Fortnite Battle Royale v17.50 Update: High Tech Hijinks Come to the Island Soon!


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The Aliens and IO couldn’t outstealth each other or out-elevate each other, so now they’re just using brute force. How so? They’re ramping up production of their tech big time. Soon enough, we’ll be in the third “Wild Week” of their conflict.

(More details in attached file.)


📂 Wild Week #3 of the Invasion: High Tech Hijinks

Fortnite High Tech Hijinks Wild Week

Starting this Thursday at 10 AM ET (don’t ask how we know the specifics), Alien and IO tech will be easier to find than ever. In fact, Abductors will ONLY carry the Kymera Ray Gun, Grab-itron, Prop-ifier, and Alien Nanites. Likewise, IO Chests will ONLY give the Pulse Rifle, Rail Gun, Plasma Cannon, and Inflate-A-Bull. 

The Aliens and IO actually produced so much stuff that they’re running out of space. As a result, you’ll find the Kymera Ray Gun, Pulse Rifle, and Rail Gun even in normal Chests now.

While you’re using a bunch of Alien and IO weapons, earn XP in the process! This week will have two Legendary Quest chains: one for dealing damage with Alien weapons and one with IO weapons. Choose either one — or go for both!

Fortnite Wild Weeks

Our research shows that one Wild Week remains after “High Tech Hijinks." Expect all the details in a future memo.

What else is new in Fortnite Battle Royale in v17.50:

Discover Games in a New Way!

Fortnite Discover Games Menu

If you’ve already opened the game after v17.50’s release, you probably noticed the playlist menu looks a lot different! With v17.50, we launched a new and improved way to discover games and experiences in Fortnite. Jumping into classics like Solo, Duos, and Squads is as simple as ever, but discovering other games or experiences that suit your tastes — whether made by Epic or the community — has never been easier.

With new additions like categories and tags, find exactly the kind of game or experience you’re looking for. And with the new “My Library,” jump into ones you favorited or played recently. Find out more in our blog post on these changes!

Mothership on the Move…

Slurpy Swamp’s been abducted, Coral Castle’s been abducted, and soon the Mothership will be moving to its third target. The next POI abduction of the Invasion awaits...

Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue involving being unable to use inventory items after swapping from a Prop-ifier to a Consumable.


  • We’ve reduced the number of Epic Quests needed to unlock Superman’s additional rewards.

    • Previous: 63 / 68 / 73 / 78 / 84 Quests

    • New: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 Quests

  • Please note that the High Tech Hijinks Wild Week will not apply to competitive playlists.