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Fortnite Season 7 Patch Notes: Update 17.00 Patch Notes, Release Date, Time And Everything That's New

The Season 7 update has now arrived - so get ready for a host of changes in Patch 17.00.

Season 7 will be a stark contrast from Season 6 - where the previous season saw us go back in time to a Primal era, we're now interacting with UFOs in a more futuristic scenario.

Here are the early patch notes for update 17.00

Release Date

The new update will arrive on the 8th June 2021 at 6AM UTC.

Update 17.00 Patch Notes

Sizes

  • 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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We'll be posting the latest updates below including new content, map, weapons and much more.

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Updates

  • Battle Pass Stars return
  • Shakedowns can be cancelled
  • Llamas are now alive and will run around the map
  • Aliens are hidden in large bushes and will attack you
  • Complete quests via payphones
  • Upgrade Benches return
  • Vending Machines return
  • The Mothership above the map will abduct you, take you there to loot henchmen chests for 15 seconds and it'll throw you back to the map!
  • Base challenge XP increased from 24,000 to 80,000.
  • XP overall has been buffed by about 20-100 awarded depending on the action.
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New Map

Season 7 Map

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As the Season progresses and the war escalates, new weaponry will be deployed and the battlefield will be shaken up.

New POIs

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New Weapons And Items

  • New Weapons
    • Recon Scanner
    • Kymera Ray Gun
    • Pulse Rifle
    • Rail Gun
    • Marksman Revolver
  • Vaulted
    • Infantry Rifle
    • Revolver
    • Vendetta Flopper
    • Rare Harpoon Gun
    • Dual Pistols
    • Stink Fish
  • Unvaulted
    • Level Action
    • Bolt-Action Snipers
    • Launch Pads
    • Submachine Gun
    • Supissed Submachine Gun
    • Hand Cannon
    • Pistol
    • Tactical Shotgun
    • Pump Shotgun
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New items have also been added including:

  • Alien Crafting Material
  • Nuts N Bolts
  • New Chests
  • Drivable UFOs
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New Content

All Cosmetics

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Skins

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Gliders

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Wraps

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Backblings

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Emoticons

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Loading Screens

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Emotes

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Contrails

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PC Upgrades

The PC version of Fortnite is getting some upgraded visuals in this patch.

This includes:

CHANGES TO EPIC AND HIGH SETTINGS

If you play with your “Quality Presets” option set to Epic, you’ll notice that both Battle Royale and Creative modes benefit from improved Storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid.

UPDATED FORTNITE PC REQUIREMENTS

  • Epic Quality Presets specifications
    • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
    • 4 GB VRAM or higher
    • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
    • 16 GB RAM or higher
    • NVMe Solid State Drive
    • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Recommended specifications
    • Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
    • 2 GB VRAM
    • Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
    • 8 GB RAM
    • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Minimum specifications
    • Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
    • Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
    • 4 GB RAM
    • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
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