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Fortnite v10.40.1 Update patch notes – Out of Time event, weapon unvault, more

Published: 1/Oct/2019 19:39 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:46

by Matt Porter


Epic Games have officially released the v10.40.1 update for Fortnite Battle Royale, with the patch available for download on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. 

Following the massive v10.40 update that was released during the week prior, Epic have pushed out a much more minor update, which isn’t expected to contain any major changes.


That said, there are still some things worth noting about v10.40.1, and you can find the full patch notes below.

Out of Time event

Epic Games officially confirmed the Season 10 Overtime event, which will be called the ‘Out of Time Missions’, giving players some end-of-season rewards including XP to help bump up your ranks and earn stars for your Battle Pass, brand new cosmetics and a special loading screen to commemorate the popular battle royale title’s tenth season.


The Out of Time Missions will be available from Tuesday, October 8 until Sunday, October 13, and while developers Epic Games refrained from revealing the challenges players will be asked to complete, data miners have already given us a sneak peek at what we can expect.

Epic GamesPlayers can earn cosmetic rewards by completing the Out of Time Mission.

Out of Time
We’re heading into overtime… before we’re out of time. Complete the objectives in the Out of Time Overtime Mission for end-of-Season rewards that include XP, cosmetics, and a commemorative Loading Screen.


Out of Time will begin on Tuesday, October 8.

  • Season X’s Overtime Mission is coming soon! The Out of Time Mission will be available from Tuesday, October 8 at 9 AM ET until Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM ET.
  • Complete Out of Time’s objectives to earn end-of-Season rewards, including XP, cosmetics, and a Loading Screen that serves as a Season X memento.

Fortnite Season X extended 

With the Overtime challenges launching in what is now Week 11 of Fortnite’s Season 10, Epic Games have now confirmed that the season has been extended by one week, writing in the patch notes players “may be almost out of time, but we’re not out just yet.”

Season 11 is now scheduled to kick off during the week beginning October 14, although the official release date has yet to be revealed.


Flint-Knock Pistol unvaulted

Fans of the popular battle royale game will be able to get their hands on a weapon that was previously removed from the game, with the developers reintroducing the Flint-Knock pistol to the loot pool in the v10.40.1 update.

The Flint-Knock was originally added to Fortnite back in March 2019, and deals 86/90 damage to opponents from close range, although there is a “significant damage falloff” the further away you are from an enemy. The weapon knocks back the shooter when fired, and sends those who are hit with it flying if they are in close proximity to the gun when shot. You can crouch to avoid the affects of the pistol should you not want want go bouncing away when you fire it.


Epic GamesThe Flint-Knock Pistol returns in the v10.40.1 update.


  • Flint-Knock Pistol

The Fortnite v10.40.1 update also brings changes to the Zone Wars LTM, bug fixes which should address issues with players trying to queue into The Combine, and have also re-enabled the mode for iOS and Android. You can read the remaining patch notes below.

Remaining Fortnite v10.40.1 Update patch notes




  • We may be almost out of time, but we’re not out just yet — Season X has been extended a week!
    • Gotham City and the Batman Caped Crusader Pack will be available until the end of Season X.
  • Zone Wars
    • Zones Wars Desert, Vortex, Colosseum, and Downhill River LTMs have been consolidated into two LTM playlists. Queue into either playlist to play one of the four Zone Wars maps at random.
      • Zone Wars: Party
        • Queue with a party larger than one into a free-for-all experience.
      • Zone Wars: Solo
        • Queue by yourself into a free-for-all experience.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, The Combine has been re-enabled on iOS and Android.


Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a level streaming issue that occurred with v10.40 causing an increase in players landing in low-detail environments on Nintendo Switch.
    • Please note that this fix will result in a larger download for the system.
  • Improved the performance of a cosmetic material to address hitches caused by the material.


Bug Fixes

  • The map now shows the correct aerial view for Gotham City.


  • Party Hub
    • Improved the search bar functionality to make it easier to search for friends.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a visual issue in which microphones would be displayed as on when players weren’t in voice chat.


  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue involving some display names not being presented properly on The Combine’s leaderboards.



Meteor Prop Gallery
Add this doomsday dilemma to your games!

Epic GamesCreative players can now use metero props.


  • Added 1 New Prefab.
    • Meteor – The Meteor Prefab consists of all the rocks and particles from the Meteor Galleries but grouped together in one giant package.
  • Added 3 New Galleries.
    • Meteor Prop Gallery
    • Meteor Core Gallery
    • Meteor Particle Gallery


  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue in which Alt-Tabbing would cause all props on a map to become destructible.

What to expect from v10.40.1 update?

With this patch seemingly being a minor one, all indications are that it won’t be adding anything big or making any significant changes to the battle royale title.

