Fortnite Update 12.40: New Patch Turns The Shark Into A Prison

The next update for Fortnite is here for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile.

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Update: Fortnite update 12.40 is now live, and after temporarily disabling them, proximity mines have been added back to the game. The previously-disabled grenade is now live again for non-competitive playlists, and an issue with controllers not vibrating should be resolved. Map changes include The Shark being replaced by a prison facility, and the No Sweat Insurance building is now in Lazy Lake. New Spy Games Tech called Strong Resolve and Resupply give you more options for copying enemies and stocking up on gear.

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Fortnite will soon update to version 12.40, and as always the battle royale game will have to go offline for a short period while the update is applied. Here's when you can expect the update--and if you're in the US, you'll likely still be asleep.

Fortnite update 12.40 will arrive on April 15, with downtime scheduled for 2 AM ET (6 AM UTC), when fewer players (in the US, at least) are likely to be playing. The content of Fortnite updates is rarely known in advance, so we're not entirely sure what this one will bring.

What we do know for sure, though, is that Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 will continue for longer than originally planned--Season 3 will not begin until June.

You'll want to act fast if you want to complete the Deadpool challenges in Fortnite to unlock the Unmasked Deadpool skin. Meanwhile, you can unlock an in-game reward by playing Fortnite Trivia on Houseparty (an app that is also owned by Epic).

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