Fortnite 13.40 Patch Notes – New Fortnite Update 2.79!

Since Epic has appeared to have stopped giving out full update details, we've decided to compile our own Fortnite 13.40 Patch Notes! We're attempting to collect all of the changes, updates, and bug fixes from the most recent patch. This will be a standard sized patch, and should include a variety of new stuff, especially since the map has now been fully revealed and there shouldn't be any geographical changes anymore.

This is the patch a lot of people have been waiting for and will finally be bringing in cars and vehicles into the game! Epic has dubbed this the Joy Ride Update, and it could be one of the more influential patches on the game in a while. Just about all of the cars you'll find on the map will be driveable!

Patch Release Date & Time

The Fortnite Season 13.40 Patch has been officially announced and will be releasing on August 5th at 4 AM ET (08:00 UTC)! You can expect at least a couple of hours of downtime once the update starts.

Be sure to check out our Fortnite Season 3 Guide! We compile information about the entire season in that post, and have details on many of the new things that have been added to the game.

Unofficial 13.40 Patch Notes

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

Various Adjustments

A bunch of small things have been changed in the game. Credit to HYPEX for sharing these.

Marauder drop rate adjustments:

  • Bandage drop % from 50% to 25%
  • Stink Grenade drop % from 50% to 75
  • Stink Grenade drop stack from 3 to 6

The first Storm Circle has been modified slightly:

  • Starting Radius: from 24 to 23
  • Shrink Time: from 240 seconds to 210
  • Wait Time: from 200 seconds to 170

New Secret Challenges

You can now move along the Coral Buddies further in their evolution via a couple of new Secret Challenges!

Item Shop Update

The Dummy skin, Sandshark Driver skin, Noggin Pickaxe, and Crash Test Wrap have been added to the Item Shop!

Radio Stations

You'll be able to play some music while you drive around in your vehicle! Here's a list of the stations you can play:

  • Party Royale
  • Radio Yonder
  • Beat Box
  • Power Play

Here's a list of some of the songs you can play:

  • Travis Scott: Sicko Mode & Goosebumps
  • 21 Savage: Bank Account & A lot with J.Cole
  • Roddy Rich: High Fashion
  • Juice WRLD: Lucid Dreams
  • Polo G: Flex
  • Drake: Gods Plan, Fake Love, Toosie Slide
  • Lil Baby: Drip Too Hard
  • Post Malone: Sunflower
  • CardiB: I Like It

New Punchcard

The Chauffeur Punchard has been added:

  • Chauffeur - Meters driven with passengers (1,000, 25,000, 50,000, 100,000, 250,000)

New Upcoming LTMs

Super Taxi!

  • Earn Stars to Win!
  • Find and deliver passengers to their destinations to earn Stars!
  • Rides want a speedy delivery and have special requests for bonus stars!
  • Hunt down the leaders or find coins to earn stars!

Rags to Riches

Eliminate players to upgrade your weapons! Compete in this arms race variant of Battle Royale where all weapons spawned in the map and chests are common tier and the only way to get better weapons is by getting eliminations!

Fishing Frenzy

Fish for better gear! Compete in this Battle Royale mode with a catch; all loot must be fished. Find high tier loot in fishing spots! The Last fisherman standing claims victory!

Knockout: Shuffle

Compete in a four-round bracket squad battle! The team with the most eliminations at the end of the round moves on. The team that wins the 4th round wins the match! Loadouts are randomized for both teams each round!

Respawn and Ammo Regeneration is ON

Knockout: Air Raid

Compete in a four-round bracket squad battle! The team with the most eliminations at the end of the round moves on. You'll have a jetpack with a low-grav environment, so take to the air and claim VICTORY!

Respawn and Looting is ON.

New Fish

There were even more fish found in a previous leak, but they still aren't available in the game. There's the Mechanic Flopper, Battle Flopper, Thermal, Shield, Jelly, Hop, and Fire Flopper. Images of a bunch of new fish have been found in this new patch, but it's unclear if they will be added immediately or not!

