Fortnite v15.40 Patch Notes | Release Date, Release Time

Information on Fortnite's 15.40 patch!

Valentine's Day has now passed, and Epic has something amazing up their sleeves, according to leakers. All we know is that a few popular LTM are coming back, and a weapon, fans love is being unvaulted.

Update Release Date & Time

The Fortnite 15.40 Patch has been officially announced and will be released on Feb. 16 at 3 am CT (9 am UTC).

Server Downtime

The downtime for this Fortnite update will start at 3am CT (9am UTC) and will end roughly about 6 am CT (12:00 UTC) though this may vary depending on how swiftly Epic can upload the patch. In other words, don't wait around for it, even if you're excited to play!

Official 15.40 Patch Notes

Epic did not send out official patch notes to content creators this week, as this update is small in size. The only information we have to go off is the following that Fortnite Status tweeted out.

All we know is a few things about this upcoming patch.

Blast back with an unvaulted favorite!
Fun for the whole squad! Characters will have more Exotics in stock for allies (or enemies) to acquire.
LTMs coming soon: Air Royale + Floor is Lava
Adjust object/build level of detail in PC Perf Mode alpha

Please note: With the v15.40 update, we’ll be removing unreleased assets and props that are currently being used in some Creative islands.

Unvaulted Favorite

This could mean anything truly, but the words Blast Back, is a massive hint. With the release of the new Exotic Quad Launcher, which has enough boom for its buck, we believe something more explosive will be making a comeback.

Also, this is a vaulted fan favorite, so it'll be something very popular. But for all we know, it could even be a Shotgun they are referencing! We'll know more information when the patch drops!

LTM: Air Royale and Floor is Lava

Two Limited Time Modes are making a return for 15.40!

Air Royale was extremely popular back when it first launched, and now no doubt, you'll be glad to hear that it's back! Will you make it to be the last one flying?

Climb aboard a Stormwing and take to the skies in this fast-paced mode where players fight to be the last one flying!

The Floor is Lava has always been popular, especially when TheGrefg skin was released, and his favorite LTM, The Flood is Lava came back not so long ago. But alas, it is back again!

Dangerous lava rises gradually from the lowest parts of the map. Quickly loot, gather materials, and then start building up to stay away from the lava!

Fortnite 15.40 Bug Fixes

Here is the full list of bug fixes coming in v15.40:


  • Total Bars appearing as “0” in a match.
  • Purple XP Coins disappearing when driven through (without granting XP).
  • Matchmaking doesn’t start if unreadied player leaves early.

Creative Mode

  • Phone Booths do not respect island settings when players change Outfits.

Save the World

  • Mythic Lead Survivor portraits appear only as silhouettes.
  • Locating a Durrr Burger not counting towards the “Locating: Burger Break!” Ventures quest.
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  1. Thank you Mark for more information. Seems like every time I need information it’s your posts that set me straight. I’m a disabled nurse and my daughter got me playing Fortnite to pass the time and keep my mind and reflexes toned up believe it or not. Thank you and may I see you sometime in a game.

    1. I’m very glad I can help. It means a lot to me, thank you! Take care!