Battle royale game Fortnite from Epic Games did something very unusual last year. It created an event that showed the whole map of the battle royale being swallowed up into a black hole. The black hole persisted for almost a day, after which a revamped map emerged. This added a lot of new features to the game and ushered in Chapter 2 of the game. And now it seems Season 2 of Chapter 2 is all set to release on February 20. This was announced in an official tweet. It also announced that DreamHack Anaheim will feature the 11.40 build.
Apart from the new bug fixes, the Fortnite 11.40 patch notes for Chapter 2reveal an interesting new feature – sidegrading. The new feature allows Fortnite players to convert select weapons to their heavy versions. The upgrade can be made at various upgrade stations throughout the map. So, AR weapons can be upgraded to Heavy AR and so on.
The new upgrade will allow players to upgrade their weapons in between the game. Epic Games hasn’t always consistently let the public in on the patch notes ahead of an update. However, this time it appears that that isn’t the case.
There are a bunch of other changes too in the patch notes. You will now have to spend lesser for upgrading your weapon. A few new weapons have been added to Battle Lab. These are the Flint-Knock Pistol (common and uncommon), the Shockwave grenade and the Impulse grenade.
Fortnite update 11.40: Bug Fixes
A bunch of bug fixes are also there in the new Fortnite Chapter 2 update. Players will see their Star Wars achievements return to the Legacy timeline. The update fixes an ‘F’ key bug that didn’t allow players to move properly after remapping directions.
Further, the update also fixes a bug that gets players stuck in Edit Mode after editing. Also, falling into a hideout would vanish the crosshairs on Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles. Now, this issue has also been fixed. The update fixes “Visit different bus stops in a single match” issues too. The Fortnite 11.40 update also fixes players getting stuck on the Select Fire Mode screen.
Console player would often find themselves unable to progress through the gifting process. This would happen if they did not have two-factor authentication enabled. Now, this issue has also been fixed. Issues involving the Spectrum Contrail changing colors while in motion are also fixed in the Fortnite update for Chapter 2. We might have more details on the new Fortnite update closer to its launch date.