Another Fortnite season has arrived and, once again, we haven't seen anything resembling Patch Notes. This isn't a surprise though. Epic Games don't do Patch Notes and it would be weird if they started again with Season 7, right?
LATEST - Everything New In Season 7
We might not have Patch Notes, but we can still talk about all the new stuff that's coming to Fortnite in Season 7.
The Spire has been blown up and Fortnite Island's central area is once again a bit of a crater. We're not sure why this particular area keeps getting blown up, but the days of Dusty Depot are long over.
There's a new Battle Pass to get stuck into, though. This time around, though, it's being formatted into pages rather than Tiers. It still works the same way on the by-and-large, but it's a nice refresher for the system. Rick Sanchez and Superman are both included, too!
There's a new batch of weapons to replace Season 6's Primal firearms and we're expecting a few more surprises to pop up over the next couple of days. For now, though, you can check out the Season 7 Story Trailer below:
LATEST - Crafting to be Expanded in Fortnite Season 7
Some things change, others stay the same (like the chances of seeing season 7's patch notes). Still others will get expanded upon, like crafting in Fortnite Season 7!
At least, according to reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX. While reliable, as always, its important to note that all leaks should be taken with a grain of salt.
Still, it would be cool to see Fortnite's crafting system be expanded upon, and being made more accessible is always a good thing.
One Upcoming Change Leaked
If you're not aware, Epic Games doesn't often issue Patch Notes for Fortnite in a traditional sense. We're still not sure why they don't do this, but there are a few good reasons why they'd want to keep every change a secret.
Either way, this doesn't look like it's going to change soon, so dont expect patch notes to just drop out of thin air.
So, getting new information about the upcoming season is a little harder than it should be. Thankfully, as we approach release, leaks are starting to pick up.
One notable Fortnite content creator has shared the following change coming in v17.00:
We know it isn't a major change, but it's a start. If this is the kind of small issue that Epic Games is going to fix, we can imagine there are countless other minor bugs that should be resolved when v17.00 drops.
Patch notes when, Epic?
Aliens Were Here All Along
Recent leaks have revealed that aliens will be coming to the game next season, but it appears that they've been teased all along.
Dotted across the map are numerous Spire towers, it turns out their positions line up to a recently decrypted image of a crop circle.
With Season 7 rumoured to be the end of Chapter 2, it looks like Epic Games is shaking things up in a big way.
No Season 7 Patch Notes?
Yeah, so... If you're a Fortnite veteran you'll know that we don't really get Patch Notes from Epic Games anymore. There are a few theories as to why and we can imagine that they're all somewhat true.
Firstly, there are a lot of changes going on with Fortnite all of the time. Epic Games are always refining the experience and keeping it fresh with rotating weapons and new content. Limiting this to one or two major patches a month wouldn't do the game any good.
Secondly, as brought up by a now-deleted Reddit account, Epic Games doesn't want anyone to stop playing because of the changes they would make.
Say if you exclusively use the Heavy Assault Rifle and then you found out they're going to "Vault" it. You're less likely to play Fortnite, right? If Epic Games stop telling people these sorts of changes, they're less likely to stop playing in-between updates.
Even if it turns out that you love the new changes, there's always the doubt that might put people off and seeing things on paper is totally different from actually playing the game.
What Is Going To Change Anyway?
At this point, we just don't know. When we said Epic Games were secretive with their changes, they really are. A lot of the time, we only find out about changes as and when they are implemented.
Fortnite Status is always there to let us know when there's a technical issue, but we don't really get to find these things out prior to when Epic Games say "we're fixing this".
The only place you can look is Fortnite's Community Issues board on Trello. This is where people report issues and where Epic Games can let the fans know when their issue has been fixed.
This isn't exactly like the traditional "Patch Notes" experience we are used to, but it's the best we've got right now.