Fortnite: Battle Royale’s season X will be longer than planned, Epic Games said today in the v10.40.1 patch notes. The company has extended the season by one week, which means it won’t be over on Oct. 6 as first planned. Instead, season X should now end on or around Oct. 13.
During that time, players will have Overtime challenges, now called Out of Time, to complete and get variants for their Battle Pass skins if they own the premium version. These will be available on Oct. 8 and reward players with three new skin variants, a loading screen, and what seems to be a portable console back bling.
Epic’s decision to extend season X still doesn’t seem to change the day of the week when it’ll happen, which might be on Sunday, Oct. 13. If no other changes come, this would be the first Fortnite season to end on a weekend, while all previous season changes took place early on Thursdays. That’s also when players should expect the usual season-ending event to happen, which seems to be related to season X’s time travel theme and the rocket being built at Dusty Depot.
The extension means that other features added to Fortnite in season X will also stay in the game longer, such as Gotham City and the Batman Caped Crusader Pack. These should be removed from the game when the season ends, however.
The announcement of the season extension made today’s patch look small. There were very few changes to the game and the main one was the return of the Flint-Knock Pistol.
Fortnite’s season X could end at 1pm CT on Oct. 13 when the Out of Time challenges are also set to leave the game. Epic has yet to confirm the end time, but this seems likely considering these challenges are only removed from the game when the season ends.