Fortnite

v5.40 Content Update

Beware the shadows,

Sneak up on your enemies in Battle Royale and a new Mythic Outlander joins Save the World.
 

Suppressed Assault Rifle (Battle Royale)
Take down your enemies quickly and quietly with this new Assault Rifle that rewards precision over rapid-fire.

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Field Agent Rio (Save the World)
Phase into battle with the new Mythic Outlander.

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Weekly Horde Challenge 6 (Save the World)
Shields won't help you this time! Take on even more aggressive Husks with Week 6 of the Horde Challenge.

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Known Issues

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Battle Royale

LIMITED TIME MODE: THE GETAWAY

Bug Fixes

  • Players in the Getaway LTM can no longer land on the van without building.
  • Reduced the Victory music at the end of a match.
  • Jewel will no longer appear in inventory hotbar after being put in the Down-But-Not-Out state.
  • Player models will no longer get stuck under the van after winning a match.
  • Player models and items will no longer fall to the ground after winning a match.

Weapons + Items

  • Suppressed Assault Rifle Added.
    • Sneaky weapon that rewards trigger discipline with precision.
    • Can be found in Vending Machines, floor loot, Treasure Chests, and Supply Drops.
      • Available in Epic and Legendary Variants.
        • 32/33 damage per shot.
  • Vaulted Drum Gun

Art+Animation

  • Enforcer Outfit no longer appears distorted to other clients from certain distances.

Performance

  • Sub-Region Matchmaking added for Southeast Asia.
    • More details here.
  • Disabled Video Capture for the Nintendo Switch.
    • This was done for performance and stability reasons.

Save The World

Missions + Systems

  • Weekly Horde Challenge 6
    • Available Wednesday, September 12 at 8 PM ET
    • This week, deploy your portable Fort against hordes of assassin Husks - and players have no shields!
    • Earn Field Agent Rio for the first-time completion.
    • This challenge is also repeatable for Event Tickets.

Heroes

  • New Mythic Outlander - Field Agent Rio, has been added to the Weekly Horde Challenge.
    • Features new Subclass - Rook
      • New Perk - Phase Cannon: Phase Shifting empowers the equipped ranged weapon causing the next shot fired to shoot a Phase projectile which pierces enemies and deals 60 base energy damage. Switching or holstering weapons removes the effect.
Bug Fixes
  • Mythic Ninja: Bladestorm Enforcer no longer appears distorted to other clients at certain distances. 

Weapons + Items

  • Wraith Assault Rifle added to the Weekly Store.
    • A silenced assault rifle with excellent headshot damage that maintains impressive accuracy when fired in controlled bursts.
    • Equipped with a suppressor that greatly reduces the distance that enemies hear gunshots.
    • Available Wednesday, September 12 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, September 19 at 8 PM ET.