Fortnite players are used to have challenges and mysteries thrown their way regularly and, with the start of Season 9, Epic Games has a new way to keep players on their toes. For the new season, a collectible called Fortbytes is being introduced, and they’re the key to solving the mystery of Season 9.
When you load up the game and head to the Challenges section, you’ll now find a new entry in the events category. Here you’ll find the Fortbyte challenges, which task players with using clues to find the new, special items on the island. These items are small, glowing computer chips and, once acquired, will uncover a small piece of a larger picture. The ultimate goal is to collect all the Fortbytes from across the season and decrypt the mystery.
It’s important to note that Fortbytes and are exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks on a Battle Pass. They are, effectively, another set of unique challenges that function similar to the way as the Battle Pass-exclusive weekly challenges, which means if you don’t own the Battle Pass, you won’t be able to see any of it. You can read our Fortnite Season 9 Battle Pass guide to find out how it works and what it includes.
Fortnite Season 9 brings a number of other new additions, tweaks, and changes to Epic Games’ battle royale title. You can read the full Fortnite Season 9 update patch notes to get a breakdown of it all. If you haven’t already seen it, check out the first trailer for Fortnite Season 9, as it sets up all the weird changes that have happened on the island through a short and sweet story about a couple of lads getting locked in a vault.