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Download Fortnite v8.40.1 Patch, Notes Included: Brings Bugs Fixes

Fortnite v8.40.1 Patch
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Fortnite recently released their v8.40 update which went live a couple of days ago, however, the update caused some problem where players were incorrectly shown to be dropped to a lower division in the arena, bushes were not appearing in any game modes, extra buttons on mobile devices weren’t functioning properly and some other technical issues. In the wake of those problems, Epic Games has now released Fortnite v8.40.1 Patch which resolves all the mentioned issues.

The circumvent the issues the new patch went live at 10 AM UTC today. Moreover, we have the complete patch notes below.

Fortnite v8.40.1 Patch Notes

Battle Royale
Fixed the following issues:

  • Players were incorrectly being shown that they were being dropped to a lower Division in Arena.
    • This was a visual-only issue, players were not actually being moved to a lower Division and the correct Division for each player is now displayed in-game.
  • Blackheart’s beard was growing uncontrollably in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM and would cover most of a player’s screen. He has visited a barber and his beard is back to its previous glory.
  • Bushes were not appearing in any game modes after playing a match in the Air Royale LTM.
  • Nameplate and ally indicators were missing from the UI in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM.
  • Extra buttons on mobile devices weren’t functioning properly when quickly alternating between clicking dedicated weapon select and building buttons.

Creative Mode

  • Made stability improvements specific to Creative Mode.

All Modes
Fixed the following issues:

  • Throwable items were not dealing damage if it was the last item consumed in a stack.
  • The countdown for the Item Shop was showing an incorrect time.

Hopefully, the new patch will deliver all the claimed fixes. Do let us know in the comments how the new patch is working out for you.

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