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Fortnite Grab-itron and location abductions update with cosmetics leak

Today after a brief server down time Fortnite nabbed an update to version 17.30. This newest update to Fortnite brings about The Abduction of Slurpy Swamp, just before the Ariana Grande Rift Tour event. If you head over to Slurpy Swamp and find it slightly more difficult to stay stuck to the ground, don’t worry! You’re not alone in this abduction situation.

The Mothership is using its tractor beam to lift bits of the Earth, buildings, vehicles, and other elements upward. Abductions like this will occur throughout the week, with locations like Coral Castle and Corny Complex headed towards the ship in the very near future.

Abduction zones will have low gravity, so you’ll find yourself afloat. These locations will have extra IO Chests and Launch Pads spawning in as well. You’ll do well to make the best of the inevitable with the new Grab-itron weapon.

Grab-itron can be found on top of Abductors, in everyday average chests, and onboard the Mothership. This weapon is not available in competitive modes, because competitions are not meant to be fun, they’re all about business.

The Grab-itron weapon is a versatile piece of hardware. It works like a flying Saucer with its own tractor beam. You’ll be able to pick up almost anything in the game, hold said item at a short distance, and toss at tremendous speed. The versatility of the weapon comes not only in its ability to pick up a wide variety of items, but in its size, material, and speed-based damage distribution.

The damage caused by an item tossed with the Grab-itron depends on what an item is made of, how large an item is, and how fast it is launched. Items can be used as shields, and potentially to bash, too – it’s wild!

Above you’ll also see some new items that appear in the game files for version 17.30. Some of these items might not be available to you right out the gate – they’ve only just been added to the innards!

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Fortnite alien abductions arrive: What we know and how to get abducted

Only hours after the last big Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 6 update arrived, data-miners revealed that an alien invasion was heading to the battle royale island and that it would arrive before the current season ends. The invasion was said to start with abductions that take place on the island and today brings the start of that activity.

Fortnite players were caught off guard on Tuesday when bright blue light beams started shooting out of the sky, targeting some players who were then pulled feet-first into a tractor beam. The UFOs are selecting random people on the island, restoring their health and shields, then dropping them back to the island — though somewhere other than where they were abducted.

The game’s next season arrives on June 7 and will, based on some images that have started making their rounds online, be called ‘They’re Coming.’ The title refers to the aliens who are expected to hit the battle royale island in the next space-themed season, though questions remain, including what kind of island makeover players can expect and whether the aliens will be found on the ground.

Early rumors claimed you needed to be near Risky Reels in order to get abducted by the aliens, but as the number of abductions increases, that has changed. It seems you can get abducted from literally anywhere on the battle royale island, but there doesn’t appear to be any way to draw the aliens toward you. As such, your best shot at getting abducted is to keep playing matches.

We’re less than a week away from the next season’s arrival, so you won’t have to remain patient much longer. Epic has managed to prevent any major season leaks akin to what we saw with the past two seasons, so it remains to be seen whether the island will get a new space theme or if the company has something else in mind.

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Fortnite’s last big Season 6 update brings alien abductions to the island

If you’ve been playing Fortnite in recent days, you’ve likely noticed the increasing number of crude barriers appearing on the battle royale island’s big POIs. That’s because, it turns out, the current season’s big event will apparently involve an alien invasion. Among other things, it sure looks like players can soon expect to get abducted in the game.

Epic released its major 16.50 Fortnite update this week, the last major update we’ll see in the current Chapter 2 – Season 6. As expected, the initial changes following this update have been small, with the most notable being the return of dual pistols in the game. As well, Fortnite Creative now offers Extra Large Islands for creators.

In bigger news, however, it seems aliens are coming to the Fortnite island. There are the Foreshadowing Challenges that were added in the last big update, ones that we now know involve things like investigating a mysterious black helicopter that crashed to the island, using a CB radio, putting warning signs up at new crop circles, repairing telescopes, and destroying strange TVs.

As well, a leaked animation apparently shows what will happen when players are abducted by aliens in the game. Data-miners have leaked numerous details about this alien invasion, including that the UFOs will appear randomly above the island and abducted players will be moved somewhere else on the island with restored health and shields.

It’s unclear whether the alien invasion will itself be the big season finale or whether there’s something bigger coming after them. All signs point toward aliens and UFOs being the big theme for the game’s upcoming Chapter 2 – Season 7, which is scheduled to arrive in two weeks.



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