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What to expect in Fortnite v15.40: “The most amazing thing ever”

Fortnite v15.40 is expected to release on February 16. Here are all of the bug fixes and expected patch notes for the next Fortnite update.

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Fortnite v15.40 is expected to release on Tuesday, February 16. Here’s what to expect in the update.

The rumor mill is swirling when it comes to Fortnite v15.40. Some players, who report having some inside knowledge, have called the contents of v15.40, “The most amazing thing ever.”

We don’t know exactly what this means, but we have a couple of ideas. Here’s everything you need to know about the update before the patch notes land on February 16.

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Bug Fixes

Bug fixes are a natural part of any Fortnite update. We only have a few issues set to be fixed in v15.40, which may not be the primary focus of the update.

One item we don’t see listed relates to the superhero skin set. In v15.30, Epic attempted to remove the ability for players to use all-black and all-white superhero skins. Fans quickly found a workaround, however, which led to Epic removing the skins from competitive modes.

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

  • Total Bars appearing as 0 in a match.
  • Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.
  • (Creative) Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change Outfits.
  • (STW) Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
  • (STW) Mythic Lead Survivor portraits appear only as silhouettes.
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“The most amazing thing ever”

On February 14, data miner ShiinaBR tweeted that a Japanese content creator, urara_123urara, said that v15.40 was going to be a “real mess” and “the most amazing thing ever.”

We don’t know how this creator would know what the v15.40 update has in store for the game, but this led to massive speculation within the community. What could be an amazing addition and a mess at the same time? We have no real idea.

With the Season 5 FNCS underway, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense to completely change the meta of the game. If Epic did make a large shift, it wouldn’t be the first time we saw a mid-tournament Fortnite update.

If anything huge does come to Fortnite, we expect it to be excluded from competitive modes for the rest of the season.

Weapon/vehicle mods?

Normally, we’d assume that these leaked features would be held until Fortnite Season 6. With rumors of this being a massive update, however, we’re starting to think that we may see weapon and vehicle mods sooner rather than later.

Earlier this year, data miners found files that related to weapon and vehicle mods coming to Fortnite in the future. These would be huge for the game, which is why a lot of fans assumed that Epic would hold off until Season 6.

With rumors swirling about v15.40, though, these mods are the only major leaks that came to mind. We’ll have to see what happens when v15.40 releases.

Again, we have no idea if weapon and vehicle mods are coming to Fortnite in v15.40. Common sense dictates that these will be Season 6 features, and we’re only including them because of the speculation surrounding the impact that v15.40 will have on the game.

An unvaulted weapon

Epic Games have confirmed that v15.40 will feature an unvaulted weapon. We have no idea what this is going to be, but we can guess what the bulk of the Fortnite community probably wants: the Pump Shotgun.

Apart from this weapon, it’s difficult to guess what returning weapon we could see. The Burst AR may come back, but the Heavy AR already fills that slot. We wouldn’t mind seeing the Burst stay away for the rest of the season.

If the Pump does come back, the shotgun loot pool would be relatively cluttered. We’d have the Charge, Lever-Action, Tac, and Dragon’s Breath shotguns. With all of those options, we’d probably still see most players choosing the Pump over everything else.

Whatever happens, we’ll be here to cover the changes, fixes, patch notes, and everything else when the new Fortnite update goes live. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @FortniteINTEL so you never miss out on the latest Fortnite news.

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Patch Notes

Fortnite v15.40 early patch notes: Flint Knock returns, LTMs & more

The “most amazing” Fortnite patch ever has been revealed, and here’s everything that’s included.

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Epic Games has confirmed a few key details on Fortnite’s v15.40 update. From all the new content to an exact release time, here’s everything there is to know.

Another week brings us another Fortnite update. Fresh content is always right around the corner in Epic’s battle royale and this latest batch has fans eager to jump back in.

Not only are popular limited time modes back in full force, but a fan favorite weapon is also being unvaulted. Moreover, the game should be smoother than ever thanks to the latest wave of bug fixes.

