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Fortnite v17.10 Hotfix adds Alien Nanites, new Ray Gun, and changed POIs

The Fortnite v17.10 Hotfix adds new alien technology, a powerful Mythic weapon, and makes minor changes to some of the POIs.

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There’s no massive content update this week, but the Fortnite v17.10 Hotfix is adding a bit of new content to the game.

Fortnite updates come in different forms and sizes. A seasonal update will massively change Fortnite’s map, loot pool, and storyline. A content update will add new weapons or POIs to a season. These updates can also add encrypted files to the game that can be opened at a later date.

When these encrypted files are decrypted (or opened) those updates are referred to as a hotfix. Encrypted files can be anything from upcoming skins, new items/weapons, or even small map changes. Today’s hotfix update contains new weapons, items, and map updates.

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Alien Nanites added

Alien Nanites were teased before the start of the season, and now they’re here as a part of the Fortnite v17.10 Hotfix! These multi-purpose items can be used like nuts and bolts to upgrade weapons. If a player has an SMG, Assault Rifle, or Sniper of rare or greater rarity, it can be combined with Alien Nanites to make an alien weapon.

As well, Alien Nanites can be thrown like a grenade will also generate an alien biome. These areas have low gravity that allows players to “swim” through the air. Exiting the biome will also give players the no-fall damage effect. Alien Nanites can be found in chests, but are more likely to be found aboard Abductors and the Mothership.

Zyg and Choppy’s new Mythic Ray Gun

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These two extraterrestrial buds were added to the game prematurely after the last update, but now they’ve been added for good. Zyg and Choppy can be found patrolling Hydro 16 which is east of Slurpy Swamp. If a player eliminates them, they will drop the new Mythic Ray Gun. Be warned, Hydro 16 is crawling with Alien Parasites.

Holly Hatchery and other map changes

Holly Hedges has been overrun by Alien Parasites and has been renamed Holly Hatchery. Alien Biomes have started to form in the small neighborhood, and it isn’t as friendly as place as it used to be. However, it isn’t the only POI to change during the Fortnite v17.10 Hotfix.

The non-stop block party at Believer Beach has finally come to an end. All that remains is the trashed decor and skeleton of a party that once was. It seems that the longer the Aliens overstay their welcome, the more the map will change to reflect just that.

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Fortnite Season 8 Patch Notes: new weapons, punch cards return, & more

Fortnite Season 8 is here which means there’s a ton of new content to explore. Check out everything that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8 offers.

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Following one of the wildest seasons to date, Fortnite Season 8 takes players even further into the unknown. Here’s everything new in Fortnite Season 8.

Fortnite Season 7 was out of this world… literally. The season featured an ever-changing alien invasion that was quite unpredictable. It also offered a variety of weapons, vehicles, and crossovers.

However, if you thought an invasion was strange, wait until you see what Season 8 has in store. The theme for Fortnite Season 8 is “Cubed” and it focuses on the return of Kevin. Not just one Kevin, but a lot of Kevin’s scattered around the map.

Season 8 not only features the return of one of Fortnite’s most beloved characters. This season brings a slew of new weapons, hostile zombie creatures, and the return of some fan-favorite features.

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Fortnite Season 8 New Map

Of course, with every new season comes a new map. Despite the massive Mothership explosion, the map is relatively unscathed. With a couple “new” POIs, players might be a bit underwhelmed. Here are the new POIs:

  • Sludgy Swamp (Formerly Slurpy Swamp)
  • Corny Crops (Formerly Corny Complex)

And that’s it. However, there are various new biomes dotted around the map. As you can see below, these biomes are quite large. They are likely where different Kevin Cubes are placed.

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Season 8 New Weapons and Items

While the map doesn’t offer many changes, there are a lot of new weapons and items. These new weapons can be found inside chests, including a new chest variant.

Like last season, there is a new variety of weapons. These weapons are called Sideways weapons, and they are very powerful. The Sideways is similar to Stranger Things’ Upsidedown. It is a mysterious place but produces some seriously powerful equipment.

  • Sideways Rifle
  • Sideways Minigun
  • Shadow Flopper
  • Dual Crossbows
  • Port-a-Portal
  • Carnage Symbiote Mythic
  • Venom Symbiote Mythic
  • Sideways Chest
  • Cube Monster Parts
  • Sideways Light Blade
  • Armored Wall
  • “Spicy Soda”
  • Rainbow Ink
  • Color Bottles
  • Sideways Shotgun (upcoming)
  • Sideways Scythe (upcoming)
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Battle Stars, Toona Fish, Punch Cards, and more!

Fortnite Season 8 features the return of some fan-favorite systems. These include the Battle Stars which was present during Season 7. As well, Toon Fishstick is this season’s customizable skin.

Outside of what was present last season, players can also enjoy the return of Punch Cards and Quest Sharing. Punch Cards allow players to earn XP faster by rewarding players more often. As well, Quest Sharing allows players to work together to complete quests.

