When Will The Alien Artifacts For Fortnite Week 5 Release? - Date & Time

New Alien Artifacts will arrive on the island soon!

By Kyle Knight

July 5, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re looking for a guide on the locations of the new Alien Artifacts, check out our Week 5 guide here.

A new Fortnite week will soon be here, and you know what that means? New Legendary and Epic Quests, and a new batch of Alien Artifacts will release for Week 5.

Epic Games has a very strict routine when it comes to releasing new Quests and Alien Artifacts. Players can expect new Legendary Quests to arrive a day before Epic Quests and Alien Artifacts.

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Week 5 Alien Artifacts – Release Date & Time

Week 5 will officially begin with new Legendary Quests on Wednesday, July 7th. The following day will bring new Alien Artifacts and Epic Quests, meaning players will be able to discover new Alien Artifacts on the Fortnite island on Thursday, July 8th.

As well as new Epic Quests, the Alien Artifacts will release at 7AM PT / 10AM ET / 3PM BST on Thursday, July 8th.

What Are Alien Artifacts?

Alien Artifacts were introduced at the beginning of Chapter 2: Season 7. They have since become an incredibly popular element of the latest Fortnite season.

A total of 5 Alien Artifacts can be discovered on the island each week, simply locate them and walk through them to collect them. But then what? Well, these artifacts can actually be used to customize the new Kymera alien outfit included in the Battle Pass.

The artifacts act as a form of alien currency that can be used to unlock different cosmetics for Kymera, such as new eye colours, styles, and more. Players will need to purchase the Season 7 Battle Pass to unlock the skin, without it, the artifacts don’t serve much purpose!

What Are The New Epic Quests?

Thursday’s are filled with excitement, not only is it one day before Friday, there are new Quests for players to complete in Fortnite. For Week 5, players can complete the following Epic Quests to earn up to 210,000XP.

  • Destroy computer equipment at satellite stations or Corny Complex (0/3) – 30,000 XP
  • Damage IO guards (0/250) – 30,000 XP
  • Eliminate trespassers (0/2) – 30,000 XP
  • Deal damage with IO or alien weapons (0/500) – 30,000 XP
  • Loot supply drops (0/2) – 30,000 XP
  • Damage a saucer with a pilot inside (0/800) – 30,000 XP
  • Open an IO chest at a satellite station or Corny Complex (0/1) – 30,000 XP
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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