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Aliens are capturing Fortnite players ahead of Season 7

Mysterious UFOs have shown up in the last days of Fortnite Season 6, and aliens are starting to abduct players across the map.

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Several teasers and leaks pointed to the arrival of aliens in Fortnite’s Season 7 update, and now mysterious UFOs have started to abduct unaware players in the battle royale.

Fortnite Season 6 is finally about to reach its epic conclusion in the form of a live finale event. Season 7 is set to arrive in a week, and there is a ton of speculation regarding the content in the upcoming update.

Multiple leaks pointed towards a potential alien invasion coming to the game, and now it seems that time has arrived. A few players have found themselves abducted by UFOs that are flying around the Island.

Aliens are abducting Fortnite players

The first in-game sighting of these UFOs happened on June 2, as multiple players reported being lifted off the ground and abducted by an alien vehicle during a Fortnite match.

This caught the community by surprise, as various players were stunned to see these spaceships arrive in the game. However, they were eventually able to get a grasp on how the UFOs function in the game.

As soon as they show up, an abductee will be chosen completely at random, and the target will receive a three-second warning about this. They will then be beamed up to the ship, regardless of what they were doing.

While their spawn rate is fairly low at the start of the match, this increases significantly as the circle shrinks. You’re guaranteed to encounter a UFO if you manage to survive long enough to make it to the final zone.

To make things a bit easier, we’ve listed their spawn rate over the duration of a single game below.

ZoneUFO spawn rate
Zone 110%
Zone 220%
Zone 340%
Zone 480%
Zone 5100%

These ships can abduct up to twenty players at any time, including entire squads. As terrifying as this sounds, being beamed up to a UFO actually has its own set of advantages.

Being abducted will completely regenerate your health and then toss you at a seemingly random location. This will prove particularly useful during those situations where you find yourself overwhelmed with low health and shields.

So, you might catch a break if you’re lucky enough to be beamed up by these UFOs, but this can also thwart your attempts at completing weekly challenges quickly. We don’t know how long these will stay in the game, but they’ll definitely make Season 7 interesting.

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Fortnite 19.10 update early patch notes: Downtime, bug fixes & Tilted Towers returns

Fortnite’s next major update is expected to bring back a fan-favorite POI, so here’s everything you need to know about the 19.10 update.

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Fortnite is about to receive its first major update of 2022 which is set to bring the high-anticipated return of Tilted Towers, as well as major bug fixes.

We’re now well into Fortnite Chapter 3, which brought Battlefield 2042-inspired tornadoes and even more major characters from the world of pop culture such as Spider-Man and Boba Fett.

But the crossovers aren’t everything you should be excited about, as the fan-favorite Tilted Towers POI is set to make a return in the 19.10 update.

Here’s everything included in Fortnite Chapter 3’s 19.10 update, including its major bug fixes and downtime.

Fortnite 19.10 update server downtime

Tornado in Fortnite Chapter 3

Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite will enter downtime on January 18 at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT, with matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

You won’t be able to play or launch the game during this downtime but once it’s over, you’ll be able to drop in and see everything Fortnite’s 19.10 update has brought.

Tilted Towers returns in Fortnite 19.20 update

Fortnite Tilted Towers POI

Fortnite shifted to a brand-new map with Chapter 3 and eagle-eyed players spotted a familiar POI under the ice – Tilted Towers.

Tilted Towers was a fan-favorite location from Chapter 1, offering the perfect action-packed drop spot for high kill games. A version of it returned in Chapter 2 with Salty Towers but players expect Chapter 3’s to be the real deal.

Epic Games teased Tilted’s return by tweeting “one more sleep” along with a city skyline emoji on January 17, 2022. We’ll just need to wait and see what Epic has in store for Tilted’s return.

Fortnite 19.10 update bug fixes

Foundation statue in Fortnite Chapter 3 map

Fortnite’s 19.10 update is also expected to bring major bug fixes, so are all of the Fornite issues confirmed to be fixed in the next game update.

