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Fortnite V11.40 Patch Notes: “Sidegrading” Mechanic, Balancing, & Bug Fixes

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Fortnite V11.40 Patch Notes: “Sidegrading” Mechanic, Balancing, & Bug Fixes

Epic Games has rolled out another Fortnite update today. Update V11.40 adds a new “Sidegrading” mechanic that allows players to change assault rifle types in non-competitive play modes. Elsewhere, a number of balancing adjustments and bug fixes are also included.

You can view the full patch notes below:

  • Introducing Sidegrading: the Heavy Assault Rifle returns.
    • In non-competitive playlists, you can now use Upgrade Machines to “Sidegrade” your Assault Rifle into a Heavy Assault Rifle. 
  • Reduced material costs for upgrading weapons at Upgrade Machines.
  • Added the following items to Battle Lab:
    • Flint-Knock Pistol (Common and Uncommon)
    • Shockwave Grenade
    • Impulse Grenade
  • The iPad Pro (2018 release) now supports 120 FPS.
  • Clickable thumbstick buttons (L3 and R3) are now usable on supported iOS controllers.

Bug fixes:

  • Players’ Star Wars Achievements have returned to the Legacy timeline.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “F” key not enabling proper movement after direction was remapped to it.
  • Resolved an issue involving editing quickly causing players to remain in Edit mode.
  • Falling into a Hideout no longer causes the Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle’s crosshairs to disappear.
  • Resolved an issue involving the “Visit different bus stops in a single match” Remedy vs. Toxin Challenge not tracking progress for some bus stops.
  • The Spectrum Contrail again changes colors while in motion.
  • Continued to make improvements regarding FPS drops and hitching on mobile devices. 
  • Resolved an issue involving mobile players getting stuck in a loop on the Select Fire Mode screen.
  • Resolved an issue involving console players being unable to progress through the gifting process if they did not have Two-Factor Authentication enabled.

You can check out a new video trailer introducing the Sidegrading mechanic below.

As you’d expect, V11.40 has added a bunch of new challenges to the game. If you’re looking for help solving the 8-Ball vs. Scratch mission then look no further than our guide content. Here’s some related content you might find useful:

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