With Season X coming to a close in Fortnite Battle Royale, let’s take a look at all of the weapons, items, and anything else that were added, vaulted, nerfed, or buffed since the v10.00 update.
With the launch of Season 11 just around the corner, it’s time to finally close the last chapter of Season 10, which has been an eventful one, to say the least.
Whatever your opinion may be on it, there is no doubt that the 10th season was a very busy one for Epic Games, with there being a lot of activity when it came to the item pool.
That said, it’s time to take a brief trip down memory lane and recall everything that was added, removed, or changed in some way over the past couple of months.
The full graphic for this can be found below, courtesy of Reddit user ‘FaZeNiccorazi‘ who listed everything in order of the updates that were released.
Added/Unvaulted in Season 10
All in all, there were 18 things that were added in Fortnite over the course of Season X – nine that were brand new and nine returned from the Vault.
The season started with, of course, the addition of the highly controversial robot vehicles called BRUTE Mech Suits.
As far as brand new weapons go, the Automatic Sniper Rifle and Legendary Tactical SMG were the only ones added, with the latter being only available in Starry Suburbs.
However, there were several weapons that made their way back into the game as the Double Barrel Shotgun, Hunting Rifle, Six Shooter, and Infantry Rifle were all brought back early on, exclusive only to Tilted Town. The Flint-Knock pistol was also unvaulted, after having been removed in the season’s first update.
Speaking of location-exclusive items, both the Explosive Batarang and Grapnel Gun were added to the new Gotham City as part of the in-game Batman Day celebration.
Vaulted in Season 10
Just as there were a lot of things added during Season X, there were also a lot of things taken out of the core game modes and into the Vault.
Overall, there were 18 weapons and items vaulted, 11 of which were removed via the v10.00 update which kicked off the season:
- Tactical Assault Rifle
- Flint-Knock pistol (later unvaulted)
- Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
- Shadow Bombs
- Air Strike
- Glider Redeploy
- Mounted Turret
- Presents (seasonal)
- Birthday cake (seasonal)
Later on in the season, the Drum Gun and Storm Scout Sniper were also vaulted, along with the Storm Flip, and that was followed by the massive shotgun purge that saw both the Combat and Drum Shotguns removed, along with the Proximity Grenade Launcher.
- Read More: Fortnite Visitor recording locations
The final regular vault of the season was for the Burst SMG, which was followed by the Double Barrel Shotgun, Six Shooter, and Infantry Rifle also being vaulted, although that was because Tilted Town was removed from the game.
Nerfed/Buffed in Season 10
There were a few items that were drastically changed throughout the course of Season X, three of them in-fact.
The biggest one is the BRUTE Mech Suit, which was first heavily nerfed on August 22 via a series of limitations made to its movement, damage profile, and overall abilities
- Read More: Pros and cons of SBMM in Fortnite
The robot vehicles ended up being nerfed to destruction, and quite literally, since they are now unable to be used as they explode on impact.
As far as buffs go, the Automatic Sniper Rifle and Chili Pepper consumable were both given a boost in their effectiveness about midway through the season.
Of course, this list may not matter much once Season 11 kicks off, as Epic are expected to make a lot of changes to the item and weapon pools in Fortnite.
Players will not have to wait too long to see, however, as the new season is scheduled to kick off on October 14.