Fortnite 12.40 Patch Notes – Unofficial Update Information

We have put together an unofficial set of Fortnite 12.40 Patch Notes! A full listing of what has been updated in patches is not being put together anymore, so we've been compiling them for each update. We've got information on bug fixes, changes, and will be posting whatever else has been added to the game. We will add the official information if they are posted by Epic.

If you're looking for the newest patch, check out our Fortnite 12.41 Patch Notes post!

Patch Release Date & Time

The Fortnite 12.40 Patch has been officially announced and will be going live on Wednesday, April 15th at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC)! You can expect a couple of hours of downtime once it has been added to the game.

Unofficial 12.40 Patch Notes

Here's where we will be detailing all of the things that have been added to the game that haven't been covered by Epic. If you're looking for leaked cosmetics, we will have a full look at them right here.

Midas Challenges Unlock on Thursday!

You'll have a chance to start completing Midas challenges for experience and the ability to pick between the Ghost or Shadow versions of the skin. You can find out what they are and how to do them with our Midas Challenges Guide!

Deadpool is Getting Another Style

You'll be able to obtain this new style via the Week 9 Deadpool Challenges. We'll have information on these in our guide.

Deadpool (X-Force)

Hatches Are Now Glowing at The Agency!

These are very likely going to be somehow tied to the story that leads us into the next season.

The Shark POI is now a Prison

The Shark POI got a makeover and has been converted into some kind of prison! Credit to HappyPower for the images.

New Tech in Spy Games!

Copycat your opponents, push through pain with Strong Resolve, or stock up mid-combat with Resupply. Unlock these new Tech upgrades and more by playing Spy Games today!

If you've been struggling to earn enough experience to obtain your gold skin styles or max out your pass. There will be additional challenges coming soon according to Epic via Reddit.

Fortnite 12.40 Patch Bug Fixes

Here are the expected bug fixes for the 12.40 patch. These were taken from the Trello that display all of the stuff that Epic is working on in terms of bugs.

General Issues

  • Players using a controller may not experience any vibration feedback when taking damage.
  • Midas' Golden Touch does not change items gold.

Battle Royale Issues

  • Due to an issue, the Grenade has been temporarily disabled.
  • Players may be unable to interact with Ollie, preventing them from completing their Skye’s Adventure Challenge.
  • Skye's "Pull a player or Henchman with a Harpoon Gun" Challenge may not work with Henchmen.
  • Visualize SFX Audio will pulse the direction of audio sources instead of showing them consistently. (Audio appears from the correct direction and source.)
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  1. im on ps4 just nerf aim assist plz its like aimbot except its allowed

  2. are the Grenades back?

    1. They should be!

  3. so when they fixing frame drops?

  4. No aim assist buff for console controller players?


  5. So the MistyBop weapon will be designed to home onto the Choppers and take them down. Will they be able to kill players too.

    1. That seems too op the choppas aren’t even that game breaking, please focus on fixing the servers

      1. I very much agree

    2. most likely by fall damage or the explosion im guessing