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Fortnite 17.10 update patch notes: Mothership, Summer event, new weapons

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 7’s 17.10 update, including the patch notes, new weapons, items, and bug fixes.

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With us well into Fortnite Season 7, Fortnite is set to make some significant changes to the battle royale in the 17.10 update. Here’s everything changing and coming to the game in this update.

Fortnite Season 7 is in full swing, but Epic Games has released a ton of new content with the 17.10 update. Players can now enter the Mothership which contains some exciting surprises, wield the wacky new items, and take part in the Summer Event.

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s 17.10 update, including the new gameplay features and bug fixes.

Enter Fortnite’s Mothership

Fortnite Season 7 mothership

Season 7, aptly named Invasion, saw aliens arrive on the Fortnite island and cause chaos. The aliens’ Mothership has loomed over the map since the beginning of the season, but you can now enter it following the 17.10 update.

Some players were disappointed with Season 7’s minimal map changes, but the Mothership’s descent is set to make up for it; the Mothership contains abducted POIs such as Lucky Landing and Butter Barn.

New weapons and items

Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun

Another powerful weapon has been added, Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun. The in-game description reveals it’s an “alien weapon” that “emits a continuous deadly ray.”

Boasting a fire rate of 15 and holding a 1000 round magazine, expect this to be a powerful weapon in Season 7. You can get your hands on it by dueling a specific boss.

Alien Nanites

Alien Nanites were added in the 17.10 update, which are rare items that change the world around you. Their in-game description reveals that they generate “an Alien Biome in a large area for a short duration” and you can carry up to two at a time.

Inflate-A-Bull

Another wacky item, the Inflate-A-Bull has also arrived with the 17.10 update. This appears to be a wearable suit that allows you to “roll down hills, bounce off cliffs, and be impervious to fire.”

Fortnite Cosmic Summer Celebration event

Fortnite summer celebration event

Alongside these new items, the Cosmic Summer event follows the 17.10 update. After Epic Games teased a welcome party for the aliens, it has now been confirmed that the Cosmic Summer event will go live at 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST on June 22.

This event will bring challenges, new skins, and potential POI changes.

New Cosmic Summer event skins

The Cosmic Summer event will bring a ton of new summer-themed skins. These will enter the Item Shop once the event officially kicks off.

Fan-favorite characters will be going to the beach with their new skins, including Midas, Brutus, and Jules.

Fortnite Arena Hype points reset

With the 17.10 update comes the end of the competitive pre-season, so Arena Hype points will be reset. This affects players across all platforms, so you’ll have to start grinding competitive from scratch again.

Super Styles arrive

Players can now begin earning Super Styles for Season 7’s Battle Pass skins. These are usually earned at a high level, well over 100, so there’s all the more reason to complete the Weekly Quests for bonus XP.

You’ll be able to unlock Silver, Golden, and Prismatic styles for Rick Sanchez, Doctor Slone, and more.

Fortnite 17.10 bug fixes

Alongside the Recon Scanner being nerfed, Epic Games have revealed the known issues that were addressed in the 17.10 update.

  • General
    • Item Shop update notice not clearing.
  • Battle Royale
    • Taking damage through cars while in motion.
    • Ability to change loot pools in Battle Lab temporarily disabled. (RE-ENABLED)
    • Character Collection Book incompletable due to missing entries.
    • Saucers may become inoperable if a beamed-up object falls on it.
    • Bunnywolf and Llion Sets temporarily disabled.
    • One-handed Pickaxes continue to perform extra swings.
  • Creative
    • Rounds not reporting correct placements.
    • Hud Controller Device join in progress
    • Images are cut off in the Discover tab.
    • Player can encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of Island.
  • Save the World
    • Melee hits aren’t registering on Melee Weapons for PC.
    • Saurian Vigor perk stops working after respawn
  • Mobile
    • No indicator on mobile/Nintendo Switch for the Saucer boost cooldown and charges.
    • Nintendo Switch players unable to gift cosmetics, Bundles, or Battle Pass on controller.

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How to get Fortnite Nick Fury skin: S.H.I.E.L.D Set bundle & price

Fortnite has added the Marvel character Nick Fury as a new skin, and here’s how you can get your hands on the S.H.I.E.L.D Set.

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Epic Games have added the Marvel character Nick Fury as a new skin in Fortnite, and here’s everything you need to know about the new S.H.I.E.L.D Set, including the price.

Fortnite has done multiple collaborations with Marvel in the past, with Carnage and Venom joining in Season 8, and the Season 4 Battle Pass consisting of superheroes. Spider-Man is also rumored to be arriving soon.

Epic Games aren’t done with Marvel characters just as Nick Fury has been added as a brand-new skin for players to unlock in Fortnite, complete with his own back bling, glider, and bundle.

Here’s how you can add these to your inventory.

How to get Nick Fury Fortnite bundle

Fortnite S.H.I.E.L.D. Set Items

Nick Fury is the director of the organization S.H.I.E.L.D and works closely with the Avengers. Epic Games added his outfit to the Fortnite Item Shop on November 26, and you can also get the S.H.I.E.L.D Set.

Here’s everything in the S.H.I.E.L.D Set:

  • Nick Fury outfit
  • F.I.E.L.D Pack Back Bling 
  • Director’s Scythe Pickaxe 
  • First-Strike Infiltration Glider
  • Quinjets in Flight Loading Screen

Fury has played a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, and his Fortnite skin is based on his appearance in those. The Back Bling is included with the outfit, but you’ll have to purchase the Pickaxe and Glider separately.

