Fortnite 17.40 Update Patch Notes

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The Fortnite 17.40 patch is the penultimate patch of Fortnite Season 7. Every major change that we've been expecting for a while now will probably arrive with this patch itself.

The Fortnite 17.40 patch will probably be one of the heaviest patches that we've seen in this season. It will be fun to see what all content comes in with the upcoming update.


Fortnite 17.40 Update Release Date

The Fortnite 17.40 update is scheduled to go live on August 17th.

Since there were no weekly challenges released with the previous update, the Fortnite 17.40 update will be coming to our systems tomorrow itself.

The servers should be down for a while when the update is going live. Downtime should last for approximately two to three hours.

Update Size

The Fortnite update sizes vary from platform to platform. And for some reason, they tend to vary between devices as well. That being said, here are sizes of the Fortnite 17.40 update on different devices.

  • PC - 2.18GB
  • PS4 - 3.9GB
  • PS5 - 2.7GB
  • XBOX One - 3.3GB
  • XBOX Series X - 3.3GB
  • XBOX Series S - 3.3GB
  • Switch - 3.5GB

Fortnite 17.40 Update Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

As listed on their Trello Board, here are the bug fixes that we'll be seeing with the Fortnite 17.30 update:

  • Battle Royale:
    • Preferred Item Slots: Chug Cannon moving to incorrect slots..
    • Cannot open Cosmic Chest if a player left the team.
    • Prop Disguise services temporarily disabled.
    • Unable to proceed in Free Guy Quest chain.
  • Creative:
    • Players are ejected from vehicles in shallow water.
    • Adding the Skydome Device to the hotbar resets the island visually.
    • Match Making Portal Slow to Update.
  • Creative Island images may reset to the original thumbnail image.
  • Latency issues on XL Islands.
  • Barrier Device Issues Summary.
  • Save The World:
    • Wrong Event Ticket displayed on the Beyond Stellar Horizons quest.
    • Certain items do not count towards players "Search Anything" objective during re-supply mission.
    • Healing Build Attached perk not restoring the proper amount.

Encrypted Sets

There are five encrypted sets in the Fortnite update today.

These packs will probably go live over the next couple of days in Fortnite.

September Crew Pack

Files related to the Fortnite September Crew Pack can be found in the game files. But the files are still encrypted.


That being said, it's highly likely that the Crew Pack will have the progressive skin feature that was being talked about for all this while.

New Game Mode

The Impostor Game mode is going live after the Fortnite update today. The new mode selection image looks very interesting.

According to the data miners, this LTM will have a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 10. The rules are very similar to the ones we've seen in Among Us.


There are a few accolades associated with this game mode as well.

In continuation with the theme, the Impostor Game Mode has its own set of skins too.

The Impostor game mode has its own set of challenges and hands out XP for completing those challenges.

In line with the new game mode, there's another game mode that we'll be seeing after the Fortnite update today. Operation: Dropzone has been re-added to the Fortnite game files.


New Skins and Cosmetics

The new Polygon pack has been announced. This pack will probably go live shortly in the Fortnite Item Shop once the Fortnite update today has gone live.

Apart from the Wonder Woman bundle, there is another bundle that is being introduced. The Wonder Woman bundle makes it to the Fortnite item shop on August 19th.


Scarlet Commander receives a new variant.

Here are all the cosmetics that will be in the Fortnite item shop after the Fortnite update today.

New Challenges

The Wild Weeks are set to make a return in Fortnite Season 7. This could start becoming a pattern over the seasons. The first two Wild Week Challenges are out, and they include suppressed weapons and dealing damage within 20 seconds of gliding.


Sticking to tradition, the Fortnite weekly challenges were also added. The epic challenges were uncovered previously itself, but there were no legendary challenges. Here are all the challenges for Week 11 and Week 12.

New Weapons

The Burst Pulse Rifle is finally in the game. It was added back in the Fortnite 17.30 update. Sadly enough the weapon won't be in the competitive playlist in Fortnite.


Either way, the weapon is finally in game, and almost ready to use.

Map Changes

Coral Castle is finally being abducted after the Fortnite update today. It's sad to see the POI go. Moreover, bots won't be landing here anymore according to some data miners.

UI Changes

The lobby screen has now changed. The updated lobby screen will now be showing abducted bits of Coral Castle.


New loading screens have also made it to Fortnite. These loading screens include all the previous characters that were introduced in Fortnite Season 7.

That's all we have for the Fortnite update today. See you again in two weeks.

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