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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.



Fortnite 1710 patch notes

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.


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.

Image Credit: Epic Games


Fortnite Season 7 live event: Schedule & what to expect

A countdown timer has appeared in the world of Fortnite, and it looks to be counting down the moments until the Season 7 live event.



Fortnite Live Event Countdown Timer

Excitement is at an all-time high in the world of Fortnite, as the highly anticipated live event for Season 7 will be taking place very soon.

Many things have made Fortnite one of the most popular games in the world over the past couple of years, with one of the most important being the exciting live events that Epic Games has pulled off over the course of the game’s many seasons.

These live events have been everything from concerts to giant battles where millions of players have been able to experience the adrenaline-fueled action simultaneously.

While the end of Season 6 and the start of Season 7 did not see a live event occur, this does not look to be the case for the end of Season 7 and the start of Season 8, as a Fortnite live event will indeed be taking place.

Fortnite Season 7 live event

Fortnite Season 7 live event

This new Fortnite live event countdown timer appeared on July 27, 2021, with the release of the 17.21 update for the fan-favorite game brought exciting items like the new Plasma Cannon.

Players soon noticed this Fortnite live event countdown timer in the game’s sky when they were playing and in the lobby in between matches.

Based on the amount of time this timer began with when it first appeared, it looked as though the highly anticipated live event would occur on August 6, 2021, at 3 PM PST/ 5 PM CST/ 6 PM EST.

It had been unknown exactly what the Fortnite Season 7 live event would be before Epic Games officially announced the Rift Tour, which will see various Ariana Grande concerts taking place between August 6 and 8. You can find the full Fortnite Season 7 live event schedule below:

  • Show 1
    Friday, August 6 @ 6 PM ET
  • Show 2
    Saturday, August 7 @ 2 PM ET
  • Show 3
    Sunday, August 8 @ 12 AM ET
  • Show 4
    Sunday, August 8 @ 10AM ET
  • Show 5
    Sunday, August 8 @ 6 PM ET
Fortnite Season 7 live event

Players will be able to earn various rewards by attending the live event and get to enjoy an exciting experience that hasn’t happened in the popular game since the Travis Scott and Marshmellow concerts.

For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all of the Season 7 Bounties, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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How to watch Fortnite Ariana Grande concert Season 7 Rift Tour live event

The Fortnite Ariana Grande concert is going to put an exciting mark on Season 7, and here is how you can watch this live event.



Fortnite Ariana Grande Concert Live Event

The Fortnite Season 7 Rift Tour event will be here soon, and it will feature an Ariana Grande concert that players will be able to experience, and we have everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss it.

Fortnite has seen several in-game events such as the Cosmic Summer Celebration, Rainbow Royale event, and even a Travis Scott concert. Now, a Fortnite Ariana Grande concert live event will be coming to the game featuring one of the world’s biggest music stars.

After days of leaks, Epic Games officially announced the Rift Tour, a special event that will run from August 6 – 8, which the hame’s developers say will transport players to “magical new realities where Fortnite and a record-breaking superstar collide.”

These new realities will be at the focus of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert Season 7 live event, and here is how to make sure you catch all of the action.

When is the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert?

According to the Rift Tour tab inside the game, there will be five performances across two days, starting on August 6 with the Americas, and a global concert on August 7. You can view the full schedule below:

  • Show 1
    Friday, August 6 @ 6 PM ET
  • Show 2
    Saturday, August 7 @ 2 PM ET
  • Show 3
    Sunday, August 8 @ 12 AM ET
  • Show 4
    Sunday, August 8 @ 10AM ET
  • Show 5
    Sunday, August 8 @ 6 PM ET
Fortnite Ariana Grande Concert

Each of the shows will be the same experience except that players can experience different effects depending on the outfit they are wearing on their character, so those looking for a little twist on their second or third viewing can throw on a new outfit to see what it offers during the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert.

It is also important to note that even if you RSVP for one of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert shows, it will not guarantee you a spot in the event’s server for your region’s time.

Epic Games advises players to get into the game 60 minutes before the start of the show they want to attend, as the Rift Tour event playlist will go live 30 minutes before each show.

Also, players will need to ensure that their game has the latest v17.30 update downloaded and installed if they wish to attend one of the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert live events.

Fortnite Ariana Grande concert season 7 live event

If you can now attend the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert in person, there will be plenty of content creators streaming it live on Twitch and YouTube, so there will be various avenues you can take to see the action, even if you can’t play the game at the scheduled times.

With Season 8 set to start in September, the Fortnite Ariana Grande concert event will be a fantastic way to make the final month of Season 7 more memorable.

We’ll keep checking for more news regarding this and will be sure to update this article as we learn more. Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for updates, and check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite.

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons / Epic Games

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How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande Icon Series skin

Ariana Grande is the next personality to get a Fortnite Icon Series skin for her upcoming Rift Tour concert event, and here is how you can get her outfit.



Fortnite Ariana Grande Skin

The Fortnite Rift Tour event will see the musical superstar Ariana Grande perform her own concert in the popular game and will also see her own Icon Series skin become available for players to add to their collections.

There is a great deal of excitement in the world of Fortnite, with the Rift Tour event set to start on August 6 and deliver an array of concerts performed by music superstar Ariana Grande.

This will be the latest concert event to take place in the high-profile game with Marshmello and Travis Scott having been previous musical artists to perform a show inside of Fortnite.

As with the Marshmello and Travis Scott concert events, players are able get a Fortnite Ariana Grande skin as the latest new item for the Icon Series collection that recently added LeBron James and World Cup champion Bugha.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know to get the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin.

How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande skin

Fortnite Ariana Grande Bundle

Players are now able to acquire the Ariana Grande Icon Series skin, along with all of her other cosmetic items, after they entered the Item Shop on August 4.

The entire Ariana Grande Bundle costs 4,500 V-Bucks but is currently reduced to 2,800 V-Bucks.

Of course, you can purchase each item from the pack individually. Here’s every item in the Ariana Grande Bundle and their individual prices:

  • Ariana Grande skin (includes Piggy Smalls Backbling) – 2,000 V-Bucks
  • Sweetener Sailshards Glider – 1,200 V-Bucks
  • 7 Rings Smasher Harvesting Tool – 800 V-Bucks
  • Lil’ Floaticorn Emote – 500 V-Bucks
Fortnite Ariana Grande Skin

There is no doubt that plenty of fans will be more than excited to add this new outfit to their character’s collection and enjoy everything that the Rift Tour event has to offer, playing with the newest personality to join the Icon Series.

For more Fortnite, check out where you can find all of the Rift Tour posters, how to complete Season 7’s Week 9 Quests, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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