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Every item added, vaulted, or changed during Season 10 of Fortnite

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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.

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The addition of Tilted Town in Fortnite brought back three weapons from the Vault – Double Barrel Shotgun, Six Shooter, Infantry Rifle, and Hunting Rifle (Epic Games)

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
  • Quadcrasher
  • Baller
  • 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.

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.

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Players were happy to see the controversial Ballers get vaulted at the start of Season 10 (Epic Games)

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

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.

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After already having been heavily nerfed, the BRUTE Mech Suits were later essentially vaulted, as they now explode upon landing and thus cannot be used (Epic Games)

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.

Esports

Ghost Gaming signs NA-East Fortnite pro Nanolite

Ghost Gaming adds Nanolite to their growing Fortnite roster.

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Earlier in the year, it seemed like Ghost Gaming was one of the organizations divesting from professional Fortnite. Several organizations let the contracts of their Fortnite pros expire, while others were waiting in the wings to scoop them up.

Now, several months later, it seems like Ghost was only preparing to reload on their Fortnite talent. Most recently, they signed NA-East pro Nanolite. Ghost Gaming’s newest recruit has been rising the ranks, over the past year, putting together a third-place performance in the DreamHack Anaheim 2020 tournament.

Nanolite has, reportedly, earned over $38,000 from 62 events over the course of his Fortnite career. He also sits, squarely, at number 50 on the FortniteTracker NA-East Power Rankings list.

With the signing, Ghost’s Fortnite roster is surprisingly deep. They now boast Kamo, Sean, Trapped, Zarby, Nittle, Clarity, and Nanolite. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll stay steady here or continue to add to their growing roster of Fortnite talent.

Organizations have been signing Fortnite free agents left and right. It’s clear that Fortnite isn’t going anywhere as an esport, despite the lowering of the prize pool compared to 2019. Who will be the next free agent to fall? Only time will tell.

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Marvel X Fortnite comic teases unreleased hero skins

A new Marvel comic teases the release of Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther Fortnite skins.

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We’re around the halfway point in Fortnite Season 4, with some of the most popular Marvel heroes already existing within the Fortnite universe. We’ve seen Groot, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Storm, and Mystique included in the Season 4 Battle Pass, with Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America, and others entering through the Item Shop and past seasons.

There are only a few tier-one Marvel heroes missing from Fortnite, but they might not be out for too long. We already have hero abilities for Venom and Black Panther, which has led fans to assume that they’ll be available later in the season.

Venom in Fortnite

Recently, the VP and Head of Creative at Marvel Games, Bill Roseman, tweeted the cover art for Avengers #37, which will reportedly feature a crossover with Fortnite characters. This could have a profound impact on the lore of Fortnite, so we’ll have to wait and see what it holds when the comic releases on October 4.

On the cover, however, you can see Fortnite characters flying across the Battle Royale island with some of the Marvel heroes that are playable characters in the game. There are a few noteworthy exceptions, however: Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider, and Black Panther aren’t in the game, yet.

With the rest of these Marvel characters already being a part of Fortnite, we can only assume that these heroes will be immortalized in the game as well. Black Panther was already rumored – his hero ability is in the game – but the rest of them are completely new additions.

If this teaser comes to fruition, then we’ll be seeing all three of these heroes in the Item Shop before the end of the season. We can only hope!

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Ninja calls for a dedicated Fortnite pro league: could it happen?

Ninja suggests an official Fortnite league as a solution to some of the biggest problems in the game. Is such a thing realistic?

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Competitive Fortnite is always a topic that we discuss, here, but it’s been in the crosshairs of the wider gaming and esports landscape of late. Pro Fortnite players voiced their disappointment in the Season 4 PC FNCS prize pool, comparing it to similar competitions from a year ago.

The Season 4 prize pool is significantly lower, but Epic are allocating their funds differently, now. They spread their prize pool across several regions and platforms, which lowers the amount that they can give to the most popular platform: PC. They’re also hosting daily and weekly Cash Cups, which comes out of their prize pool budget as well.

You can say what you want about Epic’s distribution of their prize pool; that’s not the topic, here. The real problem – as esports reporter, Slasher, detailed in a tweet thread – is the lack of support that these tier-one Fortnite pros feel that they receive from Epic Games.

This feeling of now being listened to fuels some of the outrage that’s common within the Fortnite community. What’s more is that these high-profile pro players need to continue to prove themselves time and time again just to qualify for paid events – something that isn’t the case in any other top esport.

People like Clix, Zayt, BenjyFishy, Mongraal, Bugha, and all of the other household names in Fortnite have to continue to qualify for official Fortnite tournaments. Theoretically, they have the same chance of qualifying as your cousin who has been grinding Cash Cups for the past few months.

This element is part of the allure of competitive Fortnite – that anyone could be a pro player. Several pros have come out of nowhere to win hundreds of thousands of dollars. Morgausse was a prime example of this during the Summer Skirmish. An unknown pro at the time, Morgausse left the event $225,000 richer and as the hottest free agent in Fortnite.

We’ve come a long way since then, however. All of the events are held online, which means everyone who has Fortnite and an internet connection can affect these games. Even players who know they can’t win an event can “grief” a high-profile streamer – landing on them and ruining the streamer’s chances of qualifying.

It feels like, after 2+ years of competitive play, Fortnite finally has an established esports scene. Is it time that Epic Games began working with organizations and developing a league, similar to what other esports titles have done?

During the FNCS Warmup tournament, Ninja took to Twitter to propose just that: an official Fortnite league. In his opinion, a league sanctioned by Epic Games is the only way to avoid some of the common problems we see in nearly every Fortnite tournament.

It seems like nearly every Fortnite pro and passionate viewer would be interested in seeing something like this, but would Epic Games ever back such a tournament? In our opinion, the answer is an unfortunate, no.

A large part of Epic’s marketing strategy with competitive Fortnite seems to be that anyone could be a pro player. They’ve explicitly said this, at times, and used it as a justification as to why they don’t split the competitive and casual loot pools.

After seasons of requests from pro players involving the Fortnite loot pool, Epic have finally begun to make half measures in this regard. Still, there always seem to be a few items that are fine in core modes but completely broken in competitive. If Epic won’t even take the time to completely split the loot pool, would they really back a walled-off competitive Fortnite league?

Sadly, our outlook on this situation is a pessimistic one. A Fortnite league is possible, but we don’t think that it’s how Epic wants to handle the professional side of Fortnite. All of the evidence points to Epic wanting to keep Fortnite esports as an open platform.

There are some positives to this, but from a viewership perspective, we think the negatives outweigh the positives. Anything is possible, though, so we hope that a dedicated Fortnite league is in the cards for the future.

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