Check out what's new in Fortnite's v7.40 Patch Update! Learn all about the release of the new Infantry Rifle Weapon, return of Cupid's Crossbow, and Share the Love event, Overtime Challenges, and more.
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v7.40 Patch Update - Overview
Earn A Season 8 Battle Pass For Free With Overtime Challenges
|Release Date||Feb. 14, 2019, 9AM UTC|
Overtime Challenges allows players to complete more challenges & earn more rewards while awaiting for Season 8. Players who complete any 13 Challenges by Feb 27, 2019 will receive a Season 8 Battle Pass for free!Check Out Overtime Challenges Here
Time Conversion Table
|PT||Feb 14, 2019, 1AM|
|AET||Feb 14, 2019, 8PM|
|ET||Feb 14, 2019, 4AM|
|CET||Feb 14, 2019, 10AM|
New Weapon: Infantry Rifle
The highly anticipated v7.40 Patch Update is dropping with the launch of a new weapon. Shoot down enemies in classic style with the new Infantry Rifle weapon!
Gifting Is Back
For a limited time, the Gifting feature will return alongside the v7.40 update. Until Feb 22, 2019, you will be able to send items that you have bought from the shop to your friends in Fortnite!
New Tournaments Available
New tournaments will also be available, including a "Share the Love Series" tournament, and a one-day trios cup!
New Additions To Creative Mode
Creative now has many new tools for players to use while playing in this mode. Some of these tools allow you to resize props, and create your own original music!
Link to Epic Game's v7.40 Patch Sneak Peek
Sneak some peeks at changes coming in v7.40!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 11, 2019
Adjustments made to:
-Zipline Interact Button
Find out more here: https://t.co/0XL2mIKV8w
Shoot Down Enemies with the New Infantry Rifle
An oldie, but a goodie. Don't let the classic style of the Infantry Rifle fool you because it can work just as well in taking down enemies as the more modern guns in the game.Check Out the Infantry Rifle Stats Here
Gifting Is Available For A Limited Time
The Gifting Feature Returns
|Duration||Feb 14, 2019 ~ Feb 22, 2019|
The Gifting Feature makes a return in Fortnite! Send gifts to your friends in Fortnite as soon as v7.40 goes live, until Feb 22, 2019!
Send The Heartspan Glider For Free On Valentine's Day
|Duration||Feb 14, 2019 ~ Feb 15, 2019|
For Valentine's Day, you will be able to send the Heartspan Glider to a friend for free! Please note that any Heartspan Gliders sent after Feb 15, 2019 will not be free anymore. Go to the item shop and you will find the lovely glider!
Share the Love Event & Overtime Challenges Release
|Duration||Feb. 8 - Feb. 22|
Spread love this February with the Share the Love event in Fortnite! Support a creator to get a free exclusive wrap and complete new Overtime Challenges to get new Valentine's-themed items.Check Out the Share the Love Event Here
Release of the Cuddle Hearts Wrap Reward
The Cuddle Hearts Wrap will be released with the v7.40 Patch Update. Players who used a Creator Code prior to the release will still get the wrap as long as the purchase was done within the duration date.Check Out the Wraps Item List Here
Complete Overtime Challenges & Rewards
Seeking for more challenges to do before the release of Season 8? The Overtime challenges has got you covered! Complete these new challenges to unlock new rewards, such as the Valentine Wrap & Vines Contrail.Check Out the Overtime Challenges Here
Get A Season 8 Battle Pass For Free
Players who complete 13 Overtime Challenges before Feb 27, 2019 will be rewarded with a Season 8 Battle Pass, free of charge! Make sure to complete as many Overtime Challenges as you can!
Unlock New Styles for Battle Pass Skins
Players who purchased the Season 7 Battle Pass will get a chance to acquire new styles for the Trog, Powder, and the Onesie skins! Complete Overtime Challenges to unlock them!Check Out the Season 7 Battle Pass Here
Cupid's Crossbow Returns for a Limited Time
Cupid's Crossbow was introduced in an earlier season, and will now make its return during the v7.40 update. For a limited time, Cupid's Crossbow will be unvaulted and available across different game modes!Check Out Cupid's Crossbow Here
New LTM: Catch!
A new LTM: CATCH is introduced along with the update! In this mode, guns have been removed, and the only weapons available are grenades & other throwable items.
