Fortnite v7.40 Content Update: Driftboard, Infantry Rifle and new LTM's - Patch Notes for February 19 - Dexerto
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Fortnite v7.40 Content Update: Driftboard, Infantry Rifle and new LTM’s – Patch Notes for February 19

Published: 19/Feb/2019 11:55 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 15:04

by Calum Patterson

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The final content update for Season 7 of Fortnite is live, as the v7.40 update adds the new ‘Driftboard’ vehicle, two new LTM’s and a new weapon to finish off the season.

As with all content updates, there’s not any bug fixes or balancing changes, with the focus purely on adding new content – weapons, vehicles, consumables and cosmetics.

The headline addition is of course the Driftboard, but we know that this will only be available in the game for a limited time, possibly only until the end of the season, so there isn’t be long to try it out.

The two new LTM’s, Driftin’ and Catch, make some big changes to the standard gameplay. Driftin has two teams of 32 players, and will reward players with health and shields while on Driftboards.

Catch removes every weapon from the game, leaving only throwables (Smoke Grenades, Clingers, Remote Explosives, Port-a-Forts, Impulse Grenades, Shockwave Grenades).

The update went live at 8 AM PT / 1 PM GMT on February 19, and thankfully there was no downtime, so you can jump in right away and try out all the new additions.

Check out the footage below of the new Driftboard.

Fortnite Content Update v7.40 – Patch Notes.

BATTLE ROYALE

WHAT’S NEW?

Driftboard – Limited Time Item
Join the battle in style riding the Driftboard! Fire at enemies, pull off tricks, and boost towards victory using this limited time item.

LIMITED TIME MODE: DRIFTIN’

Summary
Gear up and grab a Driftboard from a Red Supply Drop, meet up with your team, then race to eliminate the enemies. Last team standing wins!

Mode Details

  • Two teams of 32 players.
  • All Chests and Ammo Boxes have been removed.
  • Red Supply Drops fall all over the map, each containing a Driftboard, weapons, and ammo.
  • Health and Shields slowly regenerate when riding on a Driftboard.

LIMITED TIME MODE: CATCH!

Summary
In this mode, all guns have been removed. The only weapons are grenades and other items that can be thrown or tossed. Get in there and throw the enemies back to the lobby!

  • Available grenades/items:
    • Smoke Grenades
    • Clingers
    • Remote Explosives
    • Port-a-Forts
    • Impulse Grenades
    • Shockwave Grenades

Mode details:

  • Chest spawns and Floor Spawns set to 100.
  • Can only get consumables out of Chests, Floor Loot, and Supply Drops.
  • Increase Supply Drops throughout the game.
  • Faster circle times.
  • Increased drop stack counts.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Driftboard
    • Use weapons or consumables as you ride the slopes. Boost past the competition with electrifying speed. Loot and revive downed allies. All without ever getting off the Driftboard!
    • Building is not possible while on the Driftboard.
    • Can be found scattered all around the map.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Driftboard
Catch air, perform tricks, and imagine whole new ways to use the Driftboard in Creative mode! Show us your creations on any of our social channels.

Infantry Rifle
Take aim and deliver accurate fire downrange with this precise semi-automatic weapon

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Driftboard
    • Use weapons or consumables as you ride the slopes. Boost past the competition with electrifying speed. Loot and revive downed allies. All without ever getting off the Driftboard!
    • Building is not possible while on the Driftboard.
    • Copy & paste with the Phone build tool while on the Driftboard
    • Can be placed through the Device tab
  • Infantry Rifle
    • Available in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants.
      • Deals 41, 43, 45 damage. 2x headshot multiplier.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, and Vending Machines.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Fires quick-moving projectiles without damage falloff.
  • Returned Glider Redeploy to the Consumable tab in the Creative Inventory.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Driftboard
Explore the world in style, perform tricks, and boost to objectives using the brand new Driftboard!

Frostnite Challenge 8 – Final Frost
This week, we’ve combined some of the previous Frostnite Challenges into one… Do you have what it takes to prevail?

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Frostnite Weekly Challenge 8: Final Frost
    • Combines a bunch of Frostnite’s previous challenges!
      • Combines the following challenges: Slip Out, New Wave Holiday, Cold Chaos, Uncharted Territory, and Top It Off.
    • Available on February 20 at 7 PM Eastern Time
    • Rewards:
      • Weekly Banner 8
      • Lunar Hero Choice
        • Thunderstrike Scorch
        • Riot Control Hazard
        • Berserker Headhunter
        • Flash Eagle Eye
      • 1500 Gold

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Driftboard
    • The Driftboard is a new mobility item that can be found in most zones throughout the World.
    • Explore the world.. in style!
    • Reach new heights with increased jumping potential.
    • Ability to perform tricks while making jumps.
    • Quickly dash to the objective with the boost ability.
  • Dragonfire Shotgun is returning to the Weekly Store
    • A slow firing automatic shotgun that deals fire damage in a wide, but short range.
    • Available from February 20 at 7 PM Eastern Time until February 27 at 7 PM Eastern Time
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When is Fortnite Season 5? Fortnitemares Midas’ Revenge, Season 4 end date, theme, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 13:00 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 13:17

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite’s yearly Fortnitemares event has finally arrived, but when does Season 5 arrive?

Fortnite’s new season dropped on August 27,  introducinging tons of changes to the Fortnite World with the likes of new Marvel-themed points-of-interest, superhero characters, and abilities for fans of the battle royale to enjoy. Midas’ Revenge adds even more for fans to sink their teeth into.

Fortnitemares 2020 Midas Revenge Skin,
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Midas’ Revenge has introduced new skins with their yearly event.

When does Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 start?

With only a few days to go of Fortnitemares’ Midas’ Revenge event, Chapter 2 Season 4 has over a month left, with an expected end date of November 30th, as reliable Fortnite leaker HYPEX claims.

The Baba Yaga skin has just been released alongside the Ghostbusters bundle, with more soon to come. The skin is ‘Rare’ and part of the ‘Coven Fresh’ set, costing 1,200 V Bucks.

 

After the Fortnitemare event, the fifth season of Fortnite’s Chapter 2 should follow immediately, along with some more major changes and a new theme.

Will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 be available through Apple?

A portion of the mobile player base is currently unable to download Fortnite Season 4, due to the ongoing legal feud between Epic Games and Apple, with Apple blocking all future Fortnite updates on the App store.

While the feud is being resolved, there have been suggestions that Season 4 could potentially be extended for Apple users, although that remains to be seen.

Epic Games has already extended seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, but there has been no sign from the developers that they have any intention of doing so this time around.

What will Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5’s theme be?

With Fortnite Season 4 being based completely around Marvel characters, there have been rumors that a DC-themed season could come next.

The Fortnite devs have already introduced members of the DC Comics universe as seen with Aquaman and Black Manta in Season 3’s recent Splash Down events. They may go a step further at the next opportunity, adding more familiar faces.

Epic also revealed plans for a Joker bundle that is expected to be released towards the end of Season 4, which could be used to build hype for the upcoming season.

With a new Batman movie also in the works, it would not be too surprising to see another partnership between DC and Epic but as for now, fans will have to wait until Season 5 draws nearer.