The Fortnite devs have released the v12.40 patch to the battle royale, and here’s everything we know was included in the update.
Chapter 2 has seen a regular schedule of Fortnite updates which the devs have been happy to pack with additions to the island that slightly tweak the game. Following in that scheme, the devs are back with another downtime announcement for the next entry in Season 2’s story.
Thew new update is now live on the servers after some very early downtime, and Epic has confirmed a number of fixes included in the patch.
When is the downtime for v12.40 update?
Players waiting with bated breaths for the Fortnite Status post about the downtime will be glad to hear that there were no fluctuations in scheduling for the announcement.
The downtime for v12.40 is coming to all players on Wednesday, April 15 but will begin promptly at 2:00 AM EST / 11:00 PM PST / 0600 UTC.
v12.40 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15. Downtime begins at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC). pic.twitter.com/zbEVYzXdJg
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) April 14, 2020
The time will allow for a lot of players to schedule when to drop into their last games before the servers get ready for the next installment of files for the upcoming patch.
What’s in v12.40?
As you’ll know by now, Epic doesn’t release official patch notes anymore, but we can piece them together ourselves.
To start, there have been a slew of bug fixes that the game has desperately needed. Fortnite players have been reporting issues with controllers not vibrating while taking damage, temporarily disabled grenades, among other things.
Then there is the Doomsday Device. Numerous leaks pointed to an ominous Doomsday Device concealed at The Agency, but no evidence of it has yet to pop up in the game.
The v12.40 patch could start to unfold the secrets of the device and what Midas could be planning for Season 2.
New Modes Leaked
It looks like Epic Games are preparing some new LTM’s, with leakers revealing an Infected LTM on the way soon.
''You've become Infected! Get out there and take care of those pesky humans''
''Just one human remains! Team up and take them down!''
''You're human! If you want to stay that way, gear up, team up, and survive against the Infected.''
— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) April 15, 2020
And for the most exciting part, a weapon leak revealed details of a new Rocket Launcher rumored to appear in Fortnite.
Codenamed the ‘MistyBop,’ it could be that players will have a chance to try out a new weapon equipped with missile battery munitions.
It may not be immediately available after the update, but we expect some updates made to the game files to get ready for this and other new weapons.
For now, you can drop in to the battle royale to check out everything that’s new.
Fortnite 12.40 update: patch notes
- Fixed controllers not vibrating when taking damage
- Fixed Midas’ golden touch not changing items gold
- Grenade reenabled
- Proximity Mines temporarily disabled
- Fixed being unable to interact with Ollie, preventing completion of Skye’s Adventure Challenge.
- Fixed “Pull a player or Henchman with a Harpoon Gun” Challenge.
- Fixed Visualized Audio pulsing icons instead of being solid.
- Midas’s room has been updated
- Shark POI changed to a prison
- New Tech in Spy Games:
- “Copycat your opponents, push through pain with Strong Resolve, or stock up mid-combat with Resupply. Unlock these new Tech upgrades and more by playing Spy Games today!”
- New Compass feature: Direction of enemy fire now shows on compass