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When Does the Fortnite V7.40 Update Go Live

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Fortnite's highly anticipated v7.40 patch is due to go live on February 13. Here's every little thing we know in regards to the Crossbow, Zipline alterations and more coming within the new patch! In spite of not however go live but, a great quantity of details relating towards the v7.40 Content Update has currently been revealed due to some Reddit posts from Eric Williamson, the style lead for Fortnite.

When is the v7.40 update coming out?

The highly anticipated v7.40 patch has been delayed once again. It was very first scheduled for release on February 12 just before getting delayed to February 13. On February 12, Epic Games announced that "a last-minute issue was discovered within the v7.40 release" has further delayed it. 

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What's new?


Infantry Rifle

A new 'Infantry Rifle' was announced in-game on February 11 and must go live on February 13. The old-fashioned searching rifle seems to be based around the renowned M1 Garand, but we're positive it will have some tweaks. The in-game announcement states: "Classic design meets new combat style." We'll have more details for you since it becomes available.


Fortnite fans have been desperate to see some prompt that offers them a selection to make use of Ziplines, or not, though they're navigating about the map.

In a post on Reddit, Eric Williamson confirmed that this would quickly be implemented, producing the opportunity of automatically applying one by accident significantly decrease: "Zipline interact prompt added and making use of a Zipline will grant fall damage immunity."


While not TECHNICALLY brand new, it looks like Crossbows will likely be returning towards the game in time for Valentine's day on February 14.

"Triumphant return," reads an in-game news message in regards to the Crossbows. "Cupid's Crossbow might be unvaulted to get a restricted time. Eradicate your opponents with stealth and precision." It is presently unknown irrespective of whether there are going to be a big modification for the way that Crossbows worked inside the previous.

Hand Cannon

Following months of complaints about the power of Fortnite's Hand Cannon from skilled and casual players alike, it looks just like the incredibly highly effective pistols will lastly be nerfed in the v7.40 patch - at the very least in regards to the damage they do to strucutures.

"Hand Cannon structure damage reduced from 150 to 100," says Eric Williamson.

Rocket Launcher

By Eric Williamson, Rocket Launchers will also be getting some significant tweaks in the February 13 patch.

For starters, the highly effective explosives will now take substantially longer to reload (increasing from 2.52 seconds to three.24 seconds). Even so, the larger transform comes within the kind of them no longer becoming identified in loot chests!

Williamson says: "Also worth mentioning we're making a alter to move Rocket Launchers out of chests - though they will nevertheless be in Provide Drops (as well as a tiny a lot more out there than they're now) and Vending Machines."

X-4 Stormwing

The controversial Stormwing Planes will after once again get a minor nerf in the v7.40 update as they are going to no longer be capable of fly by way of structures and smash them. We'll have much more information on this adjust when the notes go live.

Skins, cosmetics, and LTMs

Other new content to look forward to, as usual, might be skins and numerous other cosmetics, too because of the possibility for some new limited time modes. We'll hold you updated as information becomes accessible.

Fortnite v7.40 patch notes

The patch notes for a Fortnite update are usually released shortly before it goes reside in-game. Here is a full rundown of Eric Williamson's patch preview:

  • Planes will no longer be capable of smash through structures
  • Zipline interact prompt added, and applying a Zipline will grant fall harm immunity
  • Hand Cannon structure harm decreased from 150 to one hundred
  • Turbo Build delay decreased from 0.15s to 0.05s
  • Rocket Launcher reload time increased from 2.52s to three.24s
  • Added the ability to crouch although in Edit Mode
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