Fortnite‘s latest season is underway, bringing a lot of new content into the game, including UFOs. These UFOs play a big part in the plot and present an opportunity to experiment with some new alien technology. One interesting thing you may notice in the latest season is that some zone names change from white to purple while you’re in a match. You might be wondering why this happens since all the zone names are white when you examine the map from the lobby. So, what are the purple location names in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7?
What are the purple location names in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7
Purple location names in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 means that area is under attack by UFOs. These locations will include around three AI-controlled UFOs flying around that abduct and attack players at random.
You can travel to any of these locations and even shoot down the UFOs and take down the pilot. After taking down a UFO, you’ll have the ability to control it like you would a normal vehicle. UFOs have two attacks you can use to take down enemy players. The AI piloting the UFOs also have a chance to drop some alien tech weapons, including the Ray Gun, Rail Gun, Pulse Rifle, and Recon Scanner.
You may also notice some purple smoke at a few locations and wonder what this means. The purple smoke in Fortnite locations means IO (Imagine Order) guards are in that area. Expect some hostile activity if you land in these zones. It’s an excellent opportunity to get some loot, though, since they aren’t challenging to kill.