Fortnite’s 17.50 update is officially here, bringing the Island Games, a reactive Crew set and a new Doja Cat emote to players on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. You can view the full patch notes below.
With that in mind, the 17.50 update is set to be the final major patch of the season, and as always, Epic have thrown in a few changes to keep everyone on their toes in the run-up to Season 8.
With the August 31 patch, Fortnite’s devs have introduced the Island Games, a special Creative Event filled with XP rewards to help you with your Battle Pass. To find out more and see all the changes, check out the full 17.50 patch notes below.
Fortnite 17.50 update patch notes
Fortnite Island Games
The season is nearly over, but the fun doesn’t have to end just yet, with Epic introducing the Island Games, complete with major XP rewards and some cool cosmetic items.
This special Creative event tasks players with taking part in a number of different game modes like Red vs Blue Rumble, Prison Breakout, Finest 2v2, and more, with huge rewards up for grabs. Most challenges are giving out 20,000 or 30,000 XP, perfect to help you level up your Battle Pass to Tier 100.
Completing five of these tasks will earn you a spray, seven will unlock the Wavebreaker wrap, and nine will give you the cool Qwerky Axe.
Fortnite Crew Legacy Set
A new month means a new Fortnite Crew set, with the September offering titled ‘Legacy.’ This month doesn’t see any major crossovers inside the Crew pack, but it’s still one of the coolest we’ve seen so far.
That’s because this month’s pack is fully customizable, with players able to choose the color combination they want to rock on their back. On top of that, both the back bling and pickaxe are progressive, which means the more kills you get, the better they look.
New Doja Cat emote
Doja Cat fans have will have another emote to add to their inventory, with a dance featuring her song ‘Kiss Me More’ added to the game.
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The new Dahja Cat skin also comes with it’s own traversal emote, which shows the character playing hopscotch.
Fortnite 17.50 bug fixes
As always, Epic Games have been hard at work fixing a number of bugs that have been negatively affecting the game. While the devs don’t drop full patch notes themselves anymore, we know what’s being addressed thanks to their official Trello board.
Battle Royale Issues
- Losing item functionality after swapping from Prop-ifier to Consumable.
- Adding the Skydome Device to the hotbar resets the island visually.
- Players are ejected from vehicles in shallow water.
- Android Players are unable to use color picker to change color.
Save The World Issues
- SGT Tank Gatling’s perk Bouncy Shield is no longer triggering.
- Inaccurate description of Goin’ Constructor in game.
For more Fortnite, check out how to get the Fortnite Galaxy Grappler skin, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
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Fortnite Armored Walls: How to get & use the new Trap
Here’s how to get and use Fortnite Season 8’s latest addition, Armored Walls, which add a ton of HP to your structures.
Fortnite Season 8 has included a brand-new Trap item to the game, with Armored Walls making your structures much more powerful. Here’s how to find and use this new defensive item.
Following the news that Fortnite will be crossing over with designer fashion house Balenciaga, Epic Games has brought even more content with the September 21 hotfix. In this small update, they’ve announced a Fourth Birthday event, given players the chance to unvault an item, and added a new Trap.
The Armored Walls Trap covers builds in thick metal plating, giving “any building piece a whole bunch more HP.”
Here’s how to find and use this powerful new item.
How to get Armored Walls in Fortnite
Creating a safe area to hold down is one of the most important strategies to winning a game of Fortnite. Maintaining the high ground and having solid cover is ever-important and now your defense can now be even stronger thanks to the new Armored Walls Trap.
These Armored Walls have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale matches with the September 21 update. In the accompanying announcement, Epic Games revealed that Armored Walls can be found in Supply Boxes and on the ground. So, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find them, you just need to loot around.
How to use Armored Walls in Fortnite
Armored Walls are Uncommon Traps, so will go into the Trap inventory slot. Like placing the old Damage Traps or Bouncers, you just need to approach one of your own structures with Armor Plates in your inventory and press your Trap keybind, e.g T.
The wall will now become a thick metal structure with 2,500 HP, so the enemies will have an extremely hard time breaking through. However, it works both ways, so be careful you don’t box yourself in!