The February 16 update is finally here but before we get there, here’s everything we know about Fortnite’s 15.40 patch.

Fortnite v15.40 patch downtime

No different from previous weeks, Epic Games has confirmed the exact timing for the next update. Fortnite’s v15.40 patch will be deployed on Tuesday, February 16. Downtime is scheduled to begin at roughly 4AM ET | 10 AM BST | 9 AM UTC.

While the new update brings new content, it will also remove various “unreleased assets are props,” Epic added. This means downtime could be a little longer than usual as the developers overhaul bigger chunks of the game.

However, as a result of these changes, the overall file size of Fortnite should be reduced moving forward.

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Unvaulted weapon

Epic had teased the return of a popular item. “Blast back with an unvaulted favorite,” they shared in a February 15 tweet.

‘Blast’ points towards something explosive on the way. From the Quad Launcher to Dynamite, there are plenty of explosive options that have been vaulted away for a number of months.

On February 16, once the dust settled on the update, it was revealed that the Flint Knock Pistol was the one returning to battle.

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Portals added

Fortnite leakers have reported that two Hunter portals have been added to the game, potentially lining up two new crossovers for Season 5.

We’ve already seen The Mandalorian, God of War, Halo and others appear during the course of the current season – and ShiinaBR has revealed two more encrypted skins are on the way, too.

Limited Time Modes: Air Royale & Floor is Lava

With Fortnite’s 15.40 update, two LTMs are making a return. Both Air Royale and Floor is Lava will be back for everyone to enjoy.

The first was an extremely popular mode upon release in April 2019. Air Royale loads all players into X4 Stormwing’s until there’s just one survivor left.

Meanwhile, Floor is Lava is the polar opposite. Rather than soaring through the skies, players begin on the ground and have to climb their way up to avoid deadly lava.

Fortnite v15.40 bug fixes

Outside of the new content, Fortnite’s latest patch comes with a number of bug fixes as well. The 15.40 update is expected to fix issues across not only the battle royale, but Save The World and Creative modes too.

Below is a full list of every fix that is expected to go live with the latest Fortnite patch.

General

  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.

Creative Mode

  • Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change Outfits.

Save the World

  • Mythic Lead Survivor portraits appear only as silhouettes.
  • Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.

That’s everything there is to know about Fortnite’s 15.40 update for the time being. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as further information becomes available.

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Patch Notes

Fortnite v15.30 update patch notes: New weapons, Mando’s Bounty LTM & more

Fortnite v15.30 update is live, bringing new weapons and a Mando’s Bounty LTM. So, here are some patch notes for the update.

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Epic Games have rolled out their v15.30 update for Fortnite, adding three new exotic weapons to the battle royale as well as a new LTM, and a whole host of new cosmetics.

One thing that has always set Fortnite apart from it’s battle royale rivals are the regular updates that Epic Games roll out. They’ve slowed a bit since the move to Fortnite Chapter 2, but the updates are still welcomed.

On February 2nd, the devs rolled out another decently sized update, adding further to the Hunter’s theme has encapsulated Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

That includes three new weapons, a Mando’s Bounty LTM, as well as a decent number of bug fixes too. So, without any further ado, let’s get into the changes.

New weapons: Burst Quad Launcher, Frozen & Chug Cannon

Keeping with the growing number of exotic weapons in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3, Epic Games have added three new weapons – the Burst Quad Launcher, Frozen SMG & Chug Cannon.

Starting with the latter there, as the name suggests, the Chug Cannon works like the Bandage Bazooka where teammates can be healed by the weapon.

The Frozen and Burst Quad Launcher are heavy hitters though. The pair of them will deal some nice damage, 35 and 42 respectively, while the Frozen has an alright reload time of just a shade over two seconds.

Mando’s Bounty LTM

The Mandalorian has also recieved some love in this update. Sadly, the previously rumored cosmetics have not been released, but he has got his own limited-time mode.

“The best hunter in the galaxy wants to prove himself—against you. Challenge other players to see who can score credits the fastest,” the description reads. Take out bounty targets for extra credits and eliminate specially-marked hunters for high-tier loot.

