has marshland willows instead of the typical palms. These have only been seen in the Moisty Mire location.
While Moisty wasn’t the best spot to land, it offered a unique environment with bogged up water and decent loot. It’ll be cool to see how Epic manages to mix the heated metropolis of Paradise with the lonely swamps of Moisty.
We don’t yet know much about the location other than the name. Leaks have only revealed text file snippets as the actual buildings/terrain are strictly encrypted.
As we get closer to its release, more leaks are bound to come out. The hours leading into the launch of a new Rift Zone turn Twitter into a spoiler machine. If you don’t like having stuff spoiled in advance, we advise you to steer clear of the internet when patches are around the corner.