19 Jul 2021 11:55 AM +00:00

What we know about the Fortnite 17.20 Update release time

After weeks of waiting, it's finally time for the second update of Season 7, Fortnite's 17.20 update.

It's still pretty shrouded in mystery, but you'll want to jump into it as soon as it is live.

So that you can, we've got everything you need to know about the release time of the update and what's coming as part of it.

Fortnite 17.20 Update Release Time

We're a couple of weeks after the update was initially expected to drop, but Fortnite's 17.20 update is finally expected to release this week, on July 20 to be precise.

The Fortnite 17.20 update should go live around 9am BST/4am ET on July 20, following a short period of downtime.

The Fortnite Status Twitter account is the best place to keep up to date with when the downtime has begun and when it is set to end, but we'll keep you updated as well as we can, too.

New Features in the Update

While some details have leaked already, we're not sure exactly what will come as part of the update. One feature that's due to be added by the update is the ability to set preferred item slots in your inventory, as shown off by Ali-A in his tweet down below.

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Below are the item types that are supported by the new feature:

  • ARs
  • Shotguns
  • SMGs
  • Pistols
  • Snipers & Bows
  • Grenade Launchers & Rockets
  • Consumables
  • Utility
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If you'd like, you'll be able to select a certain weapon type in Slot 3, for example. Then, each time you jump into a game and pick up a weapon, it'll be put into the slot you selected.

It will make playing much easier, as you won't have to think too much about what you're selecting from your inventory, especially if you're someone who is used to playing really quickly.

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