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How to use Fortnite’s new Preferred Item Slot system

Fortnite now allows players to auto-assign items to each Loadout Slot, so here’s how to use Season 7’s Preferred Item Slot system.

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Fortnite has finally added the highly-requested option to auto-sort items into preferred slots with the 17.20 update, so here’s how to use the new Preferred Item Slot system.

Fortnite Season 7’s next major update has arrived, introducing World Cup winner Bugha as an ICON Series skin, a new teased NPC, and a quality of life feature that players have been requesting since early in the game’s life.

Thanks to the 17.20 update, players can now auto-sort items into slots of their choice. Here’s exactly how the Preferred Item Slot system works, and how to use it.

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Every Fortnite player has their go-to inventory system order. You want to assign every weapon and item, your Assault Rifles, Shotguns, and heals, into their correct slot so you can quickly access them with muscle memory alone.

Having to arrange your items can be a time-consuming task, especially when enemies are all around you, but the new Preferred Item Slot system seeks to fix this. The system was leaked back in June but finally made its way to Fortnite with July 20th’s 17.20 update.

What is Fortnite’s Preferred Item Slot system?

Fortnite preferred item slots

With the Preferred Item Slot system, you can assign each Loadout Slot an item type. When you pick up this item, it will auto-sort into the selected Loadout Slot. This is especially useful for controller players, where you need to scroll through each item.

For example:

  • Loadout Slot 1: Assault Rifle
  • Loadout Slot 2: Shotgun
  • Loadout Slot 3: SMG
  • Loadout Slot 4: Utility
  • Loadout Slot 5: Consumable

If the first item you pick up is an SMG it automatically goes into Loadout Slot 3, skipping the first two slots which are already assigned Assault Rifles and Shotguns.

This will significantly speed up your gameplay, especially in the early game, and allow you to access each weapon with muscle memory alone, not having to check where each item is in your inventory.

How to use Fortnite’s Preferred Item Slot system

Luckily, Fortnite’s Preferred Item Slot system is easy to use. All you have to do is decide which slots you want your items to be placed.

Here’s a full walk-through on how to use the Preferred Item Slot system in Fortnite:

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Navigate to ‘Settings’ and select the ‘Game’ tab marked by the cog
  3. Scroll down to ‘Preferred Item Slots’ and hit ‘Configure’
  4. Set ‘Preferred Item Slots’ to ‘On’
  5. Use the sliders to assign each Loadout Slot an item

Weapons and items you pick up while playing Fortnite will now auto-assign to the slot of your choosing!

Also, check out how to complete Fortnite Season 7’s Week 6 challenges ahead of the upcoming batch for Week 7!

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Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass leak reveals Darth Vader and Indiana Jones skins

A Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 leak appears to have revealed that Darth Vader and Indiana Jones skins will feature on the new Battle Pass.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is almost here, and a major leak has allegedly revealed some of the new crossover skins fans can expect, including Star Wars’ Darth Vader and Indiana Jones.

With Season 2 nearing its conclusion, attention is beginning to turn to Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 and what’s in store. One of the most exciting parts of any new season is seeing which new crossovers Epic has up its sleeve, after Obi-Wan Kenobi and even Wu-Tang Clan in Season 2.

Each new era comes with a new Battle Pass stuffed with plenty of skins to unlock, and Chapter 3 Season 3’s appear to have leaked ahead of time.

If the leak is to be believed, some beloved characters from classic films are set to finally make their debut in Fortnite.

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In a May 25 tweet, respected Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR shared an image that seemed to suggest that Darth Vader and Indiana Jones are set to headline Chapter 3 Season 3.

The Battle Pass section pictured the iconic Star Wars villain alongside an original Fortnite skin, likely indicating that Vader will be the Level 100 unlock in the new season.

Indiana Jones, featuring the likeness of actor Harrison Ford, is also depicted on the “Coming Soon” tile. This could hint that the legendary archaeologist is the new secret skin, much like Marvel’s Prowler in Season 2.

The image came from 4chan, but the leaker claimed the chances of it being a fake mock-up were “extremely low.”

Rumors of Darth Vader coming to Fortnite as a skin have been swirling for some time, as plenty of other Star Wars characters like Rey, Kylo Ren, and The Mandalorian have all joined the battle royale in the past.

With the much-anticipated Obi-Wan series, which is set to see Hayden Christensen return as the disgraced Anakin Skywalker, releasing shortly before Season 3 gets underway, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Epic felt now was the right time.

