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Fortnite Season 7 map changes, new POIs, and more

Spaceships, vending machines, and lots of weird purple stuff - here's what was new in the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 map.

Fortnite characters gather round a black van with a female character standing on top of it. A huge UFO is in the background

 Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 concluded on September 12, 2021. This means the map changes it brought are no longer available in-game. However, this guide will be useful if Epic ever returns this map.

While Season 6 of Chapter 2 saw players go back to their primal roots, Chapter 2 Season 7 (titled Invasion) went in an extraterrestrial direction as an alien spaceship and a mysterious artifact crashed down onto the map. UFOs whizzing around the map, some updated POIs, and much more could be found while exploring the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 map.

There weren’t many dramatic changes to the map compared to some other seasons, as the layout of major POIs remained pretty much unchanged. However, there were plenty of alien-themed additions and tweaks, plus new NPC types and locations and the return of vending machines. While it’s no longer available in-game, with Chapter 2 Season 7 having ended in September 2021, it’s always possible that this map will be returned in a future event. Otherwise, it’s a good trip down memory lane.

Fortnite Season 7 map new POIs

Fortnite Season 7’s new map didn’t change too much from the Season 6 map in terms of POIs.

The most notable difference was the removal of the centre POI of Season 6, The Spire, which was beamed away by the giant UFO that loomed over the map. In its place was a huge crater surrounded by purple alien matter, aptly being renamed to The Aftermath.

Elsewhere, Sweaty Sands was renamed to Believer Beach, Colossal Crops was replaced by Corny Complex with a secret facility underneath, and several other smaller tweaks.

The outline of Stealthy Stronghold remained on the new Season 7 map, but it was no longer a named POI.

Another fun addition was that some POIs were highlighted in purple – these were the locations where UFOs and aliens spawned.

Fortnite Season 7 map changes

As well as the POI changes mentioned above, there are a few smaller changes to the Fortnite Season 7 map.

Notably, the Primal Biome was removed and the whole island was invaded by aliens – with players having to pick a side.

There was purple alien matter in the center of the island which could also be found scattered in smaller patches around the map. Some areas included between Boney Burbs and Holly Hedges or around Pleasant Park. These areas contained some alien NPCs and some of the new alien weaponry.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 map changes: A woman runs towards the camera carrying a huge railgun.

There were also large satellite dishes mounted on top of various hills and peaks around the map.

A returning feature to the new map was vending machines. You could find these scattered about various locations, where you could spend varying amounts of gold in exchange for a weapon.

Finally, you could also find Cosmic Chests around the map, which required you to solve a team-based puzzle before they dropped lots of tasty loot and rewards.

Those were all the significant changes to the Fortnite map at the start of Chapter 2 Season 7. With its fun alien theme, we’re sad we can’t walk around it anymore – and that latecomers missed out – though we’re holding out hope for its return.