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Fortnite patch notes 17.00 launch Season 7 with new weapons, characters, and more

Fortnite patch notes
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A new slate of Fortnite patch notes are here for the brand new v17.00 update today on June 8. As per usual, we've not been given a strict list of patch notes from developer Epic Games itself, but rather players have been left to discover changes to the game on their own. As such, we've compiled a list of all the brand new Fortnite patch notes right here, through everything we've seen that's been newly-introduced and changed for the battle royale shooter so far.

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Fortnite patch notes Season 7 update 17.00

Fortnite patch notes

(Image credit: Epic Games)

The biggest change for the new list of the Fortnite patch notes is obviously the introduction of the brand new Season 7. The subhead for the new season is "Invasion," and it would appear as though aliens are going to be invading the battle royale island to act as the new NPCs.

Elsewhere, none other than Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty fame is making his debut in Epic's battle royale game. While we can pretty safely assume that long-suffering sidekick Morty will be following Rick into Fortnite at some point in the future, we also know that Superman is one of the new character skins available through the brand new season. Superman isn't available right now however, but is teased under a "Coming soon" header in-game.

As always with a new season, there's new weapons, although this time around for Fortnite Season 7 there's actually a grand total of four new offerings. These are the Kymera Ray Gun, the Pulse Rifle, the Recon Scanner, and the Rail Gun, the latter of which deals a whopping 85 damage no matter where it hits the opposing player on their body.

Right now, you can see a full list of all our Fortnite patch notes that have arrived in the game along with the v17.00 update to introduce Season 7.

  • General
  • Upgraded PC visuals for liquid, smoke, explosion, and storm effects.
  • New system requirements for Epic Quality presets on PC.
  • Pressing 'reload' while Shaking Down an opponent will cancel the action.

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  • New Kymera customizable character skin added.
  • Kymera Ray Gun, Recon Scanner, Pulse Rifle, and Rail Gun weapons all added.
  • New Season 7: Invasion Battle Pass made available.
  • New Believer Beach area added to the map.

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