Here's What's Coming To Fortnite In Update Patch 11.40

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Fortnite Sidegrading
Fortnite Sidegrading Future Game Releases

The latest patch notes for Fortnite highlight a standout feature called sidegrading. The sidegrading feature allows players to take their assault rifles into non-competitive playlists and upgrade them to heavy assault rifles. These upgraded weapons then get reintroduced into the Battle Royale. The sidegrading feature prevents players from finding weapons inside Chests and Loot Crates, and instead must take their assault rifles to one of these sidegrading workbenches to upgrade them. These workbenches can be found scattered across the map. 

Talking about the heavy assualt rifle, the weapon deals massive 46 DPS, with a generous magazine size of 25 to go full-auto on your opponents and claim the Victory Royale.

With the festive season over, Epic is back to work by providing new updates for Fortnite. The update is currently live and players can take advantage of the sidegrading mechanic and stay prepared ahead of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2. If you're interested in checking out the entire patch notes, you can head over here, or read them below:

Introducing Sidegrading: the Heavy Assault Rifle returns.

  • In non-competitive playlists, you can now use Upgrade Machines to “Sidegrade” your Assault Rifle into a Heavy Assault Rifle.
  • Reduced material costs for upgrading weapons at Upgrade Machines.
  • Added the following items to Battle Lab:
  • Flint-Knock Pistol (Common and Uncommon)
  • Shockwave Grenade
  • Impulse Grenade
  • The iPad Pro (2018 release) now supports 120 FPS.
  • Clickable thumbstick buttons (L3 and R3) are now usable on supported iOS controllers.

Bug fixes:

  • Players’ Star Wars Achievements have returned to the Legacy timeline.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “F” key not enabling proper movement after direction was remapped to it.
  • Resolved an issue involving editing quickly causing players to remain in Edit mode.
  • Falling into a Hideout no longer causes the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle’s crosshairs to disappear.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “Visit different bus stops in a single match” Remedy vs. Toxin Challenge not tracking progress for some bus stops.
  • The Spectrum Contrail again changes colors while in motion.
  • Continued to make improvements regarding FPS drops and hitching on mobile devices.
  • Resolved an issue involving mobile players getting stuck in a loop on the Select Fire Mode screen.
  • Resolved an issue involving console players being unable to progress through the gifting process if they did not have Two-Factor Authentication enabled.
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