Fortnite v17.00 Patch Notes | Season 7: Invasion

Epic Games has just released Fortnite v17.00 and we have the complete patch notes for you to read. The new season brings a brand new Battle Pass with all new skins including Superman! Plus, the patch also fundamentally changes the way you level up in the Battle Pass through the use of pages and stars.

The update is available right now on all supported platforms and is a mandatory download of about 11.2 GB. You will be able to purchase the Battle Pass and unlock the skins as soon as you launch the game!

Fortnite v17.00 Patch Notes

Here are the complete patch notes for the update:

With Chapter 2 Season 7, aliens have invaded more than just the Island – they’ve upgraded the season’s Battle Pass too! 

This all-new Battle Pass puts you in the driver seat, leveling up and claiming rewards in the order you decide. Let’s start with a video and then break it down further!https://www.youtube.com/embed/QJonv5QRcEQ 

BATTLE STARS ARE BACK

In this season, Battle Stars return to the Battle Pass with a fun new twist. Every time you Level Up, whether by playing and completing challenges to earn XP or buying a Battle Pass Level with V-Bucks, you’ll earn 5 more Battle Stars. Use your Battle Stars to claim a suite of awesome Battle Pass rewards in the order you decide! 
 

YOUR BATTLE PASS REWARDS IN YOUR ORDER

With the new Battle Pass, cosmetics are no longer tied to reaching specific season levels. Instead you’ll earn Battle Stars when you level up, and can exchange them to claim Battle Pass rewards in the order you decide. 

As you earn season levels and claim rewards, more pages of the Battle Pass will unlock, offering new reward options to choose from. Want to claim the Abduction Contrails on Page One straight away? No problem. Or would you rather hold on to your Battle Stars and level up more to open Page Two and snag a new space-age Lobby Track first – the choice is yours! 

Fortnite Battle Pass Battle Stars

Each page of the Battle Pass also has a special locked reward, like the punk rock believer Sunny or synthetic artist Guggimon, only available once all other rewards on that page have been claimed. Scope out your favorites and snag them first as you work to reach Level 100 and claim the intergalactic traveler Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty. After claiming all 100 Battle Pass rewards, you can keep exchanging your Battle Stars for a selection of sleek new Outfit styles for Doctor Slone and others within additional pages of Bonus Rewards.

Don’t own the Battle Pass? No worries, all players earn the same number of Battle Stars when they level and each page of the Battle Pass has rewards available for all players to claim as you play.  

Fortnite Kymera From Battle Pass


TRANSFORM KYMERA

Purchasing the Battle Pass will immediately unlock the face-swapping alien, Kymera. With over 800,000 combinations of head shapes, eye and skin colors, patterns and armor colors to choose from you’re sure to find a style that fits just right! If the one-eyed squid-mouth look isn’t trendy anymore, don’t sweat it – you can freely mix & match from any of your unlocked style options at any time.

So how do you craft the perfect look for this appearance-altering alien? By collecting Alien Artifacts! Explore parts of the Island impacted by the Invasion each week or squad up and unravel the mystery of crystal-encased Cosmic Chests to collect Alien Artifacts. Similar to Battle Stars, these can be exchanged to claim additional styles for Kymera that permanently expand your choices of custom alien looks.

GAMEPLAY UPDATES

We’ve made quality of life changes to the following areas

  • XL Grid Island
    • New XL Grid Island Material matches the Spatial Thermometer grid spacing.
  • New Resources
    • We’ve added the following resources from Save the World for use in games:
      • Fibrous Herbs, Flower Petals, Rough Ore, Planks, Rough Mineral Powder, Simple Mineral Powder, Fine-Grain Mineral Powder, Char-Black Mineral Powder, Oxidized Mineral Powder, Quartz Crystal, Stringy Twine, Simple Twine, Study Twine, Peaky Twine, Carved Twine, Blast Powder, Rusty Mechanical Part, Simple Mechanical Part, Study Mechanical Part, Sleek Mechanical Part, Efficient Mechanical Part, Rotating Gizmo, Copper Ore, Silver Ore, Malachite Ore, Obsidian Ore, Brightcore Ore, Shadowshard Crystal, Sunbeam Crystal.
      • These can all be found in the Consumables tab.

DEVICES

  • Added the HUD Controller device.
    • This device allows you to hide individual elements of the player HUD during the game to remove any unnecessary clutter from the play experience.
    • The following HUD elements can be disabled with the device: All, Mini Map, Info Box, Storm Timer, Player Count, Elimination Counter, Round Timer, Round Details, Build Menu, Player Inventory, Team Info, Health, Shields, Experience UI (Battle Pass), Wood/Stone/Metal/Gold Resources, Reticle, Pickup Stream, Equipped Item Info.
  • Added a new option to the Trick Tile device.
    • Reset After: (Range from 1 second – 10 minutes)
    • This causes the Trick Tile to reset automatically after the specified amount of time has elapsed.
  • Added a new option to the Sequencer device.
    • Send Player Information: Yes, No (Default: No)
    • If set to Yes, the sequencer will pass the player who activated it as the Instigator to any devices triggered by the pulse.
  • Added Class restriction settings to the following devices:
    • Player Spawn Pad, Player Checkpoint Pad, Teleporter, Conditional Button.
  • Added new functionality to the Vending Machine.
    • All 3 items added to the Vending Machine can now have their resource costs set separately in Wood, Stone, Metal or Gold.

DEVICE VISUAL UPDATES

  • We’ve updated the visuals and added a glossy effect on the following devices:
    • Player health device
    • Save point device
    • Race manager device
    • Race checkpoint device

GAMEPLAY FIXES

  • Fixed several issues with the Damage Volume device.
  • Fixed an issue where the Creature Placer was not spawning fiends correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused player Pickaxes to change when using Changing Booth.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Bows from doing damage to the Choppa.
  • Fixed an issue where games were not waiting for the full duration of the auto-start timer before starting the game.

ISLAND FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that caused the “My Island” option to be greyed out.
  • Fixed an issue that caused memory to be artificially higher on the XL Islands.

UI FIXES

  • Updated the inventory icons for the HUD Controller, Save Point and Race Checkpoint based on updated materials to the devices.
  • Added a “Customizable” inventory filter to more easily find galleries with customizable assets.

TOOLS FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Phone Tool to be used outside normal boundaries. 



If you’d like to read more game updates and news, check out our Patch Notes section.

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