New Fortnite Update Adds Rainbow Royale Event, Preferred Item Slots, and More – GameRant

Epic Games releases update 17.40 for Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode, adding preferred item slots, a new LGBT-focused event, and more.
Fortnite‘s alien-invasion-themed season is currently in its seventh week, and Epic Games has dropped yet another new update that adds in a couple of new features and an event. Fortnite Battle Royale V17.20 releases today for all players on all platforms and should be available for download now.
One of the things added in today’s update is the long-awaited preferred item slot preferences feature. Found in the Game Tab of the Settings menu, players can now choose which inventory space they want a picked-up weapon or item to be dropped into.
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Also added in the latest Fortnite update is Bugha’s Late Game Arena mode. It’ll be available soon for plyer in the playlist selection screen and is meant to celebrate the addition of Bugha in Fortnite‘s Icon Series. The game mode drops teams of three on the map with the Storm already closing in. Each player will receive one of nine loadouts at random, and players will earn Hype for completing certain tasks, such as eliminating opponents. Players who get at least 1500 Hype before July 28 will be eligible to compete in a tournament with a cash prize of $100,000.
In addition, a new event has started today in Fortnite, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. Rainbow Royale will run until July 27 at 8 PM ET and gives players access to a bunch of free colorful items, including four Rainbow Royale Sprays, a Sunshine & Rainbows Wrap, and the Take a’Bow Emote.
There will also be a playlist available on the car radio stations that feature LGBTQIA+ music artists such as Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan, Kim Petras, Hayley Kiyoko, and more to celebrate the occasion.
And of course, like any major patch for a video game, there are several bug fixes that Fortnite players should be aware of:
Fortnite is currently available for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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