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Fortnite Patch Notes For Today’s 10.40.1 Update: Overtime Challenges, Zone Wars Changes, And More

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Season 10 of Fortnite: Battle Royale is almost over, but developer Epic Games is giving players a little more time to earn XP and unlock rewards. As part of its 10.40.1 patch notes, the studio has announced it is extending Season 10 by an additional week, and it’ll soon roll out a set of overtime challenges that includes some new end-of-season prizes to unlock.

Beginning Tuesday, October 8, players will be able to take on a set of “Out of Time” overtime missions. These will be available until October 13, the last day of Season 10. Complete the challenges and you’ll earn XP and unlock rewards, including new cosmetics and a commemorative Season 10 loading screen.

While Fortnite’s Batman crossover challenges may be over, you’ll have a little more time to purchase Batman skins and other cosmetics from the in-game store. The items were originally slated to leave the store on October 6, the original end date of Season 10, but the cosmetics will now be available until October 13. Among the items you can purchase is a Caped Crusader Pack, which includes two different Batman outfits, a Batwing-style glider, and a Batman-themed harvesting tool. The Gotham City Rift Zone will also remain in the game until that day.

As for what’s new in Fortnite this week, Epic has unvaulted the Flint-Knock Pistol and made some changes to the Zone Wars limited-time modes. Now the modes are grouped into two playlists, and you have the option to either queue up by yourself or with a party.

Fortnite Creative, meanwhile, gets a new meteor prop gallery, while Save the World receives the new Surround Pound hammer and an escort quest. You can see all of this week’s changes to Fortnite: Battle Royale below; the full 10.40.1 patch notes can be found on Epic’s website.

Fortnite: Battle Royale 10.40.1 Patch Notes

Weapons & Items

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.




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