Fortnite is currently in Week 4 of Season 7, but a lot of changes might come later this week. By the looks of it, 17.20 will be the next big patch in Fortnite. Here's what might come along with it.
Let's start by saying that according to unconfirmed rumors, patch 17.20 in Fortnite was delayed to July 13. That's certainly not official, and considering the challenges for Week 5 were already leaked, we have good reason to expect a patch in a few days. Some upcoming challenges mention a new location and new items that aren't in the game yet. For all we know, they'll both be added with the next big update or a hotfix.
Fortnite 17.20 Unofficial Patch Notes
Today, we'll take a look at all the potential changes coming with Fortnite's patch 17.20. Epic haven't made any official statements, so it's all speculation. Without further ado, here's all we know so far!
LeBron James Skin
One of the biggest Fortnite leaks in the last few days was the LeBron James skin coming to Fortnite. We've already seen the NBA bundles come and go, but now it's time for the LA Lakers star to make his debut in the Icon Series.
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EXCLUSIVE: LEBRON JAMES WILL BE THE NEXT ICON SERIES SKIN— Shiina (@ShiinaBR) July 5, 2021
The leaked challenges for Week 5 mention Holly Hatchery, a brand-new location that's currently not on the Fortnite map. We're pretty sure that'll be the new name for Holly Hedges. Data miners have also leaked Afterparty, the aftermath to Believer Beach, and various underground POI.
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Heads up Saucers, this one's a doozy!— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) July 5, 2021
Just intercepted an IO call that Alien ground troops have begun mobilizing west.
Islanders should be on high alert. #HotSaucersLeaks
[Image from Fortnite Spanish & Fortnite Middle East official twitter accounts] pic.twitter.com/3NrGMRl5V3
New Weapons and Items
One of the rumored items rumored to arrive with patch 17.20 is the Inflate-A-Bull Jetpack.
Inflate-A-Bull Jetpack In-Game Early Preview! pic.twitter.com/Xybvo8avnN— Twea - Fortnite Dataminer (@TweaBR) June 30, 2021
According to data miners, you'll be able to inflate it and bounce around the battlefield.
Alien Nanites will be a new crafting component in Fortnite that'll allow you to upgrade your regular weapons to alien tech. Alternatively, you'll be able to use it as a grenade to create an alien biodome with low gravity.
Soon you'll be able to craft your weapons into Alien Weapons using Alien Nanites.— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) June 27, 2021
[1 Alien Nanite = 1 craft from Normal to Alien Weapons]
Assault Rifles -> Pulse Rifle
SMGs -> Kymera Ray Gun
Pistols -> Bad News
Snipers -> Rail Gun
These can be enabled VIA a hotfix! pic.twitter.com/GqFLztRd2E
The alien nanites bring us to the next item that's supposedly coming with the 17.20 update.
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It's clear that upgrading a pistol with alien nanites will result in "Bad News". It's certainly a weapon, but we're not sure exactly what it'll do. So far, we only have some sound effects.
Here are the Charge and Cooldown sounds for the upcoming 'Bad News' weapon! I don't believe there's enough for the weapon to be released in a Content Update yet, so we could likely see it in #Fortnite v17.20 or later.— FNAssist - News & Leaks (@FN_Assist) July 2, 2021
- Bad_News_Cooldown_Recharge pic.twitter.com/0shPzxfb2C
Last, but certainly not least, we got the Gravity Gun. It's a weapon we initially saw in the Season 7: Invasion trailer, where Rick Sanchez used it. The Gravity Gun reminds us of the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator from Half-Life.
Strings related to the "Gravy Goblin" (<-- that is a codename, it's not officially called this) aka the weapon used by Rick Sanchez in the Season 7 battle pass trailer:— iFireMonkey (@iFireMonkey) July 4, 2021
- Target is Too Big
- Cannot GRAB Lifeforms
- Target is Incompatible
- Target is already being GRAB-ed pic.twitter.com/WRRnBKc1kS
With it, you'll probably be able to toss around objects and damage enemies.
Fortnite Patch 17.20 Release Date
As mentioned earlier, Fortnite's patch 17.20 is expected to drop on July 13. Our best guess is that part of the changes will be coming this week on Thursday, when the challenges will be released. We might be pleasantly surprised after all.