Fortnite Patch Notes: Update 14.40 For PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS And Android
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Fortnite Patch Notes: Update 14.40 For PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS And Android

Chris Trout
12 October 2020

Patch notes for the new season of Fortnite.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 is approaching its third mid-season update with v14.30

It's been a great start to the Marvel Comic themed season, even if iOS users are missing out on the fun.

While the original update changes and fixed a few issues, there's still a lot to work on.

Here's what's changing in the new update.

Fortnite 14.40 Update Patch Notes

The v14.40 update “arises tomorrow, October 21. Downtime starts at approx. 04:00 a.m. ET,” the Fortnite Status account tweeted Tuesday evening.

“Please note the patch size will be larger than normal on PC (approx. 27 GB). This is to make optimizations on PC resulting in a massively reduced Fortnite file size (over 60 GB smaller), smaller downloads for future patches, and improved loading performance.”

iFireMonkey has posted an image of Fortnite's Trello board where they post all the upcoming bug fixes for the next update.

They include: 

  • Doctor Doom's Mystical Bomb temporarily disabled in competitive playlists
  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting color settings
  • Fog settings in Creative

Fortnite 14.30 Update Patch Notes

Patch notes for the v14.30 update went out to content creators in an email on Monday night. Here's what's coming to Fortnite on Tuesday, October 12.

  • Rally Royale LTM
    • "A new fast-paced LTM where you'll need speed and wit to take home the victory. Collect tickets to unlock the finish line, get there quick, or get left in the dust." The new mode launches later this week.
  • Marvel Knockout Super Series
    • "Assemble the squad and put your super-powered skills to the test in these Marvel Knockout tournaments," the patch notes say. "The first cup on Wednesday, October 14, celebrates the Man Without Fear himself." Winners will gain early access to the new Daredevil outfit ahead of its arrival in the item shop.
  • Loot Pool Update
    • "Galactus's growing presence is scrambling the loot machines. Combat shotguns are now more effective at all ranges." The notes say to "be on the lookout for new superpowers rotating into the mix," as well.

SNIKT: Say hello to Wolverine!

Fortnite v14.20 Patch Notes

An email sent out to Epic Games creators the night before the patch detailed all the new content coming this update.

Here are the highlights.

New Boss: Wolverine

  • The not so secret battle pass skin is making an appearance on the map now
  • You find and eliminate him at Weeping Woods and will be able to grab his Claws as the new mythic weapon

Takeover LTM

This is a limited-time Marvel game mode where players capture and hold "outposts" on the map. You'll spawn with a random superpower, but pickups falling from the sky will let you swap it out for different powers to suit your loadout.

Birthday Event

  • Fortnite will be celebrating its third anniversary since releasing its battle royale game mode
  • Expect some free cosmetics and other challenges this week!

BTS in Party Royale

The enormously popular Kpop band BTS will be premiering a new Dynamite video in the Party Royale hub on September 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

"If you're on tour, you want to stop on the Fortnite stage," Nate Nanzer, head of global partnerships on Fortnite, told The Verge. "It's a unique way to get in front of an audience that maybe you're not reaching through other means."

Llama-Rama Starts September 26

Play Rocket League, newly free to play, to unlock items for both that game and Fortnite. Slushii will be on the Party Royale main stage celebrating Llama-Rama on September 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Here are the new fixes based on the Fortnite community Trello board:

  • Battle Royale Issues
    • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
      • Some players on PlayStation 4 may not see any recorded replays when viewing them in the Career tab.
    • Fishing Spots can disappear on PC with Effects set to Low.
      • On PC, having your "Effects" setting set to "Low" can make Fishing Spots disappear, even at close range. (Fishing Spots should still appear normally with Effects set to Medium or above.)
    • Heroes Park and Ghost House don't count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.
      • Heroes Park and Ghost House don't count as Discovered Locations after discovering them.
  • Creative Mode Top Issues
    • Grass is not removed when placing objects on the ground
    • Some players are not granted items from a "team settings" and inventory device at the beginning of any round after the first round.
  • Save The World Top Issues
    • Redline Ramirez's Commander Perk doesn't apply its fire rate buff to charged Sniper Rifles. This includes the Boom Bow.
  • Mobile Top Issues
    • The visibility of Fishing Spots can be inconsistent at close range on Nintendo Switch and Android, sometimes disappearing then reappearing.

CAN WE FIX IT? YES WE CAN!

Fortnite v14.10 Patch Notes

v14.10 Update Sizes:

  • PS4 - 3.4GB
  • Xbox One - 3.64GB
  • PC - 12.6GB
  • Switch - 3.5GB
  • Android - 1.2GB

Here are the patch notes for v14.10:

The Armored Avenger

Tony Stark's temporal beacon brings Stark Industries to the island. Explore the R&D Lab and Battle Bus chop shop.

Unleash More Powers

The Stark Industries Update assembles more powers. Check out Thor's Mjolnir Strike, Iron Man's Repulsor Gauntlets and more.

The Forces of Galactus Descend

Drones from beyond the cosmos crash-landed on the island. Take of the Gatherer Drones and you'll be rewarded.

A Mint-Condition LTM

Mix and match iconic superpowers from across Marvel in a new comic book crossover LTM.

Become A Hero

New to the Item Shop, customize your own hero!

Weekly Wolverine Challenges

Clues to Weapon X's whereabouts continue with new Challenges on Thursday

Here are the updates and changes likely coming in the latest update:

  • General Issues
    • Setting to disable Licensed Audio for Radio not working when outside a vehicle
  • Battle Royale Issues
    • Glider audio from opponents is sometimes missing
    • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations
    • Unable to consume or throw fish while in the passenger seat
    • Using Bifrost Glow Contrail in a match causes FPS drop
    • Supply Drops not disappearing after opened
    • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4
  • Creative Mode Issues
    • Multiselect copying objects that are scaled-down can revert to the original size
  • Save The World Issues
    • Redline Ramirez's Commander Perk doesn't work properly with charged Sniper Rifles

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS FORTNITE AWAY: iOS has missed out on the Season 4 update

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 v14.00

Here’s what was fixed in the first Season 4 update, according to the reputable Fortnite data miner @iFireMonkey:

  • Rectangle and multiple lines of text appearing on HUD
  • Water Balloon Toy temporarily disabled
  • Crash on consoles when renaming a device
  • PS4 Trophies not being awarded correctly
  • Symbols in player names and Creative Hubs on Nintendo Switch
  • Car Spawnrate decreased by 30%
  • Wood to re-use campfire is 200 (was 300)
  • Floppers health reduced to 40HP (was 50HP)
  • New Floppers added
  • Weapons vaulted and unvaulted
  • Ray Tracing has been enabled
  • Convert Player mechanic
  • Added 3 new POIs: Sentinel Graveyard, Helicarrier, Doom's Domain (replaces Pleasant Park)
  • Reboot Van Cooldown reduced from 120 seconds to 60
  • Combat Shotgun nerfed:
    • Damage: 80 -> 55
    • Fire Rate: 1.85 > 1.7
    • Clip Size: 10 > 8
  • Chest spawn rates nerfed:
    • Min - 100% to 50%
    • Max - 100% to 70%

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