There doesn’t appear to be a new weapon, item, or vehicle being introduced via this update, as the in-game message screen normally announces those types of things ahead of time.

Epic have confirmed that the file size will be larger for the Nintendo Switch, which could mean that they’re implementing some fixes for FPS issues that were causing the game to be “unplayable” according to numerous player reports on social media.

There is still a chance that some map changes could be implemented via this patch, although it probably won’t be something as big as a new Rift Zone.

Instead, Epic could add stuff to the map having to do with the leaked ‘The End’ event in Fortnite, which is rumored to be the in-game spectacle that concludes Season 10 and launches 11.

Epic Games‘The End’ event in Fortnite could be further hinted at with potential map changes in the v10.40.1 update.


How to watch Fortnite FNCS Season 4: Stream, schedule, format

Published: 7/Oct/2020 10:56 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 11:04

by Andrew Amos


The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) is back for Chapter 2 Season 4, with a return to the beloved Trios format that fans have been clamoring to see make a return. With the action kicking off on October 9, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you catch all of the action.

FNCS is making its return to trios in Season 4 for the first time since the inaugural Season X event. While it’s been a pretty poorly kept secret, there are some changes to the format from when it last appeared in August 2019.


With qualifiers now completed, we’re heading into the main stage of the FNCS Season 4 event, with a full month of competitive Fortnite on the way featuring some of the biggest names in the game competing for their cut of the prize money.

FNCS Season 4 format

FNCS Season 4 returns to the Trios format that has been used in the past, and is arguably the most popular competitive format in the tournament’s history, with past events filled with massive plays and huge battles that make for the ultimate Fortnite viewing experience.


As always, FNCS runs on a points-based scoring system, with your final placement in matches contributing to your overall score at the end of the weekend. Those who manage to win a game will receive 25 points as their reward, with the values decreasing incrementally down to 17th place, with anyone finishing below that scoring nothing. There are points for finding eliminations though, so players will be on the lookout for enemies to wipe out and add to their tally.

FNCS scoring system

  • Victory Royale: 25 Points
  • 2nd: 20 Points
  • 3rd: 16 Points
  • 4th: 14 Points
  • 5th: 13 Points
  • 6th: 12 Points
  • 7th: 11 Points
  • 8th: 10 Points
  • 9th: 9 Points
  • 10th: 8 Points
  • 11th: 7 Points
  • 12th: 6 Points
  • 13th: 5 Points
  • 14th 4 Points
  • 15th: 3 Points
  • 16th: 2 Points
  • 17th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

FNCS will be running in all the same regions it has been for the last few seasons: NA-West, NA-East, South American, EU, Middle East, Asia, and OCE, with the competition running on PC and consoles.


FNCS Season 4 will feature three weeks of qualifiers, with the top 15 teams from each week qualifying for the Grand Finals, who will be joined by the 87 teams with the highest cumulative points over the three qualifying rounds, with up to 132 teams competing in the Grand Finals on October 29.

FNCS stream

As always, Epic Games will be hosting their own broadcast for the FNCS Season 4 events, complete with commentary and analysis to make sure you catch all the action as it happens. You can check out the official Fortnite FNCS stream on their official Twitch channel, which has been embedded below.


FNCS Season 4 dates

FNCS Season 4 will run across four weeks ⁠— three weeks of qualifiers, and one week for finals. If you want to sign yourself up, these are the dates you need to know.

  • FNCS Week 1: October 9 – October 11
  • FNCS Week 2: October 16 – October 18
  • FNCS Week 3: October 23 – October 25
  • FNCS Finals: October 29 – November 1

The first day of each week will be an open qualifier. If you make the top 33 teams, you’ll be invited to play in the next two days for a chance to make it to the Finals.


FNCS isn’t the only competition coming to Fortnite Season 4. Weekly Cash Cups for Solos and Trios will be returning, while the Dreamhack Online Open (Solo) will also take place across NA and Europe.

With players set to earn up to $111,000 for winning the whole tournament, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of action when the action kicks off.

Who is competing in FNCS Season 4?

While each of the FNCS Qualifying Heats are open to any player who has reached the Champion League divisions in Arena or higher, we know some of the big names who will be competing in the tournament, and their teammates for the event. You can take a look at a selection of the confirmed FNCS Trios below.

  • Bugha, Avery, and Jamper
  • Vivid, Co1azo, and RoLLer
  • Clix, Bizzle, and illest
  • Cizlucky, LazarP, and Owl
  • Scoped, Highsky, and Tuxey
  • Chap, Coop, and Skqttles
  • Riversan, Dubs, and Megga
  • Zayt, Saf, and Stretch
  • Benjyfishy, Savage, and LeTsHe
  • Mongraal, mitr0, and Tayson