Fortnite: What’s New In Patch v17.10? Mothership Access, New Weapons & More

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Fortnite: What’s New In Patch v17.10? Mothership Access, New Weapons & More

Find out what’s new in Fortnite patch v17.10!

The first patch of Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 7 has arrived. It’s a huge one that includes new areas to explore, weapons to try and more. Epic Games came out of the gate firing on all cylinders, making Season 7 a more memorable experience than anyone could anticipate. There’s a lot to recap in the wake of patch v17.10, so let’s highlight the most crucial details as you continue your extraterrestrial journey in Fortnite Battle Royale.

New Weapons & Items

Four new items/weapons materialized in patch v17.10. These include a Mythic Ray Gun, Inflate-A-Bull, Alien Knockgun Launcher and Alien Nanites, and each offers a unique property.

Here are the descriptions of all new items:

Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun: A Mythic Ray Gun belonging to a boss character

Inflate-A-Bull: A suit that gives you cow-like properties, such as being able to roll down hills, bounce off cliffs, and be impervious to fire. You know, normal cow stuff.

Alien Knockgun Launcher: Does knockback

Alien Nanites: Generates an Alien Biome in a large area for a short duration

It’s also worth noting that Epic has increased the Recon Scanner’s recharge time and bolts will be active for a smaller duration of time. Additionally, they have reduced the Flying Saucer’s rate of fire.

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Mothership Entrance

Epic teased an eventual opportunity for players to enter the Alien Mothership overhead. That has come to fruition in patch v17.10. Access to the Mothership can be gained through new UFOs named “Abductors” which will transport players into the Mothership. Once inside, HYPEX states you can find “abducted” locations such as the Butter Barn and Lucky Landing.

Alien Parasites

The recently revealed “Alien Parasites” will appear in the latest update. These new NPCs attach themselves to players and offer mobility in exchange for health. To remove them, you must touch water, fire or enter a prop. Here’s an excerpt from Epic’s description:

“Known simply as Parasites, if one of these mini-Aliens attach to your head, they’ll drain your Health down to 60. (Shield remains unaffected.) But this relationship is more give-and-take than it seems. Not only do they protect you from headshot damage, but they also make you run faster and jump higher.”

Parasites will attack animals such as chickens, wolves and boars. Eliminating an animal will cause the parasite to jump on that player.

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Bug Fixes

Here are all of the bugs addressed in patch v17.10:


  • Item Shop update notice not clearing.

Battle Royale

  • Taking damage through cars while in motion.
  • Ability to change loot pools in Battle Lab temporarily disabled. (RE-ENABLED)
  • Character Collection Book incompletable due to missing entries.
  • Saucers may become inoperable if a beamed-up object falls on it.
  • Bunnywolf and Llion Sets temporarily disabled.
  • One-handed Pickaxes continue to perform extra swings.


  • Rounds not reporting correct placements.
  • Hud Controller Device join in progress
  • Images are cut off in the Discover tab.

Save the World

  • Melee hits aren't registering on Melee Weapons for PC.
  • Saurian Vigor perk stops working after respawn.


  • No indicator on mobile/Nintendo Switch for the Saucer boost cooldown and charges.
  • Nintendo Switch players unable to gift cosmetics, Bundles, or Battle Pass on controller.

That covers everything new in the latest Fortnite Season 7 update. Epic pulled out all of the stops on this one, so be sure to jump in the game and experience it for yourself!

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