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Fortnite v20.40 Patch Notes – Resistance, Sideways Weapons & More

The last content update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is here. Here are the patch notes for Fortnite v20.40 and what changes it brings!

Fortnite’s Chapter 3 Season 2 is almost over. That makes Fortnite’s v20.40 content update the last content update before Chapter 3 Season 3 goes live.

The last content update brought Star Wars back to the Island, as well as more changes in v20.30. And as we lead up to the final event of Chapter 3 Season 2, the latest Patch Notes have given us an idea of what to expect!

Here are all the changes made in the latest update of Fortnite, the v20.40 content update.

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All Changes in Fortnite v20.40 – Patch Notes

Here are all of the changes in Fortnite v20.40 via the Patch Notes from Epic Games:

The Resistance has won the Battle for Tilted Towers, making this a new base of operations for the Resistance.

Sideways Weapons are Back for Sideways Showdown

The Sideways Weapons have returned, with the Sideways Showdown Week, which runs from today until May 24, 2022. The weapons that have been unvaulted are the Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun.

These weapons can be found as floor loot or in chests, and can now be upgraded at an Upgrade Bench. There are also Sideways Showdown quests to help you earn extra XP.

Fortnite Balloons
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Shield Bubbles vs Balloons Vote

You can now vote to keep either one of these returning items to remain in the game, entering the loot pool immediately. Find Funding Stations at any of the POIs and spend Bars on your favorite!

The one that gets the full funding first will remain in the game!

Zero Build Utility Gadget Changes

Last week saw an increase of utility items in Fortnite’s Zero Build mode. And now, the items below have their increased drop rate remaining indefinitely:

  • Shockwave Grenades
  • Rift-To-Gos
  • Cow Catchers
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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S Latency Reduction

Players on the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series versions of the game will see a reduction of input latency when in 60 FPS mode. This setting has been enabled by default, but you can turn off Low Input Latency Mode in the settings.

Middle East Server Change

If you have manually selected the Middle East as your server option, it has now changed to Auto. This is for the best experience possible.

Some players who were originally connecting to the Middle East servers will now filter into the Europe or Asia servers.

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Players can switch back to the Middle East server, but this may result in a higher ping and a worse experience overall.

These are all of the major changes in the latest Fortnite Patch Notes. Make sure to check out all of the recent leaks for Fortnite v20.40, including a Live Event, The Doomsday Device, and new skins!

Epic Games also announced that PlayStation Support has been added for the Fortnite Wallet with the v20.40 update.

Finally, learn more about Fortnite’s latest contest, as well as the new skin that comes with it, Zuri.

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