Fortnite: Secret Map Changes and Storyline Easter Eggs in Update 16.50

Published 05/26/2021, 6:09 AM EDT


Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite is right around the corner, and the final update for Chapter 2 Season 6 has already arrived. Just like any other update, the 16.50 update comprises many Easter eggs and hidden map changes.

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As per rumors, the upcoming season will revolve around UFOs and aliens. Accordingly, the last patch for this season has introduced several new areas on the map that support these claims. Moreover, it seems like Agent Jonesy will now face the consequences of betraying the Imagined Order.

Choppers and gnomes return to Fortnite with the 16.50 update

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Just above the dam, players can now find a crashed helicopter. Interestingly, it has the logo of the Imagined Order, and from the looks of it, the organization is finally searching for Agent Jonesy. Hence, an ultimate showdown between Agent Jonesy, the Imagined Order, and The Foundation seems closer than ever.

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Such choppers on the map had first appeared in Chapter 1. Back then, they led to a long-lasting war between Singularity and Devourer.

Another interesting Easter Egg that arrived with the 16.50 patch can be found in the Sherrif’s office near Leaky Lake. Apparently, the NPC DeadFire has been captivating gnomes for the past few weeks. He now has many gnomes in a prison, but their purpose remains unknown at the moment.

TV screens and telescopes around the map tease Chapter 2 Season 7’s story

As aforementioned, many believe that Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite will include aliens, UFOs, and sci-fi elements. Certain map changes that have arrived with the 16.50 update strongly support this theory.

In the middle of Chapter 2 Season 6, we saw many POIs getting surrounded by barriers. It seemed like the primal forest was expanding, and players believed these POIs will turn corrupt too. However, this didn’t happen and the barriers have disappeared abruptly.

Instead, POIs such as Sweaty Sands now have posters that show Aliens and humans holding hands. In addition to that, broken telescopes are currently visible on many hills on the island. All these changes hint towards the arrival of an alien species to the Fortnite universe with Chapter 2 Season 7.

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YouTuber PlayStation Grenade talked about the hidden telescopes on the island in a recent video.

Lastly, Epic Games has added a TV screen on the island. Traditionally, these items have arrived before live events. The TV screen is blank at the moment, but we’ll most likely see an animation related to this season’s live event in the next week.

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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