Today’s v8.40 update brought several changes to the Fortnite Battle Royale map.

Epic released the v8.40 Fortnite patch update today. Patch/client updates add new files to the game, and most of the new files have been leaked by dataminers already.

The v8.40 update added several new cosmetics, the week 8 loading screen and new event files.

Today’s update has also brought several changes to the Fortnite Battle Royale map. You can see all of the changes below thanks to LootLakeBR and iScenario.

Loot Lake

The biggest change to the Fortnite map in the v8.40 update is at Loot Lake. Previously, there was a dig site near Loot Lake, and all the digging/construction trucks circled around the middle of Loot Lake. The excavation team has been hard at work in the middle of Loot Lake in today’s update, uncovering a massive metallic structure.

Loot Lake excavation site v8.40 update
Loot Lake excavation site v8.40 update
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Reddit user fxck_itz_josh has posted an image of what it looks like under Loot Lake. A reply to the post pointed out it looks like a countdown for every 2 hours before an event. When questioned as to why he believes it’s two hours, the Reddit user to made the statement, OneFluffiBoi, stated, “There looks to be 12 rings and assuming a event happens 24 hours after the start of the count down that is 24 * 12 for each ring we get 2 hours.

Under Loot Lake
Under Loot Lake

Snobby Shores

The viking invasion in Snobby Shores continues. Yet another house has been taken over by Vikings. There’s only one house that remains, however, it appears as though they will do whatever it takes to stop the invasion.

Fortnite Viking Invasion Snobby Shores v8.40
Fortnite Viking Invasion Snobby Shores v8.40
Final Snobby Shores House
Final Snobby Shores House

Retail Row

The Durrr Burger restaurant in Retail Row now boasts the Durrr Burger mascot head. The food war rages on!

Fortnite Durrr Burger Mascot Head
Fortnite Durrr Burger Mascot Head

Shelter/Basements

The v8.40 update has brought three shelters in two different locations on the map, two in Pleasant Park and one in Retail Row underneath the “Dog house”.

Pleasant Park Basement
Pleasant Park Basement
Basement Pleasant Park
Basement Pleasant Park
Retail Row Doghouse Basement
Retail Row Doghouse Basement
Doghouse basement Retail Row
Doghouse basement Retail Row

Miscellaneous

The love story continues. The female rock golem was in the lava last week, but is now safe on the other side of the lava. The male golem is making his way down to his significant other.

Rock Golems
Rock Golems

Featured image via Reddit user iScenario

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poor loot lake

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the food war is just hilarious

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R.I.P. Loot Lake