Fortnite Latest Update Patch Notes

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Finally, Fortnite update 11.40 has been released on January 15, 2020 and it introduces a new weapon named Sidegrading feature to Battle Royale alongside the reintroduction of the Heavy Assault Rifle. Now, let us learn about Fortnite latest update patch notes and how the feature works.


  • Fortnite update 11.40 adds weapon Sidegrading and the Heavy Assault Rifle.
  • In non-competitive playlists, now you are able to use Upgrade Machines to “Sidegrade” your Assault Rifle into a Heavy Assault Rifle.
  • It reduced the material costs to upgrade weapons at Upgrade Machines.
  • It added the following items to Battle Lab: Flint-Knock Pistol (Common and Uncommon), Shockwave Grenade and Impulse Grenade.
  • Now, the iPad Pro (2018 release) supports 120 FPS.
  • Clickable thumbstick buttons (L3 and R3) are usable on supported iOS controllers now.


  • The players’ Star Wars achievements have already returned to the Legacy timeline.
  • Resolved a problem that involving the “F” key not enabling proper movement after direction was remapped to it.
  • Resolved a problem that involving editing quickly causing the players to remain in Edit mode.
  • Now, falling into a Hideout no longer causes the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle’s crosshairs to disappear.
  • Resolved a problem that involving the “Visit different bus stops in a single match” Remedy vs the challenge of Toxin that not tracking the progress for several bus stops.
  • Now, the Spectrum Contrail is able to change colors while in motion.
  • Continued to create improvements about FPS drops and hitching on mobile devices.
  • Resolved a problem that involving mobile players getting stuck in a loop on the Select Fire Mode screen.
  • It is able to resolved a problem which is involving the players of console being unable to progress through the gifting process if they did not have 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) enabled.

As mentioned in the latest update patch notes above weapon Sidegrading in Fortnite is essentially a method to create the weapon upgrade bench a little more useful. While previous benches offered upgrades in weapon tiers in return for a small amount of mats. Now, the stations are able to be used to swap out weapon classes as well. For example, those who have a regular Assault Rifle in their load out are able to pay a little extra to exchange it for a Heavy AR instead. Simply, the mechanic offers an additional path toward players getting the gear which they want in heated Battle Royale matchups. Hopefully, this change makes the meta a little more interesting.

As for bug fixes and other small tweaks, Fortnite update 11.40 patch notes also offers a wide range of patches to address hitching on mobile platforms, challenge bugs and problem with 2FA (two-factor authentication).Summarily, Fortnite update 11.40 does not totally overhaul the game as PvP or PvE fans know it, but the Sidegrading option does add a cool wrinkle to the formula. By the way, what are your thoughts on Fortnite update 11.40 patch? Will you be Sidegrading your weapons? Please tell us in the comments section below.

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