Epic Games Fortnite

Fortnite Content Update v7.40 Patch Notes

Fortnite v7.40 Content Update is here. This update introduces the limited time Driftboard.

The update requires no downtime and will be available at 1PM UTC. Check out the full patch notes for the content update below.

Driftboard – Limited Time Item

Join the battle in style riding the Driftboard! Fire at enemies, pull off tricks, and boost towards victory using this limited time item.

Limited Time Mode: Driftin’

Grab a Driftboard from a Red Supply Drop and meet up with your team. Race to eliminate the enemies. Last team standing wins!

Mode information about mode:

  • Two teams of 32 players
  • All chests and ammo boxes have been removed in this mode
  • 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

Limited Time Mode: Catch!

All guns will be removed in this mode and the only weapons are grenades and other items that are thrown or tossed.

  • Available grenades/items
    • Smoke Grenades
    • Clingers
    • Remote Explosives
    • Port-a-Forts
    • Impulse Grenades
    • Shockwave Grenades

More information about mode:

  • 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 from Update

  • 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 map.
  • Reduced availability of Balloons from Floor Loot from 1.08% to 0.73%
  • Reduced availability of Gliders from Floor Loot from 1.85% to 1.2%
  • Reduced availability of Dual Pistols from Floor Loot from 1.39% to 0.66%

Creative Updates

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New Infantry Rifle

Weapons + Items

  • 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 tab
  • 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 Updates

Explore the world in style using the new Driftboard!

Frostnite Challenge 8 – Final Frost

Missions + System

  • 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 PM Eastern Time
  • Rewards:
    • Weekly Banner 8
    • Lunar Hero Choice
      • Thunderstrike Scorch
      • Riot Control Hazard
      • Berserker Headhunter
      • Flash Eagle Eye
    • 1500 Gold

Weapons + Items

  • 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 PM Eastern Time until February 27 at 7 PM Eastern Time

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