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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.

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?

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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Where to find & open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines in Fortnite: Location & guide

Here’s how to find and open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines to complete Fortnite’s Indiana Jones Questline.

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The brand-new Shuffled Shrines POI has appeared with the 21.20 update and features an Indiana Jones-style secret room to investigate. You’ll need to find it and get inside to complete the Indy Quests, so here’s how.

Fortnite players have been desperate to finally unlock the Indiana Jones Battle Pass skin, and it finally went live with the 21.20 update. Alongside Indy, there’s the brand-new Shuffled Shrines POI just west of the Joneses.

Shuffled Shrines has a secret door that players need to open to unlock the Indiana Jones Quests, and in true Indy fashion, there’s a puzzle to solve and deadly traps to avoid. Here’s how to solve the puzzle and open the secret door to complete the Fortnite Indiana Jones Quests.

How to open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines in Fortnite

Fortnite players looking to open the secret door at Shuffled Shrines will need to solve the stone puzzle.

There will be four stones around Shuffled Shrines, each with a different color-coded symbol. Starting on the south side of Shuffled Shrines, head clockwise around the area, marking down the symbol displayed on each shrine. While the stones will always be in the same place, the symbols will change each match.

You can check out their locations on the map below, and you’ll be able to hear them as you approach.

Once you’ve got all four symbols, head to the secret door in the middle of the POI. You’ll find four stones with the symbols, and use your interact button to have the stones display the symbols in the order that you visited them.

Once all four are correct, the stones will start glowing and the door will open. As this is an Indiana Jones Quest and POI, you’ll need to be careful of the traps that line the corridor as you approach the artifact.

Secret door past the main chamber Fortnite location

Once you reach the main chamber where the artifact sits on a plinth (picking this up will give 250 Gold), look to your right and you’ll notice a doorway masked by a large bush.

Head through the door and go right to the end of the corridor and you’ll find two Mythic chests and you’ll complete the “Find the secret door past the main chamber in Shuffled Shrines” Indiana Jones Quest and unlock the Indy’s Dustoff Emote. But be careful, you can be squished by a boulder on your way out.


For more Fortnite, check out all of the cosmetics found in the 21.20 game files, as well as the leaked Dragon Ball Z crossover coming soon.

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Where to find The Ruins in Fortnite: Durrburger Relic location

Here’s how you can find The Ruins landmark location on the map and collect the Durrburger Relic in Fortnite.

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If you’re wondering where you can find The Ruins and collect a Durrburger Relic for the Fortnite Indiana Jones Quests then we’ve got you covered with the exact location on the map.

The Fortnite map features a variety of different locations for you to visit, and these contain different loot, objectives, NPCs, along with other fun surprises that you can discover after exploring.

However, a few landmarks aren’t marked on the map, and this can make things difficult if you need to visit a location for challenges. The Ruins is one of these locations, and we’ll go over how you can find it and complete an Indiana Jones Quest.

The Ruins Fortnite location

You can find The Ruins just southeast of The Daily Bugle on the northeast side of the Fortnite map. This location is marked by an ancient grey structure that makes it difficult for players to miss.

Since this landmark is located on the edge of the island, it will get enveloped by the storm early on during a match, so we recommend landing there directly and then collecting whatever loot you require right away.

Once you’ve got what you need, you can rotate to another location from there. To make things much easier for you, we’ve marked the exact location of The Ruins landmark on the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 map below.

Where to find the Durrburger Relic in Fortnite

One of the new Indiana Jones Quests tasks you with visiting The Ruins in order to collect the Durrrburger Relic. We were able to find this item next to a tree on the middle level of this landmark.

Simply interact with the item when you see it and you’ll be on your way to unlocking the new Expedition Back Bling that’s part of the Indiana Jones cosmetics set. You’ll just need to head to The Temple and collect the Durrburger Relic from there as well.


For more Fortnite content, you can also check out the 21.20 update patch notes as well as these leaked Dragonball Z crossover files.

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Fortnite leakers discover Dragonball Z crossover in game files

According to new Fortnite leaks, Epic Games might be bringing a Dragonball Z crossover with new cosmetics to the battle royale.

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Leakers are suggesting that Epic Games have entered a new collaboration that is set to bring cosmetic items and outfits from the Dragon Ball Z series to Fortnite.

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 one leak is suggesting that Epic Games have plans to bring even more fan-favorite anime characters in the future.

The v21.20 update added a new Stamina Prop to Fortnite’s Creative mode, and this new addition closely resembles Capsule Corp from Dragon Ball Z because of its logo and color scheme.

The Capsule Corporation is a company that was founded by Bulma’s father in the Dragon Ball Z series. Notable leaker ‘HYPEX’ pointed out that the Stamina Prop is not only similar to Capsule Corp but also has outlines like other anime cosmetics.

This has caused mass speculation that Goku and other Dragon Ball Z characters might be making their way to Fortnite in a future update. This would be a great follow-up to the Naruto crossover in the game.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear how Epic Games plan to bring Dragonball Z characters to Fortnite. We might see something similar to the recent Nindo challenges in the Naruto Rivals event.

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 of a DBZ crossover in Fortnite.


For more Fortnite content, check out our list of the best Hide & Seek codes as well as our guide on how to spectate in Chapter 3, Season 3.

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