New Fortnite Update Coming Tuesday
Here's what to expect from the 15.40 patch.
Fortnite's 15.40 update is just around the corner, and it's going to bring some interesting changes to the game. As with all Fortnite updates, it's not precisely clear what the patch is going to do, but we have a few hints from the game's official Twitter account. The patch is set to go live on February 16. [Update: The patch is out now and the servers are back up.]
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
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
According to the below tweets, it appears that popular limited-time modes Air Royale and Floor is Lava will be making a comeback. The patch will also allow you to adjust object level of detail in the Perf Mode alpha, but only on PC. Additionally, characters will have more exotics in stock for you to grab. Let's just hope the opposing teams won't get there first.
Knock knock. 🚪— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 15, 2021
The v15.40 update is scheduled to release on February 16. Downtime for the update will begin at approx. 4 AM ET (09:00 UTC). pic.twitter.com/W54TynVlZQ
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
The above tweet also references an "unvaulted favorite." Based on context clues, it's likely either pump shotguns or an explosive weapon. Then again, the "knock knock" phrasing in the first tweet has led some to think that the Flint-Knock Pistol might be making a comeback, too. We'll know for sure when the patch comes out on February 16.
If you're still looking for some help with the challenges for the Hearts Wild event, check out our guide. In other Fortnite news, the Flash skin recently came to the game. A recent maintenance patch addressed some performance issues.
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