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Fortnite’s latest content update is now available. Version 7.40 introduces new limited time modes, the Driftboard item, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

Version 7.40 of Fortnite is now available. Gifting returns to the game for a limited time, the Infantry Rifle has been added as a new weapon and there’s a new limited time mode, “Catch!”. Additionally, if you complete 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 you will receive the Season 8 Battle Pass for free. 

Battle Royale

What’s New?

#SharetheLove Valentine’s Surprise
The response we’ve seen to the #SharetheLove event has been amazing. And with the arrival of Valentine’s Day, we’re here to share one more surprise.

Everyone who completes 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 will receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for FREE! If you don’t have an outfit, now is your chance to get several for free. With the Battle Pass, you’ll receive two Season 8 Outfits instantly and you can earn up to five more. Save your V-Bucks, this one’s on us!

Gifting – Limited Time
Gifting is back for a limited time starting now until February 22! And for Valentine’s day, you can send the Heartspan Glider to your special someone for FREE until Friday, February 15 at 7pm ET.

Infantry Rifle
Take aim and deliver accurate fire downrange with this precise semi-automatic weapon.

Limited Time Mode Rotations

As mentioned last week, we’re continuing with rotate through LTMs at a faster pace throughout the week moving forward. The first mode is detailed below, check the in-game client on Thursdays and Saturdays to see what other modes are available!


Epic announced a new account merging feature for Fortnite last year. The goal was to give players the opportunity to “combine multiple console-linked accounts to transfer Battle Royale cosmetic item purchases, lifetime wins, V-Bucks, and Save the World campaign access.”

A few months ago it was revealed (and following a delay), account merging is now open for business. Here’s everything you need to know:

A new content update has arrived for Fortnite. Players will find a new item and limited time mode in Battle Royale, plus more.

Below are the full details:

Version 7.30 of Fortnite is now available to download. Among other improvements and bug fixes, it adds the new Chiller Grenade, the Solid Gold limited time mode as well as several performance improvements to the Switch version. Here are the full patch notes:

Epic Games has confirmed that it will be improving Switch optimization for Fortnite with a 7.30 update. This includes reducing crashes and hitches, GPU enhancements, and doubling the limit for the number of displayable cosmetics.

Here’s the rundown on some Switch optimizations planned for v7.30:

Fortnite has received its latest content update. Version 7.20 features the Sneaky Snowman, a new structure, the limited time Sniper Shootout mode, and more.

Below are the full details:

Version 7.20 of Fortnite is now available, and we’ve got the full patch notes for you. Highlights include a new weapon, the Scoped Revolver, as well as a new Limited Time Mode, One Shot.

Limited Time Mode: One Shot

There’s low gravity and every player has 50 health. Snipers are the only weapon and Bandages the only healing item. Jump high and aim well!

Mode Details

  • Gravity is set lower than normal.
  • The Storm wait time has been greatly reduced in all phases of the game.
  • The only weapons in this mode are Hunting Rifles and Sniper Rifles.
  • Semi-auto Snipers and Bounce Pads have been removed from the Vault in this mode.
  • Players will spawn with 50 health and can only heal if they find Bandages.

Weapons + Items

  • Scoped Revolver
    • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
    • Fires Medium Ammo.
    • 42 / 44 damage per shot.
    • Available from floor loot, chests, Supply Drops, and Vending Machines.
  • Added Gliders, an item that grants Glider redeploy.
    • This item takes up an inventory slot and can be found from normal loot sources.
    • Gliders do not need to be selected to deploy. Activate them by pressing your jump button while in mid-air.
      • Rarity is Rare.
      • Gliders come with 10 charges.
      • Each deploy uses a charge. When all charges are used the item disappears.
      • Glider redeploy does not consume a charge when using a Launch Pad, Rifts-to-Go, or respawning in a Limited Time Mode.
      • Found from floor loot, chests, Vending Machines, and Supply Llamas.
  • Minigun adjustments
    • Added an overheating mechanic. Overheat occurs after approximately 6 seconds of continuous fire.
    • Reduced the wind-up time by 37%.
    • Updated the audio for the Minigun.
  • Rarity color adjustments
    • Balloons changed from Epic to Rare.
    • Stink Bomb changed from Epic to Rare.
    • Scoped AR decreased from Rare/Epic to Uncommon/Rare.
  • The following projectile-based weapons now have the same projectile trajectory as the Heavy Sniper Rifle:
    • Bolt Action Sniper Rifle
    • Suppressed Sniper Rifle
    • Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle
    • Hunting Rifle
  • Weapon first-shot accuracy now works with icy feet and while on ziplines.
  • The reticle center dot on Scoped Rifles has been reduced in size. This will mitigate situations where it appears you’re on your target but still miss the shot.
  • Trap drop chance adjustments
    • Total drop chance of Traps from floor loot increased from 3.98% to 4.73%.
    • Cozy Campfire
      • Drop chance from floor loot increased from 0.26% to 0.73%.
      • Drop chance from Loot Llamas increased from 6.63% to 15.47%.
    • Launch Pad
      • Drop chance from floor loot increased from 0.53% to 0.98%.
      • Drop chance from Loot Llamas increased from 13.25% to 20.77%.
    • Mounted Turret
      • Drop chance from floor loot decreased from 0.8% to 0.73%.
      • Drop chance from Loot Llamas decreased from 20.42% to 15.47%.
  • Small shields max stack size has been decreased from 10 to 6.

Epic Games has updated Fortnite with its latest content. That means new weapons, adjustments, and more.

Here’s the full rundown from Epic:

The first content update for Fortnite version 7.10 is now available. Primarily, the highlight here is the addition of presents.

Below are the full details: