Fortnite: Patch V10.40 Patch Notes, NEW POI, Aim Assist Changes and MORE!
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Fortnite: Patch V10.40 Patch Notes, NEW POI, Aim Assist Changes and MORE!

Nick Farrell
10 October 2019

Controller players may not be the biggest of fans of this latest updated.

Just a week after Fortnite's latest patch V10.31, which was simply a content update, we saw the introduction of one of the coolest collaborations we have ever seen with the addition of Gotham City into Fortnite. Epic is already rolling out another update, potentially the last major update before Fortnite Season 11, this time it brings major changes to controller players and much more that will be revealed tomorrow - here's the v10.40 patch notes.

Fortnite is in a constant state of change, recently the Fortnite Champion Series revealed it will be turning its focus to squads; players are now forming teams ahead of Season 11.

AIM HIGH

In a recent blog post by Epic Games, they have detailed all the sensitivity changes coming to patch V10.40, some controller players may be upset with these changes as it seems they are trying to balance the targetting used by many controller players in the past.

The key points from the blog post are listed below!

NEW CONTROLLER AIM ASSIST

"We’ve implemented a new aim assist system that calculates targets in screen space, which allows a more consistent feel regardless of that target’s range. This new system applies different aim assist strengths based on that target’s distance from the reticle. Aim Assist now tracks multiple targets and will apply assistance based on a weighting algorithm. This will help in situations where new targets can steal aim assist away from an existing target already being focused on. We have also removed the ability to use target snapping (aka “Left trigger spam”). With these new Aim Assist improvements, we no longer feel it’s necessary. Lastly, crosshairs now turn red while pointed at an enemy target that is within effective range, which is anytime before damage drop-off is applied."

Basic Sensitivity
  • Look Sensitivity: How quickly your view rotates.
  • Improvements made to diagonal aiming to make it consistent regardless of the horizontal/vertical sensitivity ratio. 
  • Aim Sensitivity (ADS): How quickly your view rotates while aiming down sights (ADS).
Advanced - Look Sensitivity
  • Look Horizontal Speed: How quickly your view rotates left and right.
  • Look Vertical Speed: How quickly your view rotates up and down.
  • Turning Horizontal Boost: An additional left/right rotation speed applied when the controller's look stick is fully deflected. Using boost allows for quicker turns while maintaining look precision. Set to 0% to disable horizontal boost.
  • Turning Vertical Boost: An additional up/down rotation speed applied when the controller's look stick is fully deflected.  Using boost allows for quicker turns while maintaining look precision. Set to 0% to disable vertical boost.
Advanced - Aim Down Sights (ADS) Sensitivity
  • ADS Look Horizontal Speed: How quickly your view rotates left and right while aiming down sights.
  • ADS Look Vertical Speed: How quickly your view rotates up and down while aiming down sights.
  • ADS Turning Horizontal Boost: An additional left/right rotation speed applied when the controller's look stick is fully deflected while aiming down sights.  Using boost allows for quicker turns while maintaining look precision. Set to 0% to disable horizontal boost.
  • ADS Turning Vertical Boost: An additional up/down rotation speed applied when the controller's look stick is fully deflected while aiming down sights.  Using boost allows for quicker turns while maintaining look precision. Set to 0% to disable vertical boost.

New "POI"

The theme of Season X has been the frequent rift zones throughout the map that have brought old POI's back into the current map but with a twist. This time around Epic has brought back the houses that once resided North of Pleasent Park.

Titled Starry Suburbs, this new POI is one from every players dream. It can drop high-value loot items from shooting stars and has a never before seen weapon as well!

Weapon Fixes

There were numerous minor weapon changes included in this patch, the main note from this patch was the unvaulting of the beloved Bouncers! The full notes can be seen down below!

  • Explosive BatarangAdded an audio visualizer icon for proximity beeping.
  • Shield Bubble Shield Bubbles will bounce off other players when thrown at them.
  • Unvaulted BouncerRare trap.
  • Drops in stacks of 3.
  • Found from Supply Drops, Vending Machines, Llamas, and Floor Loot.
  • Can be placed on floors, walls, or ramps/stairs.
  • Provides a jump boost in a direction perpendicular to its placement.
  • Enabled the Batman Grapnel Gun and Explosive Batarang in Arena and Tournament playlists.

Zone Wars LTM

One of the fan-favorite creative modes has found its way into the main playlists as an LTM with a set of unique challenges! Zone Wars or Storm Wars is fan made game mode that replicates the end game of competitive matches, players will need to hone their mechanics in order to be successful in this mode!

  • A simulation of the end-game scenario in Battle Royale — but with a condensed moving zone! Eliminate the competition as you avoid the Storm closing in. Randomized spawns and inventory items make each round unique.
  • You can queue with up to 15 friends.

Double XP Weekend

Although XP may be a forgotten concept in Fortnite, Epic Games has decided to implement a double XP weekend this upcoming weekend before the new Season drops next weekend!

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Written By
Nick Farrell
@NickFarrell91

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