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Fortnite 2.79 Update Patch Notes PS4 (13.40 PC) and HypeX leaks

The Fortnite 2.79 PS4 update and Fortnite 13.40 PC update patch notes have landed, showing players what they can expect from the brand new Joy Ride update. The new patch finally introduces cars, trucks, taxis, and more being added to the battle royale game.

As is now typically the case with Fortnite updates, Epic Games hasn’t officially rolled out the full list of patch notes, though various fixes and improvements have already been noted by the company. Below is the full list of 2.79 and 13.40 patch notes so far, and we’ll update when we receive the full batch. Also, HypeX has once again been busy leaking datamined information taken from the game’s new files, including new cosmetics, a new pack, and new Floppers.

General fixes

  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller

Fortnite Battle Royale fixes

  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match/incorrect leveling up
  • Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • “Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16” should say “at The Yacht” instead.
  • “Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25” not counting in Duos/Squads.

Creative mode fixes

  • Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.
  • Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap

Fortnite Save the World fixes

  • Certain new weapon perks are missing on new weapons.
  • ‘Weapons: Super Powers’ Quest doesn’t always progress.
  • Quest ‘Eliminate: Down with a Boom’ does not track Lobber eliminations.
  • ‘Search and Rescue’ Quest missing Mission.

Fortnite mobile fixes

  • Audio delay on Nintendo Switch.

Fortnite HypeX leaks

As per usual, Fortnite dataminer HypeX has leaked a bunch of new information stored in the update’s files. First is the addition of new cosmetics, shown here:

A new pack was also revealed:

And new Floppers were also posted:

HypeX has also stated that cars in the game will have the following spawn rates:

  • Car spawn rate is 35%
  • Truck spawn rate is 35%
  • Taxi spawn rate is 35%

We’ll update this story when we receive more information on what is set to be a big new Fortnite update.