12 Sep 2021 8:23 PM +00:00

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 - All You Need to Know About The Alien Invasion

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Season 7 of Fortnite has finally arrived as UFOs swarm the island.

Season 6 of Fortnite saw the island go Primal, with the Zero Point sending players back in time, questions are rising as to how this will affect the future of the Battle Royale and where the story will go.

Even with leakers and teasers galore, players rarely know the full extent of what's coming in the next season. The Primal theme was a bit of a curveball and one few expected to see.

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But, the Zero Point appears to have been stabilised thanks to a mysterious character, but what will happen next?

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It seems like we're heading back to the present and a new presence is making its appearance - UFOs. The community is under the impression this will be a 'filler' season before the real story kicks off again towards the end of Summer.

Here's what we know about Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite.

Latest News

Corny Complex Abduction, Lobby Changes

Fortnite Corny Comples
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Corny Complex is currently being abducted, and bombs can clearly be seen on some of the floating landmasses.

The Fortnite lobby has also been updated to reflect this change in events!

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Operation: Sky Fire - Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 Live Event

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 is coming to an end, and it is time for a Live Event to kick off the final battle.

Loopers have been dealing with the alien invasion for a while now.

The I.O. has been fighting tirelessly in order to get rid of the aliens, but they haven't been able to make much of a headway with it.

Now it is time for Slone to enact her master plan.

Operation Sky Fire is now over and Fortnite fans have been surprised by the sudden re-appearance of Kevin the Cube. Additionally, Kevin is bringing a bunch of his friends to the island as well. So make sure to prepare for the launch of Fortnite Season 8 and find out what is going to happen to the island.

Read Doctor Slone's Operation Sky Fire Signals the End of Chapter 2, Season 7

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Exclusive FNCS Cosmetics

FNCS Cosmetic items are now in the Item Shop for a limited time!

Fortnite 17.50 Patch Notes

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The last update of Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 7 has gone live.

Here are all the additions and changes made to the game.

Read Fortnite 17.50 Update Patch Notes

Epic Games VS Apple Could Be Heading Towards An End

Apple and Epic Games have been engaged in a long-drawn lawsuit. The lawsuit came into being when Fortnite was removed from the App Store.

The dispute arose after Epic Games bypassed the payment gateway within the App Store itself in order to skip on the excess commission that Apple was charging.

The lawsuit still awaits a verdict, however, Apple just might agree to compromise.

Read Epic Games VS Apple Could Be Heading Towards An End

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Release Date

Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite began on 8th June 2021.

Read More: When Does Fortnite Season 8 Go Live?

Trailers

The New Trailers tend to release with the launch of the new season.

This includes a Cinematic Trailer and a Battle Pass trailer.

Here are last season's trailers:

Season 7 Trailer

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Season 7 Battle Pass Trailer

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Update Size & Download

  • PS4 - 4.7GB
  • PS5 - 4GB
  • XBOX ONE - 6.3GB
  • XBOX SERIES X - 5.8GB
  • PC - 10.2GB
  • ANDROID - 2GB
  • SWITCH - 4.02GB
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Read More: How To Download Fortnite 17.00 Update Faster

Patch Notes

You can see the full and latest patch notes here.

You can expect the following in the next update:

  • The PC version of Fortnite is getting some upgraded visuals in this patch.
  • Updated PC Requirements
  • New Battle Pass (including a secret skin and various Battle Pass challenges)
  • Map Changes
  • New Shop skins and bundles
  • New Challenges
  • New weapons
  • New Vaulted and Unvaulted weapons
  • Changes to weapons and consumables
  • Bug Fixes
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Chapter 2 Season 7 Storyline

Aliens have invaded Apollo Island and Doctor Slone and the IO are trying to figure out what they want.

Chapter 2, Season 7 deals with how the Island handles the Alien Invasion, as well as how the IO is responding to the threat.

By the time it ends, the Mothership will drop from the sky, but not before the face of the island is changed drastically.

Map Changes

While the map will retain the same structure it has throughout the duration of Chapter 2, there will be some changes to the map.

