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What To Expect From Fortnite v11.40

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The New Fortnite v11.40 update is likely dropping tomorrow. Here’s what to expect in the area notes.

All signs are pointing to a upgrade January 14 coming tomorrow. This will probably bring us v11.40, that may be among the last updates of Chapter 2 Season 1.

In the time of writing, we have yet to obtain a formal announcement from Epic Games concerning the new upgrade. We saw that the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account delay the OCE and ASIA Cash Cupswhich can be a telltale indication that an upgrade is on its way.

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We can anticipate a formal downtime statement within the upcoming few hours (it might have already occurred by the time you read this). In any event, here’s what to expect in the patch notes for another upgrade — if you can find some.

It’s difficult to tell what Epic will be bringing us with each update, but bug fixes are a sure thing. There have been several Fortnite Chapter 2 updates that have only addressed some small bugs. Without patch notes, we can only be sure about what Epic puts on their Fortnite Trello board.

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Whatever else is missing from the update, at least Epic will be addressing the following bugs in v11.40:

  • Sniper Rifle crosshairs may disappear when players fall into a Hideout.
  • Editing quickly can cause players to remain in Edit mode.
  • “F” key not enabling proper movement after direction remap.
  • Star Wars Legacy entries disappeared.
  • Overtime Challenge “Visit different bus stops” not tracking for all bus stops.

There is still a long list of bug fixes that are ‘In Development,’ but these are all listed as ‘Fixed in Live’ on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello Board.

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Last week, we saw the first batch of Overtime challenges for the Remedy vs Toxin skin. Epic confirmed that this would be the first week of challenges, but it was the only one listed in the game files.

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We probably won’t see the Overtime challenges go live until Thursday, but data miners will almost certainly find the next Overtime challenges in the game files. We will likely see the challenges for the next two weeks as well as the skin associated with them.

Our best guess points to a purple Rippley vs Sludge skin along with a variant for Cameo vs Chic. The 8-Ball vs Scratch skin already has a third style, and tier 100 skins have never received an Overtime variant.

Heavy AR

We heard rumors of the Heavy AR returning to Fortnite back in November, but have yet to see it in the game. Will we see it with the v11.40 update?

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Epic updated the weapon, substantially buffing the damage with an 88/92 headshot multiplier. Many players considered the new Heavy AR to be a bit too powerful, so Epic may have changed their mind about re-releasing it.

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We probably won’t get the Heavy AR with this update, but we can dream. Other than that, we just have to wait and see what the update brings us.

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