List Of Available Items
- Smoke Grenades
- Remote Explosives
- Impulse Grenades
- Shockwave Grenades
Weapon Changes Summary
|Hand Cannon||- Structural Damage lowered from 150 to 100|
|Rocket Launcher||- Reload Time increased from 2.52 secs to 3.24 secs, and from 2.66 to 3.42 for Legendary & Epic respectively|
- Can now be found in Supply Drops instead of Chests
Lower Structure Damage for Hand Cannons
Hand Cannons will now do less damage to structures per shot. Its structural damage has been lowered from 150 to 100.Check Out the Hand Cannon Stats Here
Longer Reload Time for Rocket Launchers
Reloading Rocket Launchers will take quite a bit more time now. The reload has been increased from 2.52 to 3.24 seconds for Legendary variants, and from 2.66 to 3.42 for Epic variants.Check Out the Rocket Launcher Stats Here
New Tournament: Share The Love Series (Solo & Duo)
|Duration||Feb 14, 2019 ~ Feb 24, 2019|
A new event will be available for players from Feb 14, 2019 to Feb 24, 2019. The Share The Love Series will be available in both Solos & Duos modes, and will allow you to complete in any of four division tournaments!Check Out In-Game Tournaments Here
List Of Share The Love Series Divisions
- Open Division
- Prospect Division
- Contender Division
- Champion Division
Earn Enough Points To Progress To A Higher Division
During any nightly session, earning a certain amount of points per division will reward you with a pin. This pin will unlock the next highest division for you to compete in!
Unlock The Champion Division Finals
When playing in the Champion Division, players that earn a pin while playing will be able to advance to the second round - the Champion Division Finals.
Share The Love Series Sprays Rewarded
Based on the highest division you have achieved during the tournament, "Share The Love Series" themed sprays will be rewarded to you! Champion Division Finals are also counted when Sprays are rewarded.
Check Tournament Schedule In Events Tab
Since the Share The Love Series tournament will be sharing the same tournament schedule across different regions, you can check your EVENTS Tab to view the full schedule within the game.
New Tournament: Trios One Day Cup
|Duration||Feb 17, 2019 (Whole Day)|
The Trios One Day Cup is a new tournament that will span one whole day where squads of three will take on other teams of three.
Fully Open Tournament
The Trios One Day Cup is open to all players. The Tournament will span across three rounds. Earning a pin during each round will make your team eligible to advance to the next round. The final round will feature the best trios!
Check Tournament Schedule In Events Tab
The Trios One Day Cup will take place during Feb 17, 2019. You can check your EVENTS Tab to view the full schedule within the game.
Changes To Fortnite Creative
The v7.40 update also brings with it changes to Fortnite's creative mode! Below are some of the significant changes added to the mode.Check Out Fortnite Creative Here
Resize Props With Your Phone
You will be able to resize props to just the right size in Creative when you have your phone equipped. All you need to do is to hold down the right face button on the controller or right mouse button on a mouse to toggle the feature.
Create Original Music With The Sequencer
The Sequencer is a new device that allows players in Creative to create their own music while playing. The sequencer will be able to Trigger Music Blocks, and trigger other sequencers. It also has looping, trigger settings, and tempo options.
X-4 Stormwing Cannot Crash Through Structures Anymore
The X-4 Stormwing has received another tweak in this update. Crashing against structures with the Stormwing will no longer destroy them.Check Out the X-4 Stormwing Guide Here
Changes To Ziplines
The Zipline got 3 significant changes in the v7.40 update. It will now have a prompt to use rather than automatically attaching players. Using it will now negate fall damage, and Ziplines now have an audio visualizer icon.
Crouch while in Edit Mode
Prior to the uodate, it's impossible to edit structures while crouching. Now, players are free to edit them regardless if their character is standing or crouching.Check Out the Building Basics Here
Storm Shrinking Adjustments
The Storm has also undergone some changes during the v7.40 update. During its final phase, the Storm's travel distance is increased by 48%, and its shrink time has increased from 45 to 75 secondsshrink time has increased from 45 to 75 seconds.Check Out How To Survive The Storm Here
- Added Pop-Up Cup settings to default playlists
- Added the ability to swap the item in the current selected slot with a new item by holding "interact" instead of tapping
- Added UI text to show players they're able to use swap (Not available on touch input)
SOURCE: Epic Games Official Patch Notes