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Fortnite v18.40 Patch Notes: Naruto collab, Crew Pack bonus styles, and B.R.U.T.E.S. mechs

Fortnite v18.40 is the final update of Season 8, and it’s looking to be a big one with Naruto, Mechs, and new weapons coming.

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The Fortnite v18.40 patch is coming, and it will be the last patch of Season 8. Here is everything you can expect from the Final Season 8 update.

Many players are still asking when Fortnite Season 8 is actually going to start. But believe it or not, this season is almost over. However, one last update could really make Fortnite Season 8 one for the books.

Outside of Halloween skins and spooky items, Fortnite Season 8 has been a snooze. The map has changed minimally, the loot pool hasn’t been very diverse, and collaborations have been the only thing keeping this season afloat.

However, the final Season 8 patch could be a real game-changer. A long-awaited collab is coming, more weapons are being added, and a divisive vehicle is on the way. Can Fortnite v18.40 save the season?

Image: Epic Games
Image: Epic Games

Naruto x Fortnite collaboration

The highly anticipated Naruto x Fortnite collab has finally arrived as a part of v18.40. Players can purchase four skins including Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, and Sakura.

As well, players can find a Mythic Explosive Kunai on the island. And there is a Naruto-themed creative hub to commemorate the collab. Players can also find Kakashi as an NPC on the map.

Sept. – Nov. Crew Pack Bonus Styles

Those that have purchased the September, October, and November Crew Pack will start receiving their exclusive bonus styles following the v18.40 update. This was revealed in the latest Crew Pack blog post.

However, it’s unclear whether players will receive all three bonus styles at one time. The blog post states, “Subscribed players who’ve assembled all three of The First Shadows will receive a bonus Style for each starting with v18.40.”

The use of the word “starting” makes it seem as if the styles will be spread out over multiple updates.

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B.R.U.T.E.S. return to wreak havoc

If you played during Fortnite Season X, you remember B.R.U.T.E.S. These beefy robots were a menace, and they had to be nerfed several times. But despite their overpowered nature, players loved the chaos they brought.

Well, it seems that mechs have been added with this final update. Epic Games has tweaked the code for Mechs all season long and even included a new design for them in Fortnite’s files.

Players needed to fund the mechs using the new funding stations. However, it didn’t take long for players to reach the funding goal to bring mechs back to the Island.

We will update this article when Epic Games releases the official patch. As for now, these are the biggest changes we expect to see when Fortnite v18.40 drops at 4 AM EST on November 16.

For more Fortnite, check out the best controller settings, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Fortnite landmark Butter Barn now has three forms, thanks to Reality Tree

The map changes in Fortnite have been consistent lately. After Logjam Lumberyard, the Reality Tree has now affected Butter Barn.

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Fortnite Butter Barn

Butter ‘Bloom’ is the newest location in Fortnite to be affected by the infamous Reality Tree. The landmark will now have three themes based on OG POIs like Coral Castle.

The mysterious Reality Tree in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is controlling the island in a manner that we’ve never seen before. Locations like Logjam Lotus and Butter Bloom now magically change themes, and it is hard to claim if this phenomenon is worth celebrating (from the storyline’s perspective).

Here’s everything players need to know about the latest map changes in Fortnite.

New Butter Bloom themes released in Fortnite Chapter 3

Butter Barn is now called Butter Bloom, and it will switch between the following themes:

  • Roman theme- Coliseum
  • Atlantis- Coral Castle
  • Neo Tilted

In its Neo Tilted form, Butter Barn will feature buildings like Peely’s Banana Stand, the Pump Gym, and gas stations.

Butter Barn as Neo Tilted in Fortnite
Butter Bloom’s Neo Tilted theme in Fortnite Chapter 3

The Coliseum theme is similar to the one in Logjam Lotus.

The landmark gets fortified and the buildings represent Roman Architecture.

Butter Barn as Colossal Colosseum in Fortnite
Butter Bloom’s Roman theme in Fortnite Chapter 3

The final theme is Atlantis with which Butter Bloom turns into a miniature Coral Castle. Vintage dome-shaped buildings surround the region and there’s a small pool as well.

Will Coral Castle finally become relevant in Fortnite?

The indirect return of Coral Castle has received a mixed response from the community. While some believe that Epic Games should have picked a more prevalent POI for Butter Bloom’s Atlantis theme, others are elated that Coral Castle is now located in a much better position strategically.

Back in Chapter 2, it was the most despised location on the map (like Daily Bugle in Chapter 3). Even though there was good loot, players were ignorant due to its location which affected rotations, and the unusual landscape.

Butter Barn as Coral Castle in Fortnite
Butter Bloom with Coral Castle theme in Fortnite

In contrast, Butter Bloom is a great spot in Chapter 3 and the Coral theme should not prevent players from landing here. To be fair, Coral Castle is one of the most beautiful locations in Fortnite history but loopers neglected it owing to its position on the map.

Hence, Coral Castle might get its well-deserved credit in Chapter 3.

