Fortnite V8.40 Patch Adds Air Royale LTM

Players can now also pet dogs.
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Fortnite: Air Royale Limited Time Mode Epic Games

Patch v8.40 for Fornite has been officially released, introducing two Limited Time Modes. The first is Air Royale, where players can pilot the X-4 Stormwing and battle to become the last plane flying.

The second is Food Fight - Deep Fried, which begins with two teams positioned on each side of the map with a barrier placed in the middle. The goal is to protect your own restaurant mascot while trying to destroy the other team's mascot. Lava starts to rise during the mode, and the barrier eventually drops.

Complete details of the LTMs are below:

Limited Time Mode: Air Royale

  • Air Royale is lifting off as a Duos-only mode.
  • Each plane has 3 lives, players will respawn until they lose their plane's last life.
  • Touching the ground will instantly eliminate players.
  • Parking a plane on the ground for more than a few seconds will cause it to explode - stay airborne!
  • Hijacking another team's plane will add that plane to your existing number of plane lives (and cost the team who lost the plane a life).
  • The storm has a ceiling that gradually lowers during the match. Be careful not to fly too high late in the match!
  • Loot chests of five different rarities will fall from the sky, allowing players to upgrade the guns they are carrying as well as boosting their plane's weapons for a short time.
  • To receive the contents of a Chest, simply fly through it.
  • If players receive loot from a Chest containing a weapon they already have that's of the same or worse quality, they’ll receive additional ammo.
  • Chests with higher quality guns will automatically replace the lower quality weapon that’s being carried.
  • Floating repair kits can also be found, these heal damaged planes and grant health & shields to players.

Limited Time Mode: Food Fight - Deep Fried

  • An impassable barrier will be spawned along the center of the map for the first several minutes. Lava starts rising from beneath the map a few minutes into the match.
  • Each team will have an under-construction restaurant near the center of the map. Inside is a giant mascot head representing that team.
  • If the mascot head is destroyed, that team loses the ability to respawn when eliminated.
  • Players should use the time that the barrier is up to construct a defensive fortress around their restaurant.
  • As soon as the barrier lowers, fight to take out their mascot before they destroy yours!
  • Special red supply drops spawn at match start. These hold a handful of weapons, ammo, consumables, traps and a few hundred metal building materials.
  • Players will respawn when eliminated, keeping their inventory & dropping some ammo and resources.
  • 100 percent extra resources are gained from farming.
  • Building resources found on the ground increased from 30 to 50 per instance.
  • No explosive weapons or items are in this mode.
  • A small amount of free building materials are granted to each player every second.
  • The restaurants are now much higher, requiring players to build up to them.
  • May the best food win!

Other changes introduced with the patch include:

Weapons + Items

  • Egg Launcher
    • Everyone’s favorite egg-themed Grenade Launcher skin is back!
    • This is a visual only change for the Grenade Launcher.
  • Infantry Rifle
    • Added Epic and Legendary Infantry Rifle variants.
    • Deals 42/44 damage.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests, Supply Drops and Vending Machines.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.

Gameplay

  • You can now pet the dog... and other Pets!
  • The Battle Pass Friend XP Bonus has been upgraded!
  • Instead of giving a small XP boost to each friend in your party, you now get a larger XP boost for partying with one or more friends.
  • The overall total XP Bonus remains the same (120%) and will now be much easier to keep active.
  • In short, play any match with any number of friends and you'll be getting the same amount of XP as someone who's been playing with a full squad of Battle-Pass-owning friends.

Complete patch notes can be viewed here.

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