Epic Games Announces That the V.5.40 Update and High Stakes Event In Fortnite Will Be Delayed - Dexerto

Epic Games Announces That the V.5.40 Update and High Stakes Event In Fortnite Will Be Delayed

Published: 4/Sep/2018 17:22 Updated: 4/Sep/2018 18:08

by DG Goldstein


Epic Games has announced that the release of the V.5.40 update and the High Stakes event in Fortnite: Battle Royale will be delayed.

The announcement came via Twitter, which claims the delay will occur due to a ‘critical controller issue.’

V.4.0 and the High Stakes event will now be released on Thursday, September 6 after it was originally set to launch on Wednesday, September 5.


‘High Stakes’ was first revealed by Epic Games during PAX West, and is set to feature a new game mode, outfits, challenges, and much more.

We will continue to provide updates as more information is revealed regarding the release of V.4.50 and the High Stakes event.

More information about the High Stakes event and all of the new cosmetic items can be viewed here.


Epic Games have also announced that this delay has pushed back the release of this week’s challenges from September 6 to 7.


Fortnite Baba Yaga skin release date leaked

Published: 24/Oct/2020 14:34

by Connor Bennett


The release date of Fortnite’s Baba Yaga skin has been leaked ahead of time, and it’s not all that too far away.

With Halloween being just around the corner, Epic Games have activated their annual Fortnitemares celebrations. The yearly event has brought changes to the battle royale island, as well as the ability to play as a shadow while your teammate is still alive in a match. 

Though given its Halloween, and players want to dress in new skins, the devs have brought back some classic looks – including the Skull Trooper – while also releasing some brand new cosmetics like Party Trooper and the Bone Squad.

Yet, one of the spookiest skins, Baba Yaga, is still yet to hit the Item Shop. The skin takes its name and look from the classic eastern European folk tale about a terrifying-looking old woman.

Fortnite character eating an apple in weeping woods
Epic Games
Fortnitemares always brings some new skins to the battle royale.

Fortnite Baba Yaga skin

The skin was leaked prior to the recent Fortnitemares update by a number of data miners, though, the wait has been on ever since, with players hoping to see it in the Item Shop.

Well, that wait isn’t going to last all that much longer, as leaker ShiinaBR posted that, according to their reliable source, it will be available as a part of the Item Shop rotation on Monday, October 26. 

In the leaks, the skin is labeled as being ‘Rare’ so, it should set you back around between 1200 and 1600 V Bucks. 

Obviously, while Shiina has posted tonnes of reliable information in the past, the final say, of course, goes to Epic Games and they could very well change their mind and put a different skin in the Item Shop.

That might seem like a bit of an extreme move, changing dates just because one has been leaked, but there are plenty of skins that have been leaked in the past that are still nowhere to be seen.