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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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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

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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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