Battle Royale

  • Weekly Challenge: Collect Telescope Parts Issue – the Quest will be auto-completed for all players
  • “Network Connection Lost” error when trying to join match as a spectator
  • Some Outfits experience a dip in framerate and bright light when equipping Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters
  • Progress for Some Cosmetic Challenge Bundles Not Visible
  • Healing while in tent is disabled
  • Daily Quests Don’t Appear If Another Mode Was Last Played

Creative

  • Crash Pads do not visually look correct

Save the World

  • Vacuum Tube Bow is not causing chain lighting effect

Switch & Mobile

  • The Storm is not as dense and is more transparent on Nintendo Switch

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How to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now

Fortnite has been missing from the App Store from some time, but here’s how you can play on your iOS devices once again.

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Fortnite was removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020 but now there’s a way to play on your iPhone and iOS devices thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now.

Apple and Epic Games were locked in a legal battle surrounding in-app purchases which caused Fortnite to be removed from the App Store and iOS devices in August 2020, and fans haven’t been able to play on their iPhones since.

However, thanks to NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service, Fortnite is set to return to iPhones and iPads.

Here’s how to sign up and play Fortnite on your iOS devices once again.

How to play Fortnite on iOS

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Fortnite hasn’t been made available on the App Store again, you’ll need to become a GeForce Now member and sign up for the closed beta.

Here’s everything you need to do to play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Either register or sign in to GeForce Now (you don’t need to pay for a premium membership)
  2. Register for GeForce Now’s Fortnite closed beta
  3. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to play.geforcenow.com. Then follow the instructions to add a home screen shortcut
  4. Keep an eye on your emails for an invitation to the closed beta
  5. Once you’re invited, you can play Fortnite through GeForce Now

This will stream a touch-friendly version of Fortnite to your Apple device, so you can get back to playing Fortnite on your mobile.

When is Fortnite coming back to iOS? Closed beta start & end date

Foundation statue in Fortnite Chapter 3 map

NVIDIA revealed that Fortnite Mobile’s closed beta will begin rolling out “later in January,” so either during the week of January 17th or 24th.

As for the closed beta’s end date, NVIDIA said that “we do not have a fixed end date at this time,” so we’ll need to wait on official confirmation.

Fortnite Season 3 characters

You can link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts once you’ve joined the closed beta.

Here’s how to link your Epic Games and NVIDIA accounts:

  1. Open GeForce Now on Safari
  2. Go to ‘settings’
  3. Find the ‘connections’ tab
  4. Select ‘Epic Games’
  5. Log in with your Epic Games account

After you do this, your entire Fortnite account will be at your fingertips. And you only need to sign in once, too.


You can also check out Fortnite’s brand-new Battlefield 2042-style tornados and lightning strikes.

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Where to find Fortnite telescope parts

Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season Quest to destroy and collect telescope parts.

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Telescope in Fortnite

One of the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests tasks you with finding and destroying three telescopes to collect their parts. Here’s how you can get this done quickly.

Fortnite’s Season Quests provide you the opportunity to earn some extra XP that will help you progress through the Battle Pass. Completing them will allow you to unlock items and cosmetic skins.

One of the Chapter 3, Season 1 Quests requires you to find and destroy three telescopes before collecting their parts in a single match. This is easy enough to do if you know where to search.

All Fortnite telescope locations

Fortnite telescope part locations

There are a total of nine telescopes on Fortnite Chapter 3’s island. These are scattered across the map at different locations. You only need to find three before destroying them so that you can collect their parts.

Here are all the telescope locations in Fortnite:

  1. North of Camp Cuddle
  2. South of Condo Canyon
  3. South-West of Coney Crossroads
  4. North East of the Daily Bugle
  5. West of Greasy Grove
  6. North of Logjam Lumberyard
  7. In Sanctuary
  8. On a small island north-east of Sanctuary
  9. On another small island east of Sanctuary

How to destroy telescope parts in Fortnite

Telescope in Fortnite

Once you find three of these telescopes, simply swing at it with your pickaxe or shoot in order to destroy it. You can then collect the components that fall off them to complete this Fortnite Season Quest.

Successfully doing this will reward you with 25,000 XP. However, you’ll need to hurry as the Quest will only remain available until January 22, 2022. After that point, you won’t be able to attempt it.


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