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Fortnite Season 7 ‘Invasion’ update: 17.00 patch notes, Aliens, Rick & Morty, more

Here’s everything you can expect in Fortnite Season 7’s 17.00 update, including upgraded PC visuals and planned bug fixes.

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Fortnite Season 7 patch notes

Fortnite Season 7 is officially here, with the 17.00 patch on PC, Xbox Series X, PS5, and more, introducing Aliens, Rick & Morty and Superman crossovers, new weapons, and much more.

Fortnite Season 6 came to an end with season-ending live event, and just hours later, Season 7 has kicked off with a bang. Teases and data mines already hinted at the fact that the new season would be sci-fi themed, and the new trailer for the Fortnite season has confirmed that the “Invasion” is underway.

With new weapons, changes to Llamas, exciting crossovers, and upgraded visuals, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into with this major update. Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite Season 7’s 17.00 patch.

Fortnite 17.00 Update patch notes

Fortnite Season 7 trailer

Aliens invade in Season 7

Fortnite Season 7’s theme is “Invasion,” with aliens arriving on the Island. While downtime is ongoing, it seems like Aliens could be NPCs this season, while players will be able to fly around the map in the UFOs that have been abducting people over the last few weeks.

Rick & Morty, Superman, join Fortnite

Fortnite has become well-known for its weird and wacky crossovers, and Season 7 will be no different. Rick Sanchez has already been spotted in the Season 7 trailer posted above, and wherever you find him, Morty is sure to follow.

Find out how to unlock Rick Sanchez in Fortnite 7 with our in-depth guide.

On top of that, Epic also teased that Superman would be appearing as well this season, and now the man of steel has arrived with his own cosmetics set. You can learn how to unlock the Superman skin in our guide.

Four new weapons & Llama adjustments

As always, Fortnite fans can expect to get their hands on new hardware this season, with four new weapons joining the game.

The Kymera Ray Gun is an “alien weapon that emits a continuous deadly ray,” which deals 9 damage to enemies with an infinite magazine size. The Pulse Rifle will offer a more long-range approach, dealing 33 damage, and can switch between full and semi-automatic depending on whether you are hip firing the gun or aiming down sights.

The Recon Scanner will launch a bolt that will mark nearby enemies and chests, and will deal a huge 98 damage should you hit a player directly. Finally, the Rail Gun will deal a huge 85 damage, but you’ll need to charge it up before you fire, making it a slow fire-rate option.

On top of all that, we know that Loot Llamas are also getting an upgrade, but we don’t know the specifics of that just yet.

Fortnite Season 7 map changes

Unlike previous seasons, Fortnite’s island hasn’t received a major revamp during the Season 7 update. Sweaty Sands and Colossal Crops have been renamed to Believers Beach and Corny Complex, but haven’t been changed significantly.

One major change though is the giant spaceship that is currently floating above the island. To see all the updates, you can check out our guide on all the Fortnite Season 7 map changes.

Upgraded visuals with Season 7

Epic Games have confirmed that Fortnite will be receiving some visual upgrades in the 17.00 update. These follow the changes made to Fortnite’s release for the new generation of consoles in 2020.

If you set your graphics settings to “Epic” after the Season 7 update, you’ll see that both “Battle Royale and Creative modes benefit from improved Storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid.”

Epic explained that this means “cooler-looking explosion, fire, and Slurp effects.” There will also be improved postprocessing features such as bloom and lens flares and improved shadow quality.

Here are the system requirements for Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7:

  • Epic Quality Presets specifications
    • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
    • 4 GB VRAM or higher
    • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
    • 16 GB RAM or higher
    • NVMe Solid State Drive
    • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended specifications
    • Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
    • 2 GB VRAM
    • Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
    • 8 GB RAM
    • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Minimum specifications
    • Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
    • Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
    • 4 GB RAM
    • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Fortnite 17.00 Bug fixes

While Epic Games haven’t confirmed the bug fixes taking place in Season 7’s 17.00 update, a look at their official Trello Board of Community Issues can give us some clues.

Here are all of the Fortnite bugs Epic Games are aware of across Battle Royale, Creative, Mobile, and Save The World.