It is worth noting that after turning Butter Barn into Butter Bloom, the Reality Tree’s roots have already reached Temple Bloom. The landmark is located south of The Sanctuary, and we might witness similar map changes there as well.

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Fortnite v21.10 update brings back classic POIs: Coral Castle, Tilted Town, more

Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 will constantly change themes and feature Coral Castle, Lazy Lagoon, and other POIs.

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Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite

With Fortnite v21.10, the Reality Tree has fully affected Logjam Lumberyard. It will now choose a random POI theme for every game which includes Tilted Town, Coral Castle, and others.

Fortnite players expect Epic Games to add map changes with every update. The developers have tried doing so in Chapter 3 and accordingly, the response towards the new chapter has been overwhelmingly positive.

Here’s how the first major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has brought back OG POIs from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 in the most unique way possible.

Everything to know about the updated Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite v21.10

For the first time in history, we now have a location on the map that changes every game. As it turns out, Logjam Lumberyard will include elements from a wide range of locations from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

The community has discovered the following themes so far:

  • Neo Tilted/ Tilted Town (Wild West theme)
  • Coral Castle (Atlantis theme)
  • Colossal Coliseum (Roman theme)
  • Lazy Lagoon (Pirates theme)
Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite v21.10
Update Logjam Lumberyard in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that with the 21.10 update, Logjam Lumberyard has become one of the best locations in Fortnite. While new players can finally explore the most prominent regions of Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 islands, veterans can recreate their memories.

Other map changes in Fortnite v21.10 explained

The popular Butter Barn landmark will now turn into a POI. With the latest patch, the developers have added buildings from Neo Tilted to Butter Barn and the landmark looks bigger and better than ever.

Last but not least, Darth Vader is now a boss and he spawns in random locations. Apparently, the Zero Point brought a Star Wars relic to the island which is why Vader is here. He can travel in his Lambda-Class shuttle and there’s no definite location where players can find him.

It is no surprise that Darth Vader is a terrifying boss. He has a Mythic lightsaber and players will get 2,000 XP every team they defeat him.

All in all, Fortnite v21.10 is certainly brilliant in terms of map changes and gameplay. However, the same cannot be said for the No Sweat Summer event and the Nindo challenges.

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All new skins in Fortnite v21.10: Itachi, Hinata, Battle Pass super styles, and more

Fortnite v21.10 has arrived with a ton of new cosmetics, including crossovers like Itachi and Hinata and authentic skins like Fox Fire.

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Itachi and other new skins in Fortnite v21.10

As expected, Fortnite v21.10 will release a wide range of new skins. Alongside Itachi, Hinata, Gaara, and Orochimaru, new original skins like Fox Fire will also appear in the Item Shop.

New skins and cosmetics are always the biggest highlights of a Fortnite update. The latest 21.10 patch is no exception, as it has officiated the No Sweat Summer event as well as the Fortnite x Naruto: Rivals! crossover.

Here’s every new cosmetic that is a part of the first major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.

Fortnite x Naruto: Rivals! skins for Itachi, Gaara, Hinata, and Orochimaru revealed

The second crossover between Naruto and Fortnite has brought the following characters:

  • Gaara outfit with Fifth Kazekage selectable style
Gaara in Fortnite
Gaara skin in Fortnite
  • Hinata Hyuga outfit with a Hinata Uzumaki selectable style (the skin also has a Byakugan on and off style)
Hinata in Fortnite
Hinata skin in Fortnite
  • Itachi Uchiha with a Black Ops selectable style
Itachi in Fortnite
Itachi Uchiha skin in Fortnite
  • Orochimaru skin with a Hidden Leaf Era style
Orochimaru in Fortnite
Orochimaru skin in Fortnite

Alongside the four outfits, you can unlock the following cosmetics:

Back Blings:

  • Black Ops Mask with Itachi, Tenzo, Kakashi, and Black Ops style
  • Hinata’s Backpack
  • Sand Gourd

Pickaxe:

  • Sword of Kusanagi
  • Minato’s Kunai

Glider:

  • Gaara’s Sand Cloud
  • Manda

While the aforementioned cosmetics will be up for grabs in the Item Shop, certain cosmetics will be available as a free reward for the new Fortnite x Naruto challenges.

Fortnite v21.10 introduces brand-new Fox Fire skin and new styles for Battle Pass skins

The Fox Fire outfit in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 has a default style and a helmet style. The skin’s owners will also have the freedom to change the color of the character’s arm tattoos.

Fox Fire skin in Fortnite
Fox Fire skin in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3

New super styles for Malik, Evie, Adira, Sabina, and Stormfarer are now available in the Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass. The styles are called Platinum Rift, Lapis Slurp, and Auric Blaze, and here’s a preview:

New Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 Battle Pass styles

Loopers can look forward to unlocking the aforementioned skins through the Item Shop or the Battle Pass soon.

Moreover, the brand-new No Sweat Summer event will allow you to unlock free skins and XP by taking part in Creative challenges.

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