Multiple issues were found in Fortnite Battle Royale following the v8.40 update, which required Epic Games to quickly release a v8.40.1 client update just days later.


While the release of the v8.40 update on Wednesday, April 17 included a number of new additions and map changes, some players quickly noticed a myriad of problems with Fortnite.

Both Battle Royale and Save the World contained issues following v8.40, which generated a solid amount of feedback from community members.

Luckily, Epic Games took note of all the problems and pushed a v8.40.1 ‘client update’ on Friday, April 19 at 6 AM EST to clear up any concerns.

The complete patch notes for the v8.40.1 client update can be viewed below.


4.19.2019 By The Fortnite Team

Hey folks,

We released the v8.40.1 client update today, April 19 at 6AM ET(1000 UTC) to fix some issues that appeared after releasing the v8.40 update. You can find full details below on all the fixes included in this client update.

Battle Royale
Fixed the following issues:

  • Players were incorrectly being shown that they were being dropped to a lower Division in Arena.
    • This was a visual-only issue, players were not actually being moved to a lower Division and the correct Division for each player is now displayed in-game.
  • Blackheart’s beard was growing uncontrollably in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM and would cover most of a player’s screen. He has visited a barber and his beard is back to its previous glory.
  • Bushes were not appearing in any game modes after playing a match in the Air Royale LTM.
  • Nameplate and ally indicators were missing from the UI in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM.
  • Extra buttons on mobile devices weren’t functioning properly when quickly alternating between clicking dedicated weapon select and building buttons.

Creative Mode

  • Made stability improvements specific to Creative Mode.

Save the World
Fixed the following issues:

  • Fixed an issue that would cause players to constantly get kicked out of matches.
    • This is currently only a PC fix. We will have a fix for console players in the near future.

All Modes
Fixed the following issues:

  • Throwable items were not dealing damage if it was the last item consumed in a stack.
  • The countdown for the Item Shop was showing an incorrect time.

Are you experiencing an issue that’s not listed here? Let us know on any of our official social channels or by using the in-game Feedback feature found in Options.

  • How to use the in-game Feedback report system:
    • While in-game, open the Options menu
      • Navigate to the Feedback Button
        • Create a Bug report to provide us with logs of the issue

When reporting issues please include information such as:

  • Description of the issue
    • Account Name (optional)
    • Platform
    • Link to video or images
    • Include details on when this issue started happening