Fortnite Nick Fury bundle price

Fortnite Nick Fury bundle

Nick Fury’s outfit and Back Bling bundle cost 1,500 V-Bucks while the Glider and Pickaxe cost 800 V-Bucks each. Alternatively, you could spring for the whole S.H.I.E.L.D set for just 2,000 V-Bucks.

This costs the same as a Legendary skin includes all of these items, making it one of the cheapest bundles in the game. You can then equip the Nick Fury outfit as you battle Sideways Cube Monsters.

This bundle is an exciting addition for both Marvel and Fortnite fans. Epic Games might introduce even more crossovers before Season 8 ends, as there are other popular franchises that they can collaborate with.


For more Fortnite, check out our guides on how to watch the Fortnite Chapter 2 finale event and how to turn on split-screen in Fortnite.

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How to turn on split-screen in Fortnite

If you want to play Fortnite with your friend on the same console then here’s how you can activate the game’s split-screen mode.

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If you want to play Fortnite with a buddy on your console then you can activate the split-screen feature that Epic Games added in 2019. Here’s how you can get this done.

There are plenty of fun activities for you to enjoy when you hop into a game of Fortnite, such as completing Character Punchcard Quests, collecting bounties, and unlocking cosmetics like the Naruto skin.

If you want to play with a friend on the same console, you can turn on Fortnite’s split-screen feature so that each player’s POV appears on one half of the screen, letting you both share the fun.

How to use split-screen in Fortnite

Fortnite players running

Initially, Fortnite did not have this feature and your only hope of playing with a friend was to join them online on separate devices. This changed when Epic Games added split-screen play in Chapter 2.

Here’s how you can activate it:

  1. Launch Fortnite and head to the main lobby
  2. Turn on the second controller, and log into the second player’s account
  3. Press Triangle (PlayStation) or Y (Xbox) button to log in player two to the game.
  4. Both players will then appear in the lobby

However, this setting is can only be used when playing Duos or Squads. You can only activate split-screen on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as this feature is not available on PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Fortnite Season 8 artwork

Each player will have their own separate inventory of items to collect when playing Fortnite in split-screen mode. One of the major drawbacks is that the game session will end if just one of the two players gets disconnected.

Cutting your screen size in half can limit what you see in the game, so you’ll need to ensure that you and your teammate are both coordinated and providing information to each other during battles.


For more Fortnite, check out our guide on when Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 begins and how to watch the Fortnite Chapter 2 finale event.

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When does Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 start? Chapter 2, Season 8 end date

Fortnite Season 8’s conclusion will bring in Chapter 3, so here’s everything you need to know about the dates and upcoming content.

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Fortnite characters taking on Cube Queen NPC

Fortnite Season 8 is close to its end, and players are ready for what’s coming next. Here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 release date, and when Chapter 2, Season 8 will end.

We’re nearing the end of Fortnite Season 8, and the final update of the season has added a ton of new content.

On top of Marvel’s Carnage joining the Season 8 Battle Pass, the likes of The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes and the Cube Queen have also joined the party since launch. And now a massive Naruto crossover is taking place.

Now as we approach the end of the season, players are already thinking about Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1. Here’s everything we know about the next major update.

When does Fortnite Season 8 end?

Fortnite Season 8 artwork

Epic Games announced that Fortnite Season 8, and Chapter 2, will conclude on December 4, 2021, with The End event.

This is one day earlier than the date that was displayed in the Season 8 Battle Pass, which tells players how long they have to rank up and complete challenges to unlock new skins and cosmetic items.

Because the season ends a day earlier than expected, Epic Games have awarded all players who log in before the end of the season an extra 225,000 XP.

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 start date

Battle Bus from Fortnite Imposters

It’s unlikely that Fortnite Chapter 3 will begin immediately after Season 8, as it will likely enter a downtime after the The End event.

The downtime between Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 lasted almost two days, and this one could last around a similar time.

According to HYPEX, we could expect that Fortnite Chapter 3 will start on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. But, this was before we know that Season 8 would end a day early.

What will be in the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass?

Spider-Man on Fortnite background

Unfortunately, it’s too early to say with any certainty what will be in the Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass. Epic has a long history of crossing over with popular franchises, so expect to see some familiar faces.

The early December start date lines up with the release of the new Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Marvel character has leaked previously and could easily be a Battle Pass skin.

Also, there have been leaks that Neo from The Matrix will arrive in the second half of December, which will be in the early weeks of Chapter 3, Season 1.

How much will the Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass cost?

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass characters

While we don’t know the exact cost of the Chapter 3 Season 1 Battle Pass yet, it will likely cost 950 V-Bucks. You’ll be able to purchase the smallest bundle containing 1,000 V-Bucks for $7.99 / £6.49 from the Item Shop.

If you want to unlock the first 25 tiers of the Battle Pass right away, then you can spring for the Battle Bundle upgrade, costing $19.99 / £15.99. This will grant you 2,500 V-Bucks, along with an additional 300 for free. 


We’ll be sure to update this article as more details about Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1, become available, so stay tuned!

You can also check out how to complete the Strike from the Shadows Punchcard Quests!

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