Fortnite’s v10.40 patch is officially live, and included in the patch are a number of map changes to the island, including a brand new point-of-interest and updates to existing locations.
For Fortnite fans, map changes are a major part of any new update for the battle royale title, as having new locations to land at can keep the game fresh, and perhaps give you an advantage over other players as you attempt to secure a Victory Royale.
While rumors continue to circulate that the developers will introduce a brand-new map when Season 11 kicks off in early October, Epic have continued to make changes to the current iteration of the island in the v10.40 patch, introducing a new location named Starry Suburbs, and making a number of changes to existing POIs.
You can view all the Fortnite v10.40 Update map changes below.
The headline addition to the game’s map in this update is a brand new location named Starry Suburbs, which has popped up in the north-western corner of the island.
Throughout Season 10, classic locations have been popping up across the island, bringing back some fan-favorite locations, and with this patch, the abandoned houses that sat directly north of Pleasant Park are back, with a fresh coat of paint and an interesting quirk.
Players who head to Starry Suburbs will see shooting stars crashing into the ground, but there’s nothing to worry about. Crack one of them open with your pickaxe, and you’ll receive a powerful item as a reward, with Epic Games claiming that there is a “never-before-seen” weapon hidden in the cosmic entities.
With the rocket at Dusty Depot now complete, The Visitor appears to be showing off his next plans, which could involve the end of the controversial B.R.U.T.E. mechs that have plagued fans of the game throughout Season 10.
The screens, which were previously red, now show an image of the robots with skulls and crossbones behind them, possibly hinting at the end of the road for the mechanical monstrosities.
As always, The Block has been updated, with a creation by Sunday appearing at the location.
The new area appears to be based on Borderlands, and uses a number of items from the Pandora Rift Zone that appeared as part of the crossover event.
Cube Island has been on the move again. Last week, the ominous glowing landmass hovered over Junk Junction but has made its way east now.
The cube now floats above Sunny Steps, just behind the massive volcano, but where its final destination will be remains to be seen.
More changes will be found throughout the day as more players hop back into the Battle Bus, so keep checking back as we’ll be updating this article with any new additions we find in Fortnite's latest update.
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