Here are the official patch notes for today’s v10.40.1 Fortnite update.

Epic Games announced a new update would be coming today, the v10.40.1 update. It’s likely the final update of Season 10. There are no new files added to the game, so there won’t be any event or cosmetics leaks from the update.

Here’s the full patch notes for the v10.40.1 Fortnite update:


Out of Time
We’re heading into overtime… before we’re out of time. Complete the objectives in the Out of Time Overtime Mission for end-of-Season rewards that include XP, cosmetics, and a commemorative Loading Screen.

Out of Time will begin on Tuesday, October 8.


  • Unvaulted
    • Flint-Knock Pistol


  • We may be almost out of time, but we’re not out just yet — Season X has been extended a week!
    • Gotham City and the Batman Caped Crusader Pack will be available until the end of Season X.
  • Out of Time
    • Season X’s Overtime Mission is coming soon! The Out of Time Mission will be available from Tuesday, October 8 at 9 AM ET until Sunday, October 13 at 2 PM ET.
    • Complete Out of Time’s objectives to earn end-of-Season rewards, including XP, cosmetics, and a Loading Screen that serves as a Season X memento.
  • Zone Wars
    • Zones Wars Desert, Vortex, Colosseum, and Downhill River LTMs have been consolidated into two LTM playlists. Queue into either playlist to play one of the four Zone Wars maps at random.
      • Zone Wars: Party
        • Queue with a party larger than one into a free-for-all experience.
      • Zone Wars: Solo
        • Queue by yourself into a free-for-all experience.
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Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, The Combine has been re-enabled on iOS and Android.


Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a level streaming issue that occurred with v10.40 causing an increase in players landing in low-detail environments on Nintendo Switch.
    • Please note that this fix will result in a larger download for the system.
  • Improved the performance of a cosmetic material to address hitches caused by the material.


Bug Fixes

  • The map now shows the correct aerial view for Gotham City.


  • Party Hub
    • Improved the search bar functionality to make it easier to search for friends.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a visual issue in which microphones would be displayed as on when players weren’t in voice chat.


  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue involving some display names not being presented properly on The Combine’s leaderboards.
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Kirby Girl
Kirby Girl

kinda disappointed we didn’t get our Switch cosmetics fixed

and since this is probably the last patch of this Season? means the Switch version has had a whole Season of terrible cardboard cloaks and sticking out Beef Boss and Swamp Monster tongues :I

Kirby Girl
Kirby Girl

I kinda got my hopes up mostly because they said this patch would be bigger for the Switch, and in all honesty the frozen cosmetics seem like a bit of a priority in some aspects, since cosmetics are their only way of getting money from the game, and gameplay is one thing, but that falls a bit flat when all your cosmetics are frozen and rigid and just a bit bad to look at while you play, like I’m sure they’re trying their hardest to fix it but man, it does suck

Pickle Man
Pickle Man

At this point, we all know the Epic Games doesn’t care about their community. They don’t fix glitches, they ban pretty everybody that Ninja blames for stream sniping, and they haven’t added STW to switch. Also, they are so intent on catering to new players that they forgot about skilled/average players.

GhostFZ 62
GhostFZ 62

well you can’t really say they don’t care, they have been improving the game a lot and this season there were soo many community made game modes and the battle pass is full of community-made artwork and they don’t ban those who Ninja blames, that’s just stupid to say or think because the whole banning system is automated and I don’t see cheaters very often (if like a lot of people report someone for cheating the automated system instantly looks in to the algorithm and if something is fishy it then monitors it for a while and if someone is… Read more »

Kirby Girl
Kirby Girl

something interesting I noticed from this patch! the Scientist outfit’s description has changed (not sure about the Visitor outfit since I don’t have it) the “part of The Seven” description bit has gone, and instead has “part of The Seven set” so there’s actually now a set for The Seven, which could mean the next Seasons could have more to do with them and who they are and stuff