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Fortnite Battle Royale • Jul 16, 2019

When is Fortnite v9.40 update coming out? Release date rumors and patch details

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When is Fortnite v9.40 update coming out? Release date rumors and patch details
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Epic Games' summer holiday is now complete, meaning Fortnite fans will have a brand new patch for the popular battle royale game in the form of the v9.40 update to the game.

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Fortnite has received a number of Content Updates over the past few weeks, that have added new items such as the Air Strike or the Chug Splash, but players haven’t seen a brand new full update since the v9.30 patch on June 18.

Finally though, Epic Games are set to drop the v9.40 update, which will include new versions of one of the game’s most popular weapons, plus some quality of life fixes.

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When does Fortnite v9.40 update officially release?

Throughout Season 9, Epic Games have released new patches for the game on a Tuesday, but the developers remained quiet on July 15, failing to announce that players would wake up to a brand new patch.

With a July 16 release now extremely unlikely, it appears that Epic have pushed back the update, but haven’t revealed when we can expect to see it.

It’s likely that we will now see the patch on Wednesday, July 17 at 8:00 AM EST / 5:00 AM PST / 9:00 AM BST, although we will need to wait for official confirmation.

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Fortnite's last updated included the new Air Strike weapon.

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Why has the v9.40 update been delayed?

Again, no official reason has been given for the delay, but it’s possible that due to the two week holiday that Epic Games took as a company, the update wasn’t quite ready for today’s release date.

They may also have one eye on the Fortnite World Cup, pushing this update back slightly so as to not release one next week and disrupt players just days before the finals kick off.

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What can we expect to see in the Fortnite v9.40 update?

We already know that we’ll be getting new versions of the Tactical Shotgun, with Epic and Legendary varieties of the weapon coming in the next patch.

Thanks to the Fortnite Trello board, we also know that there will be fixes for the following bugs, with more likely to be included once the update officially goes live.

  • Traps sometimes rise into structures' ceilings and therefore cannot be seen by players.
  • Players may experience issues picking up items
  • Part of the mountain textures are exposed, revealing a flat textured wall jutting from the side of the cliff.
  • There are reports that Creative maps are changing directions upon publishing. The minimap also changes, rotating 180 degrees.
  • Chest in Neo Tilted is unopenable
  • Players are experiencing voice chat issues on the Android platform.
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The new variants of the Tactical Shotguns were unvieled on the in-game news feed.

Make sure to check back to see when the update goes live, as we’ll be sure to update this post when Epic Games make any official announcements.