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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 defeat Riot for Fortnite Season 7 Week 7 Quest

Here’s how you can quickly complete the Fortnite Week 7 Epic Quest to find and defeat the NPC Riot which will grant you some exciting rewards.

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Riot in Fortnite

There are brand-new challenges to complete in Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7, and one of the Epic Quests requires you to defeat the NPC Riot. Here’s how you can find him and get this done.

Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7 has brand-new weekly challenges for you to complete, with a variety of different tasks to perform. These include stoking campfires and constructing Wooden Hatcheries.

One Epic Quest has you search for a Fortnite NPC Riot and then defeat him in battle. This character will put up a fight, so this guide will provide his location along with some tips for defeating him.

Riot in Fortnite

Where to find Riot in Fortnite Season 7

There are various NPCs scattered across Fortnite Island, and each one serves a different purpose, such as selling weapons or protecting the player. Riot will fire at you on sight, so be ready for a battle.

You can find this NPC on the west side of the Yellow Steel Bridge between Misty Meadow and Catty Corner. Make sure you collect some solid weapons and gear before going to battle against Fortnite Riot, as he will be hostile.

We’ve marked this location on the map below.

fortnite riot location

Simply take cover as much as possible by building structures or using your surroundings. Once he stops firing at you, you can take your opportunity to shoot him down. Luckily, he isn’t too difficult to bring down.

We recommend keeping a few shield potions on you just in case since the aim of Fortnite Riot is deadly. Once he’s down, you’ll be able to loot him for gear, and the game will reward you with 30,000 XP, so it is definitely worth it to take the time to find Fortnite Riot and defeat the NPC.

For more Fortnite, check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite and how to mark an Alien Egg for one of the Season 7, Week 7 quests.

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How to mark an Alien Egg in Fortnite Season 7, Week 7 Quest

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Season 7 Week 7 Legendary Quest that requires you to mark an Alien Egg.

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There are brand-new Quests to complete in Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7, and here’s how you can complete the Legendary challenge that requires you to mark an Alien Egg.

Week 7 of Fortnite Season 7 is here, and there are brand-new weekly challenges for you to complete so that you can earn XP and Battle Stars. These include tasks like stoking campfires and constructing Wooden Hatcheries.

One of this week’s Legendary Quests tasks you with finding and marking an Alien Egg. These aren’t found all over the map, so this guide will help you out by letting you know where to look.

Alien Egg locations in Fortnite Season 7

Alien egg in Fortnite

After the Alien invasion arrived, many changes came to Fortnite Island. Holly Hedges has been changed to Holly Hatchery, and it’s the area that you’ll need to visit for this Legendary Quest.

This location has changed into a farm for Alien Eggs in Season 7, and there’s a low gravity biome in the area. Head over there, and look for little green orbs that are sprouting out of the ground.

You can also check the southwest portion of the purple crater in the center of the map.

Alien Egg locations in Fortnite Season 7

You only need to mark one Alien Egg so make your way to either one of these locations. After you come across one, you can mark it by pinging its location on your map. So use the mouse scroll, or the left D-pad button.

Once that’s done, you’ll earn a total of 30,000 XP. You can also complete the rest of the weekly challenges to earn some extra XP and Battle Stars.

Also, check out how to complete all the Ferrari challenges in Fortnite.

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All NPC locations in Fortnite Season 7

Here are the locations for each of Fortnite Season 7’s NPCs who you can duel, hire, and pay to turn you into a prop.

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Fortnite Season 7 NPC Locations

Fortnite Season 7 features various wacky NPCs you can visit around the island, so here are all of the Fortnite NPC locations for whenever you might need to find these individuals.

Along with the beginning of Fortnite Season 7 came map changes and the introduction of some new NPCs such as Guggimon and Rick and Morty’s Rick Sanchez. By spending Gold Bars, these NPCs can be hired to fight for you, duel you for some great loot, or turn you into a prop.

To complete your collection of every character, you need to find all 19 scattered around the Fortnite map. This can be tricky as Fortnite doesn’t tell you where they’re located, but we have the location of every NPC to help you out.

Here’s every Fortnite Season 7 NPCs and their location on the updated map.

All Fortnite Season 7 NPC locations

Fortnite Season 7 NPC locations

Thanks to the website Fortnite.GG, we’ve got the location of every NPC discovered in Fortnite Season 7 so far. Fortnite.GG has also marked each character to tell you if they’re hireable, can be dueled, or will turn you into a Prop for the right price.

Here are the detailed locations of each Fortnite Season 7 NPC:

  1. Abstract: North-east side of Retail Row
  2. Guggimon: By the lighthouse on the north-west side of the island
  3. Sunny: On the boardwalk in Believer Beach
  4. Bunker Jonesy: On the south coast, south-west of Misty Meadows
  5. Bushranger: North-side of the Zero Point remains at the center of the island
  6. Dreamflower: North-east of Holly Hedges
  7. Joey: West-side of Dirty Docks
  8. Hayseed: Steel Farm to the north-east of Corny Complex
  9. Marigold: South-east side of Lazy Lake
  10. Maven: IO base between Craggy Cliffs and Steamy Stacks
  11. Rick Sanchez: IO Base east of Weeping Woods
  12. Riot: Bridge west of Misty Meadows
  13. Rook: IO Base south-west of Dirty Docks
  14. Special Forces: Bunker door south-east of Lazy Lake
  15. Swamp Stalker: Coast south of Slurpy Swamp
  16. Doctor Slone: Corny Complex
  17. Kymera: Several locations around Coral Castle
  18. Zig and Choppy: South-West corner of the Zero Point remains
  19. Human Bill: North-east bulding of Steamy Stacks

Like the Mending Machines, bear in mind that not every one of these NPCs is guaranteed to spawn in every match of Fortnite, so you may arrive and not find them there. Also, NPCs are known to move around, so we’ll update you if they are found in any more locations.

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More NPCs are expected to be added over the course of the season, so we’ll update this article with any new character and their location.

As Fortnite Season 7 progresses, you’ll probably be tasked with finding several of these NPCs to complete the weekly challenges on offer. So it’s well worth studying up and learning their locations to give you the edge in completing these.

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