15 Feb 2021 4:48 PM +00:00

Fortnite 15.40 Update: Everything you need to know

We are getting ever closer to the start of Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6, but there's still plenty of time left in Season 5, which means more updates are coming.

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Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming 15.40 update.

Release Date

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New patches tend to happen every 2 weeks in Fortnite.

On February 2nd we saw the release of the 15.30 update, adding the Mando's Bounty LTM and 2 new Exotic weapons.

We can expect to see the new 15.40 update this week, however, we won't know the exact date until Epic Games confirms it via social media and in-game.

Update day is usually between Tuesday and Thursday, meaning we can expect the update between February 16th to 18th.

Patch Notes

For some reason, Epic Games doesn't release patch notes anymore. Instead, creators with Support-A-Creator codes get a form of patch notes.

Using these and Fortnite's Trello Board, we can create our own patch notes and will update this when the update happens.

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was this past weekend, and with it came new challenges, tournaments and skins.

In a recent blog post, Epic Games detailed everything we can expect to see during Valentine's Day period.

"There’s a lot in the cards for Valentine’s this year. Fortnite’s Hearts Wild event kicks off today, February 8, 2021, so let your heart run free with the many happenings going on this week: a tournament, Creator Challenges, the return of papercraft, lovely new Outfits in the Item Shop, and more!"

Hearts Wild Cup

Players will be able to take part in the Hearts Wild cup on February 9th to try and win the Lovely skin, here are the details.

Fortnite Hearts Wild Cup Key Art
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"Hearts will flutter at the chance to earn the Lovely Outfit before it hits the Item Shop. Whether you’re a couple or just any dynamic duo, assemble your Duos team for the Hearts Wild Cup on February 9, 2021. You and your Duos partner will have 3 hours to complete up to 10 matches to earn points. The top-performing Duos in each server region will earn the Lovely Outfit and Heartblast Back Bling."

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Team Battles

Between February 10th-17th, players can take part in a new team battle, putting five teams against each other to try and score enough points to unlock exclusive cosmetic items.

Fortnite Hearts Wild Team Battle Rewards
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"Community Battles returns for Hearts Wild with a new event: Hearts Wild Team Battles. Between February 10-17, 2021, Fortnite players will have an opportunity to team up with their favorite Creators to help them earn points in unique Challenges.

By placing highly enough, participants competing against other teams within their regional group can win in-game rewards:

  • First place: Breathless Blades Pickaxe, Shufflly Shapes Wrap, Reel Love Spray, Perfect Match Emoticon, & Hearts Wild Team Battles Banner
  • Second place: Shufflly Shapes Wrap, Reel Love Spray, Perfect Match Emoticon, & Hearts Wild Team Battles Banner
  • Third place: Reel Love Spray, Perfect Match Emoticon, & Hearts Wild Team Battles Banner
  • Fourth place: Perfect Match Emoticon & Hearts Wild Team Battles Banner
  • Fifth place: Hearts Wild Team Battles Banner"
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New Quests

"This week’s Quests, which go live February 11, 2021, at 9 AM ET, involve helping Fishstick get a date. Do your fish friend this favour and earn some XP in the process!

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These Quests will also have you help Big Chuggus and Lovely spread the spirit of love on the Island."

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New Weapons

The 15.30 update saw the addition of the Chug Bazooka and Burst Quad Launcher.

There are still numerous Exotic weapons, such as a new SMG that makes the user move faster, and one that puts ice on the user's feet.

It is possible that we could see more Exotic weapons arrive in this next update.

New Skins

Over Valentine's Day period we can expect to see many themed skins come to the game.

Fortnite Valentine's 2021 Skins Key Art
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"New Outfits will make their debut in the Item Shop throughout Hearts Wild, including the bursting-with-love Lovely and Cuddle Team Leader’s #1 fan Cuddle King. Outfits from years past, like the tough-loving Lovethorn, will be making their way to the Item shop as well!"