'Fortnite' Update 13.40 Adds Cars, Radio Stations & More - Patch Notes

Fortnite update 13.40 has finally arrived, and cars are making their highly anticipated debut. Learn all there is to know about the new vehicles and their Radio Stations in our makeshift patch notes compiled from official sources.

Fortnite Update 13.40 Patch Notes

New Features

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'Fortnite' update 13.40 is live with brand-new cars. Read the full patch notes below. 'Fortnite' is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and mobile. Epic Games


  • Four vehicles, Prevalent, Bear, Mudflap and Whiplash.
  • Cars have 500 health and deal up to 800 AoE damage when they explode.

Radio Stations

  • Party Royale
  • Radio Yonder
  • Beat Box
  • Power Play

Summer Splash LTMs: Gungame and One Shot are rotating this week.

Bug Fixes


  • Inability to edit floors and roofs at certain angles.
  • 'Lock Input Method as Mouse' does not lock the input method.
  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.

Battle Royale

  • Placing a map marker cancels movement.
  • Replays not saving on PlayStation 4.
  • Water Balloon Toy temporarily disabled.
  • Slow Glider speed after redeploying in certain situations.
  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in match / incorrect leveling-up.
  • Ocean's Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • "Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16" should say "at the Yacht" instead.
  • "Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25" not counting in Duos/Squads.

Creative Patch Notes

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'Fortnite' gets some new bug fixes for Creative in update 13.40 as well. Epic Games


  • Renamed the Arena Island to Fortilla Island - A fortress on the water.
  • Added Debris Island - An empty version of the Fortilla Island.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Roboto font was removed.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash that occurred when chests were created while the player was respawning.
  • Fixed a network connection issue that could occur when multiple supply drops were spawned at once.

Weapons + Items

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Hoverboard could clip into the ground after jumping.
  • Fixed an issue where Junk Rift damage could be prevented by certain hideables.
  • Fixed an issue where the B.R.U.T.E. left behind visual effects when deleted.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mounted Turret could not aim down sights.
  • Fixed an issue where exiting the Mounted Turret did not display an interaction progress circle.
  • Fixed an issue where the player transformed into a prop and appeared much smaller to other players.
  • Fixed an issue where the Cannon Ball was getting stuck on indestructible structures.
  • Fixed an issue where players could change teams without respawning using the driver seat of a B.R.U.T.E.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could get into a broken state when entering the Quadcrasher while flying with the Jetpack.

Creative Tools + Phone

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where multi-selected props were not rotating properly.
  • Fixed an issue where a previously added prop would become active on the phone tool when selecting from the creative inventory.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not rotate non-prop structures while using cut and paste with resize on.
  • Fixed an issue where Quickbar icons would flicker into empty slots between filled slots.
  • Fixed an issue where replacing items when the hotbar was full caused the currently equipped weapon to be replaced.

Prefabs & Galleries

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some props in the Nature Ice Cliff Gallery were displaying the wrong texture.
  • Fixed a collision issue with a tunnel in the Primitive Shapes Gallery.
  • Fixed an issue where the moving targets from the Shooting Range Gallery did not reset when leaving the game.
  • Fixed an issue where the Shooting Range Gallery targets did not register the bullseye correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the blue and yellow walls were red in the Frenzy Farm prefabs.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the player's POV was distorted after interacting with the X-4 Stormwing Spawn device.
  • Fixed an issue where the X-4 Stormwing Spawn would de-sync after a player struck it with a pickaxe.
  • Fixed an issue where the Capture Area device's 'Can Receive Item From' option was not functioning properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the Elimination Manager could drop one more weapon than the setting indicated.
  • Fixed an issue where Capture Areas overlapping a Mutator Zone blocked mutator zone emote functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where Mutator Zone visual effects played every time an item was destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue where Movement Modulator speed adjustment did not function correctly in water after the second speed change.
  • Fixed an issue where the Damage Volume device's 'Affects Unmanned Vehicles' option did not work if a player entered or exited a vehicle inside the Damage Volume.
  • Fixed an issue where the Search and Destroy audio clip from the Speaker device would not play during the warmup phase.

UI + Social

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where multiple devices in the Creative Inventory were still featuring a Recently Added tag.
  • Fixed an issue where assets in the minimap were appearing with corrupted textures.

All in all, then, Fortnite update 13.40 offers fans pretty much exactly what they were expecting. While features like Radio Stations are indeed a bit of a surprise, the main draw for today's patch is absolutely cars. The four new vehicles give fans a chance to experience Battle Royale rotations in a totally new way, and, if leaks are any indication, it sounds like the game's vehicle offering is only going to expand as Season 3 continues. The current roster of four cars is essentially what dataminers expected to see, but we're interested to see how that changes going forward.

On the Creative side of the equation, most of what Fortnite update 13.40 offers amounts to bug fixes. The new Debris Island prefab certainly sounds cool, but it likely won't change the suite for creators as they know it. For the most part, Fortnite update 13.40 exists to fix some lingering crashes, network issues and weapons glitches that cropped up in prior versions. True to form, cars are truly the star of Fortnite update 13.40, and that's probably how it should be.

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

What do you think of update 13.40 based on these patch notes? Are you enjoying cars so far? Tell us in the comments section!