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Fortnite v7.40 patch will finally grant Nintendo Switch and mobile players access to stats

Published: 12/Feb/2019 19:42 Updated: 12/Feb/2019 19:44

by David Purcell


Epic Games has revealed that Fortnite‘s v7.40 patch will finally make in-game statistics available for players on Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms. 

The upcoming update, which the developer promises will also fix a number issues in Battle Royale, will also be a huge boost for those who are still unable to access their stats. 

The stats page has not been included on the aforementioned platforms since they were launched and Epic has finally answered their call. But, that’s not all. 

Epic GamesThis is the stats page that Fortnite gamers on Nintendo Switch and mobile have never had access to.

The news was announced by the developer in a blog post to the Fortnite community, called ‘Stats V2’, where it stated that players will have the ability to “track all of your play in one place and view it across all platform.”

Statistics will now be broken up further, not just into game modes as they are now, but also for each of the Limited Time Modes (LTMs) which are often made active for events. 

Epic GamesHere is Epic’s latest blog post, regarding stats in Fortnite and changes coming in v7.40.

The Fortnite v7.40 patch notes also revealed a number of other changes, such as the “triumphant return” of the crossbow, fixes to ziplines and the arrival of a brand new Infantry Rifle. 

Many competitive players have raised their concerns about Fortnite’s Hand Cannon in recent weeks, with some threatening to quit the game for Apex Legends, and it seems that the weapon won’t be sent to the vault, but instead nerfed. 

The v7.40 patch is set to go live on February 14.


Fortnite leak reveals more classic vehicles returning soon

Published: 16/Jan/2021 13:06

by Connor Bennett


A fresh Fortnite leak has hinted at the return of some classic vehicles, including the controversial Baller hamster ball and even the ATK Golf Cart. 

Back in Fortnite Season 4, Epic Games gave fans of the battle royale a new way to get around the island – a shopping cart. From there, the vehicles in Fortnite have only gotten bigger and better. 

Though, they haven’t been without controversy. The Baller, X-4 Stormwing, and Brute Mech were the source of much anger in the Fortnite community because of how powerful they were – with all three prompting exploits where players could easily win games without much legwork. 

In Fortnite Chapter 2, a number of different cars have been introduced. They’re not as whacky or powerful as the old vehicles, and while they are helpful, some players do yearn for the Shopping Cart and Quadcrasher’s returns. 

fortnite winter planes with characters on the wings
Epic Games
The controversial planes returned in Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Well, according to a handful of new leaks, players might be getting their wish after a few of the older vehicles were given a refresh in the v15.20 patch.

According to Fortnite leakers FNBRUnreleased and InTheShadeYT, the Baller, Hoverboard, and ATK Golf Cart were all updated in the recent patch.

“Ballers and Hoverboard have been also updated! We may see them making a return soon,” FNBRUnreleased posted, while noting that the textures for the ATK Golf Cart were also refreshed. However, there doesn’t seem to be much of a change from the way the ATK’s used to look. 

There’s nothing mentioned about when exactly the vehicles could return, but it does seem possible that they could appear in this season. We got the Stormwings back over the holiday period, after all. 

Until we see them in-game though, it is worth noting that nothing is confirmed. Epic might have plans to bring them back, but scrap them based on something else that happens – say, they’re not compatible with another item. So, let’s just wait and see.