Fortnite: Fortbyte #97 Now Live After Delay
If you can't find this week's Fortbyte yet, you're not the only one.
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Amid the ongoing 14 Days of Summer event, Fortnite's Season 9, Week 8 challenges have gone live across PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Given that it's an even-numbered week, this would normally mean that a new Fortbyte is also available to collect in the game, but if you're hoping to find it, you likely aren't having much success. Here's what's going on. [Update: Fortbyte #97 is now live in the game. You can see where to find it in our Fortbyte #97 location guide.]
Fortbyte #97 should have arrived in the game alongside Week 8's challenges. Unlike the secret Battle Stars you can collect when you complete this season's Utopia challenges, you don't need to clear any challenges in order to find the Fortbyte; you simply need to have a Season 9 Battle Pass and know where to look. However, while many have already pinpointed the Fortbyte's location, it appears the collectible isn't actually live in the game yet, so it won't show up when you go looking for it.
This isn't the first time something like this has happened; Week 4's Fortbyte similarly didn't go live alongside that week's challenges, instead arriving a few days later. That will presumably be the case with Fortbyte #97 as well, so we'll continue to monitor the game and have a Fortbyte guide up once the item goes live. In the meantime, you can still complete Week 8's challenges if you haven't already. The trickiest of the bunch is to visit three different clocks. If you don't know where those are, be sure to check out our clock location guide.
Fortnite's 14 Days of Summer event is also underway. For two weeks, Epic will be unvaulting a different weapon in the game and offering a new LTM to play each day. There are also 14 Days of Summer challenges to complete, which will unlock exclusive rewards. The first involves dancing at beach parties, while the second asks you to bounce a giant beach ball in five different matches.
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