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.

New Weapon:

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.

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.

PC Crashes

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.


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.

Fortnite v15.40 Known Issues

Battle Royale

  • 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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