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Fortnite 17.20 update patch notes: Preferred Item Slots & Bugha ICON skin

Fortnite’s 17.20 update is set to bring the Underground POI and an invasion of alien troops in the patch notes, so we have them all covered for you.

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Fortnite 17.20 update patch notes

Fortnite’s 17.20 update is the latest patch in Season 7, dropping July 20 on PC, PS4 & PS5, Xbox One & Series X, and Nintendo Switch. The major update includes a new Bugha ICON Skin, new LTMs, and the highly sought-after Preferred Item Slots system.

Fortnite Season 7 is in full swing, and there is a variety of different content for players to enjoy, with a new battle pass that includes the likes of Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty to a ray gun and UFOs.

It’s been a few weeks since the last Fortnite patch, but it’s definitely been worth the wait for fans of the battle royale game. With a highly-anticipated setting change, a skin for the first Fortnite World Cup winner, and more, here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s 17.20 patch.

Fortnite 17.20 update patch notes

Fortnite 17.20 patch notes

Preferred Item Slots

Players have been asking for an automatic inventory system for a long time, and finally, Fortnite’s 17.20 update introduces the feature into the game.

With the new Preferred Item Slots setting, players will be able to choose which slot in their inventory weapons will enter when they are picked up. For example, if you like to keep your assault rifles in slot one, you’ll be able to set this so that any time you pick one up, it will appear in that location. You can watch the system in action below.

New Vorian Scout NPC

Notable Fortnite leaker HYPEX discovered a mysterious new NPC called Vorian Scout while digging through the Fortnite game files.

This character will carry Epic Tactical Shotgun that you will be able to blow away your opponents, and their description states that they “may or may not come in peace.”

Bugha ICON Series Skin & LTMs

Fortnite World Cup winner Bugha finally receives his own ICON Series Skin Bundle, which will be made available for purchase from the Fortnite Item Shop.

To celebrate the release of the skin, there are also two new LTMs for players to enjoy: Bugha’s Late Game and Pickaxe Frenzy.

Bugha ICON Series skin

Fortnite 17.20 bug fixes

As always, Epic Games have been hard at work fixing the bugs and glitches that have been plaguing the game over recent weeks. There’s an extensive list of issues addressed in the Fortnite 17.20 update patch notes across battle royale, Save the World, and Creative.

Battle Royale

  • The button for Arena Division/tournament details is currently unresponsive on controller.
    • We’re aware the button for Arena Division/tournament details is currently unresponsive on controller. We’re working on a fix for this issue.
  • ‘Hold Inventory button’ shortcut for accessing the Crafting menu is not working.
    • The ‘Hold Inventory button’ shortcut for the Crafting menu simply leads to the Inventory menu instead of the Crafting menu.
  • Epic Chests may sometimes not provide any weapons in Arena.
    • We’re aware that sometimes players may search an Epic Chest in Arena and receive no weapon. We’re investigating the issue.
  • Unable to fish while inside certain vehicles.
    • We’re aware of an issue preventing players from using a Fishing Rod while in the passenger seat of a Motorboat or in the pick-up bed of an OG Bear truck.
  • Props drive vehicles erratically.
    • Driving a vehicle while Disguised as a Prop causes the vehicle to drive erratically.
  • Cannot open Cosmic Chest if a player left the team.
    • If a player leaves the team during a match, the team will be unable to open up a Cosmic Chest in the match.
  • “Bars” showing up as 0 in the Lobby upon opening the game.
    • Upon opening the game, players’ Bar total will show up as 0 in the Lobby. This issue is visual only: players still have all of their Bars.
  • Cosmic Chest timers may remain on screen if a Bounty is poached.
    • Players may continue to see the Cosmic Chest timer at 0:00 if they have an active Bounty that is poached by an enemy player while they are opening the chest.
  • Fire temporarily disabled in Battle Lab.
    • To address a stability issue, fire has been temporarily disabled in Battle Lab.

Creative

  • Player can encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of Island.
    • We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of the Island.

Save the World

  • Saurian Vigor perk stops working after respawn
    • The Saurian Vigor Perk (Restores Health every 5 seconds) would stop working after a player respawned.

General Issues

  • Xbox players being exited from party when returning to Lobby.
    • Xbox players may be exited from their party when returning to the Lobby. (Please note that affected players are not blocked from reuniting with the party.)
  • New items automatically equipped after being picked up.
    • New items being picked up will be automatically equipped under some circumstances.
  • Unable to perform Last Forever Emote.
    • Players may be unable to perform the Last Forever Emote after selecting it.
  • Difficulty scrolling through player list in Voice Chat tab on controller.
    • Players on controller may have difficulty scrolling through the player list in the Voice Chat tab if the player list is long.
  • Xbox players may be unable to re-subscribe to Fortnite Crew.
    • Xbox players may be unable to re-subscribe to the Fortnite Crew due to any outstanding balances on the account. The UI may catch players in a loop and will need to be resolved via Xbox’s account management website.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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How to reveal the Command Symbol for Fortnite Ariana Grande Punchcard Quest

Here’s how to find and reveal the Command Symbol for Fortnite Season 8’s Ariana Grande Fortnitemares Punchcard Quest.

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Ariana Grande has arrived in Fortnite as an NPC and for her Fortnitemares Punchcard Quests, you’ll need to reveal the Command Symbol. This can be tricky if you don’t know how, so where to find and reveal the Command Symbol.

