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Fortnite update v14.40: what to expect

Here’s what to expect in the upcoming update: Fortnite v14.40.

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With Halloween around the corner and several clues pointing to an immanent update, the Fortnite community has circled October 21 as the release date of v14.40. As you can probably guess, this is set to be the update that will bring Forntitemares 2020 to the game.

Ahead, we’ll take a look at what we know about the upcoming update, including the bug fixes and what it means for Fortnitemares 2020.

Bug Fixes

Bug fixes are always a part of major Fortnite patches, and v14.40 is no different. In fact, one particular bug on this list is one of the reasons that we expect an update on October 21.

Doom’s Mystical Bomb is one of the only Mythic items in competitive Fortnite modes, but a bug has forced Epic to disable it in Arena and tournament play. We’re in the midst of the Season 4 FNCS, and Epic will almost certainly want to remedy this issue before another week of qualifiers passes.

Here are all of the bugs listed as “Fixed in next game update” on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board:

  • Honey Hitters Pickaxe disabled.
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.
  • Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists.
  • Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting. (Creative)
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting. (Creative)
  • Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative. (Creative)
  • Vehicle buttons missing. (Mobile)
  • Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch. (Mobile)
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Fortnitemares 2020

Fortnitemares 2020 is the obvious change that the presumed v14.40 update will bring. If the update does bring Fortnitemares, this will be the earliest that we’ve seen a Fortnite Halloween update in three years.

We have a separate article covering all of our expectations for Fortnitemares 2020. You can find that here, but here are some quick bullet points that cover the leaks we’ve seen.

  • “Midas’ Revenge” theme
  • The return of Husks
  • Candy consumables
  • Rideable Broomsticks
  • New skins and cosmetics.

Fortnitemares will be a significant update, so we don’t expect too many meta shifts outside of that. Of course, we expect the Pumpkin Launcher to return – as it does every year.

We’ll keep you covered when the update goes live, so make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL to stay up to date with all of the latest developments.

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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