Fortnite 7.40 Patch Preview Includes Fixes To Planes And Balancing Adjustments

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The outfit unlocks earned by Battle Pass holders who complete the Overtime Challenges once the Fortnite 7.40 update is released. Epic Games

Epic Games has released a preview of the new Fortnite 7.40 patch, and it includes a much requested fix: Planes will no longer smash through structures! This information comes from a post on the Fortnite Battle Royale subreddit by Epic Games’ design lead.

Fortnite 7.40 Patch Notes Preview

The full preview of updates included in the Fortnite 7.40 patch are as follows:

  • 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

  • Rocket Launcher reload time increased from 2.52s to 3.24s

  • Added the ability to crouch while in Edit Mode

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The outfit unlocks earned by Battle Pass holders who complete the Overtime Challenges once the Fortnite 7.40 update is released. Photo: Epic Games

The post also ends by mentioning the 7.40 update also includes Overtime Challenges. These Challenges go beyond the 10 weekly challenges, and conclude at the end of the Season. If players complete these Overtime Challenges, they will be rewarded with the Valentine Wrap and Vines Contrail. Those who complete the Overtime Challenges and are Battle Pass owners also receive unlockable styles for the Trog, Powder and Onesie outfits.

Many in the Reddit thread expressed their excitement over the changes coming in Fortnite 7.40. "Wait, is this real... a Plane, Hand cannon and RPG nerf all in the same update... AND A ZIPLINE INTERACT BUTTON?!" said M-Seymour7. “Best update in awhile! Can’t wait to test it out,” added TheReverseFlash06. There are also many in the thread thanking the recent release of Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends as reason for Epic Games to include so many changes in its next update. 

No release date information was announced for the Fortnite 7.40 update, so we don’t actually know when we will be able to play with these changes incorporated. We also don’t know when the full patch notes for the 7.40 update will release to see the other changes included. That said, we do know the 7.40 update is coming soon if it will be released before the end of the current Season.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see all the changes coming to Fortnite Battle Royale in the 7.40 update? What else would you like to see included in the next patch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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