General

  • Shanty for a Squad Emote out of sync when joining already-singing players.
  • Difficulty scrolling through player list in Voice Chat tab on controller.
  • Unable to perform Last Forever Emote.

Battle Royale

  • Unable to fish while inside certain vehicles.
  • Several Pickaxes disabled in competitive.
  • Taking damage through cars while in motion.
  • Unable to craft Mechanical Bows or Primal Fire Bow in core modes after playing in competitive mode.

Creative

  • Rounds not reporting correct placements.
  • Unmanned vehicles destroy props when environment damage is turned off.
  • Asset memory size not showing in pre-place mode on XL Islands.
  • Boats only work with certain island templates.
  • Barrier device not preventing players to build through them.
  • Save Point device wrongly increasing saved score.
  • Vehicle explosion not properly triggered with “Destroyed with Transmit” on.
  • Player can encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of Island.
  • Switching from one Island to another keeps previous Island’s settings.

Save The World

  • Players with overloaded inventories may be unable to load into Ventures.
  • Console players get mouse and keyboard prompts.
  • The Weekly Supercharger Quest is only granting Hero Superchargers.
  • Broken Pickaxe animations.
  • Husks can deal damage to objectives through player-built structures

Mobile

  • Nintendo Switch players unable to gift cosmetics, Bundles, or Battle Pass on controller.

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Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover event: Release date, skins, leaks & rumors

A Dragon Ball Z crossover is coming to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about it, including the annouced release date.

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Epic Games are bringing cosmetic items and outfits from the Dragon Ball Z series to Fortnite, and here’s everything we know about this crossover, including the release date and leaks.

Epic Games have brought a plethora of different crossovers to Fortnite, with popular fictional characters like Spider-Man and Indiana Jones becoming available as cosmetic skins for players to unlock.

The recent Naruto crossover added new anime skins to the battle royale title, and Epic Games now have plans to bring even more fan-favorite anime characters. We’ll go over everything we know about the Fortnite and Dragon Ball Z crossover.

Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover release date

Epic have confirmed that the Fortnite and Dragon Ball Z crossover is set to release on Tuesday, August 16, just 3 days before the release of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie.

This makes sense as Epic Games have previously released cosmetic sets for Uncharted and Doctor Strange around the times their respective movies were released in theaters.

Well-known Fortnite leaker Shiina has also claimed that we could see a Dragon Ball Battle Bus similar to the one in the Naruto crossover.

Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z crossover leaked skins

Although we know that the Dragon Ball crossover is arriving on August 16, there is still no word yet on what new cosmetics will be on offer.

On July 18, HYPEX tweeted that the Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z collaboration will feature 4 different skins, claiming that Goku, Vegeta & Beerus are confirmed to arrive in the battle royale title.

The leaker then added that while the fourth skin is currently unknown, it will most likely be a female character like Bulma. Players might be able to unlock these outfits by completing tasks similar to the Nindo challenges in the Naruto Rivals event.

Leaked Fortnite x Dragon Ball Z Kamehameha Mythic

A few leaks also suggest that the Dragon Ball Z collaboration will bring a brand-new Kamehameha Mythic weapon to Fortnite. While it’s unclear how this will function, it will most likely let you fire power blasts at your enemies.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, and this information has not been confirmed by the developers themselves. We’ll keep checking for any official announcements on what will be included in the DBZ crossover in Fortnite.


For more Fortnite content, check out where to find the Coolest Player on the island as well as our guide on unlocking the John Cena skin.

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How to complete Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 weekly Quests: Week 10 challenge guide

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, brings new Quests every week, so here’s how to complete each week’s set of challenges.

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A new Fortnite Season means new Weekly Quests to complete, so here’s how to complete all of Week 10’s challenges in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, as well as all of the Quests you might have missed but can still complete.

Season 3 of Fortnite Chapter 3 brought Darth Vader, Indiana Jones, and plenty of new mechanics to the battle royale, and Epic Games didn’t stop there, as Weekly Quests are added to help you finish the Battle Pass and unlock the Super Styles.

Epic Games have done away with Punchcards, so you simply need to complete the challenges found in Season 3’s Quests screen. You’ll get 15,000 XP for each one you complete, so it’s well worth your time.

Here’s how to complete the Week 10 Quests, and when you can expect Week 11’s to go live.

How to complete Fortnite Season 3, Week 10 Quests

The tenth batch of Fortnite Chapter 3’s Season 3 Weekly Quests is centered around using new additions such as Zero Point Fish and Ballers to complete certain tasks around the island.

Here are all of the Week 10 Quests in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3:

  • Damage 10 different objects with one spray of the Charge SMG (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Damage an opponent with a DMR without aiming down sight (100) – 15,000 XP
  • Damage opponents within 10 seconds of dashing with a Zero Point Fish (100) – 15,000 XP
  • Travel in a Baller while on water (500) – 15,000 XP
  • Eliminate a player with the first shot from the Prime Shotgun (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Drop the Hammer Assault Rifle (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Bounce on a Crash Pad, a Bouncy Slurpshroom, and Off-Road Tires in a single match (1) – 15,000 XP

The latest set of Fortnite challenges are simple if you set out to complete them. If you’re looking to eliminate an opponent with the first shot of the Prime Shotgun, make sure you’re reloading after each shot.

The next set of Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 Quests will arrive on Thursday, August 18 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST, so stay tuned for Week 11.

All Fortnite Weekly Quests

Fortnite Week 9 Quests

  • Bounce on 3 separate crash pads before landing (1)
  • Collect seeds from Reality Seed Pods before they stop bouncing (3)
  • Deal damage to opponents while riding a Wolf or Boar (500)
  • Gain shield while emoting (1)
  • Hold a Charge SMG at max charge for 3 seconds, then damage an opponent (1)
  • Open Chests at Tilted Towers in a single match (3)
  • Plant or Summon a reality sapling 30 or more meters away from yourself (1)

Fortnite Week 8 Quests

  • Destroy 5 Structures with a Single Shot of the Ripsaw Launcher (1)
  • Make Opponents Dance with Boogie Bombs (3)
  • Throw a Fish Into Water (1)
  • Damage an Opponent with a Weapon Obtained from Fishing (1)
  • Deal Explosive Damage While Looking Away (1)
  • Find the Coolest Player on the Island (1)
  • Damage an Opponent with a Vehicle Within 5 Seconds of Honking (1)

Fortnite Week 7 Quests

  • Keep the first weapon you collect in your inventory until you reach the top 20 players (3)
  • Dead damage to airborne opponents (1)
  • Destroy structures with a Baller (20)
  • Throw different Consumable Pickups in a single match (3)
  • Perform an aerial 360 spin while dismounting a Wolf or Boar
  • Stop the music at the Rave Cave (3)
  • Crack opponents’ shields (3)
  • Deal damage with a Shotgun (150)

Fortnite Week 6 Quests

  • Break open Reality Seed pods (3)
  • Land headshots from 40 or more meters with the Hammer Rifle (5)
  • Purchase an Exotic weapon from a character (1)
  • Use a Baller, a zipline, and a geyser in a single match (3)
  • Use the Grapple Glove to catch a zipline while airborne (1)
  • Pick a Legendary or Mythic fruit from a Reality Sapling (1)
  • Deal damage to opponents with Rare or better Assault Rifles (1000)

Fortnite Week 5 Quests

  • Collect a Port-A-Fort and a Ripsaw Launcher in a single match (2)
  • Collect floating rings near Reality Falls (5)
  • Deal Damage to opponents within 10 meters with the Charge SMG (500)
  • Deal DMR damage to opponents from above (500)
  • Deploy a Port-A-Fort and deal damage to opponents within 30 seconds (50)
  • Destroy giant mushrooms with the Ripsaw launcher (8)
  • Visit Reality Falls, Tilted Towers, and Shuffled Shrines (3)

Fortnite Week 4 Quests

  • Damage opponents while in a vehicle (250)
  • Destroy structures with an E-11 Blaster Rifle (15)
  • Knock down Timer Pines with a Ripsaw Launcher (5)
  • Mantle onto a ledge within 3 seconds of sliding (3)
  • Plant a Reality Seed at Sunflower’s Saplings or Fungi Farm (1)
  • Search chests or ammo boxes at crashed IO Airships (2)
  • Travel 500 meters in the Slipstream around Rave Cave (500)

Fortnite Week 3 Quests

  • Impulse an enemy player with a Shockwave Grenade (1)
  • Dislodge or destroy Runaway Boulders with a melee weapon (3)
  • Damage opponents within 30 seconds of getting out of the water (75)
  • Reach max shields at a temple (1)
  • Jump off a diving board (3)
  • Headbutt an opponent while riding a Boar (1)
  • Get 3 seconds of air time in a land vehicle (1)

Fortnite Week 2 Quests

  • Boost into a Runaway Boulder and dislodge it with a Baller (1)
  • Eliminate enemy players with ranged weapons of Epic rarity or better (2)
  • Enter the wind tunnel in a Baller at the Screwballer (1)
  • Headshot opponents with the Two-Shot Shotgun (5)
  • Launch into the air using Geysers (3)
  • Pick Weeds around Reality Saplings (5)
  • Swing 50 meters or more with the Grapple Glove without touching the ground (10)

Fortnite Week 1 Quests

  • Collect Reality Seeds (3)
  • Damage opponents with a DMR (200)
  • Dance at different crashed IO Airships (3)
  • Gain shields by bouncing on Slurp Bouncer mushrooms (10)
  • Mod a Whiplash with Off-Road tires and a Cow Catcher, then destroy Structures (50)
  • Search chests at Condo Canyon or Tilted Towers (5)
  • Visit the Zero Point in a motorboat (1)

Fortnite Zero Week Quests

  • Interact with Sunbird or Moon Hawk and Rustler in a single match (2)
  • Jump on a Wolf or Bear’s back in 2 different matches (2)
  • Plant or Summon 3 Reality Saplings using Reality Seeds (3)
  • Survive 10 Storm Phases (10)
  • Travel 2000 meters in a Baller (2000)
  • Visit Groovy Grove, Reality Falls, and Rave Cave (3)

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests as well as the best Squid Game map codes.

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How to complete Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests: Free RLCS cosmetics

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests to unlock free RLCS cosmetics as rewards.

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The Rocket League crossover has brought new challenges to Fortnite, and here’s how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests to unlock free RLCS cosmetics.

Fortnite has become known for its numerous crossovers, with Epic Games adding Marvel characters like Spider-Man and even real-life celebrities such as The Rock to the battle royale title.

Now, brand-new challenges are available for players to tackle as part of the Rocket League crossover in Chapter 3, Season 3. We’ll go over how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests.

How to enter Fortnite Rocket League Live Worlds event

The Rocket League Live Worlds event in Fortnite began on August 9 and will end on August 14. During this event, you can head into a new Rocket League-themed map in Fortnite’s Creative mode.

Here’s how to enter this map:

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Open Creative Mode
  3. Head to Island Code
  4. Enter the code 8205-6994-2065

How to complete Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests

Once you’re on the map, you can check your Quests tab to see all the available Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests, and completing these will grant you RLCS cosmetics as free rewards.

Here are all the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests:

  • Deal Damage to Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Deal Damage to Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Eliminate Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Eliminate Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)

These are fairly straightforward and you should be able to get them done within a minute or so of landing in the match. Simply fire away at your opponents and once you’ve dealt damage and eliminated them, the challenges will be marked as completed.

Fortnite x Rocket League rewards

Successfully completing all the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests will unlock four new RLCS cosmetics in Chapter 3, Season 3. These include a new Glider and Back Bling.

Here are all the Fortnite x Rocket League rewards:

  • Rocket League Trophy Back Bling
  • Regal Rocket Glider
  • Nice Shot! Emoticon
  • Golden Goal Spray

That covers everything that you need to know about how to complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests. Be sure to hop into the game and get these free rewards before the event comes to an end.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guides on how to crouch and flip a car in the game as well as this leak revealing a first-person mode.

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