Fortbytes are ‘files’ for which players must complete new challenges to unlock. Each file unlocks more of a larger picture which supposedly reveals something important about Season 9.
Fortbytes are essentially a new system of challenges for Fortnite. While the regular Battle Pass challenges are still in place, Fortbytes add even more activities to keep players engaged.
Each Fortbyte challenge completed will unlock a small piece of a larger picture file/loading screen. The more you uncover and unlock, the closer you get to unlocking the secrets behind the Fortbytes.
What are Fortbytes?
There are 100 Fortbyte challenges in all for Season 9. However, not all of these are able to completed from the start. Many of the Fortbytes remained off limits until Epic Games unlocks the challenges.
Many of the Fortbyte challenges are much longer than typical Battle Pass Challenges. Some ask players to earn 100,000+ XP while others task players with completing Battle Pass tiers.
You can find the Fortbyte challenges in-game as the first icon in the ‘Challenges’ tab. The Fortbytes can only be completed/found by Battle Pass owners.
As mentioned before, only some of the challenges are currently available. Here’s Epic’s official information on the Fortbytes from the v9.00 patch notes.
- Fortbytes are a series of 100 collectible computer chips available to Battle Pass owners. As you collect Fortbytes, you’ll decrypt a mysterious image. Collect them all to unlock rewards and uncover the secrets of Season 9.
- On the first day of Season 9, there are 18 Fortbytes available to find. At least 1 new Fortbyte will be unlocked each day. Check the Challenges Tab for detailed information on which Fortbytes are currently available and when the others unlock.
- Fortbytes cannot be collected after Season 9 ends.
All available Fortbytes as of July 16th
We wanted to make an ever-growing list of Fortbyte challenges that are currently available. Current update: July 16th, 2019.
Each Fortbyte is designated by its number in the Fortbyte menu.
For any location based challenges, you can click on the challenge in the list below to be taken to a guide on where to find the Fortbyte.
Fortbyte 01 – Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP
Fortbyte 02 – Found within a location hidden in Loading Screen #6
Fortbyte 04 – ???
Fortbyte 05 – ???
Fortbyte 08 – Found at Junk Junction
Fortbyte 09 – ???
Fortbyte 10 – Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP
Fortbyte 11 – Found beneath a circling jungle parrot
Fortbyte 13 – Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #2
Fortbyte 14 – Found within an RV park
Fortbyte 15 – ???
Fortbyte 16 – Found in a desert house with too many charts
Fortbyte 17 – Found inside a wooden fish building
Fortbyte 18 – Found between Dusty Divot and Mega Mall
Fortbyte 21 – ???
Fortbyte 22 – Accessible by using Rox Spray in an underpass
Fortbyte 24 – Found within Fatal Fields
Fortbyte 25 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 40
Fortbyte 26 – Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker
Fortbyte 27 – Found somewhere within map location A4
Fortbyte 29 – Found under a tree in Crackshot’s Cabin
Fortbyte 30 – Found somewhere between Haunted Hills and Pleasant Park
Fortbyte 31 – Can be found at a meteor crater overlook
Fortbyte 33 – Found in a hidden location within Loading Screen #10
Fortbyte 34 – Found between a fork and a knife
Fortbyte 35 – Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP
Fortbyte 36 – Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island
Fortbyte 37 – ???
Fortbyte 38 – ???
Fortbyte 39 – Awarded for completing 6 challenges in Week 2
Fortbyte 41 – Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the DurrrBurger restaurant
Fortbyte 42 – Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 3
Fortbyte 43 – Accessible by using the Nana Cape inside a banana stand
Fortbyte 44 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 20
Fortbyte 45 – ???
Fortbyte 46 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 100
Fortbyte 49 – Found in Trog’s Ice Cave
Fortbyte 52 – Found within a Robot factory using the Bot Spray
Fortbyte 54 – ???
Fortbyte 55 – Found in Haunted Hills
Fortbyte 56 – ???
Fortbyte 57 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times
Fortbyte 61 – Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on Frozen Waterfall
Fortbyte 63 – Found somewhere between Lucky Landing and Fatal Fields
Fortbyte 64 – Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain
Fortbyte 65 – Found in a basement budget movie set
Fortbyte 66 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 75 times
Fortbyte 68 – Found within a snowy town book shop
Fortbyte 69 – Found inside a stone pig building
Fortbyte 71 – Awarded for completing 6 challenges from Week 1
Fortbyte 72 – Found within Salty Springs
Fortbyte 73 – ???
Fortbyte 75 – Found within an airport hangar
Fortbyte 77 – Found within a track side taco shop
Fortbyte 78 – Found within a ranger tower, overlooking a drained lake
Fortbyte 79 – ???
Fortbyte 80 – Found using the Bunker Basher pickaxe at the highest point of the Volcano Rim
Fortbyte 81 – Found near a mountain top cactus wedge
Fortbyte 83 – Found in a rock garden near the coast
Fortbyte 84 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 60
Fortbyte 85 – Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP
Fortbyte 86 – ???
Fortbyte 87 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 50 times
Fortbyte 88 – Found somewhere in Map location J3
Fortbyte 90 – Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 100 times
Fortbyte 91 – Found at a location hidden in loading screen 4
Fortbyte 92 – Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lavafall
Fortbyte 93 – ???
