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When will the v11.40 update be released in Fortnite? Expected patch notes

Published: 6/Jan/2020 23:29 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 23:32

by Albert Petrosyan

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There has been a noticeable lack of updates over the past few weeks in Fortnite Chapter 2, and players are wondering when the next patch, expected to be v11.40, will roll out.

A lot of players have been complaining that Fortnite has grown a bit stale during the winter season, despite the currently-ongoing Winterfest in-game holiday event.

A major reason for this is the fact that Epic Games haven’t released any updates since v11.31 back on December 18. This means that, by the time the next patch rolls around, at least three weeks would have elapsed since the previous one.

Why haven’t Epic been putting out any updates? It’s because all of their developers and employees are on break for the holidays – the third winter in a row since the game’s release that they’ve taken time off.

However, last year, they scheduled two content updates to roll out during their two weeks vacation, so it’s certainly odd that they didn’t do that this time around.

Epic GamesIt’s been a few weeks since Epic released a new update in Fortnite.

When will the next Fortnite update get released?

Most of the indications are that the next Fortnite update to go live either on Tuesday, January 7 or Wednesday, January 8.

The Winterfest event is set to wrap up on January 7, which would be the perfect opportunity to inject some life into the game with a major update. It remains to be seen whether Epic will follow the event up right away with a patch, or wait a day and release it on Wednesday.

There’s also a chance that Epic might hold off on the update until the following week, releasing it on January 14-15, which is what they did last year after taking a whole four weeks off.

However, as mentioned above, they released two content updates during that span, and since that hasn’t been the case this winter, they might not want to wait that long, especially with Winterfest coming to an end.

Epic GamesWith Winterfest coming to an end, the next Fortnite update will likely go live right after.

What to expect from the first Fortnite update of 2020

While the actual number for the next update hasn’t been announced, the general indication is that it’ll be big enough to be the next number up, which would be v11.40.

We already know that it will bring an end to Winterfest, the in-game blizzards, and the Star Wars Lightsabers that have been in the core default modes since December 14.

There are also a plethora of issues currently being investigated by Epic, so there’s a good chance that they’ll find and release fixes for at least some of them.

Epic GamesLightsabers will soon be removed from Fortnite.

As for new content, they could look into releasing a new weapon, since there have already been a couple leaked that still haven’t been added to the game.

The devs could also tweak some of the current items and guns, although if they do, that’ll be left for the players to discover since they haven’t been disclosing those changes in their “patch notes.”

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

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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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.