Here’s a quick summary:
- Build or approach one of your walls in Fortnite
- Have the Armored Walls trap at the ready
- Press your Trap button to apply it to the surface
And that’s how you can find and use Armored Walls in Fortnite Season 8! For more guides, check out how to level up the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass fast.
Image Credit: Epic Games
Fortnite Fourth Birthday event: Start date, Quests, rewards
Fortnite is nearing its fourth birthday, and there’s a full in-game event coming so players can join in with the celebrations.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since Fortnite began taking over the gaming world, but it’s true. Once again, Epic is celebrating in style with a special in-game Fourth Fortnite Birthday event. We’ve got the lowdown right here.
Fortnite Season 8 is a throwback in many ways, mainly thanks to the return of Kevin and his fellow alien Cubes. That’s why it’s fitting that the new season coincides with the anniversary of the battle royale’s release.
So, to celebrate, Epic is launching a Fourth Fortnite Birthday event for players to dive into, packed with plenty of Quests and rewards.
Fourth Fortnite Birthday event start date and time
This special Fortnite Birthday event will kick off on September 24, 2021, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST, coming via an update that will be available to download on the day.
Fittingly, the Fortnite Birthday event festivities will last for four days, ending on September 28, 2021. The game’s official birthday is in the middle of the event on September 26.
Throughout the Fortnite Birthday event, players will be able to spot birthday cakes scattered around the island. Eating these baked goods will offer valuable health and shield boosts.
Birthday presents will also be returning from last year. These can be thrown onto the ground and contain rare loot.
Fourth Fortnite Birthday Quests & rewards
As part of the celebrations, players will have the chance to complete themed Quests to earn birthday rewards and XP.
These will also go live when the event starts, on September 24, 2021, at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST.
Among the rewards will be the “4 Me???” Back Bling, “Hooplah Hammer“ Pickaxe, and “4? Score!” Emoticon.
Epic is yet to confirm what the birthday-themed Quests will entail, but be sure to check back here for the latest updates.
That was everything we know so far about the Fourth Fortnite Birthday event. We’ll have to wait and see if Epic has anything else planned for the big day.
Image credits: Epic Games
How to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass
We’ve found some of the best ways for you to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass and claim all the rewards in the process.
For those looking to rank up fast in the new Season 8 Battle Pass for Fortnite, here are some of the best ways to level up fast in the Fortnite Season 8
With Fortnite Season 8 well underway, you can check out all of the new content in the game, including new Cosmic Chests, cosmetics, bounties, and weapons. There’s also a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through.
The Season 8 Fortnite Battle Pass has various new cosmetic items, including the new Carnage cosmetic skin.
This guide will go over the fastest ways for you to level up and unlock these items.
How to Level up fast in Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass
Complete Weekly punchcards
Punchcards have returned in Fortnite Season 8, replacing weekly quests and offering players a ton of bonus XP towards earning Battle Stars. This will help you progress through the Fortnite Battle Pass quickly.
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Each week, a new Weekly Punchcard Quest will appear. Daily Punchcards refresh each day, giving you Quests to complete for some bonus XP. Finishing one Daily Punchcard will complete the first Weekly Quest.
Complete the character punchcards
On top of the Weekly Punchcards, there will also be character Punchcards to complete for the remainder of the season. These are all tailored around the Fortnite Battle Pass skins and a few other notable NPCs.
Just speak with the characters on Fortnite Island to start a punchcard and complete all the tasks given to you. You can be done with all of them in a single playthrough.
Play as much as possible
Although it seems obvious, playing the game as much as you can obviously boost your rank and level you up nicely. Even better, performing well in your games by getting a high placement and kills will give you even more XP and rank you up faster.
Also, don’t forget that playing with friends will give you an extra XP boost, so make sure you team up with your buddies and get some Victory Royales!
That’s all on how to level up fast in the Fortnite Battle Pass. For more on Fortnite, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL and check out our recent article on the Fortnite Gold Cube location.
Image Credits: Epic Games
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