Fortnite Update 15.40 Out Now: What's New, Known Issues, And More
The latest patch for the popular battle royale game has arrived--here's everything you need to know.
The battle royale game Fortnite's newest big update--v15.40--has finally arrived. The patch brings new features and functionality, but also some known issues you may want to be aware of. You can see a roundup of what's new in Fortnite below, as shared by Epic Games.
In terms of new content, the update brings back a fan-favorite weapon. The super-powerful Flint-Knock pistol is back in the game with this new update.
Downtime for v15.40 has ended.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 16, 2021
Knock out your bounties with a returning favorite… the Flint-Knock Pistol! pic.twitter.com/6S2M21IisS
New PC Features
On PC, the new 15.40 update introduces the ability to adjust the build/object level of detail for the PC Performance Mode. "This can be done via the new Meshes quality option in the video settings," Epic Games said. You can find this when Performance Mode is switched on.
With the release of v15.40, we’ve added the option to adjust build/object level of detail in the PC Performance Mode alpha. This can be done via the new Meshes quality option in the Video settings (found on PC when Performance Mode is enabled). pic.twitter.com/ZokATnO8ig— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 16, 2021
The release of 15.40 hasn't been entirely smooth sailing, however, as Epic Games said it's aware of crashes happening in Creative mode on PC. The studio said it will circle back with an update later as it continues to investigate the issue.
We are investigating crashes in Creative mode on PC.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 16, 2021
We will update you when we have more information. pic.twitter.com/YD63biP8lq
Version 15.40 also introduces more Exotics to acquire, while the Air Royale and Floor is Lava limited-time modes are coming "soon" to Fornite.
v15.40 brings:— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 15, 2021
✅Blast back with an unvaulted favorite!
✅Fun for the whole squad! Characters will have more Exotics in stock for allies (or enemies) to acquire.
✅LTMs coming soon: Air Royale ✈️+ Floor is Lava 🌋
✅Adjust object/build level of detail in PC Perf Mode alpha
Fortnite v15.40 Known Issues
- 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.
- 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.
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