Fortnite Update v10.40.1

The latest Fortnite patch update v10.40.1 recently went live on all servers across all platforms and just like every previous update, this one introduced some new features to the game as well as brought a couple of gameplay changes. However, contrary to the last couple of updates, this one falls on the smaller side and no major things have been added.

Out of Time

Perhaps the biggest addition of this update is a brand new set of limited-time missions called Out of Time. The missions are going to become active on Tuesday, October 8 and all players will be able to complete them and earn experience, various cosmetic rewards, and a loading screen.

Weapons + Items

  • Unvaulted 
    • Flint-Knock Pistol

Gameplay

  • 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. 

Performance

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.

Art + Animation

Bug Fixes

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

Mobile

  • 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.