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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

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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.

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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.

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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

New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.