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Fortnite Patch V7.40 | What To Expect

Fortnite Patch V7.40 is expected to go live on Wednesday, February 13th. Here’s everything we know so far, including the new Infantry Rifle, Overtime Challenges and more:

New Weapons

Infantry Rifle

A new ‘Infantry Rifle’ was announced via the in-game MOTD:

‘Classic design meets new combat style’

Cupid’s Crossbow

Cupid’s Crossbow will return for a limited time during for the Share the Love event:

 ‘Eliminate your opponents with stealth and precision’

V7.40 Balance Adjustements

Epic has released a list of balance adjustments coming in V7.40. Changes include Hand Cannon damage, Ziplines and more:

  • Planes will no longer be able to smash through structures
  • Zipline interact prompt added, and using a Zipline will grant fall damage immunity
  • Hand Cannon structure damage reduced from 150 to 100
  • Turbo Build delay decreased from 0.15s to 0.05s
  • Added the ability to crouch while in Edit Mode
  • Rocket Launcher reload time increased from 2.52s to 3.24s
  • Rocket Launchers removed from chests (still available in Supply Drops & Vending Machines)

Share the Love Event

Overtime Challenges

Starting tomorrow, players will have access to new, additional Overtime Challenges. Rewards will include the Valentine Wrap and Vines Contrail (Free Pass) and new unlockable styles for the Trog, Powder, and Onesie outfits (Battle Pass):

Freebie: Cuddle Hearts Wrap

Unlock a free Cuddle Hearts Wrap by using any Creator code from now until February 22. You can use our code ‘LootLakeBR’ to support us!

The item will be granted to your account once V7.40 goes live:

We’ll update this post if anything else comes up regarding tomorrow’s patch.

(Featured image by Moozel)

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