Fortnite v16.50 patch notes: unvaulted weapons, alien invasion, and Loki coming soon

The Fortnite v16.50 patch notes are here, and they contain some wild content. Fan favorite weapons are back, players will soon be abducted by aliens, and Loki is coming to Fortnite.

With 16.50 being the last major update before Season 7, it’s expected to be a pretty big one. In terms of content that players can access immediately, there isn’t too much. However, this update reveals a lot about the end of Season 6 and the start of Season 7.

Players will begin to see minor map changes over the remaining 14 days of Season 6. They will also finally have access to the Foreshadowing Challenges which are meant to reveal some important information about the impending alien invasion.

Bug Fixes

  • Player-built structures have reduced visuals in PC performance mode
  • Just-added friends wrongly appear offline
  • Moving left in inventory on controller skips the last weapon slot
  • “Recent Islands” list does not update
  • The ocean is invisible in the minimap
  • A game not starting if player is in a Phone Booth

Dual Pistols & Drum Shotgun are back

Just in time for the Season 6 Week 11 Legendary challenges, Fortnite has added the Dual pistols back into the loot pool. Players will have to deal a certain amount of damage with them to earn XP so it was assumed they would return with this update. Players can find the Dual Pistols in chests or as floor loot.

However, the Legendary version of the Drum Shotgun was also added during this update, but it isn’t available at the moment. It does have a price as if it can be purchased from an NPC, but that character is not in the game yet. Players should look out for the return of the Drum Shotgun in the near future.

Aliens are coming!

The largest content update to come from the Fortnite v16.50 patch notes is the impending alien abduction. UFOs are coming to the island to teleport players all over the map. As noted in the Foreshadowing Challenges, these aliens will leave crop circles and could be a major part of Season 7’s theme.

According to HYPEX, the UFOs will randomly spawn around the map and abduct players. These players will then be teleported somewhere else and have their health and shield restored in the process. While its unknown whether these abductions are voluntary or not, players will be warned before they are abducted.

A new character named Mira will also be introduced sometime in the near future and likely will be the person the players communicate with during the Foreshadowing challenges. iFireMonkey released newly added dialogue that talks more in depth about the alien invasion. The dialogue might be hinting at new characters that will be introduced in Season 7.

Loki of Asgard coming to Fortnite

Lastly, the silhouette of Loki from the Marvel Comics universe was spotted in the background of a new loading screen. This figure undeniably depicts Loki’s long horned hat and Tesseract scepter. He also appears to be alongside a short-haired Thor.

This loading screen is the last of the May Crew Pack weekly bonus rewards. It shows Cuddle Team Leader returning to the island with a cybernetic makeover. However, she could have brought Loki and Thor through the rift with her. Players will just have to wait until June to see if Loki makes it into the game.

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