Fortbyte 95 – Found at a Solar Panel Array in the jungle
Fortbyte 96 – Awarded at Battle Pass Tier 80
Fortbyte 97 – Found hidden within loading screen #8
Fortbyte 98 – Found in a Viking longhouse
Fortbyte 99 – Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP
Marauders’ Fortnite Season 3 storyline connection revealed
Marauders may be the missing link between Fortnite Battle Royale and Save the World.
Marauders have to be one of the worst parts of Fortnite Season 3 from a gameplay perspective. Most players hate them. They can completely ruin a solo game while wasting your resources in other game modes. Last week, we covered why we think they have no place in competitive Fortnite, regardless of their implications on the story.
Despite this, most players agree that Marauders have to have something to do with the Fortnite Chapter 2 story. They spawn from Rifts in the sky, which is the first time that we’ve seen Rifts anywhere in Chapter 2. To many, they seem a bit like the Chapter 2 equivalent of The Enforcers, who didn’t do much outside of invading the Motel in a loading screen.
The Rift isn’t the only unique item that the Marauders have at their disposal. They’re also the only source of Stink Bombs in the game, which could be one of the reasons that Epic keep them in competitive modes.
They, surely, have a significant role in the storyline – at least, we hope. YouTuber TheSmithPlays made a video that touched on the topic. In the video, he covers the story of Drift and how the alternate versions of this character point to other realities. He also draws our attention to the Marauders, and who’s behind the masks.
(Topic starts at 6:36)
In a separate video, TheSmithPlays comes to the conclusion that Battle Royale is a simulation, created and owned by the characters in Save the World. When you look behind the masks of the Marauders, you find other Save the World characters.
This isn’t just Epic reusing assets, as they could have chosen any skin that already exists in the Battle Royale universe. Why choose characters that are exclusive to Save the World? It’s not likely that this is a coincidence.
TheSmithPlays presents two conclusions in his video: that these characters are working for the owner of the simulation or that they are independent members of Save the World who came to Battle Royale after the apocolypse.
Both theories are interesting, and we’d guess that the former has a better chance of coming true. At the same time, we’re inclined to lean towards neither of these theories being exactly right. There are some missing pieces that Epic still need to give us in order for us to understand them better.
Hopefully, we’ll know more about the Marauders by the end of Fortnite Season 3. If the end of Season 2 was any indentation, though, we’ll only be left with more questions than answers.
Fortnite Item Shop leak reveals Aquaman Villain
New leaks hint at Aquaman villain Black Manta coming to Fortnite’s Item Shop in Season 3.
Epic Games has introduced many new changes following the release of Fortnite’s long-awaited Season 3, with new weapons, a flooded map and even Aquaman being added as a character in the popular battle royale.
However, it seems as if there are even more characters from the DC universe on the way, after new leaked game files were found. According to Hypex, Aquaman’s Villain Black Manta will also be added to Fortnite in Season 3.
Unlike Aquaman’s skin, which will be available through the battle pass challenges, Hypex revealed that Black Manta’s skin and the ‘Black Manta Blades’ pickaxe will be added to the Item Shop.
The DC Villain is expected to arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on Thursday, June 16 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST/ 5 PM CEST.
While an early look at the new skin and blades has not yet been revealed, it will likely look quite similar to how the character was portrayed in the Aquaman movie.
With the upcoming release of this new character and rumors swirling about a potential Atlantis point-of-interest being added in Season 3, it is possible that Black Manta could play a role in some of the upcoming changes leading into the next season.
The Atlantis location is expected to arrive once the water level has decreased enough, and the final stage of the map has already been revealed by leakers.
Fortnite v13.20 Update patch notes
It’s a new week, and that means that there’s a fresh update for us all to enjoy, as the Fortnite v12.30 patch goes live on all platforms on Tuesday, June 30, introducing a new weapon and a major change to an existing item.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 has been live for a few weeks, and while the first major update of the season made sweeping changes to the game, Epic haven’t sat on their hands, dropping the 13.10 update to add Firefly Jars, and a second patch on June 30.
The Flare Gun and Portable Upgrade Benches are the major inclusions in this week’s patch, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the new items.
Epic love to include new weapons for us to try out, and the v13.20 Update is no exception, with the Flare Gun finally making it’s long-awaited debut in the game.
The weapon, which holds six cartridges and deals 60 damage on a direct hit, was first spotted in the game’s files all the way back in Chapter 1, but for one reason or another never made it to the full game. Finally, though, it’s arrived, and with its ability to start fires, it is the perfect way to burn through enemy structures and send them back to the pre-game lobby.
Portable Upgrade Bench
The other major change is the to the Upgrade Bench, which can now be broken and carried around to be used whenever you need it.
Simply hit it with your harvesting tool and it will transform into floor loot, which you can pick up and place in your inventory.
Of course, no Fortnite update is complete without some bug fixes, and we have a full list of glitches addressed by Epic thanks to their official Trello board.
- ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ does not lock the input method.
- Missing styles for the Specialist Pickaxe and Arroyo Pack Back Bling.
- Rage Emote fire effect remaining on/near players.
- Sandstorm Outfit missing hair.
- Party Assist Update
- Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
- Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
- XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match.
- Fall damage from Ziplines while landing in shallow water.
- Epic & Legendary SMGs sometimes cannot be sidegraded.
- Damaging Marauders counting towards storm surge.
- Chug Splash does not heal when thrown inside of a bush.
- Supply Drops may sometimes push loot under the map.
- Consumable items don’t stay in Item Spawn Pads in Creative on mobile.
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