'Fortnite' Update 10.40.1 Out of Time Challenges & Unvaults Flint-Knock - Patch Notes

Fortnite update 10.40.1 is officially live, and, as predicted by its version number, it doesn't do much. The small download prepares for Out of Time Challenges on Thursday and unvaults the Flint-Knock Pistol. Read the full patch notes below courtesy of an Epic Games blog post.

Update 10.40.1 Patch Notes

Battle Royale

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'Fortnite's Overtime Challenges begin October 8. The date for Season 10 has been extended by one week. 'Fortnite' is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. Epic Games

Weapons + Items

  • Unvaulted
    • Flint-Knock Pistol


  • We may be almost out of time, but we're not out just yet — Season X has been extended a week!
    • Gotham City and the Batman Caped Crusader Pack will be available until the end of Season X.
  • Out of Time
    • Season X's Overtime Mission is coming soon! The Out of Time Mission will be available from Tuesday, October 8 at 9 a.m. EDT until Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. EDT.
    • Complete Out of Time's objectives to earn end-of-Season rewards, including XP, cosmetics, and a Loading Screen that serves as a Season X memento.
  • Zone Wars
    • Zones Wars Desert, Vortex, Colosseum, and Downhill River LTMs have been consolidated into two LTM playlists. Queue into either playlist to play one of the four Zone Wars maps at random.
      • Zone Wars: Party
        • Queue with a party larger than one into a free-for-all experience.
        • Zone Wars: Solo
          • Queue by yourself into a free-for-all experience.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine.
    • Because this issue has been resolved, The Combine has been re-enabled on iOS and Android.


Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a level streaming issue that occurred with v10.40 causing an increase in players landing in low-detail environments on Nintendo Switch.
    • Please note that this fix will result in a larger download for the system.
  • Improved the performance of a cosmetic material to address hitches caused by the material.

Art + Animation

Bug Fixes

  • The map now shows the correct aerial view for Gotham City.


  • Party Hub
    • Improved the search bar functionality to make it easier to search for friends.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a visual issue in which microphones would be displayed as on when players weren't in voice chat.


  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue involving some display names not being presented properly on The Combine's leaderboards.


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Bring the Meteor to Creative mode after installing 'Fortnite' update 10.40.1. Epic Games

Prefabs & Galleries

  • Added one New Prefab.
    • Meteor - The Meteor Prefab consists of all the rocks and particles from the Meteor Galleries but grouped together in one giant package.
  • Added 3 New Galleries.
    • Meteor Prop Gallery
    • Meteor Core Gallery
    • Meteor Particle Gallery


  • From server on September 27
    • Resolved an issue in which Alt-Tabbing would cause all props on a map to become destructible.

Save the World

Missions + Systems

  • Complete the Escort Beat Bot quest to earn the Hit the Road Loading Screen for your Locker!
  • We've discovered an issue that may have prevented the Canny Valley cinematic from playing video/audio properly.
    • Here's a link to the video for those who may have missed the cinematic due to this issue.

Weapons + Items

  • The Surround Pound hammer smashes into the Weekly Store.
    • A sonic hammer with decent attack speed and excellent impact.
      • Heavy Attack: Bass Drop - Smash the ground and create a series of sonic pulses that damage and knock back enemies.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. EDT until Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • The Six Feet Under shovel digs back into the Weekly Store.
    • A creepy, round-point shovel that looks like it's been used to dig up terrible secrets.
      • Heavy Attack: Up and Over - A two-strike heavy attack that deals significant damage and knockback.
    • Available in the Weekly Store from Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. EDT until Wednesday, October 16 at 8 p.m. EDT.



  • General CPU optimizations for Nintendo Switch. This is to improve the framerate in heavy scenes.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur from checking a player's platform. (Most common in Save the World.)
  • Fixed a crash on mobile platforms that would sometimes occur from backgrounding the application and returning to the foreground.
  • Resolved stability issues on PlayStation 4 and PC.

With these patch notes in mind, Fortnite update 10.40.1 is more or less useless with the exception of a few key bug fixes across all modes. Unlike previous weeks, there are no major leaks to look out for or discoveries to see. That being said, we suspect there's probably some level of preparation for the end of Season 10 to be found in these files. Perhaps the most interesting detail in these notes is outside the game itself. Now that Season 10 is a week longer than expected, players will have plenty of time to complete the Out of Time missions when they launch on Thursday.

It also means, however, that there may be one more big update in store for fans as Season 10 comes to a close. As fans look toward Fortnite's next big live event, might Epic have some surprises up its sleeve that leakers have yet to find? Given how creative these developers have been in the past, nothing is outside the realm of possibility. Fortnite doesn't change much with update 10.40.1 but we hope you like messing around with the Flint-Knock again.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile.

What are your thoughts on Fortnite update 10.40.1? Does it hide secrets not seen in these patch notes? Tell us in the comments section!