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Fortnite patch notes v20.40 for Chapter 3 Season 2

Fortnite patch notes v20.30
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A new set of Fortnite patch notes have been deployed for the v20.40 update, and we've got a significant change to the island. The Imagined Order are looking to reverse their fortunes after a series of battle defeats at the hands of The Seven, by installing The Collider base in a drained section of Loot Lake. As well as a fresh POI to explore in Fortnite, we have Sideways weapons returning from the vault for the first of this season's Wild Weeks, and some general improvements for PlayStation and Xbox players. If you want the lowdown on everything that's new, then read on for the v20.40 Fortnite patch notes.

Fortnite patch notes for Chapter 3 Season 2 v20.40

Fortnite patch notes v20.40

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The biggest change that you'll probably spot first with the Fortnite patch notes is the introduction of a new POI, The Collider, found just northeast of Tilted Towers. This is another huge base established by the Imagined Order, using a dam to section off part of the Loot Lake bed so they can install a giant tower. There's plenty of loot to be found in this area, but being so close to Tilted Towers you can also expect lots of of other players to deal with.

Fortnite patch notes v20.40

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Next up we have the return of Wild Weeks from now until the end of the season, with the first one being Sideways Showdown Week. Running until May 24, this event will see the Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun make a return from the vault, which you can find in Chests or as floor loot. The actual Sideways areas and monsters are not coming back though, so instead of gathering Cube Monster Parts to upgrade these sideways weapons you can just use the Fortnite weapon upgrade benches to improve them.

Fortnite patch notes v20.30 hotfix

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The vote to decide if the Shield Bubble or Balloons should return to the battle royale has now gone live, so it's time to donate your Bars and push your favorite towards 100% Funded status. As a reminder, deploying the Shield Bubble forms a temporary protective dome that keeps out explosives and projectiles, while the Balloons allow you to jump further or hover over the combat zone when used.

Fortnite patch notes v20.40

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Finally for the Fortnite patch notes, we have a few quality of life improvements, with PlayStation joining Xbox, PC, Android, and cloud gaming services in supporting the Fortnite Shared Wallet, so any V-Bucks purchased on PlayStation can now be used across all of those platforms. Don't forget, V-Bucks earned through the game on any format can be used on all other platforms, so this just applies to purchases of the virtual currency. Low Input Latency Mode has been released and enabled by default on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, while PS5 owners with a compatible display can now turn on 120 FPS Mode by visiting the Video section of the Settings menu.

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Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 400 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.