Fortnite Season 7 is officially here, with the 17.00 patch on PC, Xbox Series X, PS5, and more, introducing Aliens, Rick & Morty and Superman crossovers, new weapons, and much more.
Fortnite Season 6 came to an end with season-ending live event, and just hours later, Season 7 has kicked off with a bang. Teases and data mines already hinted at the fact that the new season would be sci-fi themed, and the new trailer for the Fortnite season has confirmed that the ＾Invasion￣ is underway.
With new weapons, changes to Llamas, exciting crossovers, and upgraded visuals, there¨s plenty to sink your teeth into with this major update. Here¨s everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 7¨s 17.00 patch.
Fortnite Season 7¨s theme is ＾Invasion,￣ with aliens arriving on the Island. While downtime is ongoing, it seems like Aliens could be NPCs this season, while players will be able to fly around the map in the UFOs that have been abducting people over the last few weeks.
Fortnite has become well-known for its weird and wacky crossovers, and Season 7 will be no different. Rick Sanchez has already been spotted in the Season 7 trailer posted above, and wherever you find him, Morty is sure to follow.
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On top of that, Epic also teased that Superman would be appearing as well this season, and now the man of steel has arrived with his own cosmetics set. You can learn how to unlock the Superman skin in our guide.
As always, Fortnite fans can expect to get their hands on new hardware this season, with four new weapons joining the game.
The Kymera Ray Gun is an ＾alien weapon that emits a continuous deadly ray,￣ which deals 9 damage to enemies with an infinite magazine size. The Pulse Rifle will offer a more long-range approach, dealing 33 damage, and can switch between full and semi-automatic depending on whether you are hip firing the gun or aiming down sights.
The Recon Scanner will launch a bolt that will mark nearby enemies and chests, and will deal a huge 98 damage should you hit a player directly. Finally, the Rail Gun will deal a huge 85 damage, but you¨ll need to charge it up before you fire, making it a slow fire-rate option.
On top of all that, we know that Loot Llamas are also getting an upgrade, but we don¨t know the specifics of that just yet.
Unlike previous seasons, Fortnite¨s island hasn¨t received a major revamp during the Season 7 update. Sweaty Sands and Colossal Crops have been renamed to Believers Beach and Corny Complex, but haven¨t been changed significantly.
One major change though is the giant spaceship that is currently floating above the island. To see all the updates, you can check out our guide on all the Fortnite Season 7 map changes.
Epic Games have confirmed that Fortnite will be receiving some visual upgrades in the 17.00 update. These follow the changes made to Fortnite¨s release for the new generation of consoles in 2020.
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If you set your graphics settings to ＾Epic￣ after the Season 7 update, you¨ll see that both ＾Battle Royale and Creative modes benefit from improved Storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid.￣
Epic explained that this means ＾cooler-looking explosion, fire, and Slurp effects.￣ There will also be improved postprocessing features such as bloom and lens flares and improved shadow quality.
Here are the system requirements for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7:
Epic Quality Presets specificationsNvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU4 GB VRAM or higherIntel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent16 GB RAM or higherNVMe Solid State DriveWindows 10 64-bit
Recommended specificationsNvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU2 GB VRAMCore i5-7300U 3.5 GHz8 GB RAMWindows 10 64-bit
Minimum specificationsIntel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz4 GB RAMWindows 7/8/10 64-bit
While Epic Games haven¨t confirmed the bug fixes taking place in Season 7¨s 17.00 update, a look at their official Trello Board of Community Issues can give us some clues.
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Here are all of the Fortnite bugs Epic Games are aware of across Battle Royale, Creative, Mobile, and Save The World.
Shanty for a Squad Emote out of sync when joining already-singing players.Difficulty scrolling through player list in Voice Chat tab on controller.Unable to perform Last Forever Emote.
Unable to fish while inside certain vehicles.Several Pickaxes disabled in competitive.Taking damage through cars while in motion.Unable to craft Mechanical Bows or Primal Fire Bow in core modes after playing in competitive mode.
Rounds not reporting correct placements.Unmanned vehicles destroy props when environment damage is turned off.Asset memory size not showing in pre-place mode on XL Islands.Boats only work with certain island templates.Barrier device not preventing players to build through them.Save Point device wrongly increasing saved score.Vehicle explosion not properly triggered with ＾Destroyed with Transmit￣ on.Player can encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of Island.Switching from one Island to another keeps previous Island¨s settings.
Players with overloaded inventories may be unable to load into Ventures.Console players get mouse and keyboard prompts.The Weekly Supercharger Quest is only granting Hero Superchargers.Broken Pickaxe animations.Husks can deal damage to objectives through player-built structures
Nintendo Switch players unable to gift cosmetics, Bundles, or Battle Pass on controller.
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