'Fortnite' Content Update 7.40 Adds Driftboard & Driftin LTM - Patch Notes

Fortnite Content Update 7.40 is officially live with the Driftboard item and a few critical balance tweaks. While the list of changes is small compared to last week's huge overhaul, this latest addition has the potential to drastically change the game's existing PvP meta. Read the full patch notes below courtesy of a blog post from Epic Games.

Fortnite 7.40 Content Update Patch Notes

Battle Royale

LTM Driftin'

  • Gear up and grab a Driftboard from a Red Supply Drop, meet up with your team, then race to eliminate the enemies. Last team standing wins!
  • Two teams of 32 players.
  • All Chests and Ammo Boxes have been removed.
  • Red Supply Drops fall all over the map, each containing a Driftboard, weapons and ammo.
  • Health and Shields slowly regenerate when riding on a Driftboard.

LTM Catch!

  • In this mode, all guns have been removed. The only weapons are grenades and other items that can be thrown or tossed. Get in there and throw the enemies back to the lobby!
  • Available grenades/items:
  • Smoke Grenades
  • Clingers
  • Remote Explosives
  • Port-a-Forts
  • Impulse Grenades
  • Shockwave Grenades
  • Chest spawns and Floor Spawns set to 100.
  • Can only get consumables out of Chests, Floor Loot and Supply Drops.
  • Increase Supply Drops throughout the game.
  • Faster circle times.
  • Increased drop stack counts.

Weapons & Items

Fortnite Driftboard
'Fortnite's Driftboard lets players shred the slopes at high speeds. Epic Games
  • Driftboard
    • Use weapons or consumables as you ride the slopes. Boost past the competition with electrifying speed. Loot and revive downed allies. All without ever getting off the Driftboard!
  • Building is not possible while on the Driftboard.
  • Can be found scattered all around the map.

Creative

  • Driftboard
    • Use weapons or consumables as you ride the slopes. Boost past the competition with electrifying speed. Loot and revive downed allies. All without ever getting off the Driftboard!
    • Building is not possible while on the Driftboard.
    • Copy & paste with the Phone build tool while on the Driftboard
    • Can be placed through the Device ta
  • Infantry Rifle
    • Available in Common, Uncommon and Rare variants.
      • Deals 41, 43, 45 damage. 2x headshot multiplier.
    • Can be found from Floor Loot, Chests and Vending Machines.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Fires quick-moving projectiles without damage falloff.
  • Returned Glider Redeploy to the Consumable tab in the Creative Inventory.

Save the World

  • Frostnite Weekly Challenge 8: Final Frost
    • Combines a bunch of Frostnite's previous challenges!
    • Combines the following challenges: Slip Out, New Wave Holiday, Cold Chaos, Uncharted Territory, and Top It Off.
  • Available on February 20 at 7 p.m. EST
  • Rewards:
    • Weekly Banner 8
    • Lunar Hero Choice
      • Thunderstrike Scorch
      • Riot Control Hazard
      • Berserker Headhunter
      • Flash Eagle Eye
    • 1,500 Gold
  • Driftboard
    • The Driftboard is a new mobility item that can be found in most zones throughout the World.
    • Explore the world.. in style!
    • Reach new heights with increased jumping potential.
    • Ability to perform tricks while making jumps.
    • Quickly dash to the objective with the boost ability.
  • Dragonfire Shotgun is returning to the Weekly Store
    • A slow firing automatic shotgun that deals fire damage in a wide, but short range.
    • Available from February 20 at 7 p.m. EST until February 27 at 7 p.m. EST.

As far as major adjustments are concerned, the biggest change in today's patch is, of course, the Driftboard. True to its name, the limited vehicle allows players to zip around the map at lightning speeds. While there's an obvious tradeoff to the increased movement in terms of lack of character control, it's bound to be helpful when in need of a quick escape. Especially considering how powerful the X-4 Stormwings still are, the Driftboard's ability to evade just might be the perfect counter to a hail of gunfire from above. The Driftboard was originally intended to release in mid-December but was delayed to prioritize quality-of-life improvements.

It should be noted that today's Content Update is unrelated to client update 2.03 that included a small number of stability fixes applicable across all platforms. It was quickly followed up by another update on Xbox featuring a few more platform-specific changes. This Content Update isn't the deepest one in Fortnite history, but the fact that it features a highly anticipated vehicle still makes it exciting.

Fortnite is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. The 7.40 Content Update is live on all platforms with no downtime.

What are your thoughts on today's Fortnite update? Are you excited to finally experience the Driftboard? Tell us in the comments section!

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