Fortnite version 10.40.1 update released on PS4, PC and Xbox One. According to the official Fortnite 10.40.1 patch notes, the latest update brings fixes for crashing, login issues, lag and more. Apart from this, Fortnite update 10.40.1 also includes stability and performance improvements.

Recently, Fortnite update 10.40 was released with improved matchmaking logic to Battle Royale core modes to create fairer matches. The new matchmaking logic now match you with players of similar skill, and as you get better, so should your opponents. The game developer will slowly roll this out to all regions.

Unfortunately, many players are still experiencing a number of issues while playing the game. Today’s Fortnite 10.40.1 update is expected to fix a few of these issues. Check out more details below.

Fortnite Update Version 10.40.1 patch notes

WHAT’S NEW?

Out of Time
We’re heading into overtime… before we’re out of time. Complete the objectives in the Out of Time Overtime Mission for end-of-Season rewards that include XP, cosmetics, and a commemorative Loading Screen.

Out of Time will begin on Tuesday, October 8.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Unvaulted
    • Flint-Knock Pistol

GAMEPLAY

  • We may be almost out of time, but we’re not out just yet — Season X has been extended a week!
    • Gotham City and the Batman Caped Crusader Pack will be available until the end of Season X.
  • Out of Time
    • Season X’s Overtime Mission is coming soon! The Out of Time Mission will be available from Tuesday, October 8 at 9 AM ET until Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM ET.
    • Complete Out of Time’s objectives to earn end-of-Season rewards, including XP, cosmetics, and a Loading Screen that serves as a Season X memento.
  • Zone Wars
    • Zones Wars Desert, Vortex, Colosseum, and Downhill River LTMs have been consolidated into two LTM playlists. Queue into either playlist to play one of the four Zone Wars maps at random.
      • Zone Wars: Party
        • Queue with a party larger than one into a free-for-all experience.
      • Zone Wars: Solo
        • Queue by yourself into a free-for-all experience.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, The Combine has been re-enabled on iOS and Android.

PERFORMANCE

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a level streaming issue that occurred with v10.40 causing an increase in players landing in low-detail environments on Nintendo Switch.
    • Please note that this fix will result in a larger download for the system.
  • Improved the performance of a cosmetic material to address hitches caused by the material.

ART + ANIMATION

Bug Fixes

  • The map now shows the correct aerial view for Gotham City.

MOBILE

  • Party Hub
    • Improved the search bar functionality to make it easier to search for friends.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a visual issue in which microphones would be displayed as on when players weren’t in voice chat.

RECAP

  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue involving some display names not being presented properly on The Combine’s leaderboards.

CREATIVE

WHAT’S NEW?

Meteor Prop Gallery
Add this doomsday dilemma to your games!

PREFABS & GALLERIES

  • Added 1 New Prefab.
    • Meteor – The Meteor Prefab consists of all the rocks and particles from the Meteor Galleries but grouped together in one giant package.
  • Added 3 New Galleries.
    • Meteor Prop Gallery
    • Meteor Core Gallery
    • Meteor Particle Gallery

RECAP

  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue in which Alt-Tabbing would cause all props on a map to become destructible.

SAVE THE WORLD

WHAT’S NEW?

Beat Bot Hits the Road
This week, help our last driver, Beat Bot, make its trek through the Strangelands en route to the Radio Station. Load up the van and gather your group because it’s time to Hit the Road!

Surround Pound
Lay down the sound and drop the bass with this new Hammer!

MISSIONS + SYSTEMS

  • Complete the Escort Beat Bot quest to earn the Hit the Road Loading Screen for your Locker!
  • We’ve discovered an issue that may have prevented the Canny Valley cinematic from playing video/audio properly.
    • Here’s a link to the video for those who may have missed the cinematic due to this issue.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • The Surround Pound hammer smashes into the Weekly Store.
    • A sonic hammer with decent attack speed and excellent impact.
      • Heavy Attack: Bass Drop – Smash the ground and create a series of sonic pulses that damage and knock back enemies.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, October 2 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 9 at 8 PM ET.
  • The Six Feet Under shovel digs back into the Weekly Store.
    • A creepy, round-point shovel that looks like it’s been used to dig up terrible secrets.
      • Heavy Attack: Up and Over – A two-strike heavy attack that deals significant damage and knockback.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, October 9 at 8 PM ET until Wednesday, October 16 at 8 PM ET.

GENERAL

PERFORMANCE

  • General CPU optimizations for Nintendo Switch. This is to improve the framerate in heavy scenes.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur from checking a player’s platform. (Most common in Save the World.)
  • Fixed a crash on mobile platforms that would sometimes occur from backgrounding the application and returning to the foreground.
  • Resolved stability issues on PlayStation 4 and PC.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some users from completing a purchase due to an “invalid” ZIP code.
  • Fixed an issue on Zone Wars: Downhill River where the player who won the previous round will be immediately eliminated in the next round.
  • Fixed disappearance of the Bat-Signals issue.
  • Fixed an issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine.
  • Addressed crashing issues.
  • Fixed login issues.
  • Network connection improvements.
  • Added fixes for framerate drop and freezing issues.
  • Added performance and stability improvements.
  • Added fixes for stuttering/lag issues.
  • Other under the hood fixes.

Fortnite update 10.40.1 for PS4 and Xbox One is now available fo download.