Season 7 is live in Fortnite, bringing with it a plethora of new activities for players to dig into including a hunt for Alien Artifacts. Whether you’ve stumbled across Alien Artifacts in Fortnite and aren’t quite sure what they’re for, or you’re actively looking to find Alien Artifacts, we’ve got you covered.
Below, we’ll explain how to get Alien Artifacts in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7!
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 | How to Get Alien Artifacts
The first question that needs to be addressed when it comes to Alien Artifacts in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 is what they’re used for. Season 7’s Battle Pass is different in that you’re able to earn two new forms of digital currency, Battle Stars and Alien Artifacts.
Battle Stars will let you select the rewards you wish to earn from the Battle Pass in whatever order you like, while Alien Artifacts are used to customize the Kymera Outfit. On the Fortnite Blog, the process of customizing Kymera is described as follows:
“In this Season’s Battle Pass, your immediate unlock is the customizable Kymera Outfit – an alien specimen for you to sculpt. Throughout the Season, collect Alien Artifacts to claim additional styles for Kymera.
Mix and match different head shapes, eye colors, skin patterns, and more to create your own look.
Explore Kymera’s style combinations, the return of Battle Stars, and the rest of the rewards in-game on the Battle Pass page.”
Now that you know what Alien Artifacts are used for, the next question is how do you get Alien Artifacts. In Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, Alien Artifacts can be found at various points on the map.
In the image below, we’ll show you exactly what you need to be on the lookout for if you’re searching for Alien Artifacts in Fortnite.
When you see an Alien Artifact, all you need to do is run up to it in order to collect it. As for where to find these Alien Artifacts, it appears as though these change each week similar to the weekly challenges.
Where to Find Alien Artifacts – Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 Week 1
Based on current information, the consensus is that there are at least five different locations where you can acquire Alien Artifacts during Week 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.
In the map image above, you'll see the locations where you can find these five Alien Artifacts circled.
Or, if you prefer the locations to be listed out in text form, here’s a quick list of where each of the five Alien Artifacts can be found during Week 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.
Aftermath: An Alien Artifact can be found in the water area of the Zero Point crater (Aftermath) at the center of the map.
Orchard: This Alien Artifact can be found on the right edge of the apple orchard area near the farmhouse north of Pizza Pit and the Orchard Farmers Market.
Catty Corner: An Alien Artifact can be found at the scratching post area of Catty Corner on the second level of the post.
Durrr Burger Restaurant: Another Alien Artifact can be found in the Durrr Burger Restaurant area to the west of Weeping Woods. Note there are several IO Guards here, and an opportunity to pick up a spaceship to drive.
Spire Near Believer Beach: There’s an Alien Artifact halfway up the stairs leading to the top of the Spire that’s located northeast of Believer Beach.
Once you’ve found and collected all five Alien Artifacts from Week 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, you should have 20 total Alien Artifacts with the Alien Artifact drops acquired in bundles of 4.
If you’re wondering the math on this it’s 5 Alien Artifact locations times 4 per bundle equals 20 total Alien Artifacts.
In the upper right corner of the Battle Pass page, you’ll be able to see how many Battle Stars and Alien Artifacts you have total if you’re curious about how many you’ve already collected.
While you’re on the Battle Pass page, you can also spend your Alien Artifacts on customizations for Kymera by selecting “Customize Kymera” and then choosing customizations like a new head or eye color and spending the requisite amount of Alien Artifacts.