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Fortnite 14.40 patch notes: Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge

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Fortnitemares is back as spooky season takes hold, with Midas making his return to the game in the v14.40 patch, which is live on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on October 21.

Fortnite Season 4 has been all about superheroes, but with Halloween fast approaching on the horizon, it’s time for “Earth’s mightiest heroes” to take a backseat and make way for some ghoulish fun.

Of course, that means it’s time for the annual Fortnitemares event, with the 14.40 patch bringing some spooky additions and Halloween-themed items to help players get in the mood.

With the patch now rolling out across PC and consoles, here’s everything you need to know before you jump into the action.

Fortnite v14.40 Update patch notes


Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge

The headline addition in this patch is the return of Midas, who acts as the main character in the 2020 edition of the Fortnitemares Halloween event.

The character hasn’t been seen since Season 2 when his Device experiment backfired, flooding the entire map. Now, he has reappeared to cause some more havoc, taking residence at The Agency once again with an army of the undead to help him with his plans.

From October 21 to November 3, players who meet their demise in Solos, Duos, or Squads can return to battle as one of Midas’ Shadow Henchmen for a shot at earning a Nitemare Royale, and join your fellow Shadows to take down those still living by using otherworldly abilities.

Loot Pool Changes

Fortnitemares doesn’t just bring back Midas, but also introduces a number of new Halloween-themed items like the Witches Broom that let’s the user soar around the island, the Fiend Hunter Crossbow, and of course, the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher.

There’s also some new consumable items in the form of candy like Candy Corn and Jelly Beans, which will add health or shield, or perhaps give you some new powers to wield.

A major surprise though is the vaulting of the Charge Shotgun, which has been removed from the game for the foreseeable future.

Players have special Halloween items to enjoy during Fortnitemares.

Huge PC patch size

Those downloading on PC will notice that this week’s update is massive, coming in at 27GB, which is much larger than they typically tend to be.

This is good news for players though, as although this patch will take longer to download, it actually shaves 60GB off the entire file size of the game, improves loading performance, and will make for smaller update downloads in the future.

Bug Fixes

As always, Fortnite’s 14.40 patch also has some bug fixes that should improve quality of life for players, and address some of the frustrating glitches that can make the game frustrating to play.

These bug fixes have been taken from Epic Games’ official Trello board, and we’ll be sure to update this article with any more changes we discover.

General

  • Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.

Battle Royale

  • Cozy Chomps and Ravage Outfits appearing as Ramirez.
  • TWIP! Legacy not being awarded.
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.

Creative Mode

  • Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
  • Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.

Mobile

  • Vehicle buttons missing.
  • Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.

Guides

How to unlock the Armored Kratos style in Fortnite

Kratos from God of War has made it to Fortnite. Find out how to unlock the Armored Kratos style for free in Season 5.

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Kratos has landed on the Fortnite island, but his single style isn’t his only form. Here’s how to unlock his Armored outfit.

After a full season worth of crossovers, Epic slowed things down with Fortnite Season 5. The new season was released with only one crossover character in the roster: The Mandalorian.

It only took a couple of days for Epic to add to their Season 5 crossover roster. On December 3, Kratos from God of War came to the Item Shop. This preceeds the rumored addition of Master Chief from the Halo franchise.

Although God of War is a Playstation exclusive video game, players on all platforms could grab Kratos and his skin pack. You know that Sony had to do something for their console owners, however.

PlayStation players who play a single game with the Kratos skin will unlock the Armored Kratos style for their skin – it’s as simple as that.

Unfortunately, Android, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch players will need to stick to the standard Kratos outfit – unless you have a PS5 lying around.

If you don’t have a PlayStation on-hand, the only option you have is to ask a trustworthy friend to log onto your account and play a game for you. Giving out your account information is risky and usually a bad idea, so proceed with caution.

Hopefully for Xbox players, Microsoft will have the same deal with Epic Games when Master Chief comes to the Item Shop. He’s one of the most iconic characters in all of gaming and will probably be a popular pick on all platforms.

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Guides

All Fortnite Season 5 Exotic Weapon locations

Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.

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Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.

There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.

Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.

The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.

You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.

Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold

Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.

We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.

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Glitches

Game-breaking bug causing invisibility/God Mode in Fortnite Season 5

Players have already found a game-breaking glitch in Fortnite Season 5, causing players to go invisible and become invulnerable to damage.

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Fortnite Season 5 wasn’t released bug-free. In fact, there’s already a game-breaking bug causing players to become invisible and invulnerable to damage.

Every major update in almost every video game brings a few bugs with it, and Fortnite is no different. This is almost always the case when video games add new mechanics, as Fortnite did with Season 5.

This game-breaking bug has to do with the new sand mechanic. For those who don’t know, the center of the Fortnite island is now covered with quicksand. If you stand on the sand for too long, it sinks you in.

The quicksand isn’t a bad thing. It can actually benefit players, offering a hiding spot and increased movement speed, as seen below.

However, on the flip side, it’s also causing a bug that makes players invisible and invulnerable to damage. This isn’t the first invisibility glitch we’ve seen in Fortnite. Older patches had the same issue with Port-A-Potties.

This glitch appears to be more prevalent than the previous ones, however. We’ve seen several reports of this happening to players – sometimes even multiple times in a single play session. The Port-A-Potty glitch required more intention on the part of the players involved.

Hopefully, Epic get this sorted sooner rather than later. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the sand-sinking mechanic disabled ahead of the next update if Epic can’t push a hotfix to address the problem.

We don’t know whether this glitch is intentional on the part of infracting players or if there’s a method to trigger the issue. We’ll let you know when we find out more about the problem.

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