Epic Games released the major Fortnite 10.40 update. The patch was available after the initial downtime. In the patch files, the developers shared all the changes that awaited the community with the 10.40 update on Battle Royale, Creative Mode, and Save the World. Highlights include the new game mode Combine. In addition, a new crack zone was made available with Starry Suburbs. We summarize the highlights from the patch notes for the Fortnite 10.40 update.
Fortnite was offline for a few hours since Epic Games was preparing for the 10.40 update. In the meantime, the developers published the complete patch notes, and presented all the new features and changes. The developer has made sure the community is happy for the fall that tons of new features await us.
Combine Mode and optimized player search
Among the highlights for the Battle Royale mode is the new game mode Combine. It’s a great way to test the new controller settings – Epic has tweaked the sensitivity and target acquisition support with the gamepads. Combine is about reaching the end of a shooting range as fast as possible and eliminating all targets on the way there.
In addition, Epic Games optimized the player search in the 10.20 update. This means: From now on, you should primarily play in matches with players that match your abilities. If you get better over time, the matchmaking system will also get you better players. This is a good feature since over the past few months, there have been numerous complaints with the matchmaking.
New crack zone and weapons
In Fortnite Battle Royale you should also look for a new crack zone. Because the 10.40 update has brought back the ruined neighborhood near Pleasant Park.. If you destroy the stars there, then you will get a rare item that will amplify your chances of getting the Royale victory. Epic also promises a new weapon that they will be released in the next couple of weeks.
The weapons and items also have changes in the Fortnite Update 10.40. The jump fields and the triplicate trap are back. The traps can be placed on floors, walls and ramps / stairs. In the patch notes, Epic also announces a new double XP weekend. From Friday, September 28th, to September 30th, you will receive twice the XP amount for your Battle Royale matches.
Play the Zone Wars!
After the update the Fortnite community has access to a new limited time mode: Zone Wars. The developers describe the game mode as follows: “A simulation of a final phase in Battle Royale, but with a restricted, moving zone. Eliminate your competition as you dodge the approaching storm Random items will make things quite exciting for each round.” You can join up to 15 friends in the player search.
Rounding out the changes in patch 10.40 the developer has introduced several bug fixes. For example, a bug was fixed that did not show the condition bars of vehicles.