The highly anticipated Fortnite v17.20 update has finally arrived, and to be honest, at first glance it seems a little disappointing.
Having been impressed with the exciting hotfixes during the last couple of weeks, people were expecting big things from the v17.20 build. However, in reality, not much has changed at all and the leaks are way more exciting.
Preferred Item Slots
Epic Games recently announced confirmed that a new “Preferred Item Slots” setting was coming in v17.20, and true to their word, it’s now available to use. To find it, open up your Fortnite settings menu and head over to the Game tab.
This gives you the ability to choose your preferred loadout configuration so that items automatically go to the right slot when you pick them up. The setting is turned on by default so make sure to go in and customize it before your first match.
Bugha’s Late Game
During the announcement of his upcoming Fortnite Icon Series skin on Monday, World Cup Champ “Bugha” also revealed that he had worked with Epic to create a brand-new temporary game mode. This will be playable at some point today, and runs until July 28.
Bugha’s Late Game is an alternative Trios Arena mode where you spawn with a predetermined competitive loadout as the fourth zone is already closing in. Collect Hype as you go for a chance to qualify for the $100,000 Bugha’s Late Game tournament.
New Grab-Itron Weapon
Initially known as the Gravity Gun, a new item called the “Grab-Itron” has been updated. It is not currently in-game, but should be added either this week or next week.
The Grab-Itron will allow you to pick up objects and throw them at your enemies, similar to the UFO’s Traction Beam.
Kevin the Cube
For many fans, the one complaint with Fortnite Season 7 was the lack of map changes. Dataminers predicted that Coral Castle would be abducted in the v17.20 patch, but this hasn’t happened just yet.
However, it does sound like the storyline is starting to ramp back up. Leaker @HYPEX posted that “New Kevin the Cube sequences got added back today”, labelled “Cube Smack and “Rune Vent”.
New Kevin The Cube sequences got added back today!— HYPEX (@HYPEX) July 20, 2021
- Cube Smack & Rune Vent
Along with a new Halloween Zombie named "ZigZag" + the ones that i leaked a while ago:
- Brute [Basic, Major, Mega, Exploding]
- Fiend [Basic, Major, Ranged, Poison]
All of this probably for Season 8!
There was also a new Halloween zombie named “ZigZag” in the files. Unfortunately this is all likely planned for Season 8, which doesn’t start until September.
It’s been a while since Fortnite’s last live in-game event but the next one may not be far off. Images for a “Special Event Countdown” have appeared in the files, relating to an event codenamed “Buffet”.
"Special Event Countdown" images: pic.twitter.com/URyhtiSm6t— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) July 20, 2021
There’s no indication as to what this will be, though it could potentially feature the destruction/abduction of Coral Castle. If this is the case, it will probably take place very soon.
Check out all the leaked cosmetics from Fortnite v17.20, including new Ghost and Shadow Henchmen skins here.