There are just a few hours to go until Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 goes live, and with it, lots of new changes. Based on the official statement from Fortnite Status, downtime will begin at 2:00 AM ET.
The patch size will be larger than usual on all platforms.
Unlike the previous season, this time around, a few patch notes have already been leaked days in advance, covering different aspects such as weapons, crafting, and new POIs. To sum it up, the early patch notes for the Fortnite v17.00 update are:
- Weapons vaulted - All Primal and Makeshift weapons
- Weapons added - Pulsar 9000 from Save the World, and two other sci-fi weapons
- Shakedown cancellation added to the game
- Llamas updated
- Better crafting and new crafting material
- New POI
While a lot more potential updates are coming to the game, such as new wildlife and biomes, there have been no confirmed leaks or official statements yet. Given below is the breakdown of each confirmed update for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7: Early patch notes v17.00
After just one season, Epic Games has finally confirmed that all the Makeshift and Primal weapons will be vaulted as Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 goes live.
This would include Bows and would mean that there will be a new meta weapon coming this season. More information should become available in the coming hours.
In addition to the Pulsar 9000, two other sci-fi weapons have been teased. With Primals and Makeshift weapons gone, it would mean that Epic will be adding an entirely new list of firearms in-game.
While it's unclear how many more weapons like the Pulsar 9000 will be coming from Save the World mode and how many entirely new weapons will get added, it goes without saying that a new ammo type will be added to the Fortnite v17.00 update as well.
A minor quality-of-life update coming to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 will be the ability to cancel shakedowns midway through. The community has been asking for this feature, and it looks like the 17.00 update will answer their prayers.
According to the Fortnite leaker HYPEX, a new llama update is also in the works for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7. While not much is known about the same, according to the data miner, the update will be "really good."
It's left to be seen how this new update will affect llamas' functionality in-game.
According to many leakers, a new POI, featured in the Orelia cosmetic trailer, will be coming to the game in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7. However, Epic is yet to confirm the same.
Crafting system update
With a new theme comes new crafting material and more accessible crafting mechanics. Despite the crafting system getting off to a shaky start in Fortnite Season 6, according to HYPEX, it'll be carried into the new season and be improved upon as well.
While there are no details about the new crafting material, it's safe to assume that it will be related to the new sci-fi guns being added in-game.