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Fortnite patch notes: v12.40 adds possible new LTM, weapons, and Doomsday Device

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We're well into the latest season and while there haven't been any official Fortnite patch notes from Epic Games during this time, we've created our own based on the changes we've found. This patch hasn't introduced anything major yet, but some files have been added to the game that mean we're likely to see some huge changes in Fortnite soon. Here are all of the v12.40 Fortnite patch notes, and we'll make sure to update this whenever the next update comes.

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Fortnite Season 2 patch notes for v12.40

The Fortnite v12.40 update hasn't actually introduced anything new to the game yet, but dataminers have found new files that lead us to believe there's some imminent additions to the game, including a new weapon. Called the "MistyBop" in the files, the assumption is that this is a special rocket launcher that excels at taking down choppas.

Then there's the Doomsday Device. Leaks point towards this yet-to-be-seen item appearing at The Agency; could it be to related to the upcoming end-of-season event? The end of Chapter 2 Season 2 has been extended by a month so we'll unfortunately have to wait until June to find out.

Finally, a new upcoming LTM has leaked, referred to as "Arsenic" in the files. Pictured below in the embedded tweet, this appears to be an LTM similar to Infected seen in other games. It looks like the infected team will have special abilities like double jump, are immune to fall and storm damage, and even have the power of screaming. Revolutionary.

Fortnite patch notes v12.40: Bug fixes

There's a number of confirmed bug fixes and alterations to the map with v12.40, all of which you can read below:

  • Fixed controllers not vibrating when taking damage
  • Midas' golden touch now turns items gold again
  • Grenade re-added in non-competitive playlists
  • Proximity Mines disabled temporarily
  • Fixed the challenge to pull a player or henchman with a harpoon gun
  • Fixed the issue preventing players from interacting with Ollie and completing Skye's Adventure Challenges
  • The Shark POI is now a prison
  • Direction of enemy fire now appears on the compass
  • Midas' room has been updated

If we hear of any other updates confirmed by Epic in these latest Fortnite patch notes, we'll add them to this list.

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