Fortnite 10.40 LEAKS: New skins, flashlight, NightNight event, map changes, more

UPDATE: Fortnite developer Epic Games has revealed the full list of patch notes for update 10.40.

The Fortnite server downtime has ended on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch, so you’ll need to download the update to play. 

Click the link below for the official update 10.40 patch notes.

Fortnite 10.40 update PATCH NOTES: Starry Suburbs, Double XP weekend, matchmaking, more

ORIGINAL: Fortnite fans may be waiting for the patch notes to be revealed for update 10.40, but that hasn’t stopped dataminers from discovering lots of secrets hidden within the update files.

Fortnite leakers like Lucas7Yoshi have uncovered a selection of new skins, costume variants, planned events, loading screens, items and more.

New skins include Hot Zone and Ruby, as well as Bash, Ragsy, Red Jade, Manic, Snakepit and Knockout.

Fans can also expect new items and weapons to launch soon, such as the Flashlight and Tactical submachine gun.

As you can see from the loading screen above, Epic is planning some kind of Rocket event, while files have also been discovered for something codenamed NightNight.

Perhaps the flashlight has something to do with the NightNight event?

Elsewhere, sound files have been discovered for Halloween, as well as the updated map and the Week 9 and Week 10 loading screens.

You can take a look at all of the leaked items, screens and more below.

Officially, Fortnite update 10.40 makes changes to matchmaking, aim assists and the map.

According to Epic Games, the new matchmaking update will create fairer matches.

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“Since Battle Royale launched, the matchmaking strategy for our core modes has remained mostly unchanged,” reads an Epic blog post.

“Over the past two years, however, the range of player skill has grown considerably. In Arena, we use Hype-based matchmaking to ensure players are matched evenly across platforms.

“In the v10.40 update, we’re introducing improved matchmaking logic to Battle Royale core modes to create fairer matches. What does this mean? You will be more likely to match with players of similar skill, and as you get better, so should your opponents.”

The new aim assist and controller sensitivity changes were detailed in a separate blog by Epic Games.

“Our upcoming v10.40 update improves Aim Assist and Sensitivity settings for controllers and adds The Combine to test your skill!” Epic explains.

The Combine playlist lets players test the sensitivity changes to complete the challenges in the fastest time.

“Here your goal is to reach the end as fast as possible while eliminating all targets along the way,” Epic adds. “Practice with and fine-tune your settings, warm up your aim before a match, or compete for the fastest time on the leaderboard with friends or other players.

“Each leaderboard provides options to sort times by your preferred input device, whether that be keyboard and mouse, controller, or touch. Share your top times with us on our social channels using the #FortniteCombine hashtag! Will you be the fastest?”


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