Alien nanites are probably the most coveted items in Fortnite Season 7. These little objects can help you craft alien tech weapons from the weapons that you normally find in the game.
These alien nanites went live after the Fortnite 17.10 hotfix and have survived the entirety of the season.
Given that these alien nanites were a brand new addition to the game, it made sense to have a few Fortnite weekly challenge associated with them.
Where to find these alien nanites in Fortnite?
If you're wondering where to find these alien nanites, let me tell you that they're not very difficult to acquire. According to the blogpost by Epic Games, these occur as normal floor loot.
Apart from that, you'll find these alien nanites on top of the abductors. You'll also find them inside the Moothership as well.
That being said, although the alien nanites are easy to find, they're still quite rare. Till now, I've managed to get my hands on only one of them, and that too at Holly Hatchery.
You could also find them on top of the abductors that keep swarming the island every now and then. Although their spawn rate is low, you'll still be able to find them.
If you're lucky enough, you could also grab an alien nanite from the I.O. chests as well.
When it comes to using them, you can use them as crafting materials, like I mentioned before. Here's the crafting recipes using alien nanites.
That being said, you can use these alien nanites like a grenade as well. Once thrown on the ground, you'll see a low gravity biome forming around you. Much like the one you'll be seeing at Holly Hedges right now.
It lets you jump higher and you can also float in the air with it. That makes it harder for enemy loopers to hit you. However, it makes it hard for the you to hit the enemies as well.
Choose to craft or use it as a weapon, the alien nanites in Fortnite are a versatile little object that could potentially turn the tides in a game.