Fortnite: Fortbytes and Slipsteams - what's new in Season 9?

Fortnite: Fortbytes and Slipsteams - what's new in Season 9?

The latest patch notes have arrived to mark the commencement of Fortnite's ninth season of content, and as we've come to expect Epic Games has introduced a bunch of new content and tweaks to their enormously succesful battle royale shooter. According to Fortnite's Official image of the map, the Volcano sat is called Pressure Plant.

There's a new Battle Pass to rank up too, giving you access to more skins and cosmetic rewards. Fortnite is constantly being updated so it probably won't be long before v9.01 is available.

With all these changes, Fortnite Season 9 seems pretty exciting.

Tilted Towers is now called Neo Tilted and Retail Row is now called Mega Mall.

The biggest gameplay inclusion is Slipstreams - giant contraptions that allow you to navigate the map quickly via a wind transportation system.

Will you be dropping into Season 9 today?


The first new location is Neo Tilted, a more futuristic-looking high-tech version of Tilted Towers that has appeared on top of the ruins of its predecessor, which was flattened by a volcanic eruption last week. There's a little more to the new buildings than just a fresh coat of paint!

The new update also adds two new heroes to the game: Lok, who has an outfit created to make her look like some kind of deadly fish, and Garridan, a red and black clad night. When does season 9 end? The developers have released a stunning Cinematic Trailer while introducing the new Fortnite Season 9.

There will be a rotation of three Limited Time Modes: Trios, Solid Gold and One Shot. Nothing in the Fortnite map ever truly stays the same, and we may see the location restored to its former glory in a future season. Because of the addition of the Combat Shotgun, the highly popular Pump Shotgun has been vaulted, which is sure to upset a few people.

Priced at 4,700 V-Bucks ($44.95), the Battle Bundle is nearly five times that of a standard Battle Pass, marked down to 2,800 V-Bucks instead ($22.97 or 3 times a Battle Pass) for the time being.

Once you've landed at the location and found the Fortbyte you can simply interact with the item to get the collectible. It's an impressive beard, but perhaps not the most elegant look.

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