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Fortnite 2.38 Update Patch Notes (10.40.1)

The Fortnite 2.38 update patch notes (10.40.1) have now been unleashed by developer Epic Games. This new Fortnite patch is rolling out across PCPS4Xbox OneNintendo SwitchiPhone, and Android devices. For the full list of changes, as well as our highlights of the new update, scroll on down for all of the information you need.

Fortnite 2.38 Update Patch Notes | Highlights

Fortnite 2.38 Update 1

Season 10 extended

Those of you worrying that you wouldn’t have enough time to reach Tier 100, will be happy to hear that Fortnite Season 10 has been extended by a full week.

If you’ve still got a bunch of challenges to complete, you now have an additional seven days to get them all wrapped up. Go earn that loot!

Out of Time Season 10 overtime mission

Starting October 8, players will be able to complete an additional overtime mission, which celebrates the end of Season 10. Out of Time missions will reward players with end-of-Season rewards which include: XP, cosmetics, and a loading screen “that serves as a Season X memento.”

Zone Wars changes

The Zone Wars Desert, Vortex, Colosseum, and Downhill River LTMs have been merged into two limited time mode playlists. This means that all of these maps are available, but they are randomly selected for each round. The queues include Party and Solo options.

Fortnite 2.38 Update Patch Notes | Full list

BATTLE ROYALE

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

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

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.

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.

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