Additionally, players will get to decide which new weapons will be added to Fortnite during this season. Players will also get to vote for which fan-favorite weapons will be unvaulted! The voting process will be revealed at a later date.

Fortnite Season 9 Bug Fixes

When Epic Games releases the official patch notes, we will update this story with the new bug fixes. Stay tuned for more news as information is made available!

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Fortnite v17.50 Patch Notes: Corny Complex abducted, Island Games challenges, live event countdown

Here are the Fortnite v17.50 patch notes for the final update of Season 7. With only two weeks left in the season, here’s even more content.

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The final update of the season has gone live, and here are the biggest changes in the Fortnite v17.50 Patch Notes.

Fortnite Season 7 is just about over, but not before another content update. The final update of the season contains the Fortnite v17.50 patch notes. There may not be any new items of weapons, but it’s still a big one.

Each update this season has truly affected the game unlike a few seasons prior. During Season 7, new content was added almost weekly, and it’s going to stay that way until the very end.

From a new abduction site to multiple in-game events, here is what players can expect from the last update of Season 7.

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Corny Complex Abduction – Fortnite Patch Notes

Following the abduction of both Slurpy Swamp and Coral Castle, a third POI is going to be removed from the map. This will happen in three stages, and then the POI will appear in the Mothership.

Thanks to dataminers, we already know which POI will be abducted next. Corny Complex, one of the biggest POIs is next up. It has been a hot drop this season, and is one of the new POIs from Season 7.

Island Games challenges and rewards

There is also a new limited-time event taking place in-game. Starting at 9 a.m. EST on August 31, players can participate in the Island Games. The Island Games are Creative challenges that require players to play specific maps.

There are six exclusive cosmetics players can earn from the challenges. With 18 challenges total, these are a great way to rack up XP and free items.

Live event countdown for Season 8

As expected, there will be a live event to end Season 7. What this event entails is still unknown, but we do know when it will take place. The countdown timer is slated to appear in-game this Friday.

Season 7 will end on September 12 right after the event takes place. Immediately after, downtime for Fortnite Season 8 will begin. When the downtime ends, Season 8 will begin.

For more Fortnite, check out every Alien Artifact location in Season 7 and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite v17.40 Patch Notes: Coral Castle, Impostor Mode, Wild Weeks, and more

The Fortnite v17.40 patch notes are here outlining all of the major changes from one of the final updates of Season 7.

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The second to last Season 7 update is here, and here are all of the Fortnite v17.40 patch notes.

Fortnite Season 7 has been pretty wild so far. Every content update has rolled out new weapons and map changes. The storyline has been more active than it’s been for a few seasons now.

There seems to be a general census that Season 7 is one of the best seasons of Fortnite. If not the best Season of Chapter 2 so far.

And the latest content update is a pretty big one. The Fortnite v17.40 patch notes include details of Wild Weeks returning, a new Impostor Mode, Coral Castle’s abduction, and more. Here they are!

Coral Castle Abducted – Fortnite Patch Notes

After waiting for the better half of Season 7, Coral Castle has finally been abducted. One of the most underwhelming POIs is being changed for the first time since its creation.

This is a major map change similar to when Slurpy Swamp was abducted. The main pieces of the POI will be floating in a low gravity zone. Later, the pieces will be transported to the inside of the Mothership.

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Impostor LTM – Fortnite Patch Notes

The rumored Impostor Mode has finally arrived with the Fortnite v17.40 patch notes. This is a story-based LTM similar to the Impossible Escape LTM from last season.

This mode is similar to the hit game Among Us where players either play as Agents or Impostors. Agents will complete tasks around the base while Impostors attempt to sabotage their operations.

Sadly, there are not exclusive rewards for winning. However, players can explore a highly detailed and lore-riddled Imaging Order base.

Wild Weeks Return – Fortnite Patch Notes

The end of Season 7 is near, and so Wild Weeks are making a return. Each week, Epic Games will change one of Fortnite’s core functions. There will also be weekly Legendary quests that go along with these changes.

The Wild Week changes will start on Thursday with the introduction of Sneak Week. Every Epic or greater Pistol and AR, and every Bolt Action Sniper, will be replaced with their suppressed variants. More vendors will also supply Prop Disguises, and the Prop-ifier will drop more often from chests.

New Burst Pulse Rifle

A new weapon has been added to the loot pool. The Burst Pulse Rifle can be purchased from the Kymera NPC. This is similar to the Burst AR, but in alien form.

The Burst Pulse Rifle fires two-shot bursts and has a larger clip than the regular Pulse Rifle.

Fortnite v17.40 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a Preferred Item Slots issue involving double item slot items, such as the Chug Cannon, moving to the incorrect slots when the player picked up a new item.
  • Fixed an issue involving Cosmic Chests being unopenable if a player had left the team during the match. 
  • Fixed an issue that caused us to disable Prop Disguise services from vendors. These are now re-enabled.
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