Here's a look at how much these particular fish will heal you when consumed:

  • Hop Flopper: +15
  • Flopper Shield: +50
  • Flopper Thermal: +15
  • Flopper JellyFish: +50

Cars & Vehicles

Cars were delayed again and last we heard they wouldn't be in the game for another three weeks. However, it looks like Epic has figured out the issues because they are going to be rolling out on August 5th, 2020! This is a great thing now that the map has been fully exposed and we'll be able to drive all over the place in a sweet new ride.

The following details have been leaked in the past and will possibly be added in the patch.

Possible: New Fishing Rod

Along with the fish leaks, it looks like it's possible we get an advanced type of fishing rod. This might be what would be required to catch some of the new fish that could end up in the game. As with all leaks, it's possible that these were worked on and never intended to be in the game. We'll just have to wait and see!

Possible: New Double Barrel Shotgun

What looks to be a possibly new shotgun was found in the files. The weapon has a Clip Size of 4 but also consume 4 ammo per shot. It also has quite a bit of damage fall-off the further you get away from someone. Not sure when this will end up in the game, but it sounds interesting.

Possible: New Trap

There's a trap that was leaked with the code name FrostedTips. It deals 50 damage and has a reload time of 2.5 seconds.

Doubtful: Reload V-Bucks Feature

This is something that Epic has been testing out on a limited basis, we have no idea when it will officially release.

When you're purchasing a cosmetic, sometimes you are only missing a small amount of V-Bucks. Currently, you can only buy set amounts of them, but with this upcoming feature you'll be able to buy the exact amount you need! This is apparently being tested in a limited area right now, but will hopefully be fully available soon.

Official Patch Notes

These are the notes that Epic has sent out to Creator Code holders! They reference the new cars, radio stations, and LTMs that are coming this week!

Joy Ride Update

Driving arrives in Fortnite! Fuel up at the new gas stations and master each car’s unique speed and handling.

Groove to the Music

Your road trip on the Island needs a soundtrack, so we added radio stations. If you’re streaming, adjust your Creator Options in the Audio Settings for copyright-safe music.

Summer Splash LTMs

New summer LTMs continue this week with Gungame and One Shot.

Coral Castle

In case you were underwater and missed it, the Coral Castle POI surfaced in the northwest quadrant of the map. Explore a lost city that time forgot.

Party Royale

New entertainment across music, sports, and the deep sea. Starting Friday, we’ll have a video premiere event from Japanese artist Kenshi Yonezu at the Main Stage. Refer to your channel’s platform policies for tips on how to avoid copyright strikes.

What’s bugging you?

We were able to squash some key bugs called out by many of you. This includes the Slow Glider bug, dropping a weapon to instantly reload it, and controller bugs on PC. Keep giving us feedback!

Fortnite 13.40 Patch Bug Fixes

These were taken from the Trello that display all of the stuff that Epic is working on in terms of bugs.

General Issues

  • Mouse cursor appearing on PC when playing with controller.

Battle Royale Issues

  • XP bar can be visually incorrect while in a match. / Incorrect leveling-up.
  • Ocean's Bottomless Chug Jug unable to be picked up while recharging if dropped by another player.
  • "Deal damage within 10s of landing from the Whirlpool at Hydro 16" should say "at The Yacht" instead.
  • "Land at Frenzy Farm/The Yacht and finish Top 25" not counting in Duos/Squads.

Creative Issues

  • Billboards broken in islands that used Roboto.
  • Multi-selected items do not rotate properly on grid snap

Save the World Issues

  • ‘Weapons: Super Powers’ Quest doesn’t always progress.
  • Quest ‘Eliminate: Down with a Boom’ does not track Lobber eliminations.
  • ‘Search and Rescue’ Quest missing Mission.
  • Certain new weapon perks are missing on new weapons.
  • B.A.S.E May not appear in the Trap Wheel

Mobile Issues

  • Elimination feed may not appear on the HUD.
  • Yellow square appears when you level up.
  • Unable to throw Grenades while riding a Loot Shark.
  • Sail Shark Glider may have yellow coloration on mobile devices.
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  1. In fortnite mobile since 13.30 my game is crashing all of sudden in game. My device is more than enough to handle this game at medium graphic preset!

  2. Tabor Hill said in this video that the dropping a weapon to instantly reload would be fixed also:
    https://youtu.be/XzltuVxh2-Q

    1. Well, I just updated the section with Epic’s official fixes.