Epic Games announced Fortnite update 10.40.1 will be arriving on October 2 and it’s set to be the last update before we shift over to Season 11.

Fortnite Season X is in the home stretch, but has been extended by a week, with this the final update before Season 11 starting.

This is a smaller update, but there’s still some exciting changes and additions, so check out the full patch notes below.

The Combine arrived in v10.40.

Update v10.40.1 downtime

Epic Games announced downtime will occur at 4 AM EST / 1 AM PST / 9 AM BST and the official patch notes will be available when it ends.

The Nintendo Switch version of the update will be larger than usual so that’s something to take into account for Switch owners. Perhaps this could finally be addressing the numerous problems that plague Nintendo’s platform.

Out of time challenges

The overtime challenges are called ‘Out of Time, and start on October 8, running until October 13.

Season 11 will start after this, with the tenth season being extended one week.

Unvaulted weapon

The flint-knock pistol has been brought back in to Fortnite with this update, but that’s all – so it looks like the current weapon pool is how we’ll see out Season X

“The End” event info

There’s sure to be more information that will be leaked once this update hits that will give us a better idea of what to expect with the final event of Season 10.

The event’s name, “The End”, has been leaked but that’s about all we know about the event so far. With most patches like this, the leakers and dataminers are able to uncover more information so that’s what we’re banking on to happen in this case as well.

There will be some sort of countdown to this event so it’s possible we might see that happen once this update hits.

One last update is on the way.

v10.40.1 Patch notes

Out of Time
We’re heading into overtime… before we’re out of time. Complete the objectives in the Out of Time Overtime Mission for end-of-Season rewards that include XP, cosmetics, and a commemorative Loading Screen. 

Out of Time will begin on Tuesday, October 8.


  • Unvaulted 
    • Flint-Knock Pistol


  • We may be almost out of time, but we’re not out just yet — Season X has been extended a week!
    • Gotham City and the Batman Caped Crusader Pack will be available until the end of Season X.
  • Out of Time
    • Season X’s Overtime Mission is coming soon! The Out of Time Mission will be available from Tuesday, October 8 at 9 AM ET until Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM ET.
    • Complete Out of Time’s objectives to earn end-of-Season rewards, including XP, cosmetics, and a Loading Screen that serves as a Season X memento.
  • Zone Wars
    • Zones Wars Desert, Vortex, Colosseum, and Downhill River LTMs have been consolidated into two LTM playlists. Queue into either playlist to play one of the four Zone Wars maps at random.
      • Zone Wars: Party
        • Queue with a party larger than one into a free-for-all experience.
      • Zone Wars: Solo
        • Queue by yourself into a free-for-all experience.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, The Combine has been re-enabled on iOS and Android. 


Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a level streaming issue that occurred with v10.40 causing an increase in players landing in low-detail environments on Nintendo Switch.
    • Please note that this fix will result in a larger download for the system.
  • Improved the performance of a cosmetic material to address hitches caused by the material.


Bug Fixes

  • The map now shows the correct aerial view for Gotham City.


  • Party Hub
    • Improved the search bar functionality to make it easier to search for friends.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a visual issue in which microphones would be displayed as on when players weren’t in voice chat.


  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue involving some display names not being presented properly on The Combine’s leaderboards.



Meteor Prop Gallery
Add this doomsday dilemma to your games!


  • Added 1 New Prefab.
    • Meteor – The Meteor Prefab consists of all the rocks and particles from the Meteor Galleries but grouped together in one giant package.
  • Added 3 New Galleries.
    • Meteor Prop Gallery
    • Meteor Core Gallery
    • Meteor Particle Gallery


  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue in which Alt-Tabbing would cause all props on a map to become destructible.



Beat Bot Hits the Road
This week, help our last driver, Beat Bot, make its trek through the Strangelands en route to the Radio Station. Load up the van and gather your group because it’s time to Hit the Road!

Surround Pound
Lay down the sound and drop the bass with this new Hammer!

Surround Pound
Lay down the sound and drop the bass with this new Hammer!

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