Fortnite’s Halloween update is here with Fortnitemares. This includes plenty of new features and challenges for players to earn some spooky goodies.

These come in the form of Punchcards, which has brought Ariana Grande back as an NPC.

For one of her Quests, you need to “reveal the Command Symbol.” This is tough if you don’t know how, so here’s where to find and then activate the Command Symbols for the Fortnitemares challenges.

How to reveal the Command Symbol in Fortnite Season 8

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To reveal the Fortnite Command Symbol, you must demonstrate the action in front of each corresponding hologram.

You’ll recognize the Fortnite Command Symbol as a blue hologram in between three glowing sticks. The sticks will emit a hologram depicting a different action such as emoting, jumping, or swinging your Pickaxe.

You just need to do the action in front of its corresponding hologram and you’ll have revealed the Command Symbol.

And you only need to activate the Command Symbol once, so don’t worry about having to do it several times.

Fortnite command symbol locations

Fortnite Season 8 command symbol locations

You can reveal the Command Symbol in several major POIs around the Fortnite map. Thanks to Fortnite.gg here are the locations:

  • Believer Beach
  • Corny Crops
  • Weeping Woods
  • Retail Row
  • Misty Meadows

You’ll begin the Quest in Believer Beach after receiving it from Ariana Grande, so this is the best place to try to complete it.

However, Believer Beach is extremely busy with everyone trying to complete the Fortnitemares Quests so it may be risky. You’ll find that the other locations are much less contested.


And that’s how you reveal the Command Symbol for Fortnite’s Ariana Grande Quests!

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to get the new Dune bundle.

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How to get Fortnite Dune skins: Bundle & price

Epic Games have added skins from the movie Dune in Fortnite Season 8, and here’s what you need to know about the Bundle and price.

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Epic Games have added more crossover content in Fortnite Season 8, this time in the form of cosmetic skins from the new Dune film. Here’s how you can get your hands on them.

Epic Games often introduce new Fortnite skins that align with the release of major blockbuster movies, such as the Venom and Carnage skins that were were added alongside the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Now, the developers have added a few skins and cosmetic items in Fortnite Season 8 from the film Dune, and players can now play as Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in the Battle Royale.

Dune bundle in Fortnite

The Epic Games Twitter account announced on Tuesday that the characters Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) from the movie would become available for purchase in Item Shop.

Here’s are all the Dune Fortnite cosmetics:

  • Paul Atreides Outfit
  • Chani Outfit
  • Twinblades pickaxe
  • Maker Hooks pickaxe
  • Sand Walk emote
  • Fremkits for both characters
  • Ornithopter attack ship
  • Sandworm loading screen

There are two different bundles to choose from. The Dune Bundle contains the two outfits, loading screen, and Fremkits. The Dune Gear Bundle contains the rest of the items.

Fortnite Dune Bundle price

Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) in Fortnite

You can get the Paul Atreides and Chani outfits for 1,500 V-Bucks each. If you want the other items then you can spend 2,000 V-Bucks on the Dune Bundle. The Dune Gear Bundle will cost 1,500 V-Bucks.

These are all currently available in the Fortnite Item Shop, but we don’t know for how long they will stay. It makes perfect sense for Epic Games to add Dune skins to align with the film’s release in October 2021.


For more Fortnite, check out how to get The Batman Who Laughs skin in Fortnite Season 8, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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How to get the Sideways Scythe in Fortnite

The Sideways Scythe is a brand-new melee weapon in Fortnite Season 8, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

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Fortnitemares 2021 has brought a brand-new melee weapon known as the Sideways Scythe to Fortnite Season 8, and here’s everything you need to do if you want to get your hands on it.

Fortnitemares 2021 has added a ton of fun new content for Fortnite fans to enjoy. Season 8’s Cubes have now converged, you can collect Candy in Fortnitemares Quests, and an Ariana Grande skin is on its way.

The Cube Queen has brought her wrath to Fortnite Island, and if you want to survive a battle against her Cube Monsters then we recommend getting the new Sideways weapon known as the Sideways Scythe.

How to get the Sideways Scythe in Fortnite

Fortnite, Sideways Scythe, Witch Brooms and the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher

If you want to get this item then you’ll need to head to a Sideways Zone. This new Sideways weapon was added as part of the 18.21 update, and it’s the first new melee weapon to arrive in Fortnite for a while.

These spawn at the start of every match and you can spot them easily when jumping from the Battle Bus. They resemble giant orange energy domes over some of the POIs, and you can easily track these on the map.

We recommend landing directly at these spots after jumping from the Battle Bus so that you get there ahead of your opponents. Once you’re there, you just need to open up Sideways Chests until you find a Sideways Scythe.

Fortnite Sideways Zones

How to use the Sideways Scythe in Fortnite

This weapon comes with a combo of five basic melee attacks along with a powerful jump attack that you can activate by jumping in the air and pressing the ‘fire’ button to damage nearby foes.

You can also use the ‘aim’ button to run quickly for a short duration and then launch a spin attack by pressing the ‘fire’ button. You can upgrade the weapon by defeating Cube Monsters and collecting Cube Monster Parts.


For more Fortnite, you can check out the Dune skins and cosmetics that have arrived in the store, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more guides!

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