Fortnite Season 7 patch notes: alien invasion, living llamas, UFOs, & more

Patch Notes

There is a lot of new content to unpack with Fortnite Season 7 including drivable UFOs, living loot llamas, and cool crossovers.

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Fortnite Season 7 has finally arrived, and there have been some pretty big changes to the game. From drivable UFOs to living loot llamas, here are the biggest additions to Fortnite Season 7.

We all knew aliens were coming, but we didn’t know how big of an impact they would have on Fortnite. After the servers went down on Tuesday morning, data miners discovered just how big this season is. The map itself may not have changed as much as in previous seasons, but the loot pool and gameplay changes are incredible.

This article will go over every major change from Fortnite v.17.00. There is a lot to cover so buckle up and try not to get blown away.

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Alien invasion and abductions in Season 7

The theme for this season is Invasion. This title is very fitting seeing as the map is being invaded by hostile aliens. They’ve brought with them an arsenal of futuristic weapons (which we will get to in a moment) and also new hostile NPCs.

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Players will notice that The Spire has disappeared from the center of the map. This is because it was destroyed by the invading aliens. The aliens will also abduct players randomly during the match and give them 15 seconds to loot chest from the giant Mothership that now floats above the map.

Drivable UFOs and high-tech weapons

UFOs can be found around the map which players can pilot. Similar to Choppas, UFOs have a 100% spawn rate at the locations they can be found. They can be used to reboot players. They also come equipped with a Tractor Beam and a Laser Cannon.

Fortnite season 7 UFOs

There are also a lot of new weapons added to Fortnite Season 7 including the Rail Gun, Pulse Rifle, Recon Scanner, and Ray Gun. Each one functions as a unique weapon that is sure to spice up Fortnite’s gameplay.

Living Loot Llama update

One of the most obscure changes this season is a massive change to the way Loot Llamas work. Instead of sitting still while players either bash them open or shoot them, Loot Llamas will now run away from players. They will leak loot as players deal damage to them, and they can also teleport.

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Crossovers and future updates

As teased in videos by Epic Games earlier this week, Fortnite Season 7 features crossovers with both Rick & Morty and Superman. Both of these skins can be obtained by purchasing the Battle Pass. As well, both skins come with their own sets of items.

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Fortnite also promises that this season will continue to add more weapons and locations over time. The season’s description states, “As the Season progresses and the war escalates, new weaponry will be deployed and the battlefield will be shaken up.”

Patch Notes

The Fortnite v16.50 patch notes reveal an impending alien invasion coming to the island in the near future.

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2 weeks ago

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May 25, 2021

fortnite patch notes 16.50

The Fortnite v16.50 patch notes are here, and they contain some wild content. Fan favorite weapons are back, players will soon be abducted by aliens, and Loki is coming to Fortnite.

With 16.50 being the last major update before Season 7, it’s expected to be a pretty big one. In terms of content that players can access immediately, there isn’t too much. However, this update reveals a lot about the end of Season 6 and the start of Season 7.

Players will begin to see minor map changes over the remaining 14 days of Season 6. They will also finally have access to the Foreshadowing Challenges which are meant to reveal some important information about the impending alien invasion.

Bug Fixes

  • Player-built structures have reduced visuals in PC performance mode
  • Just-added friends wrongly appear offline
  • Moving left in inventory on controller skips the last weapon slot
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update
  • The ocean is invisible in the minimap
  • A game not starting if player is in a Phone Booth

Dual Pistols & Drum Shotgun are back

Just in time for the Season 6 Week 11 Legendary challenges, Fortnite has added the Dual pistols back into the loot pool. Players will have to deal a certain amount of damage with them to earn XP so it was assumed they would return with this update. Players can find the Dual Pistols in chests or as floor loot.

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However, the Legendary version of the Drum Shotgun was also added during this update, but it isn’t available at the moment. It does have a price as if it can be purchased from an NPC, but that character is not in the game yet. Players should look out for the return of the Drum Shotgun in the near future.

Aliens are coming!

The largest content update to come from the Fortnite v16.50 patch notes is the impending alien abduction. UFOs are coming to the island to teleport players all over the map. As noted in the Foreshadowing Challenges, these aliens will leave crop circles and could be a major part of Season 7’s theme.

According to HYPEX, the UFOs will randomly spawn around the map and abduct players. These players will then be teleported somewhere else and have their health and shield restored in the process. While its unknown whether these abductions are voluntary or not, players will be warned before they are abducted.

A new character named Mira will also be introduced sometime in the near future and likely will be the person the players communicate with during the Foreshadowing challenges. iFireMonkey released newly added dialogue that talks more in depth about the alien invasion. The dialogue might be hinting at new characters that will be introduced in Season 7.

Loki of Asgard coming to Fortnite

Lastly, the silhouette of Loki from the Marvel Comics universe was spotted in the background of a new loading screen. This figure undeniably depicts Loki’s long horned hat and Tesseract scepter. He also appears to be alongside a short-haired Thor.

This loading screen is the last of the May Crew Pack weekly bonus rewards. It shows Cuddle Team Leader returning to the island with a cybernetic makeover. However, she could have brought Loki and Thor through the rift with her. Players will just have to wait until June to see if Loki makes it into the game.

Patch Notes

Fortnite v16.40 brings an exciting new LTM, changes to the exotic/mythic loot pool, and a mysterious island growing in the ocean.