“When the Mandalorian enters the match, he will hunt down the player with the most credits. You can get to the top but can you stay there?”

Fortnite v15.30 bug fixes

Finally, the bug fixes. These can be found on Epic’s Trello board before the update goes live, so we can always get a sense of whats being fixed.

This update has a decent amount of changes for each mode for battle royale, Save the World, and Creative – including the return OG Bear vehicles.

Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v15.30:

General

  • Difficulty editing Banner with a controller.
  • Long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • The Child Back Bling blocking vision when players aim down sights.
  • Jumpshot Outfit missing its facial hair.
  • Sound effect audio delay.

Battle Royale

  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if an unreadied player leaves early.
  • Receiving damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
  • OG Bear vehicle temporarily booted.
  • Zero Point healing effect temporarily disabled.
  • Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.

Creative Mode

  • Prop holograms become invisible in certain situations for Xbox Creators.
  • “Devices” and “Prefabs” tabs swapped when viewing the Creative Inventory.

Save the World

  • Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
  • Eliminating Takers not counting towards the “Eliminate: They Came from the Mist” Ventures quest.

Mobile Top Issues

  • Motion Axis setting stuck on “Roll” on Nintendo Switch.
  • RT/LT Triggers on Xbox Elite controller on Android.

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Fortnite v15.30: what to expect

The Fortnite v15.30 update is expected this week. Here’s what we know about the next Fortnite patch.

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Fortnite players expect to see the Fortnite v15.30 this week. Here’s what we know about the next major Fortnite patch.

Fortnite Season 5 is one of the longer seasons in recent memory. Unlike some other lengthy seasons, however, we’ve seen a lot of updates come to the game.

Players are expecting another one this week, and v15.30 is next in line. There also seems to be a strong incentive for Epic to release this patch, as they are reportedly changing a skin that players are calling “pay to win.”

Here’s what we expect to see in the v15.30 patch notes when the update goes live.

Bug Fixes

We have a long list of bug fixes coming in the next Fortnite update, from adjusting cosmetics to adjusting some of the biggest issues in the game.

Here’s what you can expect to be fixed in Fortnite v15.30:

  • Sound effect audio delay.
  • Jumpshot Outfit missing its facial hair.
  • The Child Back Bling blocking vision when players aim down sights.
  • Long loading screen after completing a session on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • Game freezing when going to the Compete tab on PlayStation/Xbox.
  • OG Bear vehicle temporarily booted.
  • Receiving damage mid-air when falling inside a car.
  • (Creative)“Devices” and “Prefabs” tabs are swapped when viewing the Creative Inventory.
  • (Creative) Prop holograms become invisible in certain situations for Xbox Creators.
  • (STW) Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
  • (STW) Eliminating Takers not counting towards the “Eliminate: They Came from the Mist” Ventures quest.
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The Superhero Skin Changes

Fortnite players have long been complaining about the “pay-to-win” nature of customizable superhero skins in Fortnite.

For those who don’t know, it’s incredibly difficult to see superhero skins with black-on-black variations – especially with shadows enabled which is the only available setting on console.

After months of complaints on social media, Epic have announced that they are going to change the skins. Starting in v15.30, players will no longer be able to use all-white or all-black superhero skins.

Weapon and Vehicle Mods?

Recent leaks have pointed to the fact that Epic are working on vehicle and weapon mods for future Fortnite update. These changes could come in v15.30, but we don’t expect them to.

It’s worth mentioning that these changes could come in any Fortnite update, but the smart money is on the idea that they won’t be here until Season 6.

We expect Epic to remove exotic items and for the new weapon mod system to take its place. Of course, only time will tell.

We’ll keep you posted when we learn more about the release date of v15.30. Fortnite updates usually come on Tuesday, but we could be seeing a Wednesday or Thursday release.

According to Fortnite data miners, there are a lot of updates in the “staging” servers, which means there will be several patches before the March 15 Season 6 release date. Stay tuned for more.

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