Fortnite v11.40 Patch Notes - Weapon Sidegrading, Upgrade Machine Balancing, and more

 • Jan 15, 2020

Fortnite v11.40 Patch Notes - Weapon Sidegrading, Upgrade Machine Balancing, and more

Check out the full update notes below from Epic Games, including the all-new Weapon Sidegrading feature, material balancing adjustments to the Upgrade Machines, and more.


  • Introducing Sidegrading: the Heavy Assault Rifle returns.
    • In non-competitive playlists, you can now use Upgrade Machines to “Sidegrade” your Assault Rifle into a Heavy Assault Rifle. 
  • Reduced material costs for upgrading weapons at Upgrade Machines.
  • Added the following items to Battle Lab:
    • Flint-Knock Pistol (Common and Uncommon)
    • Shockwave Grenade
    • Impulse Grenade
  • The iPad Pro (2018 release) now supports 120 FPS.
  • Clickable thumbstick buttons (L3 and R3) are now usable on supported iOS controllers.


Bug fixes:
 

  • Players’ Star Wars Achievements have returned to the Legacy timeline.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “F” key not enabling proper movement after direction was remapped to it.
  • Resolved an issue involving editing quickly causing players to remain in Edit mode.
  • Falling into a Hideout no longer causes the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle’s crosshairs to disappear.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “Visit different bus stops in a single match” Remedy vs. Toxin Challenge not tracking progress for some bus stops.
  • The Spectrum Contrail again changes colors while in motion.
  • Continued to make improvements regarding FPS drops and hitching on mobile devices. 
  • Resolved an issue involving mobile players getting stuck in a loop on the Select Fire Mode screen.
  • Resolved an issue involving console players being unable to progress through the gifting process if they did not have Two-Factor Authentication enabled.


Known Issues Addressed

  • General
    • Visual issues with certain cosmetics. (Click for details.) (PLEASE READ UPDATE.)
    • Unable to go through gifting process.
  • Battle Royale
    • Overtime Challenge "Visit different bus stops" not tracking for all bus stops.
    • Star Wars Legacy entries disappeared.
    • "F" key not enabling proper movement after direction remap.
    • Editing quickly can cause players to remain in Edit mode.
    • Sniper Rifle crosshairs may disappear when players fall into a Hideout.
  • Creative
    • Featured Island portals aren't working correctly
    • Bandage Bazooka doesn’t respect infinite ammo and reload settings
  • Save the World
    • Goin' Commando Hero Perks not applying
    • Occasional Difficulty Upgrading Schematic Perks with Controller
    • Beehives can sometimes cause semi-permanent damage
    • Mythic Melee's hitching with Shadowstance.
    • Riot Control Baton Animations
  • Mobile
    • FPS drops and hitching on Mobile.
    • Mobile players may get stuck in Fire Mode selection.
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