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4 weeks ago

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May 11, 2021

fortnite 16.40 patch notes

The Fortnite v16.40 update has arrived and it’s brought with it a new LTM, retuning exotic/mythic weapons, and a mysterious island is emerging from the ocean. Here are the Fortnite v16.40 patch notes.

The last update (v16.30) featured very exciting content including two mythic bows. Neymar Jr. also joined the fight along with some insidious quests for unlocking his cosmetics. Fortnite patch 16.40 may not add any legendary superstars to the game, but it does spice up the gameplay quite a bit.

In Fortnite v16.40, players can look forward to a new LTM called Daybreak. This complex game mode rewards players skilled enough to complete it. As well, the new Marksman Six Shooter has been added alongside the exotic Primal AR. Lastly, the island below Flush Factory has… grown.

Bug Fixes

  • Visual issues on Toon Meowscles and similarly-styled outfits on certain platforms
  • Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite
  • Trail color of the Harmonic Axes Pickaxe doesn’t always match selected style
  • Landing at a different location than intended
  • long-pressing the inventory button selects first craftable item
  • “Hunt Wildlife” quest not tracking progress properly
  • HUD displaying incorrect memory cost before placing device or Gallery
  • Build not properly editing when building/editing fast in Creative
  • Prop-O-Matic features not functioning correctly
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update
  • Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails
  • players cannot change their custom controller settings while playing Nintendo Switch in docked mode

Daybreak LTM

A new LTM called Daybreak has been added which will reward players with an exclusive umbrella after their first win. This usually means the LTM is more difficult than the average game of Fortnite. Not much is known about the LTM other than it has NPCs that will request the players fetch helicopter pieces. Players will also fight wolves, ghosts, and marauders.

New Exotic/Mythic Weapons

There have been a few changes to the exotic/mythic weapon pool. The Dub exotic shotgun has been removed and the Marksman Six Shooter has taken its place. Unlike the Marksman Revolver, this gun doesn’t highlight opponents who have been hit. Instead, the Marksman Six Shooter grants bonus critical damage.

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As well, the Spire Guardian’s Primal Assault Rifle has been added which is a new mythic weapon. This weapon will be dropped by defeating the Spire Assassins who guard the six smaller towers around the map. It doesn’t have any unique bonuses but deals immense damage.

The island is growing

Last update, eagle-eyed players spotted a small island emerging from the ocean to the south of Flush Factory. That island has since grown twice in size. Seeing as Fortnite is currently in the middle of a Batman crossover, players believed that this island would evolve into the Bat Cave.

However, this island is the home of Orella, the female Oro skin. Here, players can find her golden assault rifle which also unlocks a secret skin variant for Lara Croft. As far as the Fortnite v16.40 patch notes go, these are the most significant additions to the game.

Patch Notes

The Fortnite v16.30 patch notes bring some major changes to the Battle Royale. Here’s everything players need to know about this update.

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1 month ago

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April 27, 2021

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Fortnite v16.30, the third major Season 6 patch, is live. This week’s update introduces Neymar Jr., a couple of Mythic bows, and some explosive changes to the casual and competitive loot pools.

Fortnite’s last major update (v16.20) added the long-awaited grappler bow and a new set of off-road tires. These additions focused on mobility and made traveling across the map a lot easier.

Update v16.30 focuses more on enhanced firepower and adds Neymar Jr. to the season. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite v16.30.

Bug Fixes

  • Players receiving a Quest from Jonesy The First that does not grant rewards
  • Storm visual effects appearing outside of the Storm
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update in Creative
  • Flag does not respawn when flag carrier leaves game
  • Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails
  • “Allow Spectate Other Team” setting not working
  • The “Bad Clams”/”Destroy Fungus” quest in Scurvy Shoals have a low spawn objective rate in Save the World.
Fortnite v16.30 Bug Fixes

While all of these bugs may have been fixed, players are already noticing a glaring issue with vehicles that causes them not to render until they are right next to them. Hopefully, this issue will be resolved soon as it’s causing a lot of unintentional wrecks.

  • Read More: All Fortnite Season 6 Exotic Weapon locations

Neymar Jr. Skin

The Season 6 secret skin was revealed to be pro footballer Neymar Jr. at the beginning of the season, and now players can complete special challenges to unlock him. Similar to Predator in Season 5, there are additional challenges that can be completed to unlock more Neymar-themed cosmetics.

Fortnite Neymar Skin Release

To unlock Fortnite’s Neymar Jr. skin, you will need to complete five challenges given by soccer player characters. They are found on the soccer fields at Pleasant Park, Dirty Docks, and Holly Hedges.

New Mythic Bows

Fortnite v16.30 also adds two new Mythic bows into the rotation of weapons. Players can no longer craft the Mechanical Explosive Bow but can get Raz’s Mythic Explosive Bow by defeating the mini-boss at The Spire. The Unstable Bow can be purchased from the Raven NPC located on a hill northwest of Sweaty Sands.

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Raz’s Explosive Bow is identical to the non-mythic variant but deals more damage. The Unstable Bow switches randomly between fire, stink, explosive, and shockwave arrows after every shot.

Fortnite Mythic Bows Unstable Explosive

This update isn’t as impactful as v16.20 in terms of overall gameplay, but it does add some cool cosmetics to the game. As well, the reintroduction of the Explosive Bow in competitive matchmaking may ruffle a few players’ feather.

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