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Fortnite v12.40 update patch notes: New Modes, bug fixes, more

Published: 15/Apr/2020 2:03 Updated: 15/Apr/2020 11:15

by Alan Bernal


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.

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?

Bug fixes

Epic Games
The next Fortnite update can have a fix for buggy controllers.

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.

Doomsday Device

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.

Epic Games
Leaks have pointed to an upcoming Rocket Launcher that can take down the Choppa.

New Modes Leaked

It looks like Epic Games are preparing some new LTM’s, with leakers revealing an Infected LTM on the way soon.

New weapons?

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.

Epic Games
Will we see another rocket launcher added in this patch? We’ll have to wait and see.

For now, you can drop in to the battle royale to check out everything that’s new.

Fortnite 12.40 update: patch notes

Bug Fixes

  • 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.

In-game changes

  • 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

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