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v5.40 Update Patch Note Summary - September 6, 2018
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v5.40 Update Patch Note Summary - September 6, 2018

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Learn more about the v5.40 Content Update of Fortnite, including the new High Stakes Event, The Getaway Limited Time Mode, & the release of the Grappler!

[Latest Update]v5.41 Update Patch (September 18)

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High Stakes Event Launch

According to Fortnite's Official Twitter Page, the High Stakes Event will be launching September 6, 2018. The event will include a new LTM, High Stakes Challenges, a customizable Skin, and a new mobility item!

Check Out the High Stakes Event Here

New Limited Time Mode - The Getaway

Get your squad, collect those Jewel Llamas, and make your escape before any other team to win in the new The Getaway Limited Time Mode!

Check Out the The Getaway LTM Here

Wild Card Skin

Stand out against petty criminals, looking good as you commit intense heists in the new Wild Card Skin. Select from 4 masks based on each card suit.

Check Out the Wildcard Outfit Here

Grappler Release!

Here's a new way of going around the map! The Grappler will allow players to zip across certain distances, providing new offensive and defensive mobility!

Check Out the Grappling Hook Here

Gameplay Changes

The Storm Now Damages Player Structures

In the later phases of the game, the edge of the Storm will now do some damage to player-made structures. This means less places to hide, and more intense late game battles!

Weapon And Item Changes

Weapon And Item Changes Summary

Weapon ItemChanges
Remote ExplosivesRemote Explosives' rarity has been buffed from Rare to Epic.
RevolverThe Revolver has been vaulted from the game.
Boogie BombBoogie Bombs will now spawn in twos.
Shield PotionMax Stack has been increased from 2 to 3.
Stink BombMax Stack has been increased from 5 to 6.

Remote Explosives Changes Summary

The Remote Exclusives will see a significant buff in this update going from Rare to Epic rarity. It's overall stats have also been increased to match its new rarity and overall effectiveness.

Check Out the Remote Explosives Stats Here

Revolver Changes Summary

You will not be able to find and pick up Revolvers in the game as it has been vaulted.

Boogie Bomb Changes Summary

Boogie Bombs will now spawn in twos, meaning that you can start more dance parties or immobilize more enemies!

Shield Potion Changes Summary

The Shield Potion will now have a maximum stack of 3. One more Shield potion you can use before the enemies can chip away at your health!

Stink Bomb Changes Summary

The Stink Bomb will now have a maximum stack of 6. Let them come out of buildings!

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