06 Jul 2021 1:46 PM +00:00

A new hotfix has gone live in Fortnite, adding Alien Nanites to the game

A lot of people expected to see Fortnite's full 17.20 update drop today, as we enter Week 5, but it hasn't. Instead, a smaller hotfix has gone live to add a few things to the game.

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Below, we've got all the updates you need on July 6's Fortnite 17.10 hotfix.

Fortnite Hotfix July 6 Update Patch Notes

The main draw of the new hotfix is the addition of Alien Nanites, which are a new item that's needed to complete certain challenges and craft some items.

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Alien Nanites

What you do with them is throw them down on the ground to "create a low-gravity biome that you can exit and enter."

"It’s as thick as gelatin (their planet’s probably super humid), so you’ll practically start swimming when you jump. To descend faster in the biome, try crouching."

They can be used for more than fun, though. "Combine one with a Rare+ Submachine Gun to create a Kymera Ray Gun or combine one with a Rare+ Assault Rifle to create a Pulse Rifle and with a Rare+ Sniper to create a Rail Gun"

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Zyg & Choppy's Ray Gun

The update also introduces two new NPCs to the island.

"An Alien named Choppy and a robot called Zyg have begun wandering the Island, planting what seems to be Parasite eggs."

You can get their special Ray Gun, a more powerful version of the standard Kymera one, if you "get in the way of their plans."

Holly Hedges Taken Over By Aliens

Finally, Holly Hedges has also now become Holly Hatchery.

"Alien biomes have started forming around houses, new flora is sprouting to match their homeworld, and the IO's investigation team is curious what's going on. It’s a good location for getting your hands on Alien tech, if you don’t mind the change in ambience."

You don't need to download anything to experience the new update, so jump in now to see what is new.