The Fortnite v15.40 patch is now live. Here’s what you need to know:
Downtime has concluded and it’s time to hop back onboard the Battle Bus. This week’s smaller content update includes weapon changes, new settings and some exciting leaks.
When Epic teased that a fan favorite item would be unvaulted, many players were hoping to get their hands back on the Pump Shotgun. Realistically though, with the Lever Action Shotgun only being added recently, this was always unlikely.
Downtime for v15.40 has ended.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) February 16, 2021
Knock out your bounties with a returning favorite… the Flint-Knock Pistol! pic.twitter.com/6S2M21IisS
Instead, the Flint-Knock Pistol makes a return. With it’s high damage potential and powerful knockback effect, this weapon allows for some awesome trick-shots and very unique plays.
Currently, it appears that the Flint-Knock is not available in Arena and other competitive modes. However, this is subject to change following further evaluation from the developers.
Performance Mode Improvements
PC players using the Performance Mode Alpha now have a new option which allows them to adjust build/object level of detail.
To do this, head into your Video Settings and look for “Meshes”. Selecting “High” will give you the original, bubble wrap style Performance Mode appearance, and “Low” continues to resemble mobile quality builds.
Party Royale Event
Popular dataminer @iFireMonkey revealed that a “ShortNite Party Royale Event” is scheduled for February 20.
It will take place at the Big Screen in Party Royale mode and is likely to be some sort of short film, perhaps using characters from the Fortnite universe.
New Britestorm Bomber, Sica and Xander Outfit bundles will arrive in the Item Shop shortly, along with a blue variant for the Red Jade skin. Check them out below courtesy of @HYPEX:
All New Cosmetics pic.twitter.com/oKuNpVPThG— HYPEX (@HYPEX) February 16, 2021