'Fortnite' Update 14.40 Adds Fortnitemares, Brooms & Shadow Midas - Patch Notes

Fortnite update 14.40 went live Wednesday morning, bringing Fortnitemares Challenges to the game. The patch also adds a few new Creative prefabs and fixes some troubling bugs across other modes as well. Here's our best attempt at patch notes, as compiled using official Epic Games sources.

Fortnite Update 14.40 Patch Notes

Fortnitemares - Runs through November 4

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'Fortnite' update 14.40 adds Fortnitemares content for the Midas' Revenge event. Read the full patch notes below. 'Fortnite' is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Android. Epic Games
  • Shadow Midas: Midas and the Henchmen have returned to a new PoI at the Agency. After being Eliminated in Solos, Duos or Squads, return to battle as a Shadow for your shot at Nitemare Royale. Shadows have special abilities such as possessing vehicles.
  • Wicked Tricks: New items like the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, Witch Brooms and an assortment of consumable candy have been added. Candy includes Candy Corn, Jelly Beans and Thermal Taffy.
  • Fortnitemares Challenges: Challenges start now and continue over the next few days. Unlock Midas' Shadow Wrap, the Smash O'-Lantern Pickaxe, Bobo Back Bling and more!
  • J Balvin at Patry Royale: Enjoy some Latin beats on the Main Stage October 31 at 9 p.m. EDT.
  • Party Trooper: Comes to the Item Shop through November 1 at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Creative Code Hunt: Scour four featured Islands to uncover a secret code that unlocks the Wraith's Wrath Wrap.

Fortnite Creative

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'Fortnite' update 14.40 adds some birthday prefabs to Creative. Epic Games

New Prefabs & Galleries Content

  • Added the 3rd Fortnite Birthday Cake to the Indoor Residential Prop Gallery.
  • Added Swamp Water to the Elemental Cube Gallery.

Islands Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where players could not load island codes on empty Featured rift portals.

Gameplay Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Elimination and Spectating UI callouts overlapped the meeples.
  • Fixed an issue where an eliminated player remained at the initial spawn location.

Weapons and Items Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the "Flip" prompt was not available when the Cannon was upside down.

Prefabs and Galleries Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Arid Cliff Gallery was not loading properly.
  • Fixed an issue where the blue curtain from Weeping Woods Prop Gallery would spawn in backwards.
  • Fixed an issue where a straight brace asset was missing from the Weeping Woods Wall Gallery.
  • Fixed an issue where a commerce counter from the Weeping Woods Lodge was offset and flipping through the wall.
  • Fixed an issue where the light post from the Weeping Woods Prop Gallery was giving the wrong resource material.
  • Fixed an issue where the blue and white potted flowers from the Weeping Woods Prop Gallery were not giving resource materials.
  • Fixed an issue with a vine clipping through the wall in the Princess Magic Castle.
  • Fixed an issue where a wall in the Weeping Woods Cabin basement was providing an inconsistent amount of materials.
  • Fixed an issue where the fireplace assets in the Weeping Woods Prop Gallery would not correctly place like props and were missing player collision.
  • Fixed an issue where the log cabin corner from the Weeping Woods Wall Gallery was difficult to place with the Phone Tool.
  • Fixed an issue where a painting in the Weeping Woods Prop Gallery was missing player collision.
  • Fixed an issue with the honey pot from the Weeping Woods Prop Gallery where the asset could not be interacted with the Phone Tool.
  • Fixed an issue with both submarines from the Car Gallery A being covered with snow.
  • Fixed an issue with roof sections from the Princess Castle Roof Galleries giving inconsistent resource materials.
  • Fixed an issue with Weeping Woods and Princess Castle asset icons either missing or being zoomed in.

Devices Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the B.R.U.T.E. failed to take damage from the Damage Volume.

Bug Fixes

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These are the rewards for the Fortnitemares 2020 Challenges. Epic Games

Battle Royale

  • Inventory shuffling after respawning in Team Rumble.

Creative

  • Players without matchmaking permissions cannot access the Team Size setting.
  • Sky color does not change when adjusting light color setting.
  • Fog and lighting settings changed in Creative.

Save the World

  • Increased crashing when loading into a mission.
  • Epic Mini-Boss' not spawning in 'Trap The Storm' missions.

Mobile

  • Vehicle buttons missing.
  • Black textures on foil variants on Nintendo Switch.

After some fairly uneventful updates, there's no denying that Fortnite update 14.40 sounds like it delivers on all the hype that's been generated over the past few days. With Midas positioned as Fortnite's most beloved villain, it's awesome to hear that he and his Henchmen will be making a comeback over the next few weeks. The addition of Witch Brooms, Candy and themed weapons sounds interesting too. While the free rewards for the Fortnitemares Challenges definitely look a bit weak compared to what's been offered in the past, it's a bit hard to complain about a complimentary gift. In short, there are lots of spooky surprises to uncover and plenty of fun ways to do so. With that in mind it's hard not to be excited.

Over on the Creative side, however, the situation continues to look a bit bland. While it's great that we finally get some fresh prefabs in addition to bug fixes, we personally were hoping that a little more Halloween madness might make its way into player-made maps as well. The Birthday content is certainly cool, it just doesn't fit with all the awesome stuff happening in other areas of the game right now. Fortnite update 14.40 is a patch that's heavy on content and light on fixes. That's a pretty rare occurrence this late in a season, so we'll take all the Fortnitemares we can handle.

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

What are your thoughts on Fortnitemares 2020 based on these patch notes? Have you taken down Shadow Midas yet? Tell us in the comments section!