Of course, this is all just speculation until the trailer for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 drops and the Battle Pass is revealed.


For more on Fortnite, check out everything we know about the new PAC-MAN crossover, as well as how to complete Rail Gun Recon Quests.

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How to patch The Imagined into a Loudspeaker in Fortnite: Sanctuary locations & guide

Here’s how you can patch The Imagined into a Loudspeaker at Sanctuary in the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Resistance Quest.

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There is a new set of Resistance Quests available in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2, and here’s how you can complete the one that requires you to patch The Imagined into a Loudspeaker at Sanctuary.

The Fortnite Chapter 3, Season Battle Pass contains various cosmetic items for you to unlock, and you can get your hands on them by completing weekly Quests that allow you to level up fast.

There are brand-new Resistance Quests available for you to tackle, and this handy guide will go over how to complete the one that tasks you with patching The Imagined into a Loudspeaker in Sanctuary.

Fortnite Sanctuary Loudspeaker Locations

Fortnite Sanctuary Loudspeaker Locations

Sanctuary is located on the east side of the Fortnite map, and you’ll find 3 different Loudspeakers attached to poles when you arrive at this location. You’ll need to interact with just one of them for this Resistance Quest.

Here are all the Fortnite Sanctuary Loudspeaker locations:

  1. In front of the building where you’ll find The Foundation NPC
  2. By the road on the north side of this POI
  3. At the intersection next to the south side building

How to patch The Imagined into a Sanctuary Loudspeaker in Fortnite

Sanctuary Loudspeaker in Fortnite

You can head to any one of these three Loudspeakers after visiting the Sanctuary POI. You’ll have to override it so that The Imagined NPC can broadcast her message for everybody to hear.

Here’s how you can patch The Imagined into the Loudspeaker:

  1. Head to Sanctuary on the Fortnite map
  2. Visit one of the three Loudspeaker locations
  3. Hold the interact button when the prompt to override the Loudspeaker appears
  4. Let go after you’ve fully overridden the Loudspeaker

Once this is done, you’ll hear The Imagined stating over the Loudspeaker that she stands by the Paradigm NPC in light of her loyalty being questioned. Completing this Quest will award you 23,000 XP.


For more Fortnite Quests check out how to cut power to Control Panels in Fortnite’s: Command Cavern as well as our guide on the Fortnite Rail Gun Recon Quests.

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Will Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 have a live event finale?

Fortnite players are desperate for Chapter 3, Season 2 to end with a live event finale, so here’s everything we know so far.

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 is drawing to a close and one of the highlights of a new season is the live event. Here’s everything we know about whether Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 will end with a live event.

Fortnite has become known for its incredible crossovers and live events as much as its gameplay. These events feature unique playlists that have players join to watch the event together, and they’re usually used to usher in the next season or Chapter.

Players were disappointed when Chapter 3’s first season didn’t include one of these live events, so they’ll be keen to know whether Chapter 3, Season 2 will have a live event finale. Here’s everything we know about whether a live event will kick off Season 3.

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Will Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 have a live event finale?

According to data miners following the v20.40 update, Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 will end with a live event.

Data miners have discovered strings that appear to prove there will be a season-ending live event finale. Leaker FNBRintel has discovered a ton of strings for the event, which include an in-game countdown and a way for streamers to use DMCA-free music during it.

Another leaker, FortTory, has also said that there will be a pre-event lobby where “we can expect some animations and sequences” before the main event. However, they won’t say anything more for now.

New skins for Paradigm and Jonesy have also been found in the patch notes, and Shiina believes they’ll have a part to play in the live event finale. They also leaked that there will be “multiple cosmetics available for the event.”

When is Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s live event finale?

Fortnite’s live events usually take place on the last day of the season, and a report from ShiinaBR claims that the Chapter 3, Season 2 event will begin on June 4, 2022.

According to this leak, the event will take place for the entirety of June 4, and Chapter 3, Season 3 will officially go live the very next day. Shiina claims that they first heard these dates a few days prior to this leak.

Fortnite Intel claimed in a tweet that once the event concludes, there will be “an extended downtime,” with a “waiting screen similar to previous events.” Currently, it has not been confirmed exactly how long the downtime will last.

It will most likely end in the early hours of June 5, as that’s the time Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 is expected to launch. However, these are currently just leaks, so be sure to take this information with a grain of salt.


For more Fortnite, be sure to check out how to complete the Fortnite Rail Gun Recon Quests.

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