Fortnite

V8.40.1 Resolved Issues

4.19.2019
By The Fortnite Team
Hey folks,

We released the v8.40.1 client update today, April 19 at 6AM ET(1000 UTC) to fix some issues that appeared after releasing the v8.40 update. You can find full details below on all the fixes included in this client update.

Battle Royale
Fixed the following issues:
  • Players were incorrectly being shown that they were being dropped to a lower Division in Arena.
    • This was a visual-only issue, players were not actually being moved to a lower Division and the correct Division for each player is now displayed in-game.
  • Blackheart’s beard was growing uncontrollably in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM and would cover most of a player’s screen. He has visited a barber and his beard is back to its previous glory.
  • Bushes were not appearing in any game modes after playing a match in the Air Royale LTM.
  • Nameplate and ally indicators were missing from the UI in the Deep Fried Food Fight LTM.
  • Extra buttons on mobile devices weren’t functioning properly when quickly alternating between clicking dedicated weapon select and building buttons.
  • Players were experiencing increased hitching toward the end of games.

Creative Mode
  • Made stability improvements specific to Creative Mode.

Save the World
Fixed the following issues:
  • Fixed an issue that would cause players to constantly get kicked out of matches.
    • Note: This went out first to PC players but is now also out for PS4 and Xbox in 8.40.2 patch.

All Modes
Fixed the following issues:
  • Throwable items were not dealing damage if it was the last item consumed in a stack.
  • The countdown for the Item Shop was showing an incorrect time.
  • Too much memory was being used while playing on PC.

Are you experiencing an issue that’s not listed here? Let us know on any of our official social channels or by using the in-game Feedback feature found in Options.
  • How to use the in-game Feedback report system:
    • While in-game, open the Options menu
      • Navigate to the Feedback Button
        • Create a Bug report to provide us with logs of the issue

When reporting issues please include information such as:
  • Description of the issue
    • Account Name (optional)
    • Platform
    • Link to video or images
    • Include details on when this issue started happening