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How to get Fortnite Alien Nanites: Locations and how to use

Alien Nanites are a new addition to Fortnite Season 7, so here’s everything we know about this powerful new item such as how to get and use them.

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How to get Fortnite Alien Nanites

Alien Nanites are a new item for Fortnite Season 7 that allows you to upgrade weapons and change the world around you, so here’s everything we know about them.

A new season of Fortnite means brand new weird and wonderful items that coincide with the season’s theme. Season 7’s Alien theme has brought sci-fi weapons and Alien Parasites to the mix, and the 17.20 update has brought more changes.

Alien ground troops have begun mobilizing on the Island, and they’ve brought an aspect of their own home planet with them in the form of extra-terrestrial tech known as Alien Nanites.

Here’s everything we know about them in Fortnite Season 7.

Alien nanites in Fortnite

According to an official post from Epic Games, Fortnite Alien Nanites allow you to recreate the atmosphere of the Aliens’ home planet. Simply throw one down to create a low-gravity biome that you can exit and enter.

These Biomes are low-gravity zones that were previously leaked for Season 7. You can carry two of these at a time, and they’re “as thick as gelatin.” You’ll be able to descend faster in the biome by crouching.

One major benefit is that you won’t get hurt if you jump out of one from a high place. However, they also have another game-changing function.

How to get and use Fortnite Alien Nanites

Aliens in Fortnite Season 7

Similar to crafting materials from Season 6, Fortnite Alien Nanites can upgrade your weapons. You’ll be able to collect them from the ground, on top of Abductors, and in the Mothership.

You can combine them with weapons to gain some cool alien tech like the Kymera Ray Gun. They can also be used to craft IO weapons.

The Alien Nanite upgrades are as follows:

  • Rare + Assault Rifles > Pulse Rifle
  • Rare + Submachine Guns > Kymera Ray Gun
  • Rare + Snipers > Rail Gun
fortnite season 7 Kymera ray gun

Once you have found a rare, legendary, or epic weapon, you will find an icon hovering over it in your item bar in the bottom right corner of your screen. A similar icon will be hovering over your Alien Nanite in your item bar.

Head to the crafting section of your inventory menu and press the craft button when hovering over the weapon you like to upgrade. This will use the Alien Nanite to craft a weapon and allow you to complete one of the Season 7 Week 12 quests.

That covers everything we know about the Fortnite Alien Nanites. It seems that Epic Games have huge plans for Season 7, as it’s also rumored that LeBron James will be arriving as an Icon Series skin.

For more Fortnite, Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out how to complete Week 4’s Quests ahead of Week 5’s.

Image Credit: Epic Games