Season 7 Map

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Season 6 Map

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New POIs

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Battle Pass

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The Season 7 Battle Pass will once again play an important part in the season and although we're unsure what it will include, we can expect plenty of skins, emotes, pickaxes, and gliders.

The new Battle Pass will contain 100 tiers of content for players to complete over the span of the season.

The premium Battle Pass will cost 950 V-Bucks, which is about £7-8.

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You can also obtain the Battle Pass Bundle, which will cost 2800 V-Bucks and rewards you with access to the first 25 tiers of the Battle Pass immediately.

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Gifting the Battle Pass will cost $7.59 (without tax).

Alternatively, you can use the V-Bucks you accumulated throughout Season 6 to purchase the new pass for free.

To go from Level 1 to Level 100 without buying ANY tiers you'll need to gain roughly 7,500,000 XP total.

If you're not interested in spending money, you can complete the free battle pass; although it will come with considerably fewer rewards.

Alternatively, you can sign up to Fortnite Crew to get the pass for free.

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Skins

Season 7's skins tend to be focused on their theme.

Here are some of the confirmed skins.

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Theme

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The theme is called 'Invasion', a UFO theme in Season 7.

A lot of evidence is suggesting the story is heading that way, particularly with the 'Foreshadowing Quests'.

Here's a look at all past themes:

  • Season 1: No Theme
  • Season 2: Medieval
  • Season 3: Space
  • Season 4: Super Heroes
  • Season 5: Worlds Collide
  • Season 6: Halloween
  • Season 7: Winter
  • Season 8: Pirates
  • Season 9: Future
  • Season X: Time
  • CH2S1: Doppelgangers
  • CH2S2: The Agency
  • CH2S3: Water/Flood
  • CH2S4: Marvel Comics
  • CH2S5: Hunters
  • CH2S6: Primal
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We're still expecting a DC theme season at some point in the future, as there are so many DC collaborations that pop up throughout the various seasons.

With Summer coming up, we may see a more Summer-centric theme.

Depending on how the story progresses, we should theoretically return to a present timeline.

With Season 9 and Season X focusing on 'Future' and 'Time' we doubt we will be propelled well into the future.

UFOs

According to @HYPEX, here's what to expect from the aliens:

  • When they abduct you they restore your Health & Shield to 100
  • They have a max capacity of 20 players
  • They can mass abduct a squad/enemies
  • They select abductees before abducting them
  • They appear from the first zone
  • Takes 3 seconds to select/warn abductees
  • Takes 2 seconds to abduct
  • Only 1 spawns then they increase to 5 (I think)
  • They appear 15 seconds after every storm
  • Their chances of spawning (in zones order): 10%, 20%, 40%, 80%, 100%
  • UFOs will start to appear at the end of this season (NOT IN COMPETITVE) and they will randomly abduct players, fully heal them and throw them somewhere else
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Wildlife

Players can now encounter wildlife in the new season including:

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We expect this mechanic to remain.

But it's reported that a kangaroo, octopus, and platypus will be added - potentially replacing certain wildlife.

Fishing

The following weapons are only obtainable via fishing:

  • Common Assault Rifle
  • Common Submachine Gun
  • Common Tactical Shotgun
  • Common Pump Shotgun
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Crafting

Crafting remains a major mechanic in Chapter 2, Season 7, with players able to upgrade weapons with Nuts and Bolts, and Alien Nanites.

Upgrade tables are also back, allowing players to upgrade the rarity of their weapons with Gold Bars.

Weapons

New Weapons

  • Recon Scanner
  • Kymera Ray Gun
  • Pulse Rifle
  • Rail Gun
  • Marksman Revolver
  • Grab-Itron
  • Pulse Cannon
  • Propiifier
  • Burst Pulse Rifle
  • Vaulted
    • Infantry Rifle
    • Revolver
    • Vendetta Flopper
    • Rare Harpoon Gun
    • Dual Pistols
    • Stink Fish
  • Unvaulted
    • Level Action
    • Bolt-Action Snipers
    • Launch Pads
    • Submachine Gun
    • Supressed Submachine Gun
    • Hand Cannon
    • Pistol
    • Tactical Shotgun
    • Pump Shotgun