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Epic Games has released the 8.40.1 update for Fortnite today, which focuses on fixing a couple of bugs introduced in the 8.40 update.

The update fixes a visual issue in Arena that showed players being dropped to a lower division when they hadn’t been, stops Blackheart’s beard from growing uncontrollably in Food Fight, fixes the countdown timer in the shop, and makes it so the final throwable in a stack will now once again do damage.

As well as everything above, the update fixes a rather annoying issue in the new Food Fight limited-time mode by adding ally indicators and nameplates to the UI. Read the full patch notes below:

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.

Creative Mode

  • Made stability improvements specific to Creative Mode.

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.

The update released earlier this week added new rarities of Infantry Rifle, a new Air Royale limited-time mode, and more.

In other news, Epic Games recently announced the Fortnite World Cup Creative tournament. This new tournament for Creative mode has a $3 million prize pool and will be split into five events set across five weeks, with the winners going on to take part in the Fortnite World Cup Creative Finals.

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Fortnite update focuses on bug fixes

Epic Games has pushed a new update live for Fortnite that addresses issues with Arena, Blackheart's beard, and more.

By Matthew Bennett | 04/19/2019 05:52 AM PT

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Epic Games has released the 8.40.1 update for Fortnite today, which focuses on fixing a couple of bugs introduced in the 8.40 update.

The update fixes a visual issue in Arena that showed players being dropped to a lower division when they hadn’t been, stops Blackheart’s beard from growing uncontrollably in Food Fight, fixes the countdown timer in the shop, and makes it so the final throwable in a stack will now once again do damage.

As well as everything above, the update fixes a rather annoying issue in the new Food Fight limited-time mode by adding ally indicators and nameplates to the UI. Read the full patch notes below:

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.

Creative Mode

  • Made stability improvements specific to Creative Mode.

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.

The update released earlier this week added new rarities of Infantry Rifle, a new Air Royale limited-time mode, and more.

In other news, Epic Games recently announced the Fortnite World Cup Creative tournament. This new tournament for Creative mode has a $3 million prize pool and will be split into five events set across five weeks, with the winners going on to take part in the Fortnite World Cup Creative Finals.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89