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Fortnite Update & Servers Down Today (June 22) - v17.10 Patch Notes

The Fortnite servers will enter a short maintenance for v17.10!

By Kyle Knight

June 22, 2021

The Fortnite servers will be taken down today (June 22) for a short period of time in order to launch the brand new v17.10 update. The update is expected to fix plenty of bugs, and allow players to access the mothership that has been floating above the map since the season began.

As well as the new Fortnite content update arriving, fans can also expect the new Summer Event to kick off later today too. Check out the link below to find out more regarding the Cosmic Summer Celebrations Event, including the start time and how you can join in on the fun.

  • MORE: Fortnite Cosmic Summer Celebrations

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Fortnite Servers Down (June 22)

UPDATE: The servers are now back online!

According to the official Fortnite Twitter account, the servers will be down on June 22nd at the following times:

  • 12:30 AM PT
  • 3:30 AM ET
  • 8:30 AM BST
https://twitter.com/FortniteStatus/status/1407058335438942214

Players can expect the downtime to last for anywhere between 1 and 2 hours. DualShockers will be updating this article as soon as the Fortnite servers come back online.

v17.10 Update & Patch Notes

The official patch notes have arrived, check them out below. These notes were taken from the official Epic Games website.

Fortnite Abductor

Abductors hover over certain places and… kind of just stay put. But only for a little while. After some time, it’ll send beams at the ground, taking away those who decide to walk in them. Some who claim to have been abducted say they were taken to the Mothership, but we don’t know what the Aliens would have to gain. Why let people see the Mothership then bring them back home?

In any case, there seems to be more in it for the abductees than the Aliens. After returning, abductees tend to come back with powerful weapons. “The more orange-looking orbs we were able to collect in the Mothership, the better stuff we were allowed to leave with,” one abductee says. “We could even extend the time limit if we found orbs with the little clocks on them.”

You can see the locations of Abductors on your map. They visit in cycles, so we recommend investigating them thoroughly each time they’re here. Because Abductors only have so much space, there’s a capacity as to how many one can abduct at once.


Fortnite Alien Parasite

It makes sense that Aliens would have their own version of wildlife. And it looks like their wildlife is very keen on ours. The Aliens have unleashed a parasitic species on the Island, introducing a new danger to the ecosystem. However, they’re actually more helpful than the Aliens probably intended.

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 have an aversion to water, fire, and, unsurprisingly, attacks.

These creatures can often be seen parasitizing chickens, boars, and wolves. If you take damage from parasitized wildlife, their slime will gradually deplete some of your Health. Defeating an animal with a Parasite on it will make that Parasite jump on you, which could very well be a sound strategy. We expect their population to grow as they adapt to the Island.

What else is new in Fortnite Battle Royale in v17.10:

SAUCERS HACKED BY IO OPERATIVES


In a decisive blow against the Alien invaders, the Imagined Order has hacked their flying Saucers. The rate of fire on their ship’s plasma barrage has been reduced, allowing for a bigger window to counter-attack and shoot them right out of the sky!

RECON SCANNERS HACKED BY ALIENS


In response to their Saucers being hacked, the Aliens have retaliated against the IO. Recon Scanners now take additional time to recharge, and the lifetime of Recon Bolts has been reduced.

SUPER LEVEL STYLES NOW AVAILABLE

Fortnite Season 7 Super Level Bonus Rewards

Reached Level 100 and looking for more shine? Silver, Gold, and Prismatic pages have been added to the “Bonus Rewards” Battle Pass section for Sunny, Guggimon, Zyg, Doctor Slone, and Rick Sanchez. Even past Level 100, you’ll continue to earn Battle Stars to unlock new Styles for your favorite Battle Pass Characters!

MAJOR BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to take damage through cars while in motion.
  • Fixed an issue that caused us to temporarily disable the ability to change loot pools in Battle Lab. This ability has been re-enabled.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Doctor Slone’s and Bunker Jonesy’s entries from completing in the Character Collection Book.

MISC.

  • Please note that Abductors are not present in competitive playlists.